Clip du jour: Cell phones in horror movies never, ever work

Can you hear me now, horror filmmakers? It’s time to retire this cliché. (Video contains some salty language.)

You might recall Rich Juzwiak’s previous genius compilation of reality stars claiming they’re “not here to make friends.”

PopWatchers, which cliche do you see over and over that you’re dying to call out?

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  • BLM

    Also, cars in horror films never work. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a car that took 3 minutes to start, but they’re always in horror movies!

  • adam

    How about the face that whenever a college classroom is depicted in movies, the Professor is always using a blackboard, when 99% of college classrooms have white boards now….I mean get with the 21st century!

  • JohnBender

    This may be a clichè but at least the writers thought to address the issue. Although it’s an easy way out to have the phone not work, I hate watching movies (all genres) that take place within the last 10 or so years and it seems as if cell phones don’t exist because no one ever thinks to use them.

  • Abby

    Ahhhh, the power of editing. Thanks for the video, it was great!

  • Jennifer

    That was pretty funny. Love how ludicrous some of those were!

  • Callia

    Ooh… how about how no one ever turns the light on when they walk into dark rooms in horror movies?

  • K8

    The guy who did this mash up, also re edited a Wildwood NJ, documentary as well, I highly suggest watching that, he’s pretty spot on with stuff and his blog is really good as well, esp. the one about Diane from MTV’s Fat Camp and one about said Wildwood, NJ video enjoy!

  • Kristal

    I hate when the victims run upstairs or into a tower to escape. They’re always just trapping themselves in!


    It is a horror movie i mean the cliche are needed when you sit down to watch any horror movie you should be expecting to see at least a couple of cliches

  • Melanie Waddell

    The majority of horror movies are set in deserted areas with limited proximity to towns and major cities. It’s not surprising that cell phones don’t work in these areas because networks don’t build towers in places no one lives.

  • gmcfly

    I’d like to see a clip of all the scenes where you hear a woman’s voice singing a piece of wailing Arabic-sounding music over a shot of the desert, or a funeral, or something else dramatic.

  • Luis PJ

    Can’t wait when it 3G turn…

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