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Halloween 2015: The Mirror Scare and Other Horror Movie Clichés… (Video)

Halloween 2015: The Mirror Scare and Other Horror Movie Clichés... (Video)

Filmmakers, you’re encouraged to stay far away from these, if you plan on making a horror movie… I think most of us will be very familiar with number 9 on the list.

As for what they missed, how about the “refrigerator door reveal,” or the "mirror scare," or the  “no cell-phone signal” cliche. 

Their top 10 list follows immediately below; underneath, I found one video entirely focused on the "mirror scare." 

Happy Halloween!

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