I think though it' only just a guess, that having pretty boy and pretty girl types in horror movies kind of makes you root for the monsters..who here hasn't seen a group of spoiled little rich prissy preps acting like they own the ground they walk on in each one of these movies? And thusly, who here hasn't said, "man I hope they get theirs"? The short of it is that the dumber they are, the more you want to see them get it. Just a thought..
That's a good explanation for lazy writers, but if you're actually rooting for the villain to kill somebody it kinda loses the whole "horror" feel.
Lazy writers? I guess so, to a point. But the fact remains that in many of the F:13 movies, the kids were mostly the stupid, out of control party types, with only a few actually rising up to show that they actually had brains.
In The Burning
, it was nothing but dumb-assed idiot kids that treaded the same usual lines-drugs alcohol, and party. I could think of a million other movies, but these are some of the ones I remember the best.
There too, more deaths meant more work for Tom Savini back in the day, and more cash-in at the box office with each sequel, lol