ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

You know the story. Creepy cabin in the woods, desolate country roads and abandoned farmhouses...it's so easy to end up in a horror movie holiday from hell...

With a bit of know-how, horror fans can avoid getting sliced and diced on vacation...

Before You Go:

1. Invest in a satellite phone.

You'll never be mortally imperiled through lack of signal ever again.

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2. Shell out for some really great insurance.

Getting airlifted out of a contagion zone is surprisingly expensive on your own dime.

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3. Basic self-defense is always a good thing to know.

That vampire's gonna have a much harder time chomping on an artery if you take a couple Aikido classes.

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During Your Travels:

4. Learn a few vital phrases in the local tongue.


At least memorize 'HELP, ZOMBIE BITE!' in a few languages. Passers-by may not want to play charades with tourists.

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5. Don't travel anywhere un-mapped.

Uncharted cave network? Dodgy-looking hostel not in any guide book? TRAP. AVOID.

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6. If a set-up seems too good to be true, then it IS.

Insanely hot girls who seem interested in you are trafficking your flesh for wealthy investors. Sorry.

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7. Try to maintain reasonable personal hygiene during your travels.

That way, any creeping odor of death or purulent ooze will be easily distinguishable. Early diagnosis saves lives!

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If Things Get Serious:

8. If your travel buddy disappears, call the authorities.

Don't go investigating on your own. You need back up.

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9. If your travel companion is in the first throes of zombification, RUN.

Leave now and save yourself. No, I said leave! Stop helplessly shaking him! He'll breathe infection onto you!

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10. Consider this: do you really _want_ to travel the world?

Save yourself the trouble. Learn the rules or stay at home.

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