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10 Great Horror Heroes Everyone Forgets About

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  • Posted on 17th Sep, 2022 00:32 AM
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In horror movies, people primarily serve as part of the body count, so heroes get overlooked.

There’s endless innovation and creativity on display in the film industry, allowing many eclectic genres to thrive over time. While often condescended towards or seen as lesser cinema, the horror genre is a type of movie that’s always in fashion.

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Audiences love the communal experience of getting scared and the heightened ways these genre experiments push boundaries. It’s easy for the monstrous villains of horror to receive the most attention. Everybody knows about Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and even Chucky, the killer doll, but there’s a lot of ignorance about the heroes of these horror epics. Plenty of viewers are utterly oblivious to the protagonists' identities that conquer these boogeymen.

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The Nightmare on Elm Street series features a roving cast of protagonists, but by the end of these movies, it's Freddy Krueger who becomes the focus. Nancy Thompson is the final girl from the first Elm Street, and she survives this traumatic ordeal with Freddy.

Nancy returns in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, as she helps usher in Kristen and the rest of the next generation of heroes. Nancy's sacrifice in Dream Warriors is a surprising turn that takes her out of the series instead of gaining the reputation of other final girls like Halloween's Laurie Strode.

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