No one takes a beating like the characters in an Evil Dead movie, so I figured that one of the ways I’d celebrate Evil Dead Month would be to take a look at 5 Horror Heroes That Survived Against All Odds!
Something that the horror genre has more than any other genre is franchises. And something that comes along with these franchises are recurring heroes, many of whom become just as important and integral to the story as the villain, whom we so enjoy watching. These are characters that we cheer for, that we quote nonstop, that we put on t-shirts and wear proudly. And some of these heroes just so happen to go through ungodly amounts of hell only to make it out the other side (relatively) unscathed.
Head inside to see who they are!
Kirsty Cotton – The Hellraiser series
This girl will do anything to keep Pinhead off her back, including going to hell (and back) AND sacrificing five people, including her husband (well, now EX-husband).
Dewey Riley – The Scream series
Let’s run through this, shall we? He gets stabbed in the back in Scream. He gets stabbed several times in Scream 2. He was nearly blown up in Scream 3. Finally, he got hit in the head with a bedpan in Scream 4. How much crap does this guy have to through before he gets a break??
Nancy Thompson – The Nightmare On Elm St. series
She made it against Freddy in the first film and then died quite the honorable death in the third. But that wasn’t enough, was it? In Wes Craven’s New Nightmare Heather Langenkamp herself faced Freddy and then chose to reprise her role as Nancy all to save her son, played by Miko Hughes. After seeing Pet Sematary, I say let the kid burn.
Ellen Ripley – The Alien series
She survived dying. SHE DIED AND THAT WASN’T ENOUGH TO HOLD HER BACK FROM ANOTHER SEQUEL!
Ash Williams – The Evil Dead series/Army Of Darkness
Oh, so going through two different nights from hell wasn’t enough? Okay, fine. In that case, let’s just send our hero back through time to face an army of the undead AND force him to have a ton of trouble coming back home. That good enough for ya?
Alright readers, let me know, what are some of your favorite heroes that have made it through a horror film/series even though all signs said they’d bite the big one?