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Top 20 Horror Movie Heroes of All Time

By Matt Heckler Oct 2, 2013

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Ben Hanser from Night of the Living Dead

Not only was Ben Hanser one of the first African-Americans to play the lead on an otherwise white cast, he also happens to be one of the most likable and resourceful survivors in a zombie apocalypse ever. He ends up meeting a legendarily sticky end, but for the whole of the movie we can’t help but root for him, making the ending all the more tragic.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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