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Top 20 Horror Movie Heroes of All Time

By Matt Heckler Oct 2, 2013

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Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 3

The A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is one of the biggest series in horror, and for good reason! Not only is Freddy Krueger just a perfect villain, but the characters are almost always really strong and easy to root for. This was never more the case than with Nancy Thompson, the young heroine of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street who came back once again to use her experience to defeat Freddy for a second time in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Sure, she ended up meeting a sticky end, but was completely bad ass until then!

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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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