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Top 20 Horror Movie Heroes of All Time

By Matt Heckler Oct 2, 2013

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Ellen Ripley from Alien

The general aesthetic may make a lot of us immediately think “sci-fi” when Alien comes up, but the truth is that it is also a horror movie through and through. When we’re introduced to Ellen Ripley in the original film, she isn’t portrayed as a particularly important part of the ensemble cast, but turns out to be one of the most completely awesome female characters in both sci-fi AND horror. She’s killed once, but manages to come back from the dead and destroy even more alien butt, because YOU CAN’T KEEP RIPLEY DOWN!

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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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