They're the last ones left standing in the movie's final act, taking on the killer or monster while -- armed with little more than pluck and righteous anger (and the occasional sharp object). Then again, who doesn't enjoy watching a horror movie lead character overcome their fear and act like a badass? While not all horror movie heroines face-off with the Big Bad by the end of the film, they do suffer through all the jump-scares with us. It's a miracle
Here are 25 of the best horror movie heroines who conquered demons -- both internal and external -- before conquering the multiplex.