10 Horror Movies That Turned Wimps Into Total Badasses

All it takes is some insurmountable trauma to go from zero to hero...

Jennifer's Body
20th Century Fox

Regardless of how big and brave you are, if anything's going to put some hairs on your chest, it'll be getting trapped in a horror movie. Ever since the dawn of the genre we've watched the gentle and mild transform into the mental and wild, with characters starting off their journey as your average everyday loser before being born again in a pile of blood and viscera as certified badasses.

There really is hope for us all.

Characters can't help their writing, and the stereotypical wet wipes of horror movies have to start out that way so we can all cheer when they see off whatever evil forces have been hounding them along the way. It's only fair that after being eyed up by sacrificial cults, or having your life and limb under threat by all manner of sharp objects, or being forced to face off against creatures not of this earth, that you go up a couple of levels in badassery.

I mean, it's either that, or cry and get splattered, which would get old pretty quick regardless of how entertaining it is.

So here's to those that pulled their evil-slaying pants on and went zero to hero in the name of horror. You really are the best of us.


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