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6 Chicks that Kick Butt in Horror Flicks

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at HPU chapter.

Too often in horror movies, women get the short end of the stick. They are there for looks, they die off early, are left traumatized, or end up in a psychiatric institution. What is the deal with that!? Luckily there are a few women that are given the chance to do some real damage to the enemy and some even survive. Here are six chicks that kick butt in horror flicks.

Laurie Strode (aka Jaime Lee Curtis) in Halloween

Sidney Prescott (aka Neve Campbell) in Scream

Sarah Bailey (aka Robin Tunney) in The Craft

Clarice Starling (aka Jodie Foster) in The Silence of the Lambs

Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) in Alien

Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) in The Descent 

These women are here to remind us that when the going gets tough, we need to keep it together and kick some butt!

Major: Public Health Year Standing: Senior  
Amanda is a senior at HPU working towards her degrees in mass communication and integrated multimedia. She loves all things related to design, photography, and journalism. Her dream is to move back to the big apple and work for Cosmopolitan magazine. When not sipping on Starbucks while studying, you can find her doing crossfit or diving.