Although people usually think of the villain/monster in horror stories first, the heroes are the ones who survive to tell their tales. I have my five favorite heroes/heroines listed here.
1. Dale “Barbie” Barbara from Stephen King’s Under the Dome – The mysterious stranger who came to Chester’s Mill at the wrong time for him, but the right time for the people he manages to save. I loved him in the book as well as the TV series.
2. Sidney Prescott from Scream – Sweet and tragic, Sidney finds her inner strength as she’s tormented by Ghostface.
3. Laurie Strode from Halloween – Laurie is sensible and responsible and she’ll do anything to survive Michael Myers’ attempts on her life.
4. Chief Martin Brody from Jaws – We’re gonna need a bigger boat. He tries to warn people, but to the mayor, the power of the dollar is worth more than someone’s life. Brody learns to be relentless in hunting down the killer shark.
5. Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal – A young FBI agent makes a name for herself in hunting down serial killers. I really loved the chemistry between Clarice and Hannibal Lecter.
Who is your favorite hero/heroine in horror movies/books?
A monster hunts us. After hibernating for a decade, it’s ravenous. We long to stop this nightmare, but the end of the road is far. There is no waking up once a legend sets its sights on you.
Disappearances every ten or so years make little impact on the small town of New Haven, Virginia. Hikers get lost. Hunters lose the trail. Even when a body is discovered, the inhabitants’ memories last about as long as the newspaper articles.
No one connects the cases. No one notices the disappearances go back beyond Civil War times. No one believes a legendary monster roams the forests in Southwestern Virginia.
I don’t either until the truck breaks down on an old mountain trail. Cell phones won’t work in this neck of the woods. It’s amazing how much a person can see by starlight alone. So what if we can’t feel our fingers or toes as we hike toward the main road. How many more miles left to go?
Hear that noise?
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