Whether they made it to the end of the movie or not, these modern-day ('80s and on) horror-movie final ladies definitely lived on in our memories.
'Gossip Girl' Blake Lively impressively carried 2016's 'The Shallows' solo (well, with some help from a seagull) as a hapless surfer trying to escape from (and eventually defeat) a bloodthirsty great white shark.
Horror victim? Um, no. Evil minions of the undead beware, 'Resident Evil''s Milla Jovovich is a hottie who has no problem shotgunning your head off.
The award for hottest horror mom goes to Naomi Watts, who saves her son time and again from that crazy videotape in 'The Ring' movies.
While the Diablo Cody-scripted horror movie 'Jennifer's Body,' about a newly possessed cheerleader who kills her male classmates, is nothing memorable, we can't help but focus on Megan Fox. Even covered in blood she's gorgeous.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar ponders her newly annointed teen-queen status and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' fame, while taking a TV timeout for the big-screen slasher flick 'I Know What You Did Last Summer.'
Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott in the 'Scream' movies was a hot heroine for the postironic 1990s. Not only had she seen 'Halloween' a hundred times already, she could even reproduce an ear-splitting shriek that made it seem like 1978 all over again.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Previous to corraling the afterlife as TV's 'Ghost Whisperer,' Jennifer Love Hewitt did time as a hot '90s scream queen in the killer-with-a-fisherman's-hook franchise 'I Know What You Did Last Summer.'
Leatherface has a thing for Jessica Biel in the 2003 remake of 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' and we don't blame him.
She didn't make it to the final 'The Final Destination' but we give Ali Larter points for kickstarting the series into gear in the first two movies, and for rising from the ashes on TV's 'Heroes.'
Eliza Dushku is bruised and battered by backwoods cannibals in 'Wrong Turn,' but that doesn't stop her from looking fabulous.
Whether she's tussling with Vin Diesel, Dennis Hopper or a bunch of George A. Romero's zombies in 'Land of the Dead,' Asia Argento always looks great. Plus, she's horror royalty - dad Dario's Italian slasher flicks are considered classics of the genre.
'Valentine''s Denise Richards has reason to look wary in that hot tub. Still, her brief tenure in this slasher flick may be the most memorable thing about it.
Say hello to my little machine gun leg. Femme fatale Rose McGowan is armed and dangerous in Robert Rodriguez's 'Planet Terror.'
Rebecca Gayheart and Alicia Witt
1998's 'Urban Legend' boasted a cast of '90s A-list names: Joshua Jackson, Jared Leto, Tara Reid and these two lovely ladies, who play college students taking a folklore class that tells some all-too-true tales.
Gayheart and Witt's costar in 'Urban Legend,' B-horror movie staple Harris would go on to have more major roles in franchises like the mid-2000s 'Halloween' reboot and the 'Hatchet' movies.
Jessica Alba is a beautiful blind woman in 'The Eye' who is not quite sure about those not-so-pretty visions she's having.
It's cold outside. The sun never comes up. And vampires are trying to kill you. The only good thing about being stuck in '30 Days of Night' is that Melissa George is on hand to warm you up.
'Twilight' and 'True Blood' have nothing on Kate Beckinsale, still the sexiest werewolf-chasing vampire in the 'Underworld' movie franchise.
Looking a little more lost than she did as a Bond girl, Halle Berry is the hottest thing to hit her psych ward in the gothic horror aptly named 'Gothika.'
This is the before shot of Elisha Cuthbert, before her model character is kidnapped in 'Captivity.' We prefer it to the after shot....
By far, the most beautiful thing in the what-lies-beneath-the-gutters horror flick 'Mimic' is Academy Award-winning (although not for this movie) actress Mira Sorvino.
We give props to lead hottie heroine Neve Campbell, too, but we're impressed with how agile, fit and funny Courteney Cox is in the 'Scream' series.
Ashley Judd glams down (yet still looks hot) as a woman who's got something under her skin in 'Bug.'
Long before her stint as a 'Baywatch' lifeguard, actress Alexandra Paul vied for the affections of her out-of-his-gourd boyfriend with a killer car named 'Christine.'
Yes, that is 'Saw' vixen Shawnee Smith, way back in 1988 in the wonderfully entertaining, oddball 'Blob' remake. And yes, that is 'Entourage''s Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon) himself -- in all his poofed-up '80s hair glory.
Sigourney Weaver's Ripley started off as a vulnerable, unexpected heroine in 'Alien,' but by the fourth installment, 'Alien Resurrection,' Ripley was a super-fit and fine-looking veteran warrior-alien who gives as good as she gets.
Most recently seen on TV's 'The Flash,' Danielle Panabaker peppered horror movies in between TV shows with 'The Ward,' 'The Crazies', 'Piranha 3DD' and seen here in 'Friday the 13th' being terrorized by Jason Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake.
Like Megan Fox in 'Jennifer's Body,' Salma Hayek's the one dishing out all the horror in 'From Dusk till Dawn' as the supremely named Satanico Pandemonium. Hot? Scorching.
You may know her as Queen Cersei from 'Game of Thrones', but Headey starred in a much-buzzed about indie horror thriller in summer 2013. Headey and Hawke hope to survive the night in 'The Purge.'
Admittedly 'The Breed' wasn't anywhere near as good as Rodriguez looks in it. Still whether she's racing cars, piloting airships in Pandora or kicking butt alongside Machete, she earns a spot in our horror-hotties list.
Sara Paxton joins costar Pat Healy as they snoop around the haunted inn they work at in 'The Innkeeper' trying to find out about the building's past. Though the inn is days from closing, former guests return to check in for good and torment the young stars in the process.
Daddario took a jump from the 'Percy Jackson' franchise and her TV work on 'White Collar' and 'Parenthood' to star in 'Texas Chainsaw,' a sequel to the original 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'. The movie may not have been a hit, but at least we got to see Daddario take on Leatherface in 3D.
When you think horror movies, you wouldn't normally think of Emily Blunt. The British beauty starred in the Academy Award-winning movie 'The Wolfman' (seriously -- for Best Makeup) alongside Benicio Del Toro. Here, we sneak a peek on Ms. Blunt by candlelight.
It seems rather odd that Jennifer Lawrence starred in this considering she's a part of two very successful and popular franchises: 'The Hunger Games' and 'X-Men'. In 'House at the End of the Street', she moves into a house where an accident happened and befriends a young man who is the only survivor. Then, things get weird.
The same year Bibb made her Marvel movie debut with Tony Stark in 'Iron Man,' she starred in the indie horror movie 'Midnight Meat Train,' which sounds more like a metropolitan food truck than the scare-fest it was.
'You're Next' wowed audiences back in 2011 after taking a couple of years to arrive in theaters. When it did, we got a look at the beautiful Aussie Sharni Vinson, previously seen busting moves in 'Step Up 3D.'
Ryder's horror credentials include 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' and 'Lost Souls' but she's probably best known for her role in '80s favorite 'Beetlejuice' as Lydia Deetz.
Though she's known for starring in comedies, Amber Heard starred in John Carpenter's 'The Ward' in 2010 as an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Before she was Spider-Man's girlfriend, Emma Stone teamed up with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin to kick some zombie butt in 'Zombieland.'
Jordana Brewster parked her car to star in the prequel 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.' With no Dom or Bryan to help her fend off Leatherface, Brewster meets a grisly end, but not after putting up a fight.
Why would anyone want to torment 'The Strangers'' Liv Tyler? In the 2008 horror-thriller, Tyler fends off mysterious tomenters from inside her isolated vacation home.
Nikki Reed may be best known for her portrayal of Rosalie in the 'Twilight' franchise but the L.A. native used her 'Twi'-fame to star in the horror-thriller 'Chain Letter.' In the movie, a maniac is murdering teens when they don't forward chain mail.
Though she starred in the second act of 'The Grudge 2' and played Lexi Branson on TV series 'The Vampire Diaries,' former beauty pageant contestant Arielle Kebbel shines in the moody horror movie 'The Uninvited.' Starring fellow hottie Emily Browning, the movie follows the two actresses as they face ghosts and try to solve a murder mystery.
Gemma Arterton teamed up with Jeremy Renner to slay some witches in 2013's 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.' The movie was successful enough to spawn a sequel which means we'll get to see lovely Gemma hunt down even more witches.
Katie Holmes has worked sparingly since her 'Dawson's Creek' days, but when the brunette beauty does appear on the big screen, it's in films like 'Batman Begins,' 'Thank You for Smoking' and this 2010 Guillermo del Toro freak-out, 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.'
Paula Patton hit another level when she costarred in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' but a few years before the film, she starred in the forgettable horror movie 'Mirrors.' In fact, the only memorable thing about that movie was Patton's good looks... and Jack Bauer.
She more frequently stars in romantic comedies, but in 2009, she starred in the college-themed horror flick 'Sorority Row.' Hunting down an unseen killer never looked so good.
Joining her 'Sorority Row' costar Leah Pipes is Jamie Chung who, in this pic, is bathing in the hot tub that will eventually result in the demise of a character. Thankfully, not the Korean-American beauty--but her character should have stayed away from flare guns.
Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts
If we're talking about a 'Scream' movie, then chances are things are not going according to horror movie conventions. Such is the case for Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts in 'Scream 4.'
Katrina Bowden has starred in a couple of horror comedies -- the forgettable 'Piranha 3DD' and the excellent 'Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.' The blonde beauty looks great whether she's fighting off CGI piranhas or hanging out with a couple of simpleminded hillbillies.
Filmed in one continuous sequence, Elizabeth Olsen hides and tries to fend off a mysterious home invader in 'Silent House,' a remake of the Uruguayan film of the same name.
Before falling in love with a sparkly vampire, Stewart was starring in smaller indie films. One of them was the horror movie 'The Messengers' in 2007. Stewart stars as a teenager who, as revealed in the movie's exposition, drove drunk and got into an accident that rendered her younger brother mute. Stewart would land the lead role in 'Twilight' later that year and the rest is history.
In the same year she became Kick-Ass's girlfriend and went back in time with John Cusack and company in 'Hot Tub Time Machine,' Lyndsy Fonseca costarred with fellow hottie Amber Heard in 'The Ward.' Her character Iris carries around a sketchbook.
An indie darling you might recognize from 'Iron Man 3,' Rebecca Hall starred in the chilling ghost story 'The Awakening.' The British beauty sheds her overcoat (and everything else) in one scene that will make you forget about the ghost boy she's supposed to be hunting down in the film.
Amid her numerous TV appearances on 'One Tree Hill,' 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Revolution,' the Puerto Rican Alonso has appeared in a trio of horror movies -- 'The Hills Have Eyes 2,' 'Wrong Turn 2' and, as seen here, 'The Collector.'
Odette Yustman reminds us of a more waif-ish Megan Fox. While she's obviously contemplating something in this picture, it's probably not the Godzilla-like monster about to attack her and the rest of New York in 'Cloverfield.'
Fans had some doubts when a remake to 'Evil Dead' franchise was first announced. The gory horror flick turned out to be one of the best reviewed movies of early 2013 and starred the beautiful Jane Levy as the main heroine.
She tried to make "fetch" happen in 'Mean Girls' and while her bid was shot down in the Tina Fey-scripted comedy, former 'Party of Five' star Lacey Chabert was looking quite fetching in the remake of the '70s horror movie 'Black Christmas.'
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
We'd like to say that Mary Elizabeth Winstead survived 'Final Destination 3' but, well, they don't call it FINAL destination for nothing. Good thing she reappeared in the horror genre with the prequel to John Carpenter's 'The Thing.'
Nadia from 'American Pie,' aka Shannon Elizabeth, stars in '13 Ghosts,' about a young woman whose uncle has died and left everything to her family --including a malicious collection of ghosts.
'Insidious 2' opened with the second biggest box office for September 2013 and while movie fans were probably going for another dose of James Wan spooks, we can't help but sympathize with the thoroughly traumatized Rose Byrne. She will not be back for the third or fourth, planned for 2017.
Pretty much everyone in 'Sorority Row' fits the "hot" category, but here we're picking Briana Evigan, whose main claim to fame are the 'Step Up' sequels. She would go on to a role on 'From Dusk till Dawn: The Series' and a couple of 'Devil's Carnival' movies for 'Saw' series director Darren Lynn Bousman.
Jamie Lee Curtis
The most famous hot scream queen of them all is still Jamie Lee Curtis. Best known for 'Halloween,' of course, she also starred in '80s horror flicks 'Terror Train,' 'Prom Night' (pictured) and 'Halloween II.' We're particularly loving her these days on -- what else?-- TV's 'Scream Queens.'
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