Horror films are one of the most popular genres of movies as they fill the viewer with fear and an element of excitement. The best horror movies challenge the fears of moviegoers and have various aspects of suspense throughout that leave the viewers on the edge of their seats. It is this genre of movie that often leaves a lasting impression leading to them being remembered for years to come. While it is often the character that is inflicting the pain or terror that is most memorable, the other characters are significant to the storyline in other ways. They allow those watching to relate to the human element of the story and understand the impact that events are having on the characters. There is also usually a character that overcomes the villain of the story or prevents further horrific events from taking place. In many cases, this is a female character. Here are 20 of the top heroines from horror movies.