Women In Horror: The Five Most Important “Final Girls” In Horror History

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4) Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dream Warriors, New Nightmare)

Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund in Wes Craven’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’-Courtesy of Ne

Dreaming her way to number four on our list is A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Nancy Thompson.

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The apple of the Dream Demon’s eye, the Elm Street series simply wouldn’t be the same without Nancy Thompson. As bad and demented as Freddy is, Nancy is equally good and resourceful — truly the yin to his yang.

After losing her friends and mother to Fred Krueger, Nancy later came back to help the distraught Westin Hills kids in 1987’s The Dream Warriors. While helping the fight against Freddy, Thompson sadly loses her life

But not so fast. In 1994, Wes Craven brought  her back to play herself in New Nightmare. While it’s technically Heather Langenkamp in the film, not Nancy, Freddy insists there’s no difference. Well Mr. Krueger, we’re inclined to agree.