Whether it’s an attractive blonde kicking the crap out of anything with sharp teeth, sultry vampires wanting to suck you dry or busty babes who are destined to be hacked to pieces the minute they decide to go off to the woods with the local jock, it’s a winning formula.
If we were psychologist we would say their appeal has something to do with wanting to rescue damsels in distress.
But we actually think it has more to do with the fact horror films are usually stocked with a seemingly never-ending supply of teenage girls desperate to get their kit off.
But just who are the real Queens of Scream?
Well, Hecklerspray has decided to come up with a list. Just take in mind there are whole load of horror babes to filter down into just 26, so please feel free to suggest your own. Not that you usually need any encouragement.
26. Kim Poirier
Notable horror appearance: Dawn of the Dead (2004)
She’s the one in the clip prancing around in her underwear if you are not sure.
25. Adrienne Barbeau
Notable horror appearances: The Fog (1980), The Twilight Zone (1985), Creepshow (1982)
She’s the radio host with the sexy voice in The Fog. Still not sure, OK, she was one of the sexy girls in the lamborghini that kept flashing her breasts at policemen in Cannonball Run. Now you got it!!
Anyway, enjoy the clip of her in The Fog trailer. It’s terrible.
24. Anne Parillaud
Notable horror appearance: Innocent Blood (1992)
She’s so sexy in Innocent Blood you forget just how terrible it is.
23. Angie Everhart
Notable horror appearance: Bordello of Blood (1996)
Has to be the sexiest ever portrayal of a vampire prostitute.
22. Soledad Miranda
Notable horror appearances: Vampyros Lesbos (1971) and a whole lot more
True scream queen.
21. Jennifer Tilly
Notable film appearance: Bride of Chucky (1998)
Not sure about her acting, but she’s certainly hot.
20. Shannon Elizabeth
Notable horror appearances: Thir13en Ghosts (2001) and, errr, Jack Frost (1996)
Check out the clip. Humped to death by a snowman. That’s no way to die.
19. Naomi Watts
Notable horror film: The Ring
Of course, the clip I wanted to put in is the one in Mulholland Drive, but I just could not justify it.
18. Rose McGowan
Notable horror appearances: Planet Terror (2007), Scream (1996)
The hottest thing on, errrr, one leg.
17. Jenny Agutter
Notable horror appearance: An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Jenny Agutter as a slutty nurse. Brilliant.
16. Neve Campbell
Notable horror appearances: Scream series (1996-2000)
Would have been higher, apart from the fact that I personally do not rate her. I just knew if I missed her out, people would be very unhappy.
15. Jamie Lee Curtis
Notable horror appearances: Halloween series (1978-2007), The Fog (1980)
A true scream queen with one of the finest racks in Hollywood. Not bad for a man.
14. Ingrid Pitt
Notable horror appearances: Countess Dracula (1971)
A true horror legend and sexy to boot.
13. Kate Beckinsale
Notable horror appearances: Underworld series (2003-2006)
We’re not huge fans of Kate Beckinsale or Underworld, but you got to just love that outfit.
12. Fay Wray
Notable horror appearances: King Kong (1933), Doctor X (1932), The Vampire Bat (1933)
Great pair of lungs.
11. Salma Hayek
Notable horror appearance: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
One of our favourite ever scenes.
10. Asia Argento
Notable horror appearance: Land of the Dead (2005)
Asia is perfect scream queen material: she’s tough, sexy and isn’t afraid to get her breasts out.
9. Janet Leigh
Notable horror appearance: Psycho (1960)
Now that’s what I call a shower scene.
8. Edwige Fenech
Notable horror appearances: Hostel II (2007), Case Of The Bloody Iris (1972)
Very sexy, French-born Italian actress more noted for her â€˜erotic comedies’. By the way, she’s not the one getting stabbed at the beginning of the clip. She’s the dark-haired on a bit later.
7. Monica Keena
Notable horror appearance: Freddie v Jason (2003)
OK, the film was a load of rubbish, but she was certainly worth watching. Not sure why they deleted the scene above though.
6. Eliza Dushku
Notable horror appearances: Wrong Turn (2003), Buffy, Angelâ€¦
5. Barbara Steele
Notable horror appearances: Too many to list
One of the greatest and sexiest scream queens of all time. But don’t take my word for it. Let Clive Barker fill you in.
4. Linnea Quigley
Notable horror appearances: The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and loads more
A true horror legend. That scene in The Return of the Living Dead will live long in the memory. OK, the clip above is not that great.
3. Anna Falchi
Notable horror appearance: Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)
She’s so sexy even Rupert Everitt fancies her.
2. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Notable horror appearance: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
We just love the Hewitt.
1. Sarah Michelle-Gellar
Notable horror appearances: Buffy, I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Scream 2 (1997), The Grudge (2004)
It was a tough call between her and Jennifer Love Hewitt, but Buffy wins by the fact she kicks ass and is in more horror films. OK, the clip has nothing to do with horror, but who cares.