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Heroines in horror films

With the release of 'You're Next' a look at women in movies who fight back

By Danny Miller
Special to MSN Movies

Actress Sharni Vinson really kicks butt in Adam Wingard's terrifying  "You're Next." In a genre that has no shortage of victimized women begging for their lives, let's take a look at other tough female stars who've taken matters into their own hands and refused to shrink in the face of brutal serial killers, repulsive monsters or alien invasions.

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