24 Lovable Horror Characters Who Should Have Lived

Before we begin, yes, there will be SPOILERS below, so read at your own risk!

Let's face it: Eddie Munson fever is running wild in the pop culture conversation these days, with the consensus being that we wish we would have had more time with Hawkins' resident metalhead.


With all the love for Eddie Munson in mind, this writer began to think back on some of the other lovable horror characters who kicked the bucket too soon, so I've put together a list of 24 horror movie and television characters who also rightfully deserved a spot next to the final girl.

1.Eddie Munson, Stranger Things

Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson in "Stranger Things"

2.Kate, Fear Street Part One: 1994

Julia Rehwald as Kate in "Fear Street"

3.Alice, Fear Street Part Two: 1978

Ryan Simpkins as Alice in "Fear Street"

4.Derek Feldman, Scream 2

Neve Campbell and Jerry O'Connell in "Scream 2"

5.Glenn Rhee, The Walking Dead

Steven Yeun as Glen Rhee in "The Walking Dead"

6.J.C., Night of the Creeps

Steve Marshall and Jason Lively in "Night of the Creeps"

7.Christine Brown, Drag Me to Hell

Alison Lohman in "Drag Me to Hell"

8.Sang-Hwa, Train to Busan

Ma Dong-Seok in "Train to Busan"

9.Helen Shivers, I Know What You Did Last Summer

Sarah Michelle Gellar in "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

10.Ben, Night of the Living Dead

Duane Jones in "Night of the Living Dead"

11.Anya Jenkins, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Emma Caulfield and Nicolas Brendon in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

12.Sheriff Hassan, Midnight Mass

Rahul Kohli in "Midnight Mass"

13.Taryn White, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Jennifer Rubin and Robert Englund in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3"

14.Annie Brackett, Rob Zombie's Halloween II

Danielle Harris as Annie Brackett in "Rob Zombie's Halloween II"

15.Private "Spoon" Witherspoon, Dog Soldiers

Darren Morfitt in "Dog Soldiers"

16.Ollie Weeks, The Mist

Thomas Jane, Chris Owen and Toby Jones in "The Mist"

17.Sam, Green Room

Alia Shawkat in "Green Room"

18.Frankenstein's Monster, The Monster Squad

Tom Noona and Ashley Bank in "The Monster Squad"

19.Dennis Rafkin, Thirteen Ghosts

Matthew Lillard in "Thirteen Ghosts"

20.Ludwig Dieter, Army of the Dead

Matthias Schweighofer in "Army of the Dead"

21.Roach, The People Under the Stairs

Sean Whalen in "The People Under the Stairs"

22.Billy Freeman, Doctor Sleep

Mike Flanagan, Ewan McGregor and Cliff Curtis on the set of "Doctor Sleep"

23.Evil Ed, Fright Night

Stephen Geoffreys in "Fright Night"

An "Eddie Munson" prototype, if you will, this fan favorite from Fright Night captured an authentic "horror kid" energy, which makes his eventual villainous shift and ultimately sorrowful demise all the more poignant for the fright fans watching at home.

Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

24.Bob Newby, Stranger Things

Bob Newby in "Stranger Things"