The 5 Most Badass Movie Monster Hunters

Thursday, July 5 by John Coon

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	Monsters are only as good as the monster hunters who chase them down. A truly <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/unstoppable' class='linkify' target='_blank'>unstoppable</a> monster requires a bigger and <span data-scayt_word=badder hero to take them down. Honestly, can you imagine a xenomorph from "Alien" or its sequels being taken out by a whiny accountant who's just having a bad day? A tough-as-nails monster hunter gives someone to root for because you know they are the only ones who can get the job done.

These five movie monster hunters are capable of giving any monster nightmares:

Ash Williams:

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	Nothing can stop Ash from dispatching the hideous <span data-scayt_word=Deadites in the “Evil Dead” trilogy, because few monster hunters match his resourcefulness. Lose a hand? No problem, Ash simply replaces it with a chainsaw. Trapped in the middle ages facing an undead army? Ash can solve that problem too. His trunk full of chemistry books yields a bountiful supply of chemical weapons that beats back every last moldering corpse.

Jack Crow:

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If you are going to assemble a Vatican sponsored team of vampire hunters, Crow is the perfect leader. He is sent to track down a cross in “Vampires” that will give vampires the ability to walk in daylight. Along the way, he dispatches vampiric hordes. You can always count on James Woods to be one tough and sinister hombre – even when he's supposed to be the protagonist.

Blade:

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Wesley Snipes found his iconic role as Blade, a vampire hunter that is part-human and part-vampire. Blade seeks vengeance on all vampires for their role in the death of his mother and takes them out with the help of his weapon supplying friend, Whistler. He's like “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer” without all the drama of sleeping with the enemy.

Ellen Ripley:

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What can you say about Ripley? She manages to survive repeated encounters with xenomorphs, facehuggers, and chestbursters even when colonial marines can't do it. She takes out an entire nest of alien eggs with a flame thrower. Even when an alien finally kills her, Ripley is simply reborn a couple of centuries later with acid blood in her veins. She is the ultimate tough chick.

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If there is a such thing as a good demon, Hellboy is it. He was brought to Earth from a hell dimension by scheming Nazis as a baby. The Nazis were destroyed and Hellboy was raised to be a superhero. He is the rare “monster” who is called on to fight other monsters. He does just that with a sarcastic bravado that rivals any action movie star.

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