Saturday, April 14, 2007

Once upon a midnight, horror films were movies for actors to either begin their careers in or finish their careers. A few actors such as Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Bruce Campbell, and Lance Henriksen have created followings in their horror ventures. Now it appears that horror movies have become mainstream for successful actors. The Reaping starring Hillary Swank, The Skeleton Key with Kate Hudson, Dark Water with Jennifer Connelly and The Others with Nicole Kidman are a few examples.

Below are horror titles with major stars (although some weren’t when they played their role):

Kevin Bacon – Friday the 13th, Tremors, Stir of Echoes
Jennifer Connelly – Phenomena
Johnny Depp – Nightmare on Elm Street
Tom Hanks – He Knows You’re Alone
Samuel L. Jackson – Deep Blue Sea
Clint Eastwood – Revenge of the Creature, Tarantula (both roles uncredited)
Demi Moore – Parasite
Jack Nicholson – The Shining, The Terror, The Raven, Little Shop of Horrors
Kurt Russell – John Carpenter’s The Thing
Meg Ryan – Amityville 3-D
Kiefer Sutherland – The Lost Boys
Hillary Swank – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Renee Zellweger – Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre


dink said...


Johnny Depp was also in From Hell Sleepy Hollow and Secret Window


Anonymous said...

and Cry Baby