Killer Careers: Actors Who Got Their Start in Horror Films [Infographic]

by |October 3, 2016
Categories: Horror, Infographics

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Psst. Come closer. We want to fill you in on a little dirty secret of ours: we are completely obsessed with horror movies. Slasher flicks, zombie films, science fiction thrillers, and supernatural major motion pictures; we bloody love 'em all! Bring on all the gore, mangled monsters, blood-curdling shrieks, and perpetual paranormal hauntings because we can handle it. Sure, we watch through spliced fingers, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Seriously. There's something about being immobilized with fear that makes us feel so...alive.

So, being self-confessed creepy movie connoisseurs, we noticed one particular startling trend: whoa, so many baby-faced Hollywood A-listers appeared in our favorite old-school scary movies. Before these big league stars made big bucks at the box office, they could be seen dodging flesh-eating furballs and running from chainsaw-wielding psychopaths. Watching these cinema hall of famers hacked to bits on the big screen makes us giddy with delight, so we're exposing all the skeletons hiding in their horror movie closets. Spoiler alert: these stars won't be able to run away from our killer infographic.

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Well, have we swayed you guys to the dark side yet? Are you now browsing our selection of scary costumes to get some inspiration for Halloween? Are you currently cackling deviously while loading up your Netflix queue with such movies as “Return to Horror High” and “Friday the 13th”? Let us know which one of these actors or actresses made you gasp in utter shock. Better yet, do you know any more stars who got their big break after acting in a horror flick? Please inform us in the comment section below...or else we'll find you! (Hee hee, just kidding...)

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Cady D'Ambrosio
Cady D'Ambrosio

Cady D’Ambrosio is a Copywriter at, where she writes about a variety of millennial topics and pop culture trends.

Cady has dedicated her entire life to Halloween, dubbing herself the (unofficial) Queen of Halloween. Also, she’s mastered the art of Legilimency and interactive quiz-making, now she’s hunting for the creepiest doll to serve as a conduit for her soul. Tag her on Instagram in creepy doll pics @cady_b._shady.