A lot of big name Hollywood stars got their start in horror films.
Most horror fans know that Tom Hanks was in He Knows You’re Alone or that Jennifer Anniston was in Leprechaun and that Kevin Bacon cut his teeth on Friday the 13th.
But, the aforementioned stars are certainly not the only Hollywood big shots that did horror films early in their career. Many actors that got their big break in Hollywood wading through a low-budget horror feature would probably like to forget it, but we are not about to let them off the hook that easily. There are plenty of actors that wear their genre work proudly and think back on it fondly. We think more performers should share that attitude.
These days, working in horror typically doesn’t carry a stigma and is no longer just a springboard to "better" things. These days, working in genre film is a destination for a lot of aspiring thespians. For your reading pleasure, we present to you a batch of 15 celebrities that you may not have known got their start in the genre film arena.