15 of Today’s Stars Who Started in Horror


Chloe Grace Moretz in The Amityville Horror (2005)

Chloe Grace Moretz is a rising star in both genre film and mainstream cinema. She is the new face of Carrie White in the upcoming re-adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Carrie.”

Before Moretz was well on her way to becoming a household name, she played Chelsea Lutz, daughter of George and Kathy, in the 2005 Amityville Horror remake. Amityville was Moretz’s second feature film role.

Amy Adams in Psycho Beach Party

Amy Adams made a name for herself playing Lois Lane in the box office smash Man of Steel, but before she played the love interest of Superman or Jason Segel’s love interest in The Muppets 2011, she hammed it up as Marvel Ann in the hilarious satirical slasher farce/60s beach party spoof Psycho Beach Party.  The film was adapted from the well-received stage play of the same name by Charles Busch.

Henry Cavill in Hellraiser: Hellworld and Blood Creek

Not all that long ago, Henry Cavill – the newest incarnation of Superman – starred in Hellraiser: Hellworld  (the installment where Pinhead and his band of misfits take their particular brand of mischief to the Internet to conduct their evil doings).

Cavill stars as Mike, one of Pinhead’s unfortunate victims. After that, Cavill also landed a starring role in the Joel Schumacher helmed Nazi horror film Blood Creek. Cavill plays Evan, who upon his brother’s return from a mysterious absence teams up with him to battle the malevolent forces involved with his older brother’s disappearance. [Editor’s note: Blood Creek also featured Michael Fassbender!]

Lucy Hale in Fear Island

Before she landed the gig as one of the leads on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars or appeared in Scream 4, young starlet Lucy Hale scored a lead role in the Canadian made-for-Television slasher film Fear Island.

In Fear Island, Hale plays a teen, on a weekend getaway with her friends. In true slasher form, the pleasant weekend in the country turns in to a massacre with naughty teenage victims being hacked to pieces for their wrongdoings. The film has been released to DVD in several other countries but has yet to see a Region One DVD release. As far as made-for-TV films go, I’ve seen worse. If it ever does make it do DVD in the states, there are worse ways to spend 90 minutes of your life.

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