Some actors will be forever etched into our brains as action heroes, others as hilarious comedians, but there are also those that we will forever associate with terror and monsters – the horror movie actors. Here are 9 greatest horror movie icons to have ever walked the earth!
1. Bruce Campbell
Campbell’s best known for the Evil Dead trilogy (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Evil Dead: Army of Darkness) and the TV show Ash vs Evil Dead. You can’t help but love this charming goof.
2. Vincent Price
There are literally over 100 horror movies with him! But Here are just a couple: The Masque of the Red Death, The Last Man on Earth, House of Wax, House on Haunted Hill (1959). Fun fact, Doctor Strange’s appearance was heavily inspired by Vincent Price.
3. Robert Englund
Robert is almost exclusively known for portraying the nightmarish Freddy Krueger but it’s so iconic!
4. Jamie Lee Curtis
This girl with a can-do attitude was in Halloween, Halloween 2, Halloween (the reboot?), The Fog, Terror Train, and Prom Night. A true survivor.
5. Tony Todd
He’s the Candyman, kids! Aside from that great 90s hit, he was also in the Crow, the Night of the Living Dead remake, and Wishmaster.
6. Boris Karloff
The world will always remember him as the iconic Frankenstein’s monster. Did you know he was also in the original Mummy?
7. Sigourney Weaver
You better not mess with Sigourney or Ellen Ripley (her badass on-screen alter-ego)! You of course, remember her from Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Cabin in the Woods… the list goes on!
8. Sir Christopher Lee
If you know what “Hammer Horror” is, you’re most definitely familiar with Lee’s work from the old days. He’s played Count Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the freaking Mummy. The unholy trinity! Just remember to never watch the Howling 2. You’ve been warned.
9. Doug Jones
For those in the know, Doug Jones is one of the most versatile horror actors in the world. What if I told you that he portrayed Abe Sapien, Angel of Death, and the Chamberlain in those awesome Guillermo del Toro Hellboy movies? Not impressed? All right, he’s also the Silver Surfer in FF2 movie, Faun and the Pale Man in “Pan’s Labyrinth”, and countless smaller roles. Still not a single Oscar, though.