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Horror Movie Kids That You Wouldn’t Recognize Anymore


Kids in horror movies often have a significant impact on the viewer’s sleeping comfort. But what would those scary, nightmare-inducing children look like many years later? Well, worry no longer: we went the extra mile and Googled them for a whopping fifteen minutes to find out. And to save you the precious time you need to read even more articles about random things on the internet, we’ll just put ’em all down here. It’s okay, we’re doing this because we care.



Linda Blair – The Exorcist, 1973
Linda actually got a Golden Globe for her role as possessed Regan. It’s considered very rare for horror movies to get an award. Linda’s career has sadly gone downhill since 1973.



Johnny Depp – A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984
Granted, his role in this movie wasn’t that big, but he was in it. He played Glen Lantz, who (among many others) died at the hands (claws) of Freddy Krueger.

Kirsten Dunst – Interview With the Vampire, 1994
Kirsten has probably had the best career of all the horror movie kids. She’s starred in over 80 movies so far and is showing no signs of stopping there.



Daveigh Chase – The Ring, 2002
Probably the most known with general audiences. Her transformation into Samara was one to never forget.

Chloë Grace Moretz – The Amityville Horror, 2005
Chloë has recently returned to her roots and starred as Carrie in the remake of the classic ’70s horror movie. Her first horror role was as Chelsea in the Amityville Horror remake.



Louise and Lisa Burns – The Shining, 1980
The Burns twins actually never acted again since their iconic role in 1980. Lisa is now a lawyer and Louise became a scientist.

Lindsay Haun – Village of the Damned, 1995
Probably not the best movie ever, but the kids were scary enough in it. Lindsay played their leader, Mara. She’s still an actress today!



Christina Ricci – The Addams Family, 1991
Christina is still active in many TV shows and hasn’t slowed down since her role as Wednesday Addams.

Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick – The Omen, 2006
Seamus was blissfully unaware that he was portraying Damien, the son of the Devil in the sequel to the 1976 classic. He still acts today, but mainly does TV shows.



John Franklin – Children of the Corn, 1984
John hasn’t done much acting since his role as Isaac Chroner. He became an English teacher and has recently resumed his acting career, without any big success.

Alex Vincent – Child’s Play, 1988
Alex played Andy in the Child’s Play movies where his Chucky doll is constantly trying to kill him. He also starred in the 1990 and 2013 sequels.



Sissy Spacek – Carrie, 1976
Another big ’70s horror hit was Carrie, based on a novel by – who else – Stephen King. Sissy rarely acts these days, but she did win an Oscar and three Golden Globes during her distinguished career.