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14 Horror Icons Who Are Still Making Scary Movies

Whether they started in the 1970s or the 2000s, these horror actors have made a career out of scaring the crap out of us.

1. Robert Englund

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New Line Cinema

 

Most famous horror role: Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series
Other notable roles: Bill Gartley in The Mangler, Professor William Wexler in Urban Legend, Mayor Buckman in 2001 Maniacs, Doc Halloran in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Ian in Zombie Strippers!

2. Danielle Harris

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Galaxy International Releasing

 

Most famous horror role: Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Other notable roles: Annie Brackett in Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2, Marybeth Dunston in Hatchet II and Hatchet III, Tosh in Urban Legend, Belle in Stake Land

3. Tony Todd

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TriStar Pictures

 

Most famous horror role: Candyman in the Candyman series
Other notable roles: William Bludworth in the Final Destination series (1, 2, and 5), Johnny Valentine in Wishmaster, Rev. Zombie in Hatchet and Hatchet II, Steve in Shadow Puppets

4. Dee Wallace

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New Line Cinema

 

Most famous horror role: Karen White in The Howling
Other notable roles: Nettie in The Stepford Wives, Lynne Wood in The Hills Have Eyes, Donna Trenton in Cujo, Helen Brown in Critters, Cynthia Strode in the Halloween remake, Sonny in The Lords of Salem

5. Caroline Williams

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Pathé Films Inc.

 

Most famous horror role: Vanita “Stretch” Brock in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Other notable roles: Matty Crimmins in Stepfather 2, Loretta in Leprechaun 3, Dr. Maple in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2, Amanda in Hatchet III

6. Kane Hodder

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New Line Cinema

 

Most famous horror role: Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series (7, 8, 9, and 10)
Other notable roles: Victor Crowley in the Hatchet series, Jason in 2001 Maniacs, Ed Gein in Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield, Cody in Frozen, Sickle in Sickle

7. P.J. Soles

Compass International Pictures

 

Most famous horror role: Lynda van der Klok in Halloween
Other notable roles: Norma Watson in Carrie, Susan in The Devil’s Rejects, Madge in Uncle Sam, Mrs. MacDonald in The Tooth Fairy, Martha in Alone in the Dark II

8. Bill Moseley

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Pathé Films Inc.

 

Most famous horror role: Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Other notable roles: Otis B. Driftwood in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, Luigi Largo in Repo! The Genetic Opera, Kozlowski in The Tortured, The Magician in The Devil’s Carnival

9. Sid Haig

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Lionsgate

 

Most famous horror role: Captain Spaulding in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects
Other notable roles: Chester Chesterfield in Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Gerald Tovar Jr. in Night of the Living Dead 3D, Crazy Louis in Dark Moon Rising, Dean Magnus in The Lords of Salem

10. Danielle Panabaker

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New Line Cinema

 

Most famous horror role: Jenna in the Friday the 13th remake
Other notable roles: Becca in The Crazies, Sarah in The Ward, Shae in Girls Against Boys, Maddy in Piranha 3DD

11. Derek Mears

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New Line Cinema

 

Most famous horror role: Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th remake
Other notable roles: Larry in the Hills Have Eyes remake, Chameleon in the Hills Have Eyes 2 remake, “Classic” Predator in Predators, Edward in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Hawes in Hatchet III

12. Lisa Marie

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Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Most famous horror role: Martian Girl in Mars Attacks!
Other notable roles: Vampira in Ed Wood, Lady Crane in Sleepy Hollow, Priscilla Reed in The Lords of Salem, Mrs. Morwood in Silent Night

13. Linnea Quigley

Orion Pictures Corporation

 

Most famous horror role: Trash in Return of the Living Dead
Other notable roles: Bianca in Creepozoids, Suzanne in Night of the Demons, Principal Russo in Zombiegeddon, Queen Marie in Hoodoo for Voodoo, Margaret Renke in A Blood Story

14. Michael Berryman

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Vanguard

 

Most famous horror role: Pluto in The Hills Have Eyes
Other notable roles: William Gluntz in Deadly Blessing, Clevon in The Devil’s Rejects, Jack in Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield, Seymour in Necrosis, Virgil Magnus in The Lords of Salem

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