Skip To Content
  • Add Yours badge
  • Halloween badge

Which Scary Movie Actor Was So Perfectly Cast, You Can't Imagine Anyone Else In The Role?

No one else could've played Laurie Strode but Jamie Lee Curtis.

Spooky season, aka the most wonderful time of the year, is finally here! I don't know about y'all, but I'm 100% ready to watch a ton of scary movies full of some pretty legendary characters.


Editor's Note: I'm a big baby when it comes to spooky season, so I can only handle, like, two scary movies this month. Please forgive me.

Because it's the season for iconic scary movies, it made me want to ask you, dear reader: Which actor was so perfectly cast in a scary movie role, you can't imagine anyone else playing it?

Warner Bros. Pictures

Jack Nicholson is Jack Torrance.

Maybe you believe Jamie Lee Curtis was the only actor who could pull off playing Laurie Strode in the Halloween movies because she only got more brilliant as the years went by.

Compass International Pictures / Aquarius Releasing

Or perhaps you can't imagine anyone but Daniel Kaluuya playing Chris Washington in Get Out because he brought a totally original perspective to the role.

Universal Pictures / Monkeypaw Productions

Or maybe you were relieved when they cast Lupita Nyong'o as Adelaide Wilson/Red in Us because no one could scare the sh*t out of you quite like her.

Universal Pictures

Whoever it is, we want to know! Tell us which actor was perfectly cast in a scary movie role, and why you think so, in the comments below.

Annie Wilkes from "Misery" standing over Paul's bed, telling him she's his number one fan
Columbia Pictures

The best submissions will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!