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    20 Actors From Horror Films That Absolutely Should've Won An Oscar For Their Performance

    The fact that no one from the Scream franchise has even been nominated is a travesty.

    Only a handful of horror film performances have ever won an Academy Award.

    Weird, considering horror movie actors tend to give us more emotion and range than in any other genre. You would think that horror would dominate the ceremony! But I guess it's not "prestige" enough for the Academy.

    So, I'm here to shine some light on just some of the most iconic and brilliant performances in horror movies that definitely should have won an Oscar:

    1. Toni Collette in Hereditary

    Toni Collette in "Hereditary"

    You can watch the full monologue here:

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    2. Tony Todd in Candyman (1992)

    Closeup of Tony Todd, aka Candyman

    You can see some of his performance here:

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    3. Matthew Lillard in Scream

    Matthew Lillard in "Scream"

    You can watch the line read here:

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    4. Laurie Metcalf in Scream 2

    Laurie Metcalf in "Scream 2"

    You can watch her most iconic scene here:

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    5. Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan

    Closeup of Isabelle Fuhrman

    You can watch some of her performance here:

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    6. Anthony Perkins in Psycho

    Closeup of Anthony Perkins

    You can watch some of his performance here:

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    7. Octavia Spencer in Ma

    Octavia Spencer in "Ma"

    You can watch some of her performance here:

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    8. Malcolm McDowell and Brad Dourif in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II

    You can watch them in action here:

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    9. Angela Bettis in May

    Closeup of Angela Bettis in "May"

    You can watch some of her performance here:

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    10. Bill Skarsgård in It & It: Chapter Two

    Pennywise the Clown

    You can watch some of his performance as Pennywise here:

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    Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtube.com

    11. Mark Duplass in Creep

    Mark Duplass in "Creep"

    You can watch the trailer here:

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    12. Michelle Pfeiffer in What Lies Beneath

    Michelle Pfeiffer in "What Lies Beneath"

    You can watch some of her "eye-acting" here:

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    13. James McAvoy in Split

    James McAvoy in "Split"

    You can watch some of his performance here:

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    14. Florence Pugh in Midsommar

    Screenshot from "Midsommar"

    You can watch her emotional scene here:

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    15. Dan Stevens in The Guest

    Dan Stevens in "The Guest"

    You can watch some of his performance here:

    View this video on YouTube

    Picturehouse / Via youtube.com

    16. Lupita Nyong'o in Us

    Lupita Nyong'o in "Us"

    You can hear Red's voice here:

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    17. Christian Bale in American Psycho

    Christian Bale in "American Psycho"

    You can watch some of his performance here:

    View this video on YouTube

    Lions Gate Films / Via youtube.com

    18. Dan Byrd in The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

    Dan Byrd in "The Hills Have Eyes"

    You can watch the trailer here:

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    19. Dwight Frye in Dracula (1931)

    Closeup of Dwight Frye

    You can watch his laughing scene here:

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    Universal Pictures / Via youtube.com

    20. And finally, Hamish Linklater in Midnight Mass

    Hamish Linklater in "Midnight Mass"

    You can watch some of his best scenes here:

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    What's the best horror movie performance you've ever seen? Let me know in the comments!

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