16 celebrities you probably forgot were in horror movies

Trimark PicturesIn 1993, Jennifer Aniston was in the horror movie ‘Leprechaun.’

There are some actors whose names are synonymous with popular horror films – like Jack Nicholson and “The Shining” or Lupita Nyong’o and Jordan Peele‘s “Us.” But plenty of celebrities who aren’t known for appearing in movies of the horror genre have actually been in some frightening films.

So, from Jennifer Lawrence to Jennifer Aniston, here are some celebrities you probably forgot starred in horror films.


In 2012, Jennifer Lawrence starred in “The House at the End of the Street.”

Relativity MediaThis film came out the same year as ‘The Hunger Games.’

In the same year she starred as Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” Jennifer Lawrence starred in this 2012 horror movie.“The House at the End of the Street” is about a mother and daughter who move to a new neighbourhood only to find that something terrible happened in their neighbour’s home.


Early in her career, Amy Adams appeared in “Psycho Beach Party.”

New Oz ProductionsThe film was released in 2000.

The second credit on Amy Adams’sIMDb filmography is “Psycho Beach Party,” a comedic horror film from 2000 that aimed to satirize the “Beach Party” genre and slasher genre of the 1960s.


Mila Kunis played a killer in “American Psycho 2: All American Girl.”

Lions Gate FilmsIn the film, Mila Kunis played a college student.

In this 2002 sequel to “American Psycho,” Mila Kunis played a college student who would do anything to get a prestigious teacher’s assistant position.


Over a decade ago, Ryan Reynolds starred in the 2005 version of “The Amityville Horror.”

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)Ryan Reynolds played the character George Lutz.

In 2005, Ryan Reynolds starred in a remake of the 1979 horror film “The Amityville Horror.” He played George Lutz, a man who moves into a house with his family only to learn that a terrible murder happened in the house years before.


Chloë Grace Moretz was also in “The Amityville Horror.”

Metro-Goldwyn-MayerChloë Grace Moretz played Ryan Reynold’s character’s daughter in the movie.

Chloë Grace Moretz also appeared in “The Amityville Horror” as the Lutz family’s youngest daughter who sees visions of the dead.


Nearly 15 years ago, Paris Hilton appeared in “House of Wax.”

Warner Bros.‘House of Wax’ came out in 2005.

Paris Hilton appeared in this 2005 film alongside Chad Michael Murray and Elisha Cuthbert. She played Paige, one of the college students who gets stranded in a wax museum and has to fight to avoid becoming a part of the exhibit.


In 1989, Brad Pitt starred in the film “Cutting Class.”

Republic Pictures Home Video/April FilmsThe film is a dark comedy.

Early in his career, Brad Pitt appeared in “Cutting Class,” a dark comedy about a murderer who is targeting students in a high school.


In 2005, Robert De Niro starred in “Hide and Seek.”

Twentieth Century FoxRobert De Niro and Dakota Fanning starred in the film.

In the film, Robert De Niro starred as David Callaway, a man trying to put his life back together after his wife’s death while looking after his daughter, played by Dakota Fanning, who has found solace in a menacing imaginary friend.


Jon Stewart and Salma Hayek appeared in “The Faculty” over 20 years ago.

Dimension FilmsJon Stewart and Salma Hayek starred in the film alongside other famed actors.

Jon Stewart played a science teacher and Salma Hayek played a nurse in the 1998 science-fiction horror film about a group of students who suspect their teachers are secretly aliens.

The movie also featured up-and-coming celebrities like Elijah Wood, Usher, and Josh Hartnett.


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Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey starred in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” in 1994.

Columbia PicturesMatthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger starred in the film.

Renée Zellweger starred in the fourth instalment of the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise as Jenny, one of four teens who leave their senior prom early only to encounter some murderers.Matthew McConaughey also starred in the film as Vilmer, an assassin.


Paul Rudd starred in “Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.”

IMDBThe film came out in 1995.

In 1995, “Ant-Man” star Paul Rudd played Tommy Doyle in the sixth instalment of the “Halloween” franchise. In the film, the murderer Michael Myers returns to try to kill Tommy Doyle.


Over 20 years ago, Demi Moore starred in “Parasite.”

Embassy PicturesThe movie was released in 1982.

Before “Ghost,” Demi Moore starred alongside Robert Glaudini in “Parasite,” a 1982 sci-fi horror movie about a criminal organisation that accidentally creates a dangerous parasite.


Naomi Watts was in “Children of the Corn: The Gathering” in 1996.

IMDBNaomi Watts has been in a few horror movies.

You may know Naomi Watts was in thrillers like “The Ring” and “Mulholland Drive” but you may not know that, in 1996, she also appeared in “Children of the Corn: The Gathering.”

In the film, Watts played Grace Rhodes, a medical student who returns to her hometown in Nebraska only to find that all of the children in the town have a mysterious illness.


Over 25 years ago, Jennifer Aniston starred in “Leprechaun.”

Trimark PicturesAniston starred in this film in 1993.

Before she was Rachel Green on the sitcom “Friends,” Jennifer Aniston had a role in the 1993 comedy-horror flick “Leprechaun.” The film is about a wrathful leprechaun who exacts revenge on the family that stole his gold.


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