Halloween is just around the corner, and the time has come to enjoy movies from the horror genre. Horror movies have always had a place in the world of cinema, and that is never more obvious than when Halloween rolls around. Horror movies of all kinds appear on TV virtually around the clock, and plenty of people take the chance to view some of their old favorites. Surprisingly, a large number of major stars today did some early work in horror movies. Most people know that Johnny Depp appeared in "A Nightmare on Elm Street," while Kevin Bacon met a grim fate in the original "Friday the 13th." However, you might not know about some of the other A-listers with early horror roles. Here are a few major stars that appeared in less popular horror flicks during their younger days.
Before she rose to fame as Rachel Green on "Friends," Jennifer got her big break with a leading role in the corny horror movie "Leprechaun." It was her first feature film role, and it would be her last for several years until she appeared in "She's the One" in 1996. Not surprisingly, the movie received mostly negative reviews. However, Jen's appearance has combined with the campy subject matter to make the movie a cult classic. There have been a number of sequels, though Jen did not return for any of them.
In the 1980s, it seemed like slasher movies were coming out every week. Most of them were cheesy clones of classics like "Halloween," and "Return to Horror High" was no exception. In fact, the only reason the movie is notable today is the brief role that George played. He meets a gruesome fate early in the 1987 movie, which will always be remembered as his feature film debut. Before becoming a huge star, George appeared in a couple of other horror films. His most notable came with the 1988 camp sequel "Return of the Killer Tomatoes."
We all know Paul for his frequent roles in comedies like "Knocked Up" and "Anchorman," but he got his start in a horror movie. Paul appeared in the 1995 film "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers," which was the sixth chapter in the iconic horror franchise. He plays a grown-up version of one of the children from the original film, and he manages to survive the killing streak of villainous killer. The movie was a critical failure, but Paul found much more success with "Clueless," the second film to feature him in 1995.
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