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19 Actors Who Got Their Start In Horror Movies

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Some of these may surprise you.

George Clooney played Oliver, a police officer in Return to Horror High in 1987.

George Clooney played Oliver, a police officer in Return to Horror High in 1987.

Fate: Death by strangulation. He was also the first to die, so there's that.

New World Pictures

Jennifer Aniston played Tory Redding, the main character in Leprechaun in 1993.

Jennifer Aniston played Tory Redding, the main character in Leprechaun in 1993.

Fate: Lives and manages to kick some serious ass at the same time.

Trimark Pictures

Brad Pitt played Dwight Ingalls, a popular basketball player in Cutting Class in 1989.

Brad Pitt played Dwight Ingalls, a popular basketball player in Cutting Class in 1989.

Fate: Lives, but we're guessing he got detention for, y'know, cutting class.

Republic Pictures Home Video

Renée Zellweger played Jenny, the main character in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Renée Zellweger played Jenny, the main character in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning...

Fate: Jenny was the Final Girl in this installment of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, so she made it to the end.

Columbia Pictures

…and Matthew McConaughey played Vilmer Slaughter, a psychotic tow truck driver in the same movie in 1997.

...and Matthew McConaughey played Vilmer Slaughter, a psychotic tow truck driver in the same movie in 1997.

Fate: Death by airplane propeller to the head. Rough.

Columbia Pictures

Charlize Theron played one of Eli’s several followers in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest in 1995.

Charlize Theron played one of Eli's several followers in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest in 1995.

Fate: Death by mutant corn monster.

Dimension Films

Demi Moore played Patricia Welles, a young heroine in Parasite in 1982.

Demi Moore played Patricia Welles, a young heroine in Parasite in 1982.

Fate: Lives and helps destroy the parasites.

Embassy Pictures

Leonardo DiCaprio played Josh, a youngster running away from terror in Critters 3 in 1991.

Leonardo DiCaprio played Josh, a youngster running away from terror in Critters 3 in 1991.

Fate: Lives because his character was just kind of “there” whenever he was on screen.

New Line Home Video

Mila Kunis played Rachael Newman, the new Patrick Bateman in American Psycho 2 in 2002.

Mila Kunis played Rachael Newman, the new Patrick Bateman in American Psycho 2 in 2002.

Fate: Rachael walked away without a scratch, because she was the one killing everyone. Duh.

Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Kevin Bacon played Jack Burrell, one of the first camp counselors in Friday the 13th in 1980.

Kevin Bacon played Jack Burrell, one of the first camp counselors in Friday the 13th in 1980.

Fate: Death by arrow through the throat.

Paramount Pictures

Zach Galifianakis played “Weird Wally,” a deep sea diver in Below in 2002.

Zach Galifianakis played "Weird Wally," a deep sea diver in Below in 2002.

Fate: Lives because he doesn't show up until the end and manages to figure out exactly what's going on.

Dimension Films

Chloë Grace Moretz played Chelsea Lutz, the youngest of the Lutz family in The Amityville Horror in 2005.

Chloë Grace Moretz played Chelsea Lutz, the youngest of the Lutz family in The Amityville Horror in 2005.

Fate: Lives, but not without almost falling off the roof of her house.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Bradley Cooper played Travis Patterson, a mysterious wanderer in My Little Eye in 2002.

Bradley Cooper played Travis Patterson, a mysterious wanderer in My Little Eye in 2002.

Fate: Lives because he's the one putting these people through the hell they're going through.

Universal Pictures

Johnny Depp played Glen Lantz, Nancy’s not so lucky boyfriend in A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984.

Johnny Depp played Glen Lantz, Nancy's not so lucky boyfriend in A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984.

Fate: Death by getting sucked into his bed by none other than Freddy Krueger.

New Line Cinema

Tom Hanks played Elliot, a psychology student in He Knows You’re Alone in 1980.

Tom Hanks played Elliot, a psychology student in He Knows You're Alone in 1980.

Fate: Lives, probably because he has about five minutes of screen time.

United Artists

Joseph Gordon-Levitt played Jimmy Howell, a lovable next door neighbor in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt played Jimmy Howell, a lovable next door neighbor in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.

Fate: Death by an ice skate to the face, within the first 20 minutes of the movie. Yikes.

Dimension Films

Liev Schreiber played Cotton Weary, a man framed for murder in Scream in 1996.

Liev Schreiber played Cotton Weary, a man framed for murder in Scream in 1996.

Fate: Though Cotton made it through Scream and Scream 2, he ultimately met his demise in the beginning of Scream 3 by way of knife to the heart.

Dimension Films

Eva Mendes played Vanessa Valdeon, a film student in Urban Legends: Final Cut in 2000.

Eva Mendes played Vanessa Valdeon, a film student in Urban Legends: Final Cut in 2000.

Fate: Death by hanging. Who knew that was an urban legend?

Columbia Pictures

And before starring in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Ryan Phillippe played Tom Redman in the made-for-TV film Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare in 1995.

And before starring in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Ryan Phillippe played Tom Redman in the made-for-TV film Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare in 1995.

Fate: Lives, but not without a bee sting or two.

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