A Horrible Way to Start?

I bet you didn’t realise just how many acting careers were launched by the types of films loved by Deadly Movies. Although these are films often frowned upon you’d be amazed just who started off as a bludgeoned victim, an alien meal, or on the wrong end of a giant tentacle.

Who: Clint Eastwood

Played: Lab Technician

Film: Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Fate: Survived

Who: Steve McQueen

Played: Steve Andrews

Film: The Blob (1958)

Fate: Survived

Who: Jamie Lee Curtis
Played: Final Girl Laurie Strode

Film: Halloween (1978)

Fate: Survived. Even came back for Halloween 2 (1981), Halloween H20 (1998), and Halloween Resurrection (2002) where Laurie finally kicks the bucket.

Who: Kevin Bacon

Played: Jack

Film: Friday The 13th (1980)

Fate: Dies. Arrow through the neck from under the bed.

Who: Tom Hanks

Played: Elliot

Film: He Knows You’re Alone (1980)

Fate: Survived. Rumour has it that Hanks’ character was scripted to die, and they even shot the death scene, only to remove it from the final cut due to his cuddliness.

Who: Holly Hunter and Jason Alexander

Played: Dave and Sophie

Film: The Burning (1981)

Fate: Both survivors

Who: Johnny Depp

Played: Glen Lantz

Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Fate: Dies. Dragged through bed in one of film’s greatest ever blood baths. Did make a (dream?) cameo appearance in Freddy’s Dead, The Final Nightmare (1991)

Who: Jennifer Anniston

Played: Tory Reading

Film: Leprechaun (1993)

Fate: Survived.

Who: Renee Zellwegger and Matthew McConaughey

Played: Jenny and Vilmar

Film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Next Generation (aka The Return of The TCM – 1994)

Fate: Zellwegger survives, McConaughey (it implies) dies by aeroplane propeller.

Who: Paul Rudd

Played: Tommy Doyle

Film: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1996)

Fate: Survived.


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