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.
Played: Lab Technician
Film: Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Played: Steve Andrews
Film: The Blob (1958)
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.
Film: Friday The 13th (1980)
Fate: Dies. Arrow through the neck from under the bed.
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.
Played: Dave and Sophie
Film: The Burning (1981)
Fate: Both survivors
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)
Played: Tory Reading
Film: Leprechaun (1993)
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.
Played: Tommy Doyle
Film: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1996)