8 Stars Who Got Their Start In Horror Flicks
Will anyone in the new Evil Dead become huge stars? Who knows — what are we, time travelers from the future? But we do know these 8 stars got their start in horror.
By ModernMan Editors
Sam Raimi was a virtual nobody before his 1981 low-budget horror flick The Evil Dead turned into a cult hit. The creatively conceived special effects, combined with a charming campiness amid the carnage, won it a loyal following that prompted two sequels and the start of careers for Raimi and the film’s star, Bruce Campbell.
And so they’re naturally remaking it. (Campbell and Raimi are producers.) The new Evil Dead is in theaters now, and judging by the NSFW trailer, it’s going to turn a few stomachs. Keeping with the spirit of the original, the cast and director are largely uknown. Will any of them find the same success as Raimi and Campbell? Anything’s possible. And if any did, they wouldn’t be the first to use the horror platform to find fame.
#1. KEVIN BACON | FRIDAY THE 13th (1980)
Who he played: Hunky, joint-smoking Camp Crystal Lake counselor Jack Burrel
How he died: An arrow through the neck courtesy of Pamela Voorhees (Jason doesn’t show up until the sequel) kills Jack dead. Maybe if Burrel danced out of there a la Footloose he could have survived.
#2. JENNIFER ANISTON | LEPRECHAUN (1993)
Who she played: Tory Redding, North Dakota’s hot chick. Her day was totes ruined after a run-in with a killer leprechaun.
How she died: Actually, she didn’t. Instead, she proceeded to experience the living death of spending her life in North Dakota.