As champions of horror, we all know how our beloved genre can sometimes be marginalized as the bastard child of cinema. While this is not as true today as in decades past, there are a host of new problems for horror that threaten to push it even further down the ladder of universal acclaim. But the trump card horror will always have is the sheer number of now critically-worshiped and Academy-validated actors/actresses who cut their proverbial teeth on the edge of a butcher knife or the rubbery skin of a practical effects monster. Whether their very first role, or the one that put their names on the map, I thought I'd take a little time out and showcase a few of these now household names that owe so much to this genre.

categories Horror