You rarely hear the phrase 'Tom Cruise sure has a type!' After all, at first glance, his bevy of past and present leading ladies (Katie Holmes, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers) appear to have very little in common. They're certainly attractive, but in very distinctive ways. We've got a teen queen, Spanish siren, regal redhead and a handsome older woman (I dare not say 'cougar,' because Mimi isn't that much older than Tommy).

But if you take a closer look at their resumes, you'll find that each of his ladies has appeared in at least one very memorable horror flick. This week, Katie's latest chiller 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' hits the big screen, reminding everyone that before channeling Jackie O in 'The Kennedys,' Katie came this close to being a bona fide scream queen. Maybe if 'Disturbing Behavior' or 'Teaching Mrs. Tingle' bled into sequels and trilogies she could have joined the ranks of Neve Campbell and Jamie Lee Curtis.
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
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Lonely and introverted, young Sally (Bailee Madison) has just arrived at the 19th-century mansion that... Read More