slasher films seemed to be a star maker

Calgary, Alberta
December 15, 2010 7:30am CST
I know many people underestimate slasher as a movie genre, lots of people think horror is trash, or will never win a career but there has been horror movies where the actor or actress won an acting award. Most of the most popular actors and actresses started their careers in low budget horror movies. There are some horror movies i watch before on my teens and now after rewatching them, I was shocked to realized that most of the cast of those movies are big stars now. if you will try to read the casting credits of some horror movies you watched few years ago, you will notice some of the cast were big stars now.
2 responses
@aodoerfer (113)
• United States
16 Dec 10
Since horror movies are often campy and appeal to certain fanbases, I can get why the genre as a whole is underrated, even though I'm a big fan! It's definitely fun to see famous people in them though, especially in small parts. My personal favorites are seeing Kevin Bacon in Friday the 13th and seeing Johnny Depp in the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie. They both look so young, and it's neat to see them in the sort of role they probably wouldn't take nowadays.
• Calgary, Alberta
16 Dec 10
They did it in their younger years and early careers so they were not picky with roles then but for now they will never accept roles from slashers but they may accept lead roles for ghost horrors because it was more taken seriously but serial killer movies and monster movies sadly wont get recognition.
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
15 Dec 10
Well I know that some people don't like horror movies but I freaking love them. I think that romantic movies are trash... Anyway you are right, take Jamie Lee Curtis she got her big role in Halloween. She has won two golden globes and some other awards. And Halloween, just kicks a$$ I love the soundtrack and the movie.
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Dec 10
Children of the corn V is like a star studded movie, most of the cast are big names now like Eva Mendez. Yeah Jamie Lee Curtis is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood and she started to build her name from Halloween. I think the next time we watch a slasher movie, we have to remember the faces and names of the actors because they could be the next big thing.