5 Huge Celebrities Who Started Out In Horror Movies

5 Huge Celebrities Who Started Out In Horror Movies
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Let’s just hope the rest of their careers isn’t as spooky.

If there is one genre that has welcomed more Hollywood A-listers than sitcoms, it has to be horror. Whether they were the first to be killed off or took on a more prominent role, the dramatic portrayal of true fear and pain seems to be the key to success in the industry.

Here are five celebrities who are so big today that you may have forgotten they started out in horror.

Johnny Depp ( A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Johnny Depp was only 21 when he got his break playing Glen Lantz in A Nightmare on Elm Street. As charming and charismatic as ever, the young actor quickly captured everyone's attention and has remained just as relevant and popular ever since.

Elizabeth Olsen ( Silent House)

Although everyone knew about the Olsen twins, the emergence of their younger sister Elizabeth has caused quite a stir in the industry. Despite having very similar features to her sisters, Elizabeth Olsen managed to stand out by starring in horror and showing her best range of emotions.

Jennifer Aniston ( Leprechaun)

Back in 1990, when the original Leprechaun was released, Jennifer Aniston was already an ambitious aspiring actress, but she had yet to make her big break. While the horror movie wasn't that moment for her, it may have helped her land a starring role in Friends a few years later.

Paul Rudd ( Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers)

Not many people know Paul Rudd for his role in the horror classic Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, but the Marvel star also got his start in a scary movie. Though it's hard to say if this role in a movie with an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes had any impact on his career.

Renee Zellweger & Matthew McConaughey (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation)

Not only is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre one of the most iconic and recognizable horror films ever made, but it also introduced us to two great talents: Matthew McConaughey as the maniacal Vilmer and Renee Zellweger as his victim Jenny.