28 Apr 2009

A Horrible Way to Start?

I bet you didn’t realise just how many acting careers were launched by the types of films loved by Deadly Movies. Although these are films often frowned upon you’d be amazed just who started off as a bludgeoned victim, an alien meal, or on the wrong end of a giant tentacle.
Who: Clint Eastwood
Played: Lab Technician
Film: Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Fate: Survived

Who: Steve McQueen
Played: Steve Andrews
Film: The Blob (1958)
Fate: Survived
Who: Jamie Lee Curtis
Played: Final Girl Laurie Strode
Film: Halloween (1978)
Fate: Survived. Even came back for Halloween 2 (1981), Halloween H20 (1998), and Halloween Resurrection (2002) where Laurie finally kicks the bucket.
Who: Kevin Bacon
Played: Jack
Film: Friday The 13th (1980)
Fate: Dies. Arrow through the neck from under the bed.

Who: Tom Hanks
Played: Elliot
Film: He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Fate: Survived. Rumour has it that Hanks’ character was scripted to die, and they even shot the death scene, only to remove it from the final cut due to his cuddliness. 
Who: Holly Hunter and Jason Alexander
Played: Dave and Sophie
Film: The Burning (1981)
Fate: Both survivors

Who: Johnny Depp
Played: Glen Lantz
Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Fate: Dies. Dragged through bed in one of film’s greatest ever blood baths. Did make a (dream?) cameo appearance in Freddy’s Dead, The Final Nightmare (1991)
Who: Jennifer Anniston
Played: Tory Reading
Film: Leprechaun (1993)
Fate: Survived.

Who: Renee Zellwegger andMatthew McConaughey
Played: Jenny and Vilmar
Film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Next Generation (aka The Return of The TCM - 1994)
Fate: Zellwegger survives, McConaughey (it implies) dies by aeroplane propeller.
Who: Paul Rudd
Played: Tommy Doyle
Film: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1996)
Fate: Survived.

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