Stars who started in horror movies.
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Before he was battling sea creatures as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp faced off against Freddy Krueger in the first "Nightmare on Elm Street."
Before getting his big break in "Thelma & Louise," Brad Pitt starred in a flick called "Cutting Class" -- where he played a jock who gets attacked by a psycho.
Before gaining notoriety on "General Hospital" as as a member of the Brat Pack, Demi Moore made her film debut in the 1982 sci-fi thriller "Parasite."
John Travolta's first big role was as Billy Nolan, the popular kid who covers Carrie White with pig's blood in "Carrie."
Renee Zellweger's first major role was in the 1995 movie "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation" -- which also co-starred Matthew McConaughey.
Zellweger and McConaughey weren't the only ones who spent time with Leatherface though -- one of Viggo Mortensen's first film roles was "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3" in 1990.
Jamie Lee Curtis kicked off her career being labeled as a "Scream Queen" after starring in "Halloween," "The Fog," "Terror Train," "Prom Night" and "Halloween 2."
Kyle Richards from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" also got her big start in "Halloween" -- as little kid Lindsay Wallace.
Josh Hartnett also made his film debut in a "Halloween" flick, starring in "Halloween: H20" alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Williams.
Leonardo DiCaprio's first movie role was in "Critters 3," where he got shot in the neck by one of the creatures' poisonous projectile spikes.
Shortly after "Animal House," Kevin Bacon starred in "Friday the 13th" -- where his character learned you can't have sex in a horror movie and survive.
Kelly Hu also made her big screen debut in a "Friday the 13th" flick -- falling victim to Jason Vorhees in "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan."
Both Meg Ryan and Lori Loughlin made film starts in 1983's "Amityville 3-D," a 3-D sequel to "The Amityville Horror."
While Julia Louis-Dreyfus had already appeared on "Saturday Night Live" from 1982-1985, her first film role was as a nude nymph in 1986 flick "Troll."
Before starring on "The O.C.," Mischa Barton got her creepy start as a vomiting ghost in "The Sixth Sense."
Before terrifying audiences in "The Shining," Jack Nicholson had a bit part in the 1960 comedy-horror "The Little Shop of Horrors."
Kirsten Dunst had her first big film role as young bloodsucker Claudia in "Interview with the Vampire."
Patricia Arquette faced off against Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warrior" -- and while her character lived, the role was re-cast for the 4th film.
"Entourage" star Perrey Reeves had her first film role opposite killer doll Chucky in "Child's Play 3."
After leaving Australia for Los Angeles, Naomi Watts got her start stateside in "Children of the Corn IV"
Long before winning an Academy Award for "Sidesways," Virginia Madsen starred a ton of 80s teen flicks and the 1992 horror movie "Candyman."
Fellow "O.C." alum Melinda Clarke, who played Mischa's mom on the show, also got her start in horror -- as a masochistic zombie in "Return of the Living Dead 3
Popular comedian Dana Carvey got his movie debut in 1981's "Halloween II"; a blond reporter is speaking to him in front of the Doyle house.
Before Tom Hanks gained notoriety on "Bosom Buddies," he made his film debut with a bit part in 1980 slasher flick "He Knows You're Alone."
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