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Added by Bad☆Alice on 1 Nov 2011 09:37
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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."
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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.
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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."
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Two years before landing the role of Rachel on "Friends," Jennifer Aniston starred in "Leprechaun."
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John Travolta's first big role was as Billy Nolan, the popular kid who covers Carrie White with pig's blood in "Carrie."
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Renee Zellweger's first major role was in the 1995 movie "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation" -- which also co-starred Matthew McConaughey.
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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.
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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."
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Kyle Richards from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" also got her big start in "Halloween" -- as little kid Lindsay Wallace.
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Josh Hartnett also made his film debut in a "Halloween" flick, starring in "Halloween: H20" alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Williams.
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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.

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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.
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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."
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Both Meg Ryan and Lori Loughlin made film starts in 1983's "Amityville 3-D," a 3-D sequel to "The Amityville Horror."
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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."
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Before starring on "The O.C.," Mischa Barton got her creepy start as a vomiting ghost in "The Sixth Sense."
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Before terrifying audiences in "The Shining," Jack Nicholson had a bit part in the 1960 comedy-horror "The Little Shop of Horrors."
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Kirsten Dunst had her first big film role as young bloodsucker Claudia in "Interview with the Vampire."
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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.
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"Entourage" star Perrey Reeves had her first film role opposite killer doll Chucky in "Child's Play 3."
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After leaving Australia for Los Angeles, Naomi Watts got her start stateside in "Children of the Corn IV"

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Long before winning an Academy Award for "Sidesways," Virginia Madsen starred a ton of 80s teen flicks and the 1992 horror movie "Candyman."
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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
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House of 1000 Corpses

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Critters

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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.
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George Clooney fell victim to a serial killer in 1987's "Return to Horror High."
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Revenge of the Creature;
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Jack Frost

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Monster in the Closet

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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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