Thursday, July 24, 2008

Skeletons in the closet

For my own personal amusement, I have decided to post a series of photos of people who got their start in my favorite genre. Whether or not they own up to it, history (and photos and film) do not lie. Face it, many of our favorite and most popular stars got their start in horror movies.

The first example is of course, Johnny Depp. Anyone who knows me knows he is my favorite actor, no question.

And the movie? A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Playing Glen, the main character (Nancy)'s boyfriend in 1984, he had the misfortune of dying one of the most unusual deaths in horror. Death by bed-suck.

Good ole' Freddy found Glen in his dreams and sucked him into his bed, along with his tv and other odds and ends. A volcano of blood then erupted and splashed all over the entire room. Quite unique, even for a horror movie.

Look how young and downright cute he was...
(still ain't too shabby, to say the least)

Johnny had a cameo in 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare' - shows he's not afraid to fess up to his roots.
Unlike alot of stars, Johnny has never tried to hide from his 'horror-ble' beginnings.

In fact, he has thrived on dark, brooding, and sometimes even malicious characters.

Examples would include:

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Sleepy Hollow (1998)

The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

The Ninth Gate (1999)

From Hell (2000)

Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2007)

Secret Window (2004)

Sweeney Todd (2007)

Here's hoping he doesn't lose his feel for the genre anytime soon.

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