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Scream Kings!

by Tom JF
A list of my favourite horror movie actors from the 1930s onward - the iconic, the boogeymen and the ones who killed zombies with big bastard chainsaws… 1930s Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff in Son of Frankenstein (1939) Lionel Atwill – Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), Mark of the Vampire (1935) Boris Karloff – Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932) Peter Lorre – M (1931), The Hands of Orlac (1935) Bela Lugosi – Dracula (1931), Son of Frankenstein (1939) Ernest Thesiger – The Ghoul (1933), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 1940s Rondo Hatton as ‘The Creeper’ in Joan Medford is Missing (1946) Lon Chaney Jr. – The Wolf Man (1941), Son of… Read more

A list of my favourite horror movie actors from the 1930s onward
- the iconic, the boogeymen and the ones who killed zombies with big bastard chainsaws…

1930s

Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff in Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Lionel Atwill – Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Boris Karloff – Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932)
Peter Lorre – M (1931), The Hands of Orlac (1935)
Bela Lugosi – Dracula (1931), Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Ernest Thesiger – The Ghoul (1933), Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

1940s

Rondo Hatton as ‘The Creeper’ in Joan Medford is Missing (1946)

Lon Chaney Jr. – The Wolf Man (1941), Son of Dracula (1943)
Tom Conway – Cat People (1942), The Seventh Victim (1943)
Rondo Hatton – Pearl of Death (1944), The Brute Man (1946)
Skelton Knaggs – The Ghost Ship (1943), Bedlam (1946)
Basil Rathbone – The Black Cat (1941), The Scarlet Claw (1944)

1950s

Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

James Arness – The Thing from Another World (1951), Them! (1954)
Peter Cushing – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958)
Niall MacGinnis – Curse of the Demon (1957)
Haruo Nakajima – Gojira (1954), Rodan (1956)
Richard Wordsworth – Quatermass Xperiment (1955), The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

1960s

Director and star Herk Harvey in Carnival of Souls (1962)

Herk Harvey – Carnival of Souls (1962)
Duane Jones – Night of the Living Dead (1968), Ganja & Hess (1973)
Christopher Lee – Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966), The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Anthony Perkins – Psycho (1960), Psycho II (1983)
Vincent Price – The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Witchfinder General (1968)

1970s

The iconic face of Michael Berryman in The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Michael Berryman – The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Deadly Blessings (1981)
Ken Foree – Dawn of the Dead (1978), Halloween (2007)
David Hess – Last House on the Left (1972), Hitch-Hike (1977)
Donald Pleasence – Deathline (1972), Halloween (1978)
Donald Sutherland – Don’t Look Now (1973), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

1980s

Tom Atkins saves the world…again in Halloween III: The Season of the Witch (1982)

Tom Atkins – Halloween III Season of the Witch (1982), Night of the Creeps (1986)
Bruce Campbell – The Evil Dead (1981), The Evil Dead II (1987)
Brad Dourif – Blue Velvet (1986), Child’s Play (1988)
Robert Englund – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
Dick Miller – The Howling (1986), Chopping Mall (1986)

1990s

Tony Todd torments Virginia Madsen in Candyman (1992)

Robert Blake – Lost Highway (1997)
Anthony Hopkins – Silence of the Lambs (1991), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Frederico Luppi – Cronos (1993), The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
Tony Todd – Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman (1992)
Ray Wise – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Dead End (2003)

2000s

Kang-ho Song in The Host (2009)

Tobin Bell – Saw (2004), Buried Alive (2007)
Crispin Glover – Willard (2003), The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Sid Haig – House of 1000 Corpse (2003), The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
Tak Sakaguchi – Versus (2000), Samurai Zombie (2008)
Kang-ho Song – The Host (2006), Thirst (2009)

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