FACES BEHIND THE HORROR VILLAINS

The actors that play these horror movie villains are gorgeous in real life

Even if you’re not a fan of the horror genre, chances are you’ve heard of Freddy Krueger, but would you recognize actor Robert Englund if you passed him in the street? Englund played the iconic villain for the first time in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and went on to reprise the role a whopping seven times, making his final bow as the scarred serial killer in 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason. Englund might be a legend in horror circles, but he isn’t anywhere near as famous as the Krueger character. It’s a problem that the actors behind many horror movie villains have to live with — you give your all to a role, and yet nobody ever sees your face.

Whether the evildoer is some kind of creature/demon/alien, or simply an utterly deplorable human being doing terrible things, the audience is often not supposed to view these characters as people. Elaborate costumes and makeup certainly help us with that, though we still can’t help but wonder what’s going on underneath all that latex and face paint. What do the actors behind these horrific characters actually look like?

Englund isn’t a bad looking guy (He’s certainly a lot easier on the eye than old Freddy), but there’s a handful of horror movie actors that really don’t look like they should be playing the villain. See for yourself.

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