Can you match these Western stars to the right spooky roles?

Which TV cowboys starred in these horror movies and creepy shows?

It's not uncommon for actors to take all kinds of odd acting jobs early in their careers. For performers starting out in the Fifties and Sixties, that meant appearing in some pretty strange and spooky pictures. A few films hold up just as well as when they were first released while others are remembered more for what they did wrong than what they did right.

Here are 12 actors famous for their roles in TV Westerns. Can you guess who appeared in these frightening films and terrifying TV shows?

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  1. Which Bonanza actor donned the fur and fangs for this Fifties horror film?
  2. Which future TV cowboy starred in this campy horror favorite?
  3. Which Big Valley star appeared alongside Vincent Price in this creepy classic?
  4. Do you know who battled giant insects in this creature feature?
  5. Which Western actor played the sheriff in this iconic Hitchcock film?
  6. Whose very first screen role was a small part in this monster sequel?
  7. Who played the vampire villain in this TV episode?
  8. Do you know which Gunsmoke star fought oversized rodents in this kooky flick?
  9. Who starred in this nightmarish William Castle film?
  10. Who played a sinister cemetery director in this movie?
  11. Who appeared in this short-lived Eighties series?
  12. Which Maverick star created an evil serum in this Fifties thriller?

Can you match these Western stars to the right spooky roles?

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133 Comments

durham1 4 months ago
hard test didn`t watch a single one
Bricat2001 4 months ago
ugh i didnt do too well :/ also for number 7, i thought the vampire singer was meat loaf when i first saw that episode.
AllisonWunderland 4 months ago
6/12…Ah-ha 🤗 Did a little better this time
Titustwolife 4 months ago
4/12😮‍💨
Gary Clarke from The Virginian was in How to Make a Monster and the riveting Strike Me Deadly
Wendy57 4 months ago
5/12
Pretty horrific score. I guessed on all but #1.
Karellen 4 months ago
8/12 Oh, well. Besides James Arness, Fess Parker was also in Them. Read a story years ago that Walt Disney was watching Them to see if Arness would be a good choice to play Davy Crockett. When Fess Parker came on the screen (so the story goes) Walt said "That's Davy Crockett!"
Bapa1 Karellen 4 months ago
Disney was going to offer the role to Arness, but Arness was getting ready to sign with CBS to do Gunsmoke. Disney remembered Parker, went back to see the film a second time, and hired him.
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