Can you recognize classic TV stars in horror movies?

See if you can recognize your favorite actors playing against type!


Image: The Everett Collection

They made you laugh… and they made some scream. These actors showed their range (and their willingness to take any job) in scary flicks. They left behind their sitcoms, dramas and Westerns to face giant spiders or become slashers.

Let's see if you can recognize these beloved TV stars in lesser-known horror roles!

  1. He was inserted into the American version of the original Godzilla movie, 1956's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. But you know him best as…?
     Image: Toho
  2. He played against type as a crazed hunter in 1974's Savages.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  3. His breakout role was as the werewolf in 1957's I Was a Teenage Werewolf. He would later star in which two series?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  4. You can spot of star of which sitcom in this still from 1984's Dreamscape?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  5. Take a close look at this 1961 poster for Bloodlust! (1961). Which TV dad can you spot?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  6. He played the sheriff in 1975's The Giant Spider Invasion. You know him best as…?
     Image: Group 1 International Distribution / Synergy Entertainment
  7. She also faced the massive arachnid in The Giant Spider Invasion. You know and love her as…?
     Image: Group 1 International Distribution / Synergy Entertainment
  8. Which Star Trek icon starred in 1975's The Devil's Rain?
     Image: Bryanston Distributing / Severin Films
  9. Speaking of that movie, he transformed into the Satanic demon in The Devil's Rain. You know him as the star of which sitcom?
     Image: Bryanston Distributing / Severin Films
  10. Recognize the poor fellow here in Pet Sematary (1989)? He played which iconic character?
     Image: The Everett Collection
  11. It's not "horror" per se, but it does feature ghosts! Who is this fellow in Ray Parker Jr.'s music video for "Ghostbusters"?
     Image: Sony
  12. This cowboy icon made one of his earliest appearances as a pilot in Tarantula! (1955). He starred on which Western?
  13. Speaking of Westerns, which iconic cowboy was the killer in the 1979 slasher flick Tourist Trap?
     Image: Compass International Pictures / Wizard Entertainment 

Can you recognize classic TV stars in horror movies?

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GregLemieux 44 months ago
13/13. Good thing I remembered who was in a lot of those movies, because some of the pictures were no help at all.
Filmnoirfan 44 months ago
11/13 - anything involving Godzilla or Perry Mason in my wheelhouse; Star Trek not so much
trogg888 44 months ago
missed della and the rifleman and i thought id seen every b movie in that era but obviously not
grains01 44 months ago
Too bad I don’t care for westerns otherwise I could have gotten 100%
BobD 44 months ago
11/13. A couple of WAG's, but easier than I thought it would be.
jimmyvici 44 months ago
12/ I guessed at some of those. Lucky
Kane0161 44 months ago
This was so much fun,what memories! Still a fan of the giant monster flicks from the '50s, saw "Godzilla,King of the Monsters" as a wide eyed five year old. No one could convince me that scene where he's stomping thru that railyard and the people are fleeing from that behemoth wasn't real! And because it was filmed in B/W made the movie even more eerie and terrifying. I had nightmares for awhile after seeing it but absolutely loved it!
trogg888 Kane0161 44 months ago
that movie still holds up
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