Actors and actresses often fall into a genre - comedies, action movies, kids' movies, tear-jerkers and... Horror movies! Appearing in a horror movie isn't the easiest of roles. Firstly there's usually a lot of make-up and/or prosthetics, plus these actors and actresses have to incarnate some really evil characters!
Here are 12 horror film stars who made our blood run cold... How many would you have recognized without their scary make-up?
1. Tim Curry played Pennywise in It
2. Takako Fuki was Kayako in The Grudge
3. Daveigh Chase was Samara in the American version of The Ring
4. Ari Lehman played Jason in Friday the 13th
5. Dane Farwell was Ghostface in Scream
6. Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies
7. Tom Fitzpatrick was the Bride in Black in Insidious: Chapter 2
8. Yuya Ozeki played Toshio in The Grudge
9. Bonnie Aarons played Valak in The Conjuring 2
10. Doug Jones was the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth
11. Linda Blair played Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist
12. Gunnar Hansen was Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre