Beautiful and lethal: 10 “horror” actresses who have taken away your sleep.
Horror movies are not for everyone. There are cold-blooded fans, who attend impassive, sometimes even amused, scenes of torture, exorcisms and brutal murders; others, on the contrary, can’t even look at the posters of the film, without feeling a chill climb up the spine. What is it that attracts or scares us so much?
Horror brings out the most hidden fears because it brings the unknown to the stage… The mystery, whatever it is that we do not understand and is beyond our control.
Demonic possession, the existence of terrible monsters, bloodthirsty vampires and zombies, the neuroses that make the common man become an unscrupulous assassin are the favorite subjects of the public: you can’t unsee, but then we cover our eyes with our hands, in a mixture of attraction and repulsion.
Whether you are a lover of the genre or avoid it the same way you avoid the flu during the summer holidays, this gallery is for you anyway!
The protagonists of some of the most terrifying horror films are, in fact, very beautiful: they have become your worst nightmares, but after seeing them without screen tricks you will change your mind because… They are a dream! The photo gallery starts on the next page:
10) Kyra Collins from The Sixth Sense – Mischa Barton
Little Cole can see her, all the others do not. “The Sixth Sense” represents one of the pillars in the history of horror films and the great Mischa Barton plays the disturbing ghost of Kyra Collins. Cole sees her for the first time in her room: pale and emaciated, the ghost girl, evidently ill, needs the help of the protagonist to unveil a terrible secret… In fact it will be discovered that Kyra died poisoned by her stepmother, affected by Munchhausen syndrome.
Shocking on the screen and charming in reality. The actresses you are about to see have operated a RADICAL CHANGE on themselves and have become UNRECOGNISABLE…
9) Emily Rose from Emily Rose’s Exorcism – Jennifer Carpenter
Jennifer Carpenter made her big screen debut in 2005 with an incredible rendition of the demonic student in “Emily Rose’s Exorcism”. Disturbing and obscure, the film is based on the testimony of Father Richard Moore, a priest accused of inciting Emily, 19, to her death. The priest, who dealt with the “illness” of the girl says: “I do not worry about my reputation, what matters to me is telling the story of Emily Rose.”
Voices from the ultra-tomb, distorted and creepy visions, twisted limbs and unexplained events, all the fundamental elements in a horror movie on the verge of metaphysics. For this role, actress Jennifer Carpenter only received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Saturn Awards in 2005, the Most Terrifying Performance Award and a nomination for Best Performance at the MTV Movie Awards in 2006. The true fame, however, came thanks to her role of police officer Debra Morgan in the television series Dexter.
8) Lilith Sullivan of Case 39 – Jodelle Ferland
Lily hides within herself a powerful demon that subjugates the will of those around her and causes them to do a whole series of horrible things. The young Canadian actress Jodelle Ferland is very good at confusing the viewer who, convinced of the innocence of the little girl, can not believe her own eyes when she sees her come out unscathed from the fire that was supposed to kill her.
7) Esther in The Orphan – Isabelle Fuhrman
The film deals with a couple who, after the trauma of an abortion, decides to adopt a third child. A generous decision that will cost the serenity of the whole family: parents are in fact immediately in tune with Esther, a “different” girl, lonely, painting lover. With the arrival of the orphan to the house, the nightmare begins. At the end the hard truth is revealed: it is not the habitual possession of the devil, but… The moral of the film seems to be: not all the orphans are girls.
6) Abby from Let Me In – Chloë Grace Moretz
She has recently moved in the city of Los Alamos, New Mexico, comes out only at night, walks barefoot and is always hungry. Her name is Abby and, in addition to being a vampire, is one of the protagonists of the American version of the Swedish film “Let me in”, based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Chloë Grace Moretz has in fact performed in several successful films, including “Dark Shadows”, “Kick Ass”, “Hugo Cabret” and more …
5) Lily in V / H / S – Hannah Fierman
V/H/S is a tribute to lovers of old video tapes. And with the typical blue screen of these “old artifacts” begins this adventure of shivering. The film is made up of six episodes: the story thread refers to a group of vandals who are hired by a mysterious client to steal a video in a mansion. The other 5 short films are the same videotapes that the characters have to see to find what is there. The creepiest is Hannah Fierman, who in the second episode, titled Night of Beginners, becomes by surprise a harpy, a horribly winged and bloodthirsty monster.
4) Jennifer Check in Jennifer’s Body – Megan Fox
Who else could’ve played the most desirable girl in the school who is also possessed by the devil and feeds on unprepared suitors, if not the magnificent Megan Fox? Among the guys, there is not one who has not seen this movie, even those who do not appreciate the horror genre. I wonder why…
3) Kayako Saeki in Ju-on: The Grudge – Takako Fuji
Kayako has no mercy and leaves no way out. This character has its origin in the Japanese folklore: in fact she is an onryō, aka the type of ghost, mainly feminine, that returns to the Earth to look for its revenge.
2) Samara Morgan from The Ring – Daveigh Chase
In 2002, no one wanted to watch video tapes or answer the phone anymore, terrified of hearing the famous and malignant words: “In seven days …”. With this performance, Daveigh Chase, unrecognisable in the role of the disturbing Samara, became famous and also won the Best Villain award at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards.
1) Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist – Linda Blair
Regan McNeil does not need to be introduced. The film that starred in The Exorcist (winner of 2 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globe), 1973, is, and always will be, one of the most famous and appreciated horror movies in film history. Less well known is the life of the leading actress, Linda Blair: only 14 years old plays the scary role of Regan, and hence has specialised in roles of troubled girls, alcoholics or victims of violence.
From 1977 she disappeared from the show business due to drug problems.
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