Published Oct 09, 2015Horror movies have a pretty good track record of scaring actors into the mainstream consciousness. Check, for instance, how Jamie Lee Curtis skyrocketed out of John Carpenter's Halloween series, not to mention The Fog, towards a long and illustrious career. She's come full circle this fall as one of the stars of TV show Scream Queens. There are plenty of other examples of big ticket names having got their start in the slasher game, and a new supercut is showing the likes of Kevin Bacon and Johnny Depp getting mangled by movie killers.
Down below, you'll find a selection of death scenes assembled by Films Against Humanity featuring a host of then soon-to-be celebrities. It all kicks off with the classic arrow-through-the-neck scene from the first Friday the 13th movie, a Tom Savini special in which teen camp counselor Kevin Bacon truly learns the dangers of smoking bed.
Elsewhere, we've got another bedroom bloodbath from A Nightmare on Elm Street that basically liquefies a young Johnny Depp, while arguably the most intense scene of the supercut is the garden clippers canoeing catastrophe from The Burning that sidelines character actor/filmmaker Fisher Stevens (The Cove). (Unfortunately, this scene from The Burning does not feature future Seinfeld star Jason Alexander, who also appears in the film.)
Other stars getting into the horror business early on in their careers include Julianne Moore, George Clooney, Mickey Rourke and Crispin Glover.
While it may be considered double-dipping for the purposes of the supercut, not to mention the fact that she doesn't actually get killed in the flick, Patricia Arquette made her big screen debut in 1987's A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors.
A few '90s-minded options would be Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun, or the one-two punch of Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger in 1994's truly terrible Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.
Though you can check out the celebrity death supercut below, try digging around on Netflix or go thrift store diving for a few other vintage horror flicks. You never know who you might find getting hacked to bits.