With Ethan Hawke most recently delivering a laudable performance in the terrifying box office hit Sinister, due to hit UK DVD and Blu-ray on 11 February through Momentum Pictures, we decided to take a look back at some other Hollywood notables who made their mark on the genre with style. Aaaaand ACTION!
Danny Glover – Saw (2004)
Perhaps best known as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon films, Danny Glover also has a long history of roles in smaller independent films. So it was perhaps not surprising when he turned up as obsessive Detective Tapp in low-budget horror Saw. Glover shot his scenes in two days, and the film went on to spawn one of the biggest horror franchises of all time.
Kevin Bacon – Friday the 13th (1980)
Famous for more than just Footloose, Kevin Bacon has one of the most memorable horror movie deaths ever in the original Friday the 13th. While filming the Tom Savini-designed scene was uncomfortable, Bacon was pleased with having a classic horror death: “You fuck the girl, you smoke the joint, you’re dead. So that was good.”