ByKhalil Wright, writer at
"Saturday, March 24th, 1984. Shermer High School. Shermer, Illinois. 60062."
Khalil Wright

Every celebrity has to start from somewhere right? Horror movies have proven over and over, as time has passed, that not only can they scare you out of your mind, but they have also started careers for some of the most talented actors in Hollywood. Here we're going to take a look at the franchises that have done this the most.

5. The Scream Franchise / Careers Started - 2 (sort of)

Now you might be wondering why I didn't include Courtney Cox as one of the mega stars that appeared in Scream, but as we all know, Friends was already out. Which means that she was already well known in the entertainment world. As for the other two, Neve Campbell and David Arquette, they also had some sort of experience in Hollywood as well. But Scream is what really got the ball rolling for both of these celebrities.

4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise / Careers Started - 2

Not only is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise one of the first of its kind, but it also helped to introduce the mega careers of Renee Zellweger and Mathew McConaughey. Even though this particular sequel isn't one of the best, it still pushed both stars further into the spotlight, causing them to win several awards and to be nominated for even more as their careers continued.

3. A Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise / Careers Started - 2 / 1/2

Other than being one of the greatest horror movie franchises of all time, it also managed to help launch the careers of some of Hollywood's finest, the first being obvious, Johnny Depp. Then there are the other two, Patricia Arquette and Laurence Fishburne (sort of). All of which have gone on to become Hollywood royalty.

2. The Friday The 13th Franchise / Career Starters - 5

Another legendary franchise, that has not only achieved an enormous amount of success over the last 30+ years but has also managed to start the careers for some of Hollywood's finest talent. Ranging from Corey Feldman and Crispin Glover, to Kevin Bacon and Kelly Hu. It also launched a career for one of horror's greatest make-up effects artist, Tom Savini!

1. The Halloween Franchise / Careers Started - 6

As for this mega horror series, not only did Jamie Lee Curtis obviously start from within the original classic, but so did LL cool J (his first movie role), Josh Hartnett, Paul Rudd, Michelle Williams, and Danielle Harris start here as well. Everyone mentioned here has gone on to have a tremendous amount of success in the movie and television world, thanks to being stalked and stabbed by horror's finest, Michael Myers.

That makes it for my list of Career Starting Horror Movie Franchises. Thanks to these franchises and more, we have some of Hollywood's most legendary stars and we will get more as they keep making sequels to these awesome movies!

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