ByMelissa Thomas, writer at Creators.co
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Whatever happened to the Grady daughters from The Shining or Billy Peltzer from Gremlins? As promised, here is part 2 of the 'Children of Horror: Where Are They Now' series.

Zach Galligan

Galligan then and now
Galligan then and now

Galligan is best known as baby faced Billy Peltzer from the 1984 film Gremlins and it's 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. He has recently been seen in Adam Green's splatter fest, Hatchet III as Sheriff Fowler opposite Danielle Harris, Derek Mears, Caroline Williams and Kane Hodder. Now 51, he is all grown up and still acting. He is currently working on a film called The Chair with wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper based off the graphic novel.

Leonardo DiCaprio

DiCaprio then and now
DiCaprio then and now

Some horror fans may recognize a very young Leonardo DiCaprio as Josh from 1991's Critters 3. He went on to star in one of the biggest blockbusters of not only the '90s but possibly ever, Titanic. He was recently seen in Tarentino's gritty western Django Unchained. Now 40, DiCaprio is a Hollywood mega-star who has been the main focus of films such as the Christopher Nolan hit drama/thriller, Inception and 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street.

Bailee Madison

Madison then and now
Madison then and now

Bailee Madison is best known to horror fans for her role opposite Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce in Guillermo Del Toro's 2010 film, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. She also guest starred on the FEARnet horror-sitcom, Holliston as Adam Green's psycho, underage girlfriend. Now 15-yars-old, Madison is set to star in a brand new Lifetime series, Good Witch, with Catherine Bell and James Denton.

John Franklin

Franklin then and now
Franklin then and now

John is best known to horror fans as cult leader, Isaac Chroner of 1984's Children of the Corn. He suffered from a growth hormone deficiency at a young age which has contributed to his barely 5' stature. Now 55, Franklin is still working in short films and can be found at many different horror conventions. He is currently teaching English at Golden Valley High School in Santa Clarita, California. He had this to say about his decision to become a teacher,

"After the events of 9/11, I saw the shallowness of showbiz and felt a great desire to leave a greater legacy than just being Cousin Itt. Teaching seemed to be a perfect fit for my theatrical talents and to touch many lives."

Courtney Gains

Gains then and now
Gains then and now

"He wants you too, Malachai." We can't have Isaac without Malachai. Courtney Gains was in a host of movies throughout the '80s including Children of the Corn and Back to the Future. He has also been seen on a lot of television shows such as JAG, Charmed and My Name is Earl. He had an uncredited cameo in Rob Zombie's 2007 adaptation of Halloween. Now 49, Gains works as an acting coach and has 7 films due out over 2015 and 2016.

David Dorfman

Dorfman then and now
Dorfman then and now

David Dorfman is known for his creepy roles such as Aidan Keller in The Ring and Jedidiah Hewitt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot. He was admitted to UCLA at the age of 13 where he graduated valedictorian. He graduated from Harvard Law School when he was just 18-years-old. Now 22, Dorfman recently worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee as a law clerk and interned for the anti-terrorism unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston. While in Boston, he conducted research on the Boston Marathon bombings.

Daveigh Chase

Chase then and now
Chase then and now

Daveigh Chase is known as Samantha in Donnie Darko and maybe even more memorable, Samara from The Ring. Now 24, Chase is an actress, singer and voice-actress. She has three non-horror films set for release this year. I'm sure many guys would love to see her crawl out of their televisions now.

Andre Gower

Gower then and now
Gower then and now

Sean of 1987's The Monster Squad is all grown up. Now 41, Andre Gower coaches actors and others entering the entertainment industry.

Corey Feldman

Feldman then and now
Feldman then and now

Corey Feldman was a mega-star in the '80s. What film was he not in? Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me, The Lost Boys and many more. Most horror fans recognize Feldman for his work in 1984 as the first Tommy Jarvis in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Now 43, Corey is an advocate for a number of animal rights organizations. He can be found at many of the conventions around and has continued acting. He has a couple of films due out this year.

Dakota Fanning

Fanning then and now
Fanning then and now

Horror fans probably recognize Dakota from thriller Hide and Seek where she starred opposite Robert De Niro and the remake of War of the Worlds where she starred opposite Tom Cruise. This blonde haired, blue eyed beauty went on to star in many more films such as The Cat in the Hat, The Runaways and the Twilight Saga. Now 21-years-old, Fanning is a college graduate and still very active in Hollywood.

Lisa Loring

Loring then and now
Loring then and now

Known as Wednesday Addams from the 1960's Addams Family sitcom, Lisa Loring is now a 57-year-old mother of two. She was last seen on film in 2013.

Butch Patrick

Patrick then and now
Patrick then and now

Munsters fans know him as the adorably creepy Eddie Munster. Butch Patrick was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2011. Now 61, Patrick is still fighting his battle with cancer, actively touring the convention circuit and is filming a movie titled Bite School.

Lisa and Louise Burns

Lisa and Louise now
Lisa and Louise now

The Burns twins A.K.A. the Grady daughters A.K.A. the creepy twins from Stanley Kubrik's 1980 horror film The Shining have ditched the matching blue dresses for a more sophisticated look. The Shining was the only film these lovely ladies have done. Now 47, Lisa and Louise share a Twitter account and a Facebook page. Lisa has a solo Twitter account also. They both maintain a fairly normal life and keep a pretty low profile. Recently, Louise has said that Lisa is the twin on the left and she is on the right, siting that it is "all in the chin."

Brian Andrews

Andrews then and now
Andrews then and now

His first role may have been on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, but horror fans know Brian Andrews as little Tommy Doyle from John Carpenter's 1978 slasher masterpiece, Halloween. Andrews took a break from acting in 1987 but returned to the screen in the 2014 film Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead. He has a new film titled Sky Harbor due out later this year.

This concludes Part 2 of the 'Children of Horror: Where Are They Now?' series. Did I forget someone you are curious about? Let me know below and I will include them in the next installment. Part 3 coming soon. Did you miss part 1? You can find it here:

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