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Top 10 Horror Movie Actors You Won’t Believe What They Look Like In Real Life

Now, if you’re a fan of horror, you will
be familiar with names like Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, even Pinhead,
however, you may not be familiar with the actor under the makeup, or beneath the mask. These actors have played some of the most
iconic horror movie characters in history, yet you may not recognize them if you passed
them in the street. So today on Top 10 Beyond The Screen, I’m
going to be counting down our list of the Top 10 Horror Movie Actors You Won’t Believe
What They Look Like In Real Life. Before we begin though, be sure to stick around
until the end of the video, where I’ll be responding to some of your comments. Let’s jump in. 10 Pale Man – Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 
Written and Directed by the legendary Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth takes place in
the Falangist Spain in 1944, when a bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer
escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. And what a fantasy world it is — housing
some of the most remarkable and terrifying creatures and monsters to ever grace our screens. However, none is as terrifying as the Pale
Man. He is the secondary antagonist of the 2006
Spanish fantasy, and despite only appearing in one scene, he lingered in the minds of
viewers long after the movie finished. Now, the Pale Man was actually played by Doug
Jones, an actor who frequently works with Guillermo and appears in films under heavy
makeup. Though you would never recognize him, he has
also appeared in Hocus Pocus, Hellboy, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and The Shape of
Water/ 9 Leprechaun – Leprechaun (1993)
Leprechaun, although incredibly comical in hindsight, did star one of the most unnerving
horror movie villains in history. Leprechaun, played by Warwick Davis. Now, the film itself follows this evil, sadistic
Leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold. Now, Warwick Davis was perfect for this role,
with the actor standing at just 3ft 5, making him one of the most successful dwarf actors
in all of Hollywood. In no way does he resemble his Irish movie
villain, and props to the make-up department on the film who did a truly incredible job
because that movie monster is just straight up terrifying. Now, outside of Leprechaun, Davis has received
many notable roles, starring in movies such as Harry Potter, The Hitchhiker’s Guide
to the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as Solo: A Star Wars Story. However, for horror movie lovers out there,
he will forever and always be Leprechaun. 8 Bride In Black – Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) 
Insidious: Chapter 2 introduced us to a slew of new and terrifying monsters, but not was
more terrifying than the Bride in Black. The entity that haunts Josh Lambert, played
by Patrick Wilson — often appearing in reflections and mirrors. This entity is truly nightmare inducing, carrying
a candle, and donned in black, with a veil over her head. However, did you know, the Bride in Black
was actually played by Tom Fitzpatrick, yeah, I had no idea either. You would never know, simply because, yeah
he’s a man, but the Bride in Black was so impressively done, that Tom is completely
hidden deep beneath the outfit and makeup. Outside of Insidious, Tom has also appeared
in Real Husbands of Hollywood, Ave 43, American Horror Story and SWAT. 7 Leatherface – Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Like a few of the number on our list, Leatherface is one of the most iconic monsters in horror
movie history. Existing within the Texas ChainSaw franchise,
the original film followed two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their
grandfather’s grave in Texas, but ultimately end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic
psychopaths. The primary antagonist in the movie is Leatherface,
a deformed, inbred man who mutilates his victims in his basement. Now, the man behind Leatherface is Gunnar
Hanson, who played Leatherface in just two of the movies, but in the eyes of viewers,
has always been the one and only Leatherface. Of course, hiding behind a mask, no one ever
quite new what the actor looked like, but thankfully it is nothing like the terrifying
horror villain. Sadly though, on November 7, 2015, Gunnar
Hanson passed away, however, he left behind an everlasting legacy. 6 Michael Myers – Halloween (1978) 
Perhaps one of my favorite horror movies of all time, Halloween created one of the most
terrifying and long lasting horror movie villains in all of cinematic history. Michael Myers. He is the primary antagonist of the Halloween
franchise and, as a six-year-old child, was admitted into a psychiatric hospital for murdering
his older sister, Judith Myers. And, like any classic horror movie, Michael
breaks out of the asylum 15 years later, and, for 23 years, hunts down the rest of his family
to kill them. The man behind the legendary mask was Nick
Castle, an actor who has starred in just 4 works in his career, Halloween, Escape from
New York, The Boy Who Could Fly, and the 2018 Halloween. However, it has been announced that he will
return for Halloween Kills in 2020, and Halloween Ends in 2021. Of course, Nick Castle looks nothing like
Michael, considering Michael wears a mask, specifically a William Shatner mask which
was originally used in the 1975 horror film The Devil’s Rain. The more you know! 5 Freddy Krueger – A Nightmare on Elm Street
(1984) There is no horror movie villain quite as
iconic as Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. He is the monstrous spirit of a slain child
murderer who seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible
for his untimely death. Played by Robert Englund, this became the
most significant role in the actors career, with him going on to star in 8 movies in the
franchise. Now, what made this role significant is, unlike
other horror movies, he became the only actor in history, along with Doug Bradley, to play
the main character in eight horror movies in a row. And, of course, Robert looks a whole lot different
than his evil counterpart, considering Freddy is horribly burned, with rotten teeth, wearing
a sweater that alone can send shivers down your spine. Though Robert doesn’t like anything like
Freddy, he has become so iconic and successful for playing the character that if you passed
him on the street you would definitely know who he is. Outside of the world of horror, he has gone
on to star in a slew of other works such as Urban Legend, Hatchet, Red, and The Moleman
of Belmont Avenue. However, he will always be Freddy in the hearts
of horror lovers. 4 Jason Voorhees – Friday The 13th (1980)
Now, Jason Voorhees has been played by many actors, but the first of the first was Ari
Lehman who appeared as Jason all the way back in 1980, in the very first Friday The 13th,
and the actors second on screen appearance. For those who have never seen the film, it
follows a group of camp counselors who are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant
while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s
drowning. And that child was of course, Jason Voorhees. Who seemingly survived his apparent demise,
and inhabited a crude shelter in the forest, waiting for his mother to find him for over
20 years. Now, it isn’t really until the end of the
first Friday the 13th that we get our first look at Jason Voorhees, because spoiler, Mrs.
Voorhees was the original killer in the first film. Anyway, it is at the end of the movie that
we see a decomposing Jason emerge from the lake and attack one of the survivors. When she awakes in the hospital, she asks
the officers about the boy, apparently there was no sign of any boy. Then the movie ends with one creepy line,
“Then he’s still there.” And that he was. Jason’s first appearance was that of a deformed
boy but has drastically changed over the years. However, nothing will ever be as terrifying
as his initial appearance. When Ari came to the audition for Friday the
13th, he was immediately approved with the words, I quote, “You have the necessary
measurements, we’ll take you.” Ari was only 15 and was 5ft 9 at the time. Now, of course he is completely unrecognizable
in real life, considering his character is terribly deformed and for the most part wears
a mask. But regardless, he is a legend in the world
of horror. 3 Samara – The Ring (2002)
The Ring was released back in 2002, and followed a journalist, played by Naomi Watts, who must
investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the
day after they view it. So spooky. Now, included in that creepy tape, and the
source of all of the death, is Samara. A  demonic child who crawls out of a well
and into your homes through the TV, and literally kills you by scaring you to death. Yeah, she’s spooky, and terrifying to look
at. Well, the real face behind the movie monster
is Daveigh Chase, who looks a whole lot different from her horror movie counterpart, and you
certainly would never guess she played one of the most disturbing, and terrifying horror
movie monsters in cinema. Outside of The Ring franchise, Daveigh has
also appeared in Lilo and Stitch as Lilo, Donnie Darko, Spirited Away, and Big Love. Although it’s not often you find horror
movie actors popping up in a whole load of films, Daveigh has kept a steady and solid
career, and does not seem to be slowing down. 2 Pennywise – IT (2017)
In 2017, we were also taken by surprise when the remake to a popular TV movie was released,
IT. Based on the Stephen King book of the same
now, the film takes place in the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together
to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the
children of Derry, their small Maine town. Now, this shape-shifting entity is known as
Pennywise, and in the 2017 movie he is portrayed by Bill Skarsgard — who, outside of the all
of the clown makeup, is actually a babe. Yeah. Well, I mean he is a Skarsgard, and they of
course have incredible genes — not to mention he was a model at the time, not that type
of actor you would expect to play Pennywise. However, Skarsgard proved he had the acting
chops to pull off the role, and brought a whole new level of intensity to the character,
easily setting apart his version from Tim Curry’s. Also, his dancing, that’s something I will
never forget. I’m honestly still triggered. 1 Valak – The Conjuring (2016)
Valak, though one of the newest horror monsters on our list, has quickly become one of the
most feared since her initial appearance in The Conjuring 2. Valak is of course a demon who appears dressed
as a nun, which in itself is terrifying, considering nuns represent the pure, they represent God,
whereas Valak is evil incarnate. Her eyes are yellow, surrounded by black,
with a cracking face, and striking features. Now, the actress who portrays Valak, Bonnie
Aarons, has none of these features, however, she does have incredibly striking features,
which is why throughout her long career, she’s been able to play incredibly diverse roles. Starring in both horror films and comedies. Aarons has appeared in  Mulholland Drive,
The Princess Diaries, Drag Me to Hell, and The Fighter. Her career has been incredibly successful,
but it was The Conjuring franchise which brought her considerable fame. And honestly, the make-up artists for those
movies deserve the highest praise. Well, there we have it! Do you guys agree with our list? Were there any horror movie actors that we
missed? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in
the comments down below. Before I go though, I just want to respond
to a few comments from one of our last videos, Top 10 Celebrity Theories You Won’t Believe. Josh Harvey said “Glad to see that you are
feeling better Lucy. Or was this recorded before? Either way, cool video, thanks Lucy. Keep it up!” — No, thank you for watching! This was recorded before, I’ve been battling
the flu for the last little while, but I’m on the mend now! Reyna Morgan said “There is the Kurt Cobain
murder conspiracy” — That is very true. Par 2 perhaps? SilverzPlayz said “Is Lucy McPhee related
to Nanny McPhee” — I cannot confirm nor deny that accusation. Plague Does Gaming said “First. Love ya guys!” — We love you! And on that note, if you haven’t already,
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