While the Star wars the saga is generally a light intergalactic fairy tale, the series has a lot of scary moments: the chilling vision of Luke’s Force in The Empire Strikes Back, Anakin slaughtering a room full of children in Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader’s lightsaber illuminating a hallway at the end of Thief one.
From Ewan McGregor’s sequel to The brilliant to Christopher Lee’s legendary story from the classics of Hammer Horror, the cast of Star wars have appeared in a few simple horror movies outside of a galaxy far, far away.
ten Harrison Ford – What Lies Below (2000)
After tackling time travel in Back to the future and 20th century American history in Forrest Gump, director Robert Zemeckis embarked on supernatural horror in the 2000s What is below.
Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, stars alongside Michelle Pfeiffer as a married couple who realizes their house is haunted. The beauty of Zemeckis’ film is that the ghosts in the house are just a metaphor for the couple’s marriage fractures.
9 Ewan McGregor – Doctor Sleep (2019)
As if the pressure to adapt Stephen King’s work wasn’t immense enough, the Doctor Sleep Also serves as a sequel to the widely acclaimed Stanley Kubrick film version The brilliant.
Against all odds, Jewel of Horror 2019 manages to succeed on both fronts, meeting King and Kubrick’s opposing visions halfway on the Torrance tragedy. Ewan McGregor plays an adult Danny Torrance struggling with a cult targeting children who have “the shine.”
8 Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Peter Cushing, known to Star wars fans like Grand Moff Tarkin, and Christopher Lee, known for Star wars fans like Count Dooku, were both horror movie legends long before they traveled to a galaxy far, far away. One of the many Hammer Horror classics starring Cushing and Lee was the star of 1957. Frankenstein’s Curse, which is part of the studio’s UK reinvention of the Universal Monsters series.
Directed by Terence Fisher, one of Hammer’s essential filmmakers, Frankenstein’s Curse stars the menacing Cushing as Victor Frankenstein and the imposing Lee as “the creature”. With bright red blood, this film is widely considered to be the first mainstream horror film with true representations of gore.
7 Carrie Fisher – The ‘Burbs (1989)
that of Joe Dante The ‘Burbs is a hilarious satire of eccentric commuters through the lens of horror comedy. Tom Hanks stars as a workaholic husband and father who spends his week off at home.
He might notice murders and paranormal activity in his neighborhood – or he might just be dangerously bored. Carrie Fisher gives an excellent round of support as Hanks’ wife.
6 Alec Guinness – Silent Witness (1995)
Alec Guinness, better known as Ben Kenobi, gave a subversively sinister performance in the 1995s Mute witness like “The Reaper,” the unscrupulous snuff financier. The film follows an American makeup artist working on a horrific slasher movie in Moscow. After witnessing a murder on the set of a snuff movie, she is targeted by the infamous henchmen of The Reaper.
Mute witness is a gruesome and twisted crime story akin to the Coen brothers’ debut feature film Simple Blood, with the minimalist genre sensations of John Carpenter Halloween.
5 Joel Edgerton – He Comes at Night (2017)
Younger version of Uncle Owen Joel Edgerton gave a stunning performance in Trey Edward Shults’ ‘High Horror’ Jewel It comes at night. He plays a husband and father trying to protect his family during the outbreak of a mysterious plague. When another family shows up looking for shelter, he is not sure he can trust them.
This movie has the themes of a zombie movie – mistrust, social collapse, survival instinct, etc. – but without the standard flesh eater. What the audience doesn’t see is much more frightening than what they see.
4 Natalie Portman – Black Swan (2010)
Darren Aronofsky swept the Oscars with his poignant psychological thriller Black Swan. After tackling wrestling, the quintessence of low art, in his previous film Wrestler, Aronofsky tackled the quintessence of great art: ballet.
Five years after her last performance as PadmÃ© Amidala, Natalie Portman won the Oscar for Best Actress for her powerful performance as a disturbed ballerina haunted by a lookalike in Black Swan.
3 Laura Dern – Blue Velvet (1986)
Laura Dern joined the Star wars universe as Vice Admiral Holdo in The Last Jedi. Throughout his decades-long career, Dern has worked with renowned filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Greta Gerwig, Peter Bogdanovich – and, on several occasions, David Lynch.
She played the supporting role of Sandy in Blue velvet, the haunting pinnacle of Lynch’s surreal vision of the Americana. Sandy represents the safe and secure suburb Jeffrey leaves behind when he is dragged into the underworld led by Dennis Hopper’s Frank Booth, one of the most sadistic and horrific villains in movie history.
2 Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing – Dracula (1958)
One year after the redesign of Universal Frankenstein film aimed at British audiences, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing reunited with director Terence Fisher to continue their gritty and bloody reimagining of the Universal Monsters classics with a new take on Dracula.
the years 1958 Dracula is a lavish take on Gothic horror and one of the most visually appealing adaptations of the Bram Stoker classic. It was the first of many Hammer Horror films starring Lee as Count Dracula and Peter Cushing as his nemesis, Van Helsing.
1 Max Von Sydow – The Exorcist (1973)
The biggest and most iconic horror film starring a Star wars the actor is William Friedkin The Exorcist. Decades before Max von Sydow played a cameo role in the opening scene of the force awakens as Lor San Tekka, a fearless resident of Jakku who stands up to Kylo Ren, he starred in The Exorcist like Father Lankester Merrin.
The film follows a worried mother who hires two priests to exorcise her 12-year-old daughter’s demon. The hype surrounding the film’s sheer sense of dread made it a cultural phenomenon and, at the time, the highest-grossing horror film ever made.
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