The Horror Honeys: Friday Favorites: Unsung Horror Characters

Friday Favorites: Unsung Horror Characters


No arguments here, Timothy Olyphant. No arguments here.
Often times in horror films, there will be a performance so flashy, so exceptionally unusual, so memorable, that people talk about it for years (Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker's Dracula, Willem Defoe in... anything.) But occasionally those performances will overshadow a more nuanced or subtle, but just as remarkable, performance from a skilled actor in the same film. Other times a movie may get overlooked altogether and as a result, audiences miss an awesome actor in a fantastic role. So this week, the Horror Honeys have compiled a list of their favorite under-appreciated performances from horror films! Even if you've seen the movie, watch it again and pay attention to the co-stars. If you haven't seen the movie at all, now is the time to check it out!

Do you have a favorite unappreciated horror performance or actor? Let us know on Twitter, using #underappreciatedhorror!


Head Honey Kat ~ Tom Waits as Renfield in Bram Stoker's Dracula


Revenge Honey Linnie ~ Timothy Olyphant as Nick in A Perfect Getaway


Sci-Honey Katie ~ Brad Douriff as The Gemini Killer in The Exorcist III


Hardcover Honey Jocelyn ~ Melissa George as Jess in Triangle



Supernatural Honey Suzanne ~ Richard Jenkins as The Father in Let Me In



Gamer Honey Kaley ~ Nathan Baesel as Leslie Vernon in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon


Slasher Honey Chassity ~ Macaulay Culkin as Henry in The Good Son


Zombie Honey BellaDonnie Wahlberg as the perpetually shaving detective in Dead Silence


Horror TV Honey Jennica ~ Gabriele Lavia as Robert Barrett in Beyond the Door