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Film Nut asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 9 years ago

What are some horror movies that have academy award winners in them?

Besides silence of the lams and the shinning?


this is for a horror movie trivia contest. So think about more obscure films.

Update 2:

@dobberx haha. I didn't notice that. my bad, i never check what I type.

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  • 9 years ago
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    here's some that I had forgotten originally

    Nightmare on Elm Street with nominee Johnny Depp

    Carrie with winner Sissy Spacek and nominees John Travolta, Piper Laurie, and Amy Irving

    The Fury with nominees Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Charles Durning. and Amy Irving

    Sisters with nominee Charles Durning

    Dressed To Kill with winner Michael Caine

    Phantom of the Paradise with winner Paul Williams (he won his Oscar for best original song though)


    Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

    Bette Davis along with nominees Karen Black and Burgess Meredith in Burnt Offerings

    Joan Crawford in Strait-Jacket and I Saw What You Did

    Ruth Gordon along with nominees John Cassavetes, Ralph Bellamy in Rosemary's Baby

    Ellen Burstyn along with nominees Max von Sydow and Lee J, Cobb in The Exorcist

    Gregory Peck along with nominee Lee Remick in The Omen

    Charlton Heston in In The Mouth of Madness

    Kathy Bates along with nominess James Caan, Lauren Bacall, and Richard Farnsworth in Misery

    Nicole Kidman in The Others

    Christian Bale and Reese Witherspoon along with nominee Chloe Sevigny in American Psycho

    George C. Scott and Melvyn Douglas in The Changeling

    Al Pacino and Charlize Theron in The Devil's Advocate

    Robert De Niro along with nominee Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart

    Roman Polanski and Melvyn Douglas along with nominee Isabelle Adjani in The Tenant (Polanski acts in this film but won his Oscar for directing)

    Roman Polanski in The Fearless Vampire Killers (again Polanski acts in this film but won his Oscar for directing)

    Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey along with nominee Brad Pitt in Seven

    Rod Steiger in Amityville Horror

    Timothy Hutton along with nominee Johnny Depp in Secret Window

    Geena Davis along with nominee Jeff Goldblum in The Fly

    Geena Davis along with nominees Winona Ryder and Alec Baldwin in Beetlejuice

    Anthony Hopkins along with nominee Winona Ryder in Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Robert de Niro along with nominees Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, and John Cleese in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Basil Rathbone in Tales of Terror, Comedy of Terrors, Son of Frankenstein and a bunch of others

    Martin Landau playing Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood

    Christopher Walken in The Prophecy

    Christopher Walken and Jose Ferrer along with nominees Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith, Chris Sarandon, Sylvia Miles and Arthur Kennedy in The Sentinel

    Christopher Walken along with nominees Johnny Depp and Miranda Richardson in Sleepy Hollow

    George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino along with nominees Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, and Salma Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn (Tarantino acts in this but won the Oscar for best screenplay)

    Quentin Tarantino along with nominee Josh Brolin in Planet Terror (again Tarantino acts in this but won for a screenplay)

    Cloris Leachman along with nominees Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, and Teri Garr in Young Frankenstein

    Tom Hanks along with nominee Bruce Dern in The 'Burbs

    Woody Allen along with nominees John Malkovich and Lily Tomlin (Woody Allen won his Oscars for best screenplay and best director)

    Susan Sarandon in Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Dianne Wiest in The Lost Boys

    Jack Nicholson in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and The Terror

    Jack Nicholson, Cher, and Susan Sarandon along with nominees Susan Sarandon, Michelle Preiffer, and Richard Jenkins in Witches of Eastwick

    Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in Brothers Grimm


    Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh in Psycho

    Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann in Hour of the Wolf

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, and Ian Holm in Alien

    Deborah Kerr in The Innocents

    John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire

    Willem Dafoe in Antichrist

    Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion

    Isabelle Adjani in Possession and Nosferatu the Vampyr

    Johnny Depp and Frank Langella in Ninth Gate

    Johnny Depp and Ian Holm in From Hell

    Samuel L. Jackson in 1408

    Laurence Fishburn in Event Horizon

    James Woods in Videodrome

    Naomi Watts in The Ring

    Chris Sarandon in Fright Night plus as the voice of Jack Skellington in Nightmare Before Christmas

    Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Bill Murray in Zombieland

    Bill Murray in The Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, and Dan Akroyd in Ghostbusters

    Dennis Hopper in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    Gene Wilder in Haunted Honeymoon

    Kevin McCarthy in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers plus he has a cameo in the 1978 remake of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers which also features nominee Jeff Goldblum

    Kevin McCarthy in The Howling

    Griffin Dunne in An American Werewolf in London

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  • The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis?

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  • 9 years ago

    "the shinning".

    I remember that one. It's about that short demon who likes to kick people in the shins.

    How about Frankenstein 1994. Robert Deniro

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