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19 Horror Movie Actors Who Deserved Oscar Nominations

The leaves have turned brown and the pumpkins have adorned our town. Don’t let the festive spirits down as the weekend is still around! It’s the perfect time to grab some popcorn, huddle with all of your friends, and get prepared to scream your head off at some of the scariest movies out there.

However, with so many options available, sorting through horror movies and finding one that would assuredly be good, can be a tedious task. Also, if you are a horror fanatic, you may have seen all the popular ones. But if you dig performance more over the story, we’ve got you a list of 19 of the best horror movie performances that 100% deserved Oscar Nominations. Check out the list below:


1. Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Thomas in Us (2019)

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2. Michael Keaton as Betelgeuse in Beetlejuice (1988)

Also see: Halloween: Underrated Horror Movies To Give You Nightmares

3. Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in the Alien franchise


4. Tony Todd as Candyman in Candyman (1992)

5. Bryce Dallas Howard as Ivy Elizabeth Walker in The Village (2004)

6. Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise

7. Florence Pugh as Dani Ardor in Midsommar (2019)

8. Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in the Halloween franchise

9. Cillian Murphy as Jim in 28 Days Later (2008)

10. Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990)

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11. Naomi Watts as Rachel Keller in The Ring (2002)


12. Samara Weaving as Grace Le Domas in Ready or Not (2019)

13. R. Lee Ermey as Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

14. Tilda Swinton as Madame Blanc/Mother Helena Markos/Dr. Josef Klemperer in Suspiria (2018)

15. Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West in Re-Animator (1985)

16. Heather Langenkamp as herself/Nancy in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

17. Anya Taylor-Joy as Thomasin in The Witch (2015)

18. Linda Blair as Reagan MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973)

19. Toni Colette as Annie Graham in Hereditary (2018)



These movies are sure to leave you and your friends scared by the end of the night. Tell us about your favorite Halloween flick in the comment box below

Also See: 10 Family Films to Watch for Halloween


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