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Popular Horror Movie Actors Who Secretly Hate Horror Films

There are a number of actors whom we know for their roles in horror movies. Some actors started their acting careers through a hit horror film, while others just stayed with the genre throughout their career. The actors from this genre have created some of the scariest scenes on the set. And you might assume that all of these actors might just love the genre. But it might come as a surprise that some of the famous horror movie actors do not like the genre at all. They secretly hate horror films. 

Toni Collette

Toni Collette Horror Movie actors
Toni Collette

One of the most recognizable horror movie actors of this generation, Toni Collette has starred in The Sixth Sense, Hereditary, and Krampus. However, the actress doesn’t enjoy watching horror as much as she likes to act in it. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor revealed that she cannot watch horror movies because it scares her to the core. She only acts in these movies because it soothes her to know the reality of the making of horror films.

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee Actor
Christopher Lee

Yes, the actor who is known for acting in horror classics like Horror of Dracula and the Curse of Frankenstein. His career and horror films went together but the actor himself does not like modern horror films as much. In his interview with CNN in 2009, he revealed that he doesn’t like the amount of violence and mutilation in recent horror films. He said that these films can be impactful in a negative way. 

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt Horror Movie Actors
Emily Blunt

Another actor we spotted in one of the scariest horror films of the time, A Quiet Place, is scared of the genre. The actor, Emily Blunt, who acted in the spine-chilling movie with monsters and maneating creatures, is scared of the horror genre. The actor has revealed that she cannot watch a film that is remotely scary. She never thought she would act in one till A Quiet Place.

Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya

Even after winning awards for his performance in horror movies, Daniel Kaluuya, himself has not been a fan of watching the genre, When he was auditioning for his famous work, Get Out, the director gave him a number of horror films to watch for research purposes. Kaluuya did not watch any of them as they did not suit his taste. The actor said that he couldn’t get totally involved in the stories because he keeps remembering they’re fiction. 

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis

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Making her debut through a horror movie, Halloween, made Jamie Lee Curtis popular among directors of the Horror genre. She starred in films like Prom Night, Terror Train, and The Fog. Recently, new movies being added to the Halloween franchise and she has been re-casted for her popular role of Laurie Strode. But the actress revealed that she is not a fan of the genre. The simplest of ideas like Jafar turning into a dragon with red eyes scare her. 

Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.