The likes of Freddy Krueger, Pennywise and Pinhead have terrorized audiences and haunted the dreams of children for years. But underneath such characters’ remarkable masks or makeup jobs, the actors who play them are actually as normal as you or me. Well… if you count dressing up as monstrous killers as “normal,” of course.
20. The Pale Man (Doug Jones)
The 2006 Spanish-Mexican film Pan’s Labyrinth established contortionist Doug Jones as one of the hardest-working men in horror. Not only did he play the iconic Pale Man, but he also portrayed the Faun – both of which parts required five hours of makeup apiece. And Jones had to learn all of his lines in Spanish, too.
19. Pyramid Head (Roberto Campanella)
To recreate the famous video game villain Pyramid Head in live action, the producers of 2006’s Silent Hill turned to choreographer/actor Roberto Campanella. Campanella spent three hours every day getting into the prosthetics and makeup needed to play the monstrous being – and then he did it all again for Silent Hill: Revelation.