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The Best Horror Movie Cameos From Horror Icons, Ranked

List RulesVote up your favorite cameo appearances from horror legends.

Cameos in horror films are always fun, whether they're from the actors who portrayed the best horror icons, the directors of our favorite slashers, or the special effects artists behind all the blood. Even though the scenes may only take up a few minutes of screen time, they can be as shocking and memorable as the rest of the film. Sometimes actors from the original film even show up for seconds in the remake.

Vote up on your favorite cameos by horror icons, and keep your eyes peeled next time you watch these horror films.

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  • Scream follows a group of high school friends who are hunted and taken out one by one by a masked figure known as Ghostface.

    In one scene, paranoid Principal Himbry glances out of the hallway to see the janitor, Fred, mopping the floors dressed in a red-and-green striped sweater and fedora. Fred is played by Scream director Wes Craven, dressed as Freddy Krueger from Craven's other horror classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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  • In Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Laurie Strode has moved away from Haddonfield, IL, to a new home in California, only to be tormented once again by her serial killer/stalker/brother, Michael Myers.

    Janet Leigh, who played Marion Crane in Psycho and is Jamie Lee Curtis's real-life mother, cameos in H20 as the secretary of the school that Strode principals. Leigh's character even drives the same car she did in Psycho.

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    Robert Englund, Tony Todd, And Kane Hodder In 'Wishmaster'

    After a genie with not-so-good intentions is accidentally released, it begins tormenting the person responsible in the 1997 horror film Wishmaster.

    Wishmaster contains several slasher icon cameos, including Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees), and Tony Todd (Candyman). Englund plays an antique collector, Hodder a security guard, and Todd a doorman named Johnny Valentine.

    Special effects guru Tom Savini also has a small cameo.

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  • Wes Craven's 1996 meta-horror slasher Scream is much-loved and totally creepy. A year after her mother's tragic end, Sidney Prescott and her friends find themselves tormented by a masked serial killer called Ghostface.

    Keep an eye out for Linda Blair, best known for her role as Regan in The Exorcist, who cameos as a TV journalist trying to get a quote from Sidney.

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