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The True Stories Of How Famous Horror Icons Got Their Start

Updated February 12, 2021 78.9k views12 items
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It's difficult to imagine a horror icon's first acting job, but they all had to start somewhere, just like any other famed actor. The same goes for the directors and writers who work so hard to make people squirm in their beds late at night. Although some made student films or even adult films, like Wes Craven, none came straight out of the gate with masterpieces. Dues must be paid.

Stephen King tossed out his breakthrough debut novel and Rob Zombie worked behind the scenes on a children's show. While their paths all differed, the outcome was the same - indelible work in the genre and their names etched in the annals of horror.