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What These Notable Horror Villains Look Like Without Their Makeup 

Erin McCann
Updated May 14, 2020 78.2k votes 14.5k voters 967.2k views 17 items

List Rules Vote up the actors who look the least like their villainous counterparts.

Some famous horror actors are only known to the public by the face they wear on screen. Whether they're hiding behind a hockey mask like Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th fame, or caked in grotesque makeup like The Exorcist's Linda Blair, horror actors in makeup look completely different out of character – and that's a good thing since some of their horror movie counterparts are downright scary looking.

These pictures of horror actors in and out of makeup go all the way back to the 1920's and include some of your favorite movie villains. Amazingly, these characters' creepy looks were all created without the use of CGI. With makeup, prosthetics, or a freaky William Shatner mask, these horror villains are all real. This list of actors all had to sit in makeup chairs for hours as artists painstakingly applied their costume day after day.

Here's a look at the real faces who lie beneath some of the most terrifying horror villains

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Pumpkinhead/Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Pumpkinhead/Tom Woodruff... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What These Notable Horror Villains Look Like Without Their Makeup
Photo:  MGM/UA/HBO
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Jonathan Breck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What These Notable Horror Villains Look Like Without Their Makeup
Photo:  United Artists/NBC
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