Being a child actor is universally recognized as a tough racket. Being a child actor known for performing in horror films can be even more difficult, because it often leads to type casting and limits the young performer's likelihood to be considered for roles in the best movies being made. What are some of the most famous kids from horror movies up to these days?
A lot of the young actors associated with horror films have gone on to pursue other endeavors or disappeared from Hollywood and resurfaced working in the world of independent horror. Some continue working in film, while others disappear from Hollywood, not unlike the ghosts in their films. People have often wondered what happened to the children from the horror movies of years past. For example, what happened to the child actor in The Shining? Below you'll find child actors from classic 80s horror, as well as more recent scary movies.
The following list features then and now photos of some of the most famous child actors from horror films. It also details what the performers have been up to since the peak of their childhood fame. Scroll on below if you've ever thought about child actors from horror films and wondered, where are they now?