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Horror Films With The Best Appearances From Metal And Hard Rock Icons 

Christopher Shultz
Updated May 9, 2019 2.3k votes 312 voters 11.8k views 16 items

List Rules Vote up the horror films with the dopest roles from metal and rock legends.

Horror and several luminaries from metal and rock music share an affinity for the dark, the strange, and the disturbing. Given that there are numerous musicians who act, it's no surprise that several icons of metal and rock have made horror movie cameos, from Alice Cooper to Rob Zombie. Some metal musicians even have leading roles in films, like Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who wrote and starred in Strangeland.

For a more complete view of rock baddies in film, peruse this terrifying collection of metal musicians in movies.

Freddy's Dead: The Final... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Horror Films With The Best Appearances From Metal And Hard Rock Icons
Photo:  New Line Cinema

Actors: Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold, Robert Englund, + more

Released: 1991

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

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Trick or Treat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Horror Films With The Best Appearances From Metal And Hard Rock Icons
Photo:  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group

Actors: Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Doug Savant, Marc Price, Tony Fields, + more

Released: 1986

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

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Strangeland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Horror Films With The Best Appearances From Metal And Hard Rock Icons
Photo:  Raucous Releasing/Artisan Entertainment Behaviour Communications

Actors: Amy Smart, Linda Cardellini, Dee Snider, Robert Englund, Elizabeth Peña, + more

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Pieplow

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Lemmy Is President In 'Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 1'
Return to Nuke 'Em High ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Horror Films With The Best Appearances From Metal And Hard Rock Icons
Photo:  Anchor Bay Films/Freestyle Releasing

Actors: Ian Fraser Kilmister, Lloyd Kaufman, Clay von Carlowitz, Jeff Lasky, Catherine Corcoran, + more

Released: 2013

Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman

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