Horror Features

See the Cast of ‘The Shining’ Then and Now
In 1980, visionary director Stanley Kubrick released 'The Shining,' a psychological horror film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. 'The Shining' follows writer Jack Torrance as he takes his family up to an isolated hotel to work on completing his novel. While there, his son discove…
See the Cast of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Then and Now
When 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' hit theaters in 1974, it sent a wave of panic and terror through audiences, who believed, as the film suggested, that what they were watching was a depiction of events as they actually took place. The film itself was merely somewhat inspired by serial killer Ed Ge…
See the Cast of ‘The Monster Squad’ Then and Now
Long before he wrote 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' and 'Iron Man 3,' Shane Black helped write the script for the 1987 horror-comedy 'The Monster Squad' -- which was released the same year as Black's first big film, 'Lethal Weapon.' Co-written with director Fred Dekker, 'The Monster Squad' finds a group of k…
See the Cast of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Then and Now
When 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' first hit American theaters in 1975, it didn't perform very well at the box office, save for one Los Angeles theater. The subversive camp-horror musical film -- based on Richard O'Brien's original stage show -- became a cult classic when a theater in New York Cit…
See the Cast of ‘Near Dark’ Then and Now
Forget 'Twilight' -- the 1987 film 'Near Dark' is leaps and bounds a better vampire film with a romantic twist. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the Western-flavored film followed a young man in a small Midwestern town who gets mixed up with a group of vampire drifters when one of them, a beautiful woma…
See the Cast of the ‘Friday the 13th’ Series Then and Now
The first 'Friday the 13th' film was released in 1980 and introduced the world to Jason Voorhees. 'Friday the 13th' spawned nine sequels, a remake, and a crossover film with 'Nightmare on Elm Street' boogeyman Freddy Krueger. 33 years since the release of the horror classic, we take a look back at s…
See the Cast of ‘Ghost’ Then and Now
Released in 1990, 'Ghost' starred Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat, a man who dies as a result of a mugging gone awry, but his love for his fiance allows him to remain on Earth as a ghost. With the help of a psychic, Sam tries to avenge his death and reconnect with his fiance to resolve lingering issues …
See the Cast of ‘Hocus Pocus’ Then and Now
Released in 1993, Disney's horror comedy 'Hocus Pocus' wasn't well-received, though it eventually became a cult Halloween classic. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy play a trio of ancient witch sisters who are accidentally resurrected by a teen boy and his sister. The witches won'…

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