Where are Hollywood's monsters now?
Published: 30 Oct 2015
Halloween wouldn’t be complete without hiding behind a pillow while you watch a scary movie. We take a look at where some of those Hollywood monsters are today.
ROBERT ENGLUND AKA Freddy Kruger
Freddy Kruger really is the stuff of nightmares – literally, he used to kill people in their dreams thus also ending their lives in real life. Over the course of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Robert Englund made Kruger a household name. After that, Englund continued with the horror genre and nowadays you can catch him on web series Fear Clinic.
LINDA BLAIR AKA Regan from The Exorcist
Linda Blair’s portrayal of possessed teenager Regan gained her an Academy Award nomination. In later years, she starred in a number of movies and made appearances on TV. It seemed she then turned her back on the showbiz world to concentrate on her first love – animals. In 2004 she set up a foundation for abandoned animals and is an active animal rights campaigner.
MIKO HUGHES AKA Gage Credd from Pet Sematary
Miko appeared in numerous television shows and films as a child, but his roles as Gage from Pet Sematary and Dylan from New Nightmare made him a star in the horror genre. He also gained recognition for his roles in Mercury Rising and Apollo 13. According to IMDB he is still acting and other sources suggest he also works as a DJ.
GUNNAR HANSEN AKA Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre
He never intended to be an actor so it’s no surprise really that despite the major success of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and appearing in several other films, Gunnar took a decade-long break from Hollywood in 1977 and turned his attention to writing. Over the years he has published non-fiction books and poetry.