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The 15 Best Scream Kings In Horror Movies
Mark Patton
Mark Patton came to horror prominence when he was cast as Jesse Walsh in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge,” the sequel to Wes Craven's 1984 slasher. Even though the sequel got Patton blackballed, the film has since been reclaimed by the LGBTQ+ community with many queer fans claiming Jesse as their first memory of on-screen representation.
Rory Culkin
Rory Culkin made his first on-screen appearance when he was just four years old in the 1993 horror film “The Good Son.” He finally got his big break in M. Night Shyamalan's “Signs” and continued starring in movies like the highly anticipated “Scream 4,” as well as “Intruders” and the controversial “Lord Of Chaos.”
Thomas Jane
Thomas Jane is known in the horror community as a scream king who specializes in Stephen King-adapted movies like “Dreamcatcher” and “The Mist.” But he is also far from a one-trick pony, and has appeared in a wide variety of horror movies like “Into the Grizzly Maze,” “The Predator,” and Mike Flanagan's supernatural tearjerker “Before I Wake.”
Kyle Gallner
Kyle Gallner is perhaps best known for his role in the neo-noir series "Veronica Mars," but he's racked up an impressive resume in the horror genre as well. He has starred in the cult favorite, "Jennifer's Body,” and has likely cemented his status as a scream king after appearing in two of 2022’s highest-grossing horror movies, “Scream” and “Smile.”
Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin's legacy as a scream king was sealed when he played Charley Brewster in “Friday Night” and Pat in Jeremy Saulnier's devastating horror film "Green Room.” He was also signed on to star as the titular villain in a series adaptation of Stephen King's "Mr. Mercedes" when he died in a tragic accident in 2016.