How Starring in Horror Flicks Got These Celebs Famous

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'AHS' psycho Evan Peters poses for Tyler Shields.
When the idea of starring in a B-List horror film comes to mind, you don’t instantaneously associate it with world wide fame.

For stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, and Leo DiCaprio however, horror flicks had quite a lot to do with getting them to where they are now.

Alright, maybe it’s going a little too far to say that if you act in a thrasher film you’ll become one of the all time Hollywood greats.

But, it is a little spooky (in the best way possible) when you take look back and realize how many stars got their first gigs through screaming bloody murder – pun intended – and battling off evil villains.

Although it may not be the most glamorous way to come in the business it certainly worked like a charm for a handful of our favorite celebs – and, hey you’ve got to start somewhere, right?

So whether or not we chalk it up to coincidence or just the logical first step to success in the business, it’s safe to say that these actors and actresses have one terrifying genre to thank for getting them up on the silver screen.

Click through the gallery to see which scary movies helped shoot Drew Barrymore,Renee Zellweger, and even Brad Pittinto stardom.