child stars

where are they now? children OF horror edition: Part II

Considering the popularity of the first post I wrote about child stars in horror films, I figured it was about time that I wrote up a part II: with more kids who have become more grown-up, Many of them seem to be working jobs that are not even in the movie industry. Today, we look at four more horror kids, with some being more recognizable than others. How many do you recognize?

Zach Galligan:

If you couldn’t already tell from the picture, Galligan is mostly known for the cult classic Gremlins as young-faced Billy. Still acting to this day, at the age of 51, We last saw Zach in Hatchet III as Sheriff Fowler. He’s even working on a movie adaptation of the graphic novel known as: The Chair.

[see Zach Galligan as he looks now]

Daveigh Chase:

Although not a recognizable name at first, Daveigh is actually fairly well known, both as Samantha in Donnie Darko, and Samara in The Ring. Like Danielle Harris in part 1, Chase grew up to be quite the catch; at age 24. So much of a catch in fact – I’d wager a bet that I’m not the only one who would be okay with her crawling out of my TV now-a-days!

[see Daveigh Chase as she looks now]

Andre Gower:

Whether you’ve heard of it or not, The Monster Squad is one of my favorite family-friendly horror films. Basically, being The Goonies of horror films. Sean, played by Andre Gower, the one in the orange shirt is our actor of choice this time around.. Now 41, he has been in a few movies lately, but mainly acts as an acting coach for those starting out in the entertainment industry.

[see Andre Gower as he is now]

Lisa Loring:

I grew up loving The Addams Family [1991] but the real definitive version of the show was the 60’s version of the series, in black and white. With either version of the series though, my favorite character [and first TV crush] was always Wednesday Addams! Loring, who played Wednesday in the 60’s version of the show, is now 57 years old – with two kids! She was last seen in a movie back in 2013.

[see Lisa Loring as she is now]

With four newer child stars, that concludes Part II of “where are they now?” . Now I turn to you, the reader; which of these actors surprised you the most? Or more importantly, would you allow Samara to crawl through your TV? least as she looks now!  If you enjoyed reading this piece, head over to Facebook and click the “like” button on my page. By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post the moment it’s been posted; if that’s not convincing enough, I also share things that will not be featured here on the blog! So, be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with family and friends!


where are they now? children OF horror edition

Whether we like it or not, most of the time, the creepiest monster in a horror movie is a child. Characters like Damien Thorn from The Omen or Gage Creed from Pet Sematary: these kids are terrifying. but if there’s one thing they all have in common, it’s that we haven’t seen them around lately; and if we have, we don’t recognize them anymore – which could be a good or a bad thing. At any rate, let’s look at a couple horror child stars, and see what they’re up to now; after the jump of course.

Danielle Harris:

Starting off with one of my personal favorites, we have Danielle Harris. If you’ve been following warrenisweird for awhile now, you may recognize the name from a few other lists/reviews, Above, we see her as Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. More recently, she’s been in Hatchet II and III as Mary Beth. Seems young Jamie has grown up to be quite the catch, cause she got attractive – really attractive!

[check out Danielle Harris as she looks now]

Daeg Faerch:

Daeg [who should win an award for the coolest name ever] is probably best known as the young Michael in Rob Zombie‘s 2007 re-imagining of Halloween. However, in the case of the film’s sequel, he was replaced for “looking too mature”. shortly after, Faerch began a rapping career which he is currently taking a break from – now, at the age of 19, he has four films slated for release in 2015!

[check out Daeg Faerch as he looks now]

Danny Lloyd:

known to horror fans as the creepy little Danny Torrance in the 1980 film, The Shining, he was actually selected for the role – at the age of 6 no less – because of his “ability to maintain his concentration for an extended period of time”. Now at the age of 42, Lloyd has found himself a new job.. as a professor in Biology at a community college in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

[check out Danny Lloyd as he looks now]

Haley Joel Osment:

At only 10-years-old, Osment was giving us all the creeps opposite Bruce Willis as Cole Sears in one of my more favorite thrillers: The Sixth Sense. Now, at the ripe age of 26, He is still doing movies, particularly Kevin Smith‘s dark comedy Tusk as podcaster Teddy Craft.

[check out Haley Joel Osment as he looks now]

 What weird changes, am I right? Who would have thought that Michael Myers has become a rapper? or that cute little Jamie Lloyd would become really attractive, as my personal favorite last girl none the less, Danielle Harris?

but the real question is which child star surprised you the most? Let me know in a comment or two, or even on Facebook. while you’re over there, why not hit that “like” button? By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post the moment it’s been posted; if that’s not convincing enough, I also share things that will not be featured here on the blog, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same!