I may be in the minority here (I doubt it though!), but I’ve found that I cannot stop cheering for Brad Dourif in virtually every horror film I’ve seen him in; portraying protagonist, meager victor, or full on antagonist. The man exuberates charisma, and he really offers everything he’s got to every role he tackles. He’s a man who is pasonate about his profeson, which translates into remarkably endearing characters.
Whether it be The Exterminator in Graveyard Shift, the naïve madman Dr. Jonathan Gediman in Alien: Resurrection or good old Sheriff Brackett in Rob Zombie’s Halloween films, I just absolutely have to cheer for this guy. His dedication to his craft seeps through the pores, and I find myself engrossed while watching the man’s work. This is a ma who truly doesn't understand the definition of 'lazy'; for that I issue applause. If there’s any actor that I must cheer for in virtually all genre pieces, it’s you Mr. Dourif.
Note: gourney Weaver was a very, very close second pick
What say you Bidites? Who must you always cheer for?
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Thursday 1/12/2012 at 01:53 PM | 89336
Mr. J. TORRANCE
Thursday 1/12/2012 at 05:17 PM | 89342
Naomi Watts for me. I absolutely love her and wish she'd do more horror.
Thursday 1/12/2012 at 05:59 PM | 89344
I'm surprised you didn't mention Dourif's role as Chucky - can you picture anyone else doing that voice? As for me, I've grown partial to Marc Senter (The Lost, Cabin Fever 2, Red, White, and Blue) as well as the great Tom Atkins, a genre fav of mine.
Thursday 1/12/2012 at 07:09 PM | 89351
I never thought I'd find someone who had the same thought as me on this! Brad Douriff is one of my all time favorites. Bedes that, probably Bill Mosely or Kane Hodder.
Thursday 1/12/2012 at 09:38 PM | 89357
Thursday 1/12/2012 at 09:40 PM | 89358
I would have to say that the actor/actress I always find myself pulling for is Danielle Harris. From her early roles in films like Halloween 4, Halloween 5, and Don't Tell Mom the Babytter's Dead, I always really liked her. She's definitely a gem to the horror genre.
I would also have to recognize Bill Mosely and Corey Haim (RIP!). They are both actors I enjoy quite a bit.
I would say Jamie Lee Curtis, but she hasn't done much horror in awhile, so I had to pass the torch. For her time, she was remarkable!
Thursday 1/12/2012 at 09:55 PM | 89360
I will watch any film with Lance Henriksen.. Even when I know it will be shit! Also "The Great Chinned One" Bruce Campbell. Two horror legends.
Thursday 1/12/2012 at 11:35 PM | 89364
I'd have to say Bill motley and Danielle Harris. I also like Karen Black and Leslie Easterbrook
Friday 1/13/2012 at 12:09 AM | 89366
Ah, yes. How could I ever forget Danielle!
Friday 1/13/2012 at 12:18 AM | 89372
Vincent motherfuckin Price!
Friday 1/13/2012 at 05:56 AM | 89394
@Matt, are you a big fan of the HBO series Deadwood? I am with you that Dourif is amazing and i think the Doc in Deadwood is without a doubt one of his best roles.
Saturday 1/14/2012 at 12:26 AM | 89435