Tracey Bregman, Michael Graziadei, Kassie Depaiva in Slasher Films
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Soap opera actors in scary movies.
At Soaps.com we’re celebrating Halloween month, and what better way than to search out slasher and horror movies featuring soap opera stars past and present for some chilling October viewing.
Happy Birthday to Me
The Young and the Restless star, Tracey Bregman, played Amy Thomerson in the 1981 horror film, Happy Birthday to Me, which surrounds a young woman named Virginia, whose snobby friends from Crawford Academy began to go missing years after horrible events that occurred on one of her childhood birthdays.
Evil Dead II
Soap veteran Kassie DePaiva, known for her role as Blair on One Life to Live and now Eve on Days of our Lives, appeared in the 1987 follow-up to Evil Dead. She played Bobby Joe in the flick, Evil Dead II, which had a group holed-up in a cabin while under siege by flesh-possessing demons.
The Young and Restless alum Michael Graziadei, who played Daniel Romalotti on the soap opera, appeared as Darren in the 2009 horror-thriller Boogeyman II, which told the terrifying story of a young woman with a life-long fear of the Boogeyman, who checks into a mental health facility to confront her demons.
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) got in on the horror genre in 1995 playing the role of Amanda Porter in the third installment of the Children of the Corn series, in which two brothers connected to the murderous children’s cult in Nebraska were taken to Chicago by a couple who adopted them.
We Are Still Here
Soap actress Barbara Crampton, who appeared on Days as Trista Evans Bradford in the 80s, and later Guiding Light as Mindy Lewis, The Bold and the Beautiful as Maggie Forrester Warwick, and The Young and Restless as Leanna Love, starred in the 2015 horror film, We Are Still Here, as Anne Sacchetti. The spooky plot involved a lonely old house in New England that awakens once every thirty years and demands a sacrifice.
Jeepers Creepers II
Bold and Beautiful’s former Thomas Forrester, Drew Tyler Bell, played Jonny Young in Jeepers Creepers II, which starred Y&R alum, Ray Wise (Ian Ward) as Jack Taggart Sr. In the sequel to Jeepers Creepers, a basketball team’s bus is attacked by The Creeper, a winged, flesh-eating terror, as he wraps up his 23-day feeding frenzy.
Friday the 13th
Numerous soap opera actors have appeared in the Friday the 13th series of horror movies, which surround the hockey-masked attacker, Jason Voorhees, who began his reign of terror at Camp Crystal Lake in the 1980 original film, which featured Kevin Bacon (Tim Werner, Guiding Light) as Jack. In later sequels, Days of our Lives alum, Renee Jones (Lexi Carver) played Sissy in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, Staci Greason, also a Days alum (Isabella Black), appeared as Jane in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, soap vet Scott Reeves, who played Y&R’s Ryan McNeil and GH’s Steve Webber, appeared in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan as Sean Robertson, and soap alum Peter Barton (Scott Grainger, Y&R/B&B; Eddie Connor, Sunset Beach) was Doug in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.