Horror movies have been terrifying audiences for decades. From Bela Lugosi’s terrifying turn as Dracula way back in the early 1930s, right up to Mark Steger as the terrifying Demogorgon in Netflix’s Stranger Things, we simply can’t get enough of being scared out of skins! But what about the actors and actresses behind some of the most iconic villains and victims of Hollywood horror movies and TV shows? Are they just as scary in real life? Let’s find out …

Sofia Boutella – The Mummy

2017 was supposed to be Universal Studios’ launch of its ‘Dark Universe’ – an interconnected series of movies starring some of Universal’s classic monsters such as Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and the Invisible Man. Unfortunately, The Mummy put the brakes on that after being commercially panned and flopping at the box office. One good thing about The Mummy was its villain, played by Kingsman: The Secret Service star, Sofia Boutella. She certainly looks different out of her costume!

Bill Skarsgard – IT

One of 2017’s biggest hits, IT reintroduced audiences to the terrifying Pennywise the Clown, a hideous, shape-shifting monster who lives in the sewers below a sleepy New England town who kidnaps and kills children. Bill Skarsgard, who played Pennywise, is almost unrecognizable as the monster without his trademark makeup and red hair.