Top 5 Secondary Characters
Oh, the things I could make a list of. Top 5 slashers, Top 5 fims of the 80′s, the list goes on and on. I couldn’t live with myself if I did something that easy for my first list, so instead I present you…
Blake’s Top Five Horror Movie Secondary Characters
5. Dr. Loomis
Halloween (1978) is my favorite horror movie of all time, hands down. Micheal Myers and Laurie Strode really take the lead, but Donald Pleasance’s Dr. Loomis ran the entire series, sans III, with great intensity. He gets my vote for best bad ass doctor.
4. Margaret White
Where would Sissy Spacek be without Carrie (1976)? Ok, so maybe it’s not her career peak, but what else do horror fans remember her for? On the other hand, we have Piper Laurie’s Academy Award nominated, sex hating, church loving Margaret White. Carrie’s mother was a bit on the strict side (I hope everyone can read my sarcasm), but she did clue us in to something. They’re all gonna laugh at you.
3. Jack Burrel
Kevin Bacon. What a name. What a career. He’s made some cinema history. Good thing Sean S. Cunningham decided to stab him through a bunk in 1980′s Friday The 13th.
2. Jud Crandall
Imagine yourself in Maine, in 1989. You might be looking for the best lobster roll in the state, but I’m keeping my eyes peeled for the crazy zombie cat from Pet Sematary. Dale Midkiff stars in this one, but Miko Hughes stole the show as Gage. None the less, horror fans couldn’t help but recognize Jud Crandall. I love “The Munsters”, and old Herman himself (Fred Gwynne) nailed this part.
And the moment you’ve all been waiting for, my very opinionated, slightly biased number 1 secondary character OF ALL TIME……………….
1. Jame Gumb
Silence of the Lambs (1991) is one of the greatest films in existence, in any genre. Hannibal Lecter still gives me the creeps, but not as much as Jame Gumb, played by Ted Levine. If his performance, doesn’t freak you out a little, you may need to see a shrink.
Well, there you have it, folks. If you disagree with this list, feel free to let me know. I have no problem telling you why you’re wrong. I’m just kidding, of course. I’d love to hear some feedback, so comment or message me!
Regina Hall as Brenda in Scary Movie. Don’t judge me, you know it’s funny.