What's better than popping in a scary movie with a bowl of popcorn next to you? When the main character is easy on the eyes, of course. Somehow horror movies are 10x better when you have Freddie Prinze Jr. attempting to cover up a crime in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) or Jeff Goldblum dealing with a science experiment gone wrong in The Fly (1986). Ahead, we rounded up the hottest men in horror movies of all time. You're welcome.
Brad Pitt in Interview With the Vampire (1994)
Hottest vampire ever (sorry, R-Pattz. Also, Twilight isn’t a horror movie).
Tom Cruise in Interview With the Vampire (1994)
Lestat, the original vampire who made Brad Pitt’s Louis into a blood-loving hottie.
Kevin Bacon in Flatliners (1990)
Kevin plays a medical student who tries to find out what comes after death by conducting near-death experiments. What more could go wrong? (Also, hi, Kiefer Sutherland—don’t worry, he’s in this later).
Vin Diesel in Pitch Black (2000)
Is there anything hotter than a bad boy who can see in the dark?
Justin Long in Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Meet Darry, a college student who drives home for spring break and, of course, doesn’t make it home in one piece. Nope. Not even close.
Al Santos in Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Al plays your typical jock who encounters the Creeper with his teammates and a group of cheerleaders. Things don’t end well for Dante, but at least his pretty face survives (sort of).
Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Keanu plays a rookie solicitor who’s engaged to Winona Ryder, who unfortunately looks like Count Dracula’s dead wife. Don’t worry, it works out for everyone in the end (unless your name is Dracula).
Jared Leto in Urban Legend (1998)
You’d think that Paul the student journalist would debunk all the urban legends within the first five minutes of the film…
Paul Walker in Joy Ride (2001)
Paul stars as university student Lewis Thomas, who learns the hard way why pranking someone named Rusty Nail is a bad idea.
Jay Hernandez in Hostel (2006)
Here is Jay in one of the few shots of the film where he isn’t bloody or missing any fingers.
Sebastian Stan in The Covenant (2006)
Reasons to watch The Covenant: (1) hot men with special powers, (2) Sebastian Stan, and (3) the next two slides.
Chace Crawford in The Covenant (2006)
See? Also, these hot men with special powers have some fun indoor pool scenes...
Taylor Kitsch in The Covenant (2006)
...And shower scenes. Here is Taylor about to take a shower and slowly morph into Tim Riggins (probably).
Ryan Reynolds in The Amityville Horror (2005)
It’s unclear if the real-life George Lutz had glistening abs while he and his family tried to fight off the scary shit that went down in their new home. Ryan’s version has a six-pack, and it’s one of the best parts about this remake.
Morris Chestnut in The Cave (2005)
For a super-hot survival expert, Morris has a pretty vanilla name, Top. Perhaps it’s referring to where he prefers to be during sexy times?
Daniel Dae Kim in The Cave (2005)
Top’s fellow explorer also happens to be a really good cameraman. You can trust him in dark places.
Laurence Fishburne in Event Horizon (1997)
A black hole, a missing crew, space, and the good looks and intelligence of one Captain Miller — what more could you want in a sci-fi horror movie?
Chad Michael Murray in House of Wax (2005)
Wouldn’t you trust this pretty face with your life while trying to escape a creepy town full of creepy wax sculptures and a pair of crazy brothers?
Josh Hartnett in The Faculty (1998)
Who could forget Josh in The Faculty, a film about what happens when you don’t do your homework. JK: the teachers are controlled by aliens and Zeke (Josh) and his friends try to save the day. Zeke is also repeating senior year so yeah, there’s a lot going on.
Usher in The Faculty (1998)
Oh, that's right, Usher's in this too. Hi, Usher.
Devon Sawa in Final Destination (2000)
Just like how you can’t escape or cheat death in the Final Destination movies, the world can never escape Devon’s baby blues.
Bill Pullman in The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987)
Right after this, Bill's character gets buried alive in blood, only to discover it’s a bad dream. Or is it? (Honestly, doesn’t matter. Look. At. Him.)
George Clooney in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
~Hot vampire killer/fugitive alert~.
Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys (1987)
Long before the Cullens in Twilight, another gang of vampires ruled the world (OK fine, just the beach town of Santa Clara, California). Here is that gang’s leader.
Jason Patric in The Lost Boys (1987)
And here is that gang’s conquest Michael Emerson, who must decide who has more fun: vampires or humans.
Kurt Russell in The Thing (1982)
It’s hard not to fall in love with a helicopter pilot named MacReady. He has a sexy beard and fights aliens in the dead of winter. Your body will never be MacReady.
Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (1986)
This film confirms (1) scientists can be really hot, (2) vintage Jeff Goldblum is bae, and (3) it’s totally fine to be attracted to someone who is half human, half fly.
Johnny Depp in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
It really is too bad that Johnny and his smooth skin get swallowed alive by his bed (aka Freddy Krueger).
Taye Diggs in House on Haunted Hill (1999)
This 1999 remake of the 1959 classic is basically Big Brother in a haunted house. Taye Diggs is the most attractive contestant.
Skeet Ulrich in Scream (1996)
Never trust a pretty face with greasy, hot bangs.
Timothy Olyphant in Scream 2 (1997)
And never trust a guy named Mickey, no matter how nice his eyes are.
Patrick Dempsey in Scream 3 (2000)
Before he was McDreamy, he was McScreamy (but not really because he’s actually a nice detective in Scream 3).
Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko (2001)
You know who’s hot? Donnie. You know who’s not? Frank the rabbit.
Idris Elba in Prom Night (2008)
Leave it to a hot detective named Winn to save you and your high school friends on prom night (of all nights) from a killer who happens to be your former teacher.
Freddie Prinze Jr. in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Basically every girl in the '90s was jealous of Julie’s (Jennifer Love Hewitt) relationship with Ray, right?
Ryan Phillippe in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Or maybe everyone wanted to date Barry and his insane six-pack.
Mekhi Phifer in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
The sequel was not as good as the first film, but at least we all got to look at Mekhi Phifer for a good chunk before he took that deadly trip to the hotel kitchen.
Jesse Williams in The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Always here for woke bae kicking ass and looking H-O-T, even if it’s inside a scary cabin controlled by a group of sickos who believe in The Ancient Ones (LOL).
Chris Hemsworth in The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Forever thankful to the person who decided Chris Hemsworth should have a lake scene before succumbing to his eventual fate with the camo force shield.
Matt Bomer in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
If you don’t like watching Leatherhead do horrible (I mean horrible) things to good people like Matt Bomer’s character, this movie is not for you.
Gong Yoo in Train to Busan (2016)
For an intense two hours packed with hungry zombies on a train, it's nice to have this face to look at, even though he's first introduced as a workaholic who is so busy he buys the same birthday present for his daughter every year.
Paul Rudd in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Officially, Paul is credited in this sixth Halloween movie as "Paul Stephen Rudd." That's pretty hot.
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (2017)
Rose should have given him those keys.
Kit Harington in Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
It's weird that Jon Snow doesn't have any facial hair here, right? That, and a giant sword.
Eric Balfour in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Eric plays Kemper, who dies a horrible, horrible death at the hands of Leatherface. But before that deadly meeting, Kemper looked like this.
Jared Padalecki in Friday the 13th (2009)
This reboot finds Dean from Gilmore Girls on the run from the man behind the scariest mask of all time. At least Dean's biceps look nice.
Jason Momoa in Debug (2014)
It's fine if you've never heard of this movie. Just know he plays an AI who causes trouble aboard a spaceship.
Bruce Greenwood in Gerald's Game (2017)
You know what's not scary about Gerald's Game? Bruce Greenwood's six-pack, which are prominently featured before his character, Gerald, dies of a heart attack during a kinky sex game.
Bill Skarsgard in It (2017)
For the purpose of not scaring you with a clown, I have included a regular photo of Bill sans Pennywise makeup. But serious talk, Bill's hot.
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