Academy Alumni Scare Up Chills in Halloween Favorites

It's the time of the year when things go bump in the night. Academy alumni can be seen giving audiences goosebumps in these Halloween favorites.

In the 2019 adaptation of Stephen King's sprawling horror epic IT, alumna Jessica Chastain must face the evil clown Pennywise and confront some dark secrets from her own past by returning to her hometown of Derry as the grown-up Beverly Marsh.
 
Jessica Chastain (1998) in IT: Chapter 2

The beloved classic sitcom Bewitched featured a trio of alumni with Elizabeth Montgomery as married witch Samantha, trying to live a "normal" life without using her powers, Agnes Morehead as Samantha's meddling sorceress mother Endora and Marion Lane as bumbling Aunt Clara, who was posthumously awarded an Emmy for the role.
 
(L-R) Elizabeth Montgomery (1953), Agnes Morehead (1929) and Marion Lane (1940) in Bewitched

Alumnus Paul Rudd faced down the unstoppable Michael Myers and lived to tell the tale in the 1995 film Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Rumor has it that his character Tommy Doyle might make an appearance in future installments of the franchise.
 
Paul Rudd (1991) in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Battling the undead is the family business for alumna Kelly Overton as Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of the legendary vampire hunter, in the 2019 television series Van Helsing.
 
Kelly Overton (1999) in Van Helsing
 
Alumnus Danny Devito took the character of Gotham City villain The Penguin from cartoonish to terrifying in the 1992 film Batman Returns. His role was a big reason why the film went on to be nominated for Best Makeup at that year's Academy Awards.
 
Danny Devito (1966) in Batman Returns

The Addams Family might be plenty creepy and kooky already, but past student Elizabeth Wilson added that extra touch of evil as Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss in the 1991 film adaptation of the classic television series.
 
Past student Elizabeth Wilson in The Addams Family 

Past student Alex Pettyfer is Beastly in the 2011 film that puts an updated twist on the classic Beauty & The Beast fairy tale. Portraying arrogant rich kid Kyle Kingson, Pettyfer is cursed with finding love in spite of his twisted appearance and mending his ways.
 
Past student Alex Pettyfer in Beastly
 
The original Scream effectively rewrote the rules for slasher films by playing right along with them. Past student Matthew Lillard brings his signature wit and energy to his unforgettable role as Stu Macher.
 
Past student Matthew Lilllard in Scream
 
Alumna Sarah Paulson has faced down every manner of fright throughout Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story anthology series - from demonic possession and extraterrestrial abduction in Season 2's "Asylum" to leading a pack of stylish witches in Season 3's "Coven" to portraying conjoined twins in Season 4's "Freak Show" and more. 
 
Sarah Paulson (1993) in the American Horror Story anthology series

M. Night Shyamalan's 2004 film The Village features past students Michael Pitt and Adrien Brody in a tale of a 19-century town which is plagued by what appears to be vicious monsters. 
 
Past students Michael Pitt (left) and Adrien Brody (right) in The Village
 
Starring alongside Melissa Joan-Hart and Caroline Rhea in the beloved 1996 series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, alumna Beth Broderick starred as Sabrina's aunt Zelda Spellman, helping the young witch use her powers responsibly. And, of course, chasing after Salem the cat.
 
Beth Broderick (1977) in the original television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Alumnus Frank Morgan wore many hats - sometimes literally - in the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Appearing as Professor Marvel, the Emerald City Doorman and the all-powerful Oz himself, Morgan was able to make audiences both laugh and quake in their boots. 
 
Frank Morgan (1914) in The Wizard of Oz

Alumna Casey Labow appears in the culminating chapters of the epic Twilight film series as Kate, a member of the Denali coven with the power to control electricity.
 
Casey Labow (2007) in Twllight: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 & 2
 
It truly is a "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" for alumnus Adam Scott in the 2019 reboot of the classic Twilight Zone series. His PTSD-addled journalist begins to believe that a podcast predicts disaster for him and everyone else aboard his flight.
 
Adam Scott (1993) in "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" from The Twilight Zone