Let’s face it—we’ve all taken on jobs we’re ashamed of
in our time, and in this global capitalist hell we’re in, few CVs are free from
a handful of ignominious “I was young and needed the paycheque” gigs (or not so
young, but needed to keep the lights on—you get the picture).
Of course actors are no different from the rest of us
(despite what a few misguided John Lennon singalongs on Instagram might make you
think), and many stars have a handful of duds hidden in the bottom of their resumes which they’d
rather were never unearthed.
Some stars go so far as to disown their early roles,
particularly in horror flicks, a genre where critics often default to calling films thoughtless
and trashy before even giving them a chance.
With that in mind, this is a compilation of a dozen instances
where much loved stars completely disowned the horror flicks they appeared in years
after the cheque had cleared—some for good reason, and some solely so they
wouldn’t be laughed out of later auditions.