Whether or not Baz Luhrmann’s newest film Elvis, is of interest, there is one thing you can’t deny. Austin Butler is going to take Hollywood by storm. His performance in that movie is absolutely incredible. What you may not realize is that Austin Butler actually has several horror films under his belt. I decided it would be fun to give them a watch and put together this list.
Surprisingly I hadn’t actually seen any of these films so it was a fun little marathon to have! Some real surprises here for me as well!
- The Dead Don’t Die– “In a small peaceful town, zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the town. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead.” The Dead Don’t Die was probably my favorite on this list. I put off watching it because I’m not typically a fan of horror comedy. However, the super dry humor really won me over and the cast is absolutely incredible. My rating: 3.5/5
- Yoga Hosers– “Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.” Yoga Hosers is another film that I put off because of my general dislike of comedy. I’m actually super disappointed that I slept on this one for so long because it has food horror in it which is one of my all-time favorite sub-genres of horror. I recognize that this one won’t be for everyone, but I laughed so hard at it. My rating: 4/5
- The Intruders– “After the traumatic loss of her mother, a teenage girl tries to uncover the dark secrets behind her new home, in spite of her father’s disbelief.” The Intruders is probably the weakest entry on this list but is still absolutely watchable. It feels more like a made-for-tv movie than an actual horror film. That being said, Austin Butler’s performance is still super solid making it a fun watch. My rating: 2.5/5
Also worth noting that Austin Butler appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as one of Charles Manson’s followers, Tex. It’s a pretty eerie performance from him. Science fiction fans will be excited to know that he will be in Dune: Part 2 as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen!
Elvis is out in theaters now! Be sure to check out some of my other horror movie lists on the site! Let me know in the comments below what other lists you’d like me to create!