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10 Horror Director Cameos You Probably Didn’t Know About

Horror directors get to have all of the fun! Because of the very nature of the type of material these filmmakers are shooting, things can get a little wild, messy and ludicrous, but often times, the general vibe on a horror movie set is predominantly positive. Some directors like to go the extra mile and cameo in their own features. The “Master Of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock was famous for making casual walk on appearances in his movies. For PSYCHO, he opted to cameo as early in the film as possible so as to not distract the audience that had come to expect seeing him pop up in his own films.

The comradery among the “Masters of Horror” directors coming out of the 80’s was something that even fans could feel a part of. So for example, when Clive Barker, Stephen King and Tobe Hooper all share the same scene in Mick Garris’ 1992 cult flick SLEEPWALKERS, it’s hard not to grin from ear to ear. When watching the John Carpenter anthology film BODY BAGS, you can’t help but giggle at the sight of Wes Craven, Sam Raimi or Roger Corman when they briefly show up.

So, because we watch a lot of movies here at, here are a few cameo appearances that famous horror directors have made, mostly uncredited, that you may have completely missed!