When it comes to the horror genre, it’s rare to see an actor or actress pack on or lose a boatload of weight for a role. The genre isn’t one of the most respected in the business, so you don’t see performers risking their health in order to captivate with accurate portrayals of existing individuals who make look a little leaner, or heftier than the performers themselves actually are.
In fact, it’s so astoundingly rare to see the major transformation for a horror film that it was nearly impossible to compile even a five-performer list for an article of this nature, and every single movie on this list can be called a thriller just as easily as a horror piece. But make no mistake, these are extremely dark pictures that have a home in the collections of most horror fans, for a good reason.
You can go ahead and get into our list of five actors who lost, or gained, an astonishing amount of weight, all just to leave viewers terrified… which they successfully accomplished!