Mark Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the iconic Star Wars franchise, but he’s also spent some time in the horror genre. Hamill is a certified pop culture icon, and has been ever since he first played the heroic future Jedi in George Lucas’ original trip to a galaxy far, far away. Hamill has since reprized the role of Luke Skywalker in five follow-ups, including the recently released sequel The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. Abrams.
Not content to be known solely for one project though, Hamill has gone on to a busy career as both an onscreen performer and voice actor. On the vocal side, Hamill is renowned for his work as The Joker on Batman: The Animated Series, and he’s still a go-to choice to voice the Clown Prince of Crime in Batman-related projects today. Hamill is also a pretty regular guest star on TV, appearing on shows like The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, and the History channel period drama Knightfall.
All together, Hamill boasts over 300 film and TV credits to his name, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Still, that’s just a primer, the main topic we’re looking at today is the times Hamill has ventured over to the dark side of films, and let the hate flow through him. Here’s every horror film featuring Mark Hamill.
Mark Hamill’s first horror movie role came in 1990’s Midnight Ride, which cast him as Justin McKay, a hitchhiking serial killer that can’t help but draw comparisons to The Hitcher. When a woman named Lara runs away from her husband after an argument, she becomes Justin’s captive, and is forced to watch as he takes lives. In 1991, Hamill starred in the movie Black Magic Woman, in which he plays an art dealer cursed by a witch after breaking off an affair. His girlfriend in the film is played by Amanda Wyss, better known as Tina in A Nightmare on Elm Street. In 1992, Hamill made a quick but memorable cameo as a small town sheriff in Sleepwalkers, the first Stephen King story written specifically for the big screen.
Hamill got a meatier part in a segment of the John Carpenter-hosted anthology film Body Bags in 1993, in which he plays a baseball player whose career is ended by the loss of his eye in a car accident. Said eye gets replaced via transplant, but it used to belong to a serial killer, and before long possession is on the menu. Hamill worked with Carpenter again on 1995’s Village of the Damned remake (the final film of Christopher Reeve), in which he plays Reverend George, a local man of God who’s forced to shoot himself in the head by Midwich’s evil kids with mind control powers. Hamill went on to star as a grieving detective named Jack Murphy in 1998 sequel Watchers Reborn, and in 2012’s British horror/comedy Airborne, concerning passengers on a plan disappearing mid-flight. Most recently, Hamill took over as the voice of murderous doll Chucky in the 2019 Child’s Play remake.
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