Thursday, December 04, 2008

Coincidence? Dismissed as chance...

Watching "Kath & Kim" with Marisa tonight, I noticed one of the cast members is named "Day," which is the last name of the titular characters.

Which reminds me of two of the stranger character/cast coincidences in horror movies.

One of the more infamous co-stars (for her nude scene) in the "Friday the 13th" series is an actress named Debi Sue Voorhees — the same last name as the killer.

She was a victim in "Part V: A New Beginning," and has admitted one of the things that caught the filmmakers' eyes was her last name.

(Speaking of coincidences, IMDB trivia points out she went on to become a copy editor...)

But that's not the only last name match game in horror history.

One of the victims in the original "Halloween" was played by Nancy Loomis (born Nancy Kyes).

That actress, who played Annie Brackett, daughter of the sheriff, shared a name with the ostensible hero of the film, the mad Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers' psychiatrist.

(She is now a sculptress — not an editor — according to the IMDB.)

Know any "Nightmare on Elm Street" coincidences for the horror hat trick?