Hooray for Horrorwood!

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We all know that horror has been largely marginalised by the Oscars, with only a small handful of films ever making ‘Best Picture’ nomination. However, Hollywood has done slightly better with honouring some of our favourite horror stars on the walk of fame. We took a look at some of the horror icons who have received this honour.

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Boris Karloff, most notable for his portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster, actually has two stars – at 1737 Vine Street for motion pictures, and 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for television

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Man of a Thousand Faces Lon Chaney has a star on the walk of fame. The man who innovated horror makeup has also appeared on US postage stamps.

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Iconic Dracula star Bela Lugosi’s star was the inspiration for “Celluloid Heroes”, a song performed by The Kinks and written by their lead vocalist and principal songwriter, Ray Davies.

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Perhaps the greatest voice in horror, Vincent Price has two stars – for both film and television

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Basil Rathbone perfected playing villains. Although his career spanned many genres, notable horror performances include Son of Frankenstein, The Mad Doctor and Tales of Terror

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Halloween scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis has a star at the South side of the 6600 block of Hollywood Boulevard

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Iconic makeup artist Rick Baker received the 2485th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012

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