Horror Films That Scare Even the Cast of True Blood

November 2, 2010 by  

What Frightens the Stars of True Blood?

True Blood's Sam Trammell & Rutina Wesley

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, True Blood‘s Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, and Kristin Bauer van Straten admitted what scares them.  For Trammell (Sam Merlotte), it’s movies like “Paranormal”:

“Something like Paranormal I haven’t even seen the end of… That kind of thing is really scary so I watch it in pieces. I love Dario Argento. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is still horrifying to me because it’s so faux-documentary, it’s so scrappy, it’s horrifying.”

Wesley’s all-time scary movies are Arachnophobia, Friday the 13th, and Psycho.  Besides her fear of spiders, she also admitted to being afraid on set with wolves:

“It was scary being on set with some of the animals.  They were gentle as can be but just the fact that you’re on with hybrid wolves is a little scary.”

Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood's Pam)

What does van Straten consider scary?  Apparently, putting it all out there while acting, and potentially looking silly in the process.  She describes her feelings the day she filmed the fight scene with Stephen Moyer (Vampire Bill):

“When I had the fight scene with Stephen Moyer [Bill] I really just had to go for it and snarl and make guttural sounds that felt so ridiculous.  Every time they said cut, I said, ‘Really? Do I look ridiculous?’ That was the scariest day. Stephen helped me through it.”

Also interviewed were Katie Featherston & Micah Sloat (Paranormal Activity 2), Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), and Jackson Rathbone (Twilight).

No matter what creeps these stars out, the fact that they make it through the trials and tribulations of filming such a challenging show (or movie), with grace and aplomb, earns them major points in our book.

What do you find scary?  Share your thoughts with us!

Source: hollywoodreporter.com – “Paranormal Activity”, “True Blood” Stars Reveal Their Favorite Scary Flicks

(Photo credits: Warner Bros. Television Entertainment/Daniel Marty, kristinbauer.com)

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  • I know it’s a lot of work and even then, if opportunity presents, but I’d like more episodes in the season and BTW, why not have 2 seasons a year?

  • jaxx

    I find it scary that TB might end sooner than we want it too. Long live TB 8 or 9 seasons at least. 😛

    • Diana

      Indeed! Long live True Blood!