Jenna Ortega has a long record as an actress in horror movies and was already named as one of the new scream queens. X, merlin and the franchise of scream are some of the films that have marked the career of the actress as a lover of gore and horror.
“I love horror movies. I don’t know what it is about having blood thrown in your face and running around screaming bloody murder,” he said. ortega during The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in January 2023. “It really is so therapeutic, so much fun.”
However, the young promise has never been typecast solely as a one-man horror actress.
“I never really thought about it because a lot of what I do is horror, and everyone has these grumpy, nasty qualities, but what I love is that they also have a cheeky adolescent nature,” she said. Jenna Ortega to Who What Wear. “Horror has become a second home to me. I’ve been on enough of those sets and I know what’s expected of me. It’s like working 9 to 5.”
with papers in The Night of the Demon: Chapter 2, The Nanny: Deadly Queen and you, ortega has cemented its place in horror history.
recently the medium indiewire made a compilation of different interviews in which Jenna Ortega has talked about his horror movies favorites and ordered them in a list. Next, we tell you what they are and where you can see them.
The 1988 installment of the franchise was the first movie to truly scare ortega.
“I think the first scary movie I saw or at least saw part of it before I ran away was Chucky,” he said. ortega in a video for Elle magazine. “My older brothers and my uncle were watching it and I asked if I could watch the movie with them because I loved movies, and they said, ‘No, you’re going to be too scared,'” adding, “I was sent to my room and I remember that I peeked around the corner of the hallway to watch the movie and literally all I saw was his hand. I screamed in terror because I knew it was a killer doll, and then every year I had nightmares about one hand until I was about 15.”
Available in AppleTV+.
Martians to attack! (nineteen ninety six)
ortega shared his love for the Tim Burton classic during an episode of Hot Ones. “When I was younger, I wanted to be one of the aliens in ‘Mars Attacks.’ But not Lisa Marie, the one with the exposed brain,” he said. jenna. “Jack Nicholson, there’s Glenn Close. It’s an amazing movie. I feel like people don’t give him the credit he deserves.”
The sci-fi comedy follows the reaction of the President (Jack Nicholson) and the First Lady (Glenn Close) to an alien invasion. Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Danny DeVito, Pam Grier, Jack Black, Natalie Portman and Martin Short are part of the luxury cast.
you can see it in HBO Max.
The actress couldn’t help but get excited about the Beetlejuice movie. The Tim Burton-directed feature follows a recently deceased couple, played by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin, who hunt down the owners of their old home. Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder star as the family moving into the house, with Michael Keaton in the iconic role of “bio-exorcist.” “I feel like Beetlejuice is a staple,” he said. ortega in “Hot Ones” about the spooky 1988 comedy. “I’ve always appreciated ‘Betlejuice.’
Available in Amazon Prime Video.
Prom Night (1980)
The film starring Jamie Lee Curtis is one of the slashers most loved of Jenna Ortega. Oscar nominee Curtis stars as a high school senior whose prom is stalked by a masked killer seeking revenge for the death of a young woman years earlier. Directed by Paul Lynch, the film became a cult classic and spawned three sequels, as well as later getting a 2008 remake starring Brittany Snow, with whom ortega co-starred Xby Ti West.
“It’s a horror classic, but also incredibly innovative for its time,” he declared. ortega to Rotten Tomatoes. “It was one of the first depictions of a story where you didn’t really know who the killer was, which makes the whole thing worse. And the editing and the filming and even the acting is really very true to its time. I particularly enjoy.”
can be seen in filming.
“I really love Possession. It was actually a recommendation from Mikey Madison, on the set of Scream,” he said. ortega to Rotten Tomatoes. “It’s not only hauntingly beautiful, but also unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. I love watching a movie and getting a kind of adrenaline rush; that’s when I feel like it’s done its job, when a movie inspires you and gives you a lot of of ideas,” he added.
Possession stars Sam Neill as a husband whose wife, played by Isabelle Adjani, decides to leave him in the midst of his infidelity, but a surreal and sinister reason lies behind their many adventures.
The Night of the Demon (2010)
“Insidious was one of the first horror movies that I really saw. There are some shots in that film that stuck with me, where I feel like I can still see the red-faced devil wherever I go,” he recalls. ortega to Rotten Tomatoes about the 2010 film. “James Wan obviously knows what he’s doing, but seeing that as a 12-year-old was traumatizing. I have a lot of admiration for him.”
ortega he went on to star in its 2013 sequel The Night of the Demon: Chapter 2 as Annie, the only person who can see the spirit form of Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) while paranormal investigators investigate her house. “It was very exciting because I was working with James Wan, who seemed to be doing all the horror movies of the time that were doing box office success,” he reflected to Entertainment Weekly in March 2022. “At that point in my career, though I was happy to be there.”
you find it in HBO Max.
The Witch (2015)
Anya Taylor-Joy’s screen debut in Robert Eggers’ The Witch proved to be a turning point and inspiration for ortega. “I really admire The Witch. Everything about it – the photography, the plot, the performances – is of such high quality and done so well,” she reflects. “I think it’s a movie I thought about for weeks after seeing it. It never gets old.”
you can see it in Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Scream (1996) and American Horror Story
Long before ortega was chosen for the franchise of screamthe actress told Sling TV back in 2016 that she loves the original movie and its subsequent spin-off TV series, along with american horror story.
“I love American Horror Story. My older sister watches the episodes before I do though, so I know which scenes to skip. It can be quite adult at times, but my mom lets me watch it because the acting is phenomenal and I study actresses’ performances. to inspire me,” said ortega at the time. “I also like to watch the Scream series because I always like a good mystery and scare.”
scream is available in Paramount Pluswhile american horror story can be seen in Star+.
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