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OuijaWith Olivia Cooke checking out of Bates Motel for a bit to pull double duty in two horror films this year (The Quiet Ones, and this month’s Ouija), I was reminded of other TV stars who have jumped from their small screen homes into the multiplex to be terrorized. Here is a list of six such actors who successfully made the transition (in film release date order).

scott bakula copy1. Scott Bakula, Lord of Illusions
As Dr. Sam Becket in the time traveling saga Quantum Leap, Bakula heroically zipped through time righting wrongs and warming hearts. Lord of Illusions finds his Det. Harry D’Amour digging into the world of black magic to uncover the mystery of an evil cult leader. Oh boy! [youtube id=”5dEPxmbqX0o” align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]

courteney cox copy2. Courteney Cox, Scream
She was there for you for ten seasons of the megahit Friends, and her Gale Weathers was there to report the facts while Ghostface terrorized self-aware victims in this new classic, which spawned three sequels. [youtube id=”nRQa3NnHfK8″ align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]

justin long copy3. Justin Long, Jeepers Creepers
Nerdy and awkward teenager Warren Cheswick woefully pined for his teacher in the dramedy Ed. In Jeepers Creepers, Long’s Darry and his sister pined for safety as they were terrorized by the monstrous Creeper on a desolate country road. [youtube id=”akFUWf5xe6k” align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]

sarah michelle gellar copy4. Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Grudge
As iconic slayer Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar kept her town safe with her kickass moves. In The Grudge, the dreaded curse and creepy death-rattling specter were not so handily dispatched. [youtube id=”YC3bzK_i9_s” align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]

nathan fillion copy5. Nathan Fillion, Slither
Cocky and confident Captain Malcolm Reynolds led his scrappy crew across the stars against a variety of evildoers in the cult series Firefly. As Sheriff Bill Pardy in Slither, Fillion leads a scrappy crew against a whole different kind of enemy—alien slug parasites that take over his small town. [youtube id=”2-f8wU6Fpeo” align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]

jane levy copy6. Jane Levy, Evil Dead (2013)
In Suburgatory, Jane Levy’s Tessa found herself in uncomfortable new surroundings when she moved from the big city to a quirky suburb. The suburbs would be a much more desirable surrounding for Levy’s Mia in Evil Dead, who is possessed by a demon after an ill-advised reading of the infamous Necronomicon. [youtube id=”UZK3WYOEd_s” align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]