Olivia – Star System

Christine Gledhill and Richard Dyer’s Star Theories

Case Study

This will be a genre question for you.

Horror movies tend not to use famous stars – it’s a convention.

There are, however, plenty of stars who started out in horror films.

Here’s a good article that identifies the institutional and audience reasons why big stars don’t tend to be in horror films.

Here’s another article about the benefits of not having a big star in a movie.