10 Of The Best Badass Beards in Horror Movies

There are two things that I love to see: a great horror flick and a nice beard. So why not combine the two and take a look at some of the most badass beards in horror? Starting the list is…

  1. Richard Dreyfuss as Matt Hooper in Jaws (1975)


Hooper’s curly locks perfectly complements his scraggly beard as he helps hunt down the most infamous shark in horror history. The marine biologist maintains the intellectual appearance in his dock shoes and glasses while his beard screams “I wanna play with the big boys.”

  1. AJ Bowen as Sam in The Sacrament (2013)


I was torn between crediting AJ Bowen’s role in The Sacrament or The House of the Devil. He is fantastically bearded in both films, but The Sacrament won since AJ, and his beard, have way more screen time. He has become one of my favorite actors from recent years and this well-kept beard being just one of the many reasons to love him.

  1. Tyler Labine as Dale in Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010)


Dale is a simple country boy who gets mistaken as a deranged backwoods killer by a group of college kids. He completes his bumpkin appearance with overalls, flannel, a trucker hat and unkempt beard and hair. Dale gets the hot girl in the end…so take that, preppie college kids.

  1. Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in The Devil’s Rejects (2005)


You rarely seen a painted clown face combined with a beard and now I know why- its freaking terrifying. Of course, Captain Spaulding’s smile, teeth, and makeup don’t exactly help. But when you’re the baddest clown in horror, it comes with the territory.

  1. James Brolin as George Lutz in The Amityville Horror (1979)


Running around a demonic house in tighty whities with long messy hair and a groomed beard made James Brolin the epitome of a horror heartthrob in the 1970s. Well, maybe not the tighty whities, but everything else still applies.

  1. Bill Moseley as Otis B. Driftwood in The Devil’s Rejects (2005)


Bill Moseley is the second actor from The Devil’s Rejects on this list, so kudos to director Rob Zombie (who sports a beautiful beard himself). There are a few similarities between Otis’ family and the Manson Family, including the fact that Otis resembles Charles Manson. Due to this, there were rumors that Bill Moseley will be portraying Manson in an upcoming movie, but sadly, they are untrue. He could definitely pull it off.

  1. Jeremy Gardner as Ben in The Battery (2012)


Actor and director Jeremy Gardner is an immensely talented guy who happens to have a lovely, full, ginger beard. Of course, portraying a zombie apocalypse survivor means a lack of shaving, but it seems that Gardner keeps his beard even off the set- smart man. If you haven’t seen The Battery yet, I recommend adding it to your list. This low-budget zombie horror/drama is criminally underrated, despite doing well during its festival run.

  1. Ian Richardson as Sir Charles Warren in From Hell (2001)


Yes, I know that Ian Richardson technically has chops but, in this case, I’m counting it. The long gray whiskers add a sense of nobility, so it is definitely befitting for the distinguished character. The bald chin only adds to this interesting look… kind of like a reverse soul patch, but classy.

  1. Bill Goldberg as Santa in Santa’s Slay (2005)


This list would not be complete without mentioning the big man himself. Santa’s Slay features former pro wrestler Bill Goldberg playing this serial killer version of Santa. His beard actually looks pretty legit as he rides into town on his hell-deer, bringing with him Yuletide fear.

  1. Kurt Russell as R.J. MacReady in The Thing (1982)


Given that The Thing is set in the Antarctic, it makes perfect sense that the characters in the film would have facial hair for strictly practical purposes. Even so, there is no doubt that Kurt Russell’s beard steals the show. Russell is so manly while drinking his whiskey, flying helicopters, and killing aliens with explosives, that you have no choice but to overlook his perfectly feathered hair.

Comment below and let us know if any of your favorite beards in horror was mentioned, or if there are any you would add to the list!

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