07/19/2013 01:00 pm ET

'The Conjuring' Release: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga And Other Horror Actors Who Have Provided Plenty Of Scares

With the release of "The Conjuring," Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga add a tally mark to their respective checklists of horror films. The well-received movie is a high point for the often lambasted genre as well as for the actors' careers, both of which have developed terror-inducing résumés.

Whether they're playing the villain or the hero, Wilson, Farmiga and the other actors whose horror-heavy film histories we celebrate have provided plenty of notable scares. Here's a look at 13 actors who have become thriller staples.

Actors With Horror Movie-Heavy Résumés


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