This is the right time to watch some old scary movies because Halloween is coming up soon. If you want to know what the kid stars of famous horror movies like Halloween and Us are doing now, keep reading:

1. Shahadi Wright Joseph now:

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What they’re up to now: Shahadi did voice work for Young Nala in The Lion King and had the lead part in the Amazon Prime Video horror show Them After Us.

2. Evan Alex in Us (2019):

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Evan Alex now:

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What they’re up to now: The 2021 Netflix movie Trees of Peace is one of Evan’s starring jobs since Us.


Milly Shapiro in Hereditary (2018):

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Milly Shapiro now:

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What they’re up to now: Milly works as an actress, having been in the TV show Splitting Up Together and the cartoon show JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales. She is also a singer, having been in the band AFTERxCLASS. In 2019, she was also a guest judge on The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, a drag show.

Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan (2009):

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Isabelle Fuhrman now:

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What they’re up to now: Isabelle has kept starring in different roles, most famously as District 2 tribute Clove in the first Hunger Games movie. It was in last year’s predecessor Orphan: First Kill that she played Esther again, the part she played in Orphan. Horizon: An American Saga, Kevin Costner’s new western, will come out next year and she will be in it.


5. Jonathan Lipnicki in The Little Vampire (2000):

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6. Kimberly J. Brown in Halloweentown (1998):

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Kimberly J. Brown now:

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What they’re up to now: She then went on to star in two of the three movies that came after Halloweentown. One of her later jobs was a regular role on General Hospital in 2021. She also has a store on Etsy called CraftilyCreative. Also, she got engaged to Daniel Kountz last year. You may know him from Halloweentown II: Kalaber’s Revenge. He was Kal!

7. J. Paul Zimmerman in Halloweentown (1998):

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8. Emily Roeske in Halloweentown (1998):

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9. Camilla Belle in Practical Magic (1998):

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Camilla Belle now:

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What they’re up to now:


Camilla has been in movies like When a Stranger Calls, 10,000 BC, and Push since she played Sandra Bullock’s character’s younger sister in Practical Magic. She was in several shows of Law & Order: Organized Crime last year.

Regarding Lora Anne Criswell, who played Camilla’s sister (aka the younger version of Nicole Kidman’s character), she had one more part in 2001’s Mockingbird Don’t Sing because of the movie.


Evan Rachel Wood in Practical Magic (1998):

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Evan Rachel Wood now:

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What they’re up to now: 

Evan played the daughter of one of Sandra Bullock’s characters in Practical Magic. Evan has built a successful playing career since then, with parts in movies like Thirteen and Across the Universe that got good reviews. She also played lead roles in several HBO shows and movies, such as Mildred Piece and Westworld.


As for Alexandra Artrip, who played Evan’s sister in Practical Magic, her IMDb page only lists that movie as her last starring job.

11. Devon Sawa in Casper (1995):

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Devon Sawa now:

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The actor Devon has been in many projects since he was a child, including Little Giants, Casper, and Now and Then. He was also in the first Final Destination movie, Eminem’s “Stan” music video, and a recurring part that became a major role on the show Nikita. He is currently the lead in Chucky, the newest show in the Child’s Play series, which airs on Syfy.


12. Thora Birch in Hocus Pocus (1993):

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Thora Birch now:

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What they’re up to now: Since she became famous in the 1990s, Thora Birch has kept busy with roles in movies like Purple People Eater, Hocus Pocus, and American Beauty. Recently, he has had a major recurring part in the TV show The Walking Dead and has been in the movies Affairs of State and The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The Gabby Petito Story, a Lifetime movie from last year, was directed by her.

13. Christina Ricci in The Addams Family (1991):

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Christina Ricci now:

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What they’re up to now: Christina has been busy starring in many movies and TV shows since the 1990s, when she became famous in The Addams Family and Casper. Some of the movies and shows she has been in recently are Sleepy Hollow, The Matrix Resurrections, and The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. Right now, she is the lead in two popular TV shows: Wednesday and Yellowjackets. That second one is Tim Burton’s take on Wednesday Addams, the role she played in The Addams Family. But she plays a new character named Ms. Thornhill in the new show instead of Wednesday.


14. Jenna Ortega in Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013):

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Jenna Ortega now:

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What they’re up to now: Jenna is found everywhere! For a few years, she was the lead in the Disney Channel show Stuck in the Middle. Then, she became famous for playing Wednesday Addams in the hit Netflix show Wednesday. She also played a big part in the TV show You, was the star of the Scream movies, and will soon be seen in the Beetlejuice sequel.

15. Jimmy Workman in The Addams Family (1991):

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Jimmy Workman now:

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What they’re up to now: Jimmy’s first role as an actor was as Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family. After a few years, he stopped playing. His last part was in the 2005 movie The Biggest Fan. On his IMDb page, it says that he now works as a transportation supervisor and driver for movies.


16. Drew Barrymore in E.T. (1982):

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Drew Barrymore now:

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What they’re up to now: For the TV movie Grey Gardens, Drew won a Golden Globe. She has also starred in hit movies like Scream and Charlie’s Angels, built a beauty business with Flower Beauty, and most recently, hosted a talk show called The Drew Barrymore Show.

17. Brian Andrews in Halloween (1978):

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Brian Andrews now:

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What they’re up to now: Brian has mostly stopped acting and being in the public eye, but the picture above shows him at a Halloween signing in 2014.


18. Finally, Kyle Richards in Halloween (1978):

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Kyle Richards now:

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What they’re up to now: Since 2010, Kyle Richards has been on the popular Bravo television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Two more times since the first movie, she played Lindsey Wallace in the Halloween movies: Halloween Kills in 2021 and Halloween Ends in 2022.

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