Movie: The Burning (1981)

By co-starring in the gruesome 1981 flick The Burning, Holly Hunter came this close to horror movie infamy. The good fortune benefitted her character, as Hunter’s young camp attendee’s decision to stay off a raft at the midpoint of the under-appreciated shocker The Burning did keep her alive. What it didn’t do, however, was allow the wet-behind-the-ears actress (as well as a young Jason Alexander) to take part in one of the slasher sub-genre’s all-time great sequences: the evisceration of five teenagers in less than 30 seconds. It’s better to be saluted by association than not at all, no?