Scout Taylor-Compton

Some horror franchises, like their lead villains, never die. For actress Scout Taylor-Compton, this is a good thing, as it led to the role of Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie's 2007 revival of the John Carpenter classic "Halloween." This in turn has led to a pair of sequels for the actress, "Halloween II" (2009) and "Halloween III" (2011). Taylor-Compton's first real break was the character of Clara Forester on WB TV drama series "Gilmore Girls." She appeared in two episodes in 2001 and returned for single stints in both 2003 and 2004. She later took on the part of a fairy on another WB show, "Charmed," and has come close to a number of other lead roles in 2007's "The Messengers" and a couple of other horror reboots, "Prom Night" (2008) and "Friday the 13th" (2009). She did, however, appear in the "The Runaways" as Lita Ford. She also appeared in another high-concept fright film, 2008's "April Fool's Day."