Danielle Harris has had a varied career on both television and the big screen. She began her twisty trail of horror films with the release of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Halloween 4 was released when Harris was only 11 years old.
Harris spent much of the early 1990s working in more popular screen roles, such as Molly Tilden on Roseanne, Melissa on Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, and Gwenie in Free Willy. She followed this with many other television and film roles from drama to thrillers.
With Harris’ return to the Halloween franchise with Rob Zombie’s remake of the 1978 classic of the same name. Harris then acted in at least 10 more horror films in the following five years. Harris stands out in this list as Belle in 2010’s Stake Land. Harris plays a pregnant woman fleeing from an outbreak of vampirism. She is helps to bring hope back to the world of a young man who has lost his family, even with her tragic end.
Harris appears not to take horror too seriously, acting in both serious horrors (Halloween) and comedic horrors (Hatchet II) alike. Others of a certain age may like to see a repair of Danielle Harris and her Roseanne rival Sara Gilbert in a comedy horror, where one could finally kill the other.
Harris continues to work in the horror genre, and is sure to continue making great films.
1989: Halloween 5
1998: Urban Legend
2007: Left for Dead
2009: Halloween II
2010: Hatchet II
2010: Stake Land
2012: Among Friends
2013: Ghost of Goodnight Lane
2014: Camp Dread
2014: See No Evil 2