Top 13 Angel Moments in Horror

When you think Halloween or horror, one of the first things that pops into most peoples' heads is of course Charlie's Angels. Ok that's a dirty lie. Charlie's Angels typically had little to do with the horror genre. In fact the few times the seminal 70's cop show tried to be scary (Haunted Angels, Of Ghosts and Angels) it failed miserably. Sure, a few victims (and Angels) were POV slasher-type affairs, but usually directed sloppily and featuring ho-hum bad guys as opposed to unstoppable killing machines like Michael or Jason. Truly scary Angel moments were few and far between and when something disturbing did appear on screen it was usually unintentional and more along the lines of shirtless Bosley than a well-executed spooky sequence. But this didn't stop the show and its stars and many guest stars from contributing greatly to the horror landscape of the 70's and early 80's. We here at TA have compiled 13 moments/movies/actors in horror that relate to both Charlie's Angels and the horror genre. These might not be the scariest, most iconic or even the 13 greatest moments in horror history, but they are without a doubt the TOP 13 CHARLIES ANGELSEST MOMENTS IN HORROR!

#13 - FREDDY VS. KRIS

ACTOR: Robert Englund ANGEL CRED: Appeared as a bad guy in Season 4's Harrigans Angel HORROR CRED: Played Freddy Kruger in 8 Nightmare On Elm Street movies
Although Robert Englund's character in Season 4's Harrigan's Angel was not very memorable or important to even that episode, it must be noted that before A Nightmare On Elm Street, Freddy Kruger went up against Kris Munroe... and lost.

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Townsend Agency original article by Greg October 30, 2012

#12 - NIGHT OF THE STRANGLER

ACTRESS: Jaclyn Smith ANGEL CRED: Played Angel Kelly Garrett on Charlie's Angels 1976-1981 HORROR CRED: Nightkill (1980)

This 1980 thriller was meant for theatrical release but went straight to TV. Calling this a horror flick is pushing it, but it does involve a murder and a mystery and some found dead bodies and we so wanted to include Jaclyn on this list, so hell it's either this or The Night They Saved Christmas which is scary in its own way.

#11 - DRACULA IN HIDING

ACTOR: Christopher Lee ANGEL CRED: Angels in Hiding
HORROR CRED: Really?
Christopher Lee was in The Mummy (1959) as the Mummy, The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) as Frankenstein's monster, and Horror of Dracula (1958) as Dracula, among other horror classics so when he popped up as a shady modeling agency owner in 1980's Angel In Hiding he didn't seem so monstrous.

#10 - QUEEN BEE

ACTRESS: Kate Jackson
 ANGEL CRED: Sabrina Duncan leader of Charlie's Angels 1976-1979
HORROR CRED:  Killer Bees (1974)
Kate Jackson starred along Gloria Swanson is this 1974 TV movie about an elderly matriarch (Swanson) that has telepathic control over a swarm of killer bees and uses them to terrorize her family (including daughter-in-law-to-be Jackson). Sort of like a TV movie version of The Swarm!

#19 - CHIP DIES AGAIN AND AGAIN

ANGEL CRED: Angels In Vegas (1978)
Horror Cred: The Shining (1980)
God the end of Scatman Crothers' career (and life) consisted of him playing the wise old sage to iconic actors (Dean Martin in Charlie's Angels and Jack Nicholson in The Shining) and then being horribly murdered before the end credits. What? They were out of lifetime achievement awards?

#8 - NO FIREPLACE IN THE BEACH HOUSE

ANGEL CRED: Jill Munroe on Charlie's Angels (1976-1980)
HORROR CRED: Extremities (1986)
While the film adaption of the hit Broadway play Extremities was less horror and more psychological thriller, the home invasion/revenge aspect of the story definitely had slasher tropes and we had to get Farrah on this list somehow. Her character in the film proves more than a match psychically as well as psychologically when pitted against would-be rapist Joe (played by James Russo). She beats him up and holds him hostage in her fireplace after a home invasion gone wrong. The film co-stars Alfre Woodard and Diana Scarwid.

#7 - OF GHOSTS AND ANGEL

ACTRESS: Kate Jackson
ANGEL CRED: She was Sabrina come on!
HORROR CRED: Dark Shadows
One of Jackson's first acting roles was starring in the 1970-1971 season of the supernaturally themed cult soap Dark Shadows as ghost Daphne Harridge. She would return to the realm of the not quiet alive a few years later in a TV movie version of Topper (1979) once again playing a ghost.

#6 - HITTING JASON IN THE HEAD WITH AN AXE IS HER TALENT

ACTRESS: Dana Kimmel
ANGEL CRED: Appeared in Pretty Angels All In A Row during Season 2
HORROR CRED: Starred as Final Girl Chris Higgins in Friday The 13th part 3 (1983)
Dana played beauty contestant Ms New York who actually beat both Kris and Kelly for the title of Miss Chrysanthemum by twirling a baton and reciting Shakespeare (well sort of, the judges where instructed not to vote for the Angels, but still). 5 years later she traded in her baton for an axe and promptly buried it in Jason's forehead in the slasher classic Friday The 13th part 3!

#5 - TO SEE AN ANGEL DIE

ACTRESS: Tanya Roberts HORROR CRED: 1979 horror hit Tourist Trap ANGEL CRED: Tanya Roberts played Angel Julie Rogers during the 1980-81 season of Charlie's Angels
Final Angel Tanya Roberts played not-so-final-girl Becky in the creepy cult classic Tourist Trap in 1979. Wanna see her die?

#4 - SURVIVED MICHAEL MEYERS, SUCCUMBED TO INGA

ACTRESSNancy Stephens HORROR CRED: Halloween, Halloween 2, Halloween H2o ANGEL CRED: Season 1's The Killing Kind
Nancy popped up as nosey soggy doomed journalist Brooke Anderson in the first epiosde of Charlie's Angels filmed: the Killing Kind. She was drowned by butch Swiss Miss-looking assassin Inga in the first five minutes of the show, playing Nurse Marion assistant to Sam Loomis (Donald Pleacance) and adversary to Michael Meyers in the first two Halloween movies. Nancy portrayed a feisty and resilient opponent for The Shape. She also appeared briefly in Halloween H2o but her neck was slit in the first five minutes of the movie.

#3 - THEY ALWAYS FALL FOR THE BAD GUY

ACTRESS: Shelley Hack
HORROR CRED She starred in the cult classic The Stepfather (1987). She also co-starred in a forgettable Tales from the Crypt but it was forgettable so who cares
ANGEL CRED: She played brainy beauty Tiffany Welles in the fourth Season of Charlies Angels (1979-80)
The Stepfather was a small-budget, well-acted, extremely creepy little suburban horror flick that made a cult icon out of star Terry Oquinn as the title character, a perfectionist suburban dad who literally disposes of his family when they begin to disappoint him. Shelley plays his latest wife who, along with her daughter (played by scream queen Jill Schoelen) is forced to take on the psychopath she promised to love, honor and obey.

#2 - STILL STALKED..BY A CROC!

ACTRESS: Jamie Lee Curtis HORROR CRED: She's the scream queen. In just 3 years she starred in Halloween 1 and 2The Fog, Terror Train and Prom Night surviving each and every movie as the final girl. ANGEL CRED: Third Season episode Winning is For Losers (1978)
One of her first projects after Halloween was guest starring as one of the Angels' more likeable friends, golf phenom and Kris Munroe pal in Winning is For Losers (1978)This episode is famous for the scene in which, in an effort to protect Jamie Lee, Cheryl Ladd actually wrestles an alligator.

#1 - "GOOD EVENING DEMONS, I HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT FOR YOU"

 HORROR CRED: Early 70's cult classic TV movie
 ANGEL CRED: Starring Angels Kate Jackson and Cheryl Ladd, co-starring Angels guest star Lloyd Bochner, produced by Aaron Spelling.
Three years before Charlie's Angels debut and four years before they worked together as Angels, Kate Jackson and Cheryl Ladd starred in the cult classic TV movie Satan's School for Girls. Which fortunately was located directly across the street from God's School for Guys so they kinda cancelled each other out. Jackson and Ladd co-starred as doomed classmates and cultmates Roberta and Jody, who in the end sacrifice themselves to Satan. Oh, and just make this depressing cheesy chiller even more Angelsesqe, guest star Lloyd Bochner (Angels Belong in Heaven, Angel Hunt) also stars and the movie was produced by Aaron Spelling! Kate Jackson appeared again in the rather weak sequel in 2000.