In “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” Foster played an actor whose character — a deranged Santa Claus — is tasked with killing someone played by legendary actress Joan Collins’ character Bubbles. That’s not nearly as wild as his turn in Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me To Hell,” though, in which Foster played a medium’s assistant who, after miscalculating a goat sacrifice, ends up possessed by the demon Lamia. In a scene that’s still seared into my eyeballs years later, Milos dances around in a possessed state before barfing up the central character’s cat.
It makes sense that Foster ended up in the “Drag Me To Hell” role given that it looks like it might have involved wire work, and the performer also has a career as a stuntman. Foster has done stunt work in movies like “X-Men: First Class” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” along with shows like “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “13 Reasons Why.” Another of his more recognizable acting roles came via an action-heavy sequence in “Iron Man,” in which Foster plays Jimmy — the U.S. troop who strikes poses with Tony Stark right before his convoy is attacked. He’s also popped up in “Jurassic World,” “Days of Our Lives,” “S.W.A.T.” and more.
Fans may not actually see Foster in the Freddy suit, but stunt work and monster performances are a major piece of what makes any horror movie great, and Hollywood is finally being pushed to take note. Calls for a best stunt work Oscar only continue to grow, and one familiar monster performer, “The Nun” star Bonnie Aarons, recently sued Warner Bros. for allegedly profiting off of her likeness without paying her fairly. What would “Five Nights at Freddy’s” be without Freddy? Basically just an off-brand Chuck E. Cheese.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” hits theaters and arrives on Peacock on October 27, 2023.