After playing this fantastic video game on the Playstation 4, I tried to research the Until Dawn cast but was not entirely successful. After a little bit of research, I was able to track down the names for the majority of the actors in the game.
The Until Dawn cast consists of Hayden Panettiere, Rami Malek, Galadriel Stineman, Peter Stormare, Meaghan Martin and Noah Fleiss. There are others as well, but these are the main characters. They all may be familiar to you, but why can’t you place names to faces? Because the majority of them are from television and not film, or have playing otherwise small parts. Here are some examples.
Hayden Panettiere As Sam
Hayden Panettiere may have been the first Until Dawn cast member that you actually recognized on television. Shot to stardom from the NBC television show Heroes, she basically single handily carried the series herself as the show went down-hill in ratings and were forced to work her into a lesbian sub-plot. The cheap ploy was so shallow that nobody bought into it and the show crashed and burned. It did not stop Hayden Panettiere though from appearing on magazine covers and being in crappy movies like I Love You Beth Cooper.
Galadriel Stineman As Ashley
Also known as the only member of the Until Dawn cast that was dressed appropriately for winter with a cap and gloves, Galadriel Stineman is someone I recognized immediately from an episode of that awful show Shameless (the US version) . Appearing in season 3 episode 4, Stineman plays a camp counselor for kids with cancer. She also made appearances in that show The Middle as the older son’s girlfriend. She was the cutie bookworm with glasses.
Rami Malek As Josh
If you were around when the 2006 movie Night At The Museum was released, you were probably dragged to the theater to watch it by your friends or girlfriend like I was. Among the main Until Dawn cast is Rami Malek who you may have recognized as the mummy king guy in the aforementioned film. Although if I were him, I would never admit being in a horribly miscast film along side Ben Stiller.
Peter Stormare As Dr Hill
I was really shocked to see Peter Stormare as part of the Until Dawn cast. I mostly recognized him from that Fox show Prison Break, but he also had a memorable movie appearance that came to mind. He basically played the village idiot in the 2000 movie Chocolat and does things like beat his wife and burns down Johnny Depp’s boat. (The latter would make him my hero, actually) But then again, he cut off toes and stuff while in that prison show so I guess Stormare has a track record for doing messed up stuff.
Meaghan Martin As Jessica
Here is one of the people in the Until Dawn cast that I did not recognize, even though I should have. Meaghan Martin starred in the ABC television show 10 Things I Hate About You, adapted from a movie with the same title. The show was so good that it lasted only one season. Martin makes a surprise appearance in this game due to her squeaky clean Disney image being swapped for a slutty young thang on the prowl while wearing painted-on jeans. You know, kind of like when Selena Gomez was in Spring Breakers, a movie directed by the guy who brought us Kids, Ken Park and other nauseating films that surely spawned straight from hell.
There are others in the Until Dawn cast that I do not have pictured, but I did not want to spend forever on this article. The point is that this PS4 game, following the “television show murder mystery” theme made good use of television actors that we might recognize in real life. Plus the ridiculously detailed faces (that was obviously being shown off when you pause the game) makes the actors feel as real as ever.
And as always, if you do not own the game and want to check it out for yourself, you can pick it up. Leave a comment with your opinion on the game.