Did Charlton Heston ever star in a horror film? February 19, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Movies Charlton Heston starred in only one horror film, The Awakening (1980). He played archaeologist Matthew Corbeck in this latter-day mummy film. Related PostsIn what movies did Charlton Heston play God?What was Charlton Heston’s number as a galley slave in Ben-Hur (1959)?What were the names of the 1970s British horror films that were inspired by 1950s E.C. Horror Comics?What ever happened to Fraser Heston?In what Japanese horror film do Mothra, Rodan, and Godzilla appear?