In the 15-30 minutes of downtime I corner in a day, I have a tendency to dive into comic books. Old, new, Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse – you name it, I read it. It’s been this way for years, which have given me some wild insight into this creative universe. It’s also gifted me with an extensive knowledge of comic monsters. Today’s focus are a few of the monsters ruling the Marvel Comics universe. These are beasts who deserve their own films. But not those family friendly comic adaptations, we’re talking full bore horror films. Check out 10 Marvel Comics characters that deserve their own horror movies!
Uh… Morbius is a living vampire. Yeah, you read that right: He’s a living vampire! He consumes blood, he attacks the unsuspecting, he stalks the streets under light of the moon. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anything other than sinking his incisors into your neck and draining every last drop of your blood. Assuming Blade can’t track the man down, he could really run roughshod on a group of intoxicated 20-somethings.
Come on now, Venom is already one of the coolest and most imposing villains Spiderman has ever had the misfortune of facing. You know he’s a bad ass. You know he’d just as soon kill a speedbump as opposed to slowing for it, and you know that, while that symbiote is really worked up, he’s completely remorseless. This beast would make for a paralyzing villain in a horror feature.
A psychopathic voodoo priestess of Haitian nationality… hmm, just imagine the possibilities! Seeing genuinely menacing female antagonists is always great. When they just so happen to be as unpredictable as Calypso, well, that just adds to the fun. This is a character that’s often gone underappreciated, but with the right casting, she could be one genuinely vile beast fully capable of fronting a horror film!
Carnage is basically the ultraviolent version of Venom. In fact, in many ways Carnage makes Venom look like a boy scout. If you want to see a Marvel character that could make for a horrendously bloody film, you want to see Carnage. The dude more than lives up to his name, and you can bet were this feared commodity given the chance to front his own film we’d see an absurd amount of extremely grahic violence. We’re talking Hard-R, at the least!
Deathlok is a reanimated monster enhanced by cybernetics. He’s basically a cross between a zombie and the Terminator. If that’s not the kind of character who could take heads (and maybe eat a little brains in the process) and leave viewers stunned at his murderous aggression, I simply don’t know who, or what is!
Let’s just cut the crap and forget all about the X-Men flicks, and the Wolverine flicks we’ve seen. In each of those pictures Wolvie was displayed as a good guy with an angry streak. But let’s just imagine Wolverine on a true rampage, a mission to slaughter anyone and everyone. That could be the darkest Marvel movie ever created. And the blood… goodness the blood!
This dude just looks awesome. In fact, the villainous Jack O’Lantern makes Ghost Rider look like an anorexic weirdo with a BIC lighter affixed to his neck. What’s also cool about this character is the fact that he could totally and completely own a Halloween-themed genre pic. He might even give the Headless Horseman a good run for his money!
Legion of Monsters
Is this cheating? It sure feels like cheating. With Dracula, the Mummy, a hideous Wolfman and more on deck, this group seems like a very obvious selection for a big screen transfer. In fact, in some ways we’ve already seen this. And I’m not talking about classic Universal Monster Crossovers, I’m talking about the 80s flick we all hold so dear to our hearts: The Monster Squad.
Not that we’d be against a new rendition featuring these specific Marvel characters!
A cross between the Swamp Thing and Cthulu, this character is destined to front a violence packed, blood-flinging flick in which vengeance at the core. Ted was wronged by those he trusted. They betrayed him in his quest to create the super soldier. But when he consumes that serum himself it turns him into something vicious… a monstrous killing machine and you can bet, there isn’t a single soul safe in the beast’s presence! Awesome flick in the making? We think so!!
This dude was certifiably insane. He slaughtered too many innocents to count. He beefed with just about every noteworthy superhero on the Marvel roster. And through it all, he clung to that insanity, and then slaughtered more unsuspecting victims. In short, he’s a killing machine, and given his cool getup and ice cold demeanor, he could make for an absolutely magical horror film. Just keep all the Avengers away from him while he does his evil bidding!