Comic Book Movies for a Horror Fan

Upon viewing the aftermath of what people have told me about the new Wolverine movie, I’ve come to the assumption that the less directors and producers make movies for the average idiot, whom only watches summer blockbusters, the more money they’ll make in the long run.  While most people dug “The Dark Knight,” there was a fair amount that seem to have been disappointed with “Watchmen.”  Why do I think?  I think people are expecting just a regular action movie with superheroes.  A movie company needs tell people if they’re getting an action-movie blockbuster of they’re getting an artsy comic book movie in disguise.  Funny thing is is that there really isn’t that much action in comparison to plot in “The Dark Knight.”  People knew that there would be some great acting from the star actors and actresses so they were able to cope, in my opinion, with the lack of action in many parts of the movie. I also think that the addition of the extra drama within the film also helped.  This is where I think more movie companies should make a whole new genre of film.

Comic book horror movies.  (I mean, overall, Horror at its basic is just a drama that shows the violence.  Right?)

How many comics can you think of that just seem too violent for your average blockbuster?  I can think of a Carnage adaptation that I’d love to see.

Imagine Carnage and Venom in prison and the massacre that ensues.

Imagine Carnage and Venom in prison and the massacre that ensues.

Why not a Marvel Zombies?

This would have to be Rated R and, oh man, would it be awesome!

This would have to be Rated R and, oh man, would it be awesome!

Venom Origins?

Please, make up for Spider-Man 3!  PLEASE!!!

Please, make up for Spider-Man 3! PLEASE!!!

Deadpool?

Always the ladies man, this could be more violent than horror / thriller.

Always the ladies man, this could be more violent than horror / thriller.

Spawn!?!

Seriously Todd, wheres the Rated R version of this already?

Seriously Todd, where's the Rated R version of this already?

Why not make them into horror movies and have them be a portion of your company that keeps making money more consistently over the long run?  Make some artsy ones or ones that use some organic SFX instead of the regular CGI.  This could also be a chance to make some low budget movies, which are great when made in the horror genre, that incorporate some lesser-known characters in starring roles.

So please, I beg you companies such as Dimension Extreme or Lions Gate to try as hard as possible to get into making some sort of Extreme Genre for comic book movies.  While you’re at it, make a movie for Sleepwalker.  It’s my favorite comic book character and I’d love to see some sort of artsy-extreme movie incorporating that storyline.  Not every movie needs a PG-13 rating when attributed to a comic book genre and most of the adults who read comics will thank you for the R rating.  Horror fans will thank you even more if it’s a hard R.

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