The Marvel Cinematic Universe might just be the greatest thing to happen to comic book fans since…ever. Whoever thought you’d see Ant-Man or Guardians of the Galaxy on the big-screen?! Marvel has an enormous amount of characters to work with and it might be time for the studio to get into the R-rated horror genre. Today we are going to look at some demented and creepy characters who could headline an awesome horror flick. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
First Appearance: Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #6 (1989)
Mephista is the daughter of the hell-lord Mephisto, this demon chick first came to the attention of Earth’s heroes when she was dispatched by her father to claim souls. With the success of Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy a decade earlier it might be time for a new demonic hero… or antihero. Mephista is the sexiest demon the Marvel universe has to offer and should be expanded upon.
5. Dead Girl
First Appearance: X-Force #125 (2002)
Physically deceased, Dead Girl can control any body part severed from her and rebuild herself from practically any physical attack, regardless of how much harm or destruction she sustains. This sounds similar to many of our classic horror villains like Jason Voorhees (at least from, part 6 and on). Dead Girl’s origin story follows her as a young mutant who moved to New York to become an actress. Murdered by a one-night stand, she revived using her mutant power and killed her murderer. Sounds awesome right?
First Appearance: (Mentioned)Darkhold #8 (1993); (seen) Darkhold #9 (1993)
The horror genre has given us many creepy kids over the years, including; Gage Creed (Pet Sematary), Rhoda Penmark (The Bad Seed), Charlie McGee (Firestarter), Damien Thorn (The Omen), and many others. Diabolique is a mysterious, seemingly six year old girl who continually seeks out surrogate parents, which she typically slays before moving onto another set. Diabolique also uses a spider, Zoroaster, which she can make grow to massive size and strength. Creepy.
3. Straw Man
First Appearance: Dead of Night #11 (1975)
The Scarecrow, later named Straw Man, is an extra-dimensional magical demon which takes vengeance on its enemies. The mysterious Straw Man can create scarecrow-like “grain-stalk bodies” for himself. His manifestations are immune to almost all physical damage except flame. His manifestations are mute apart from their repugnant laughter, which causes paralyzing fright in those hearing it; they can also manipulate plant life, control crows and the weather, converse telepathically, create dimensional warps, and assume human appearance.
First Appearance: Ghost Rider #24 (2008)
Deacon is a zealot who believes he is doing the work of God. He has been blessed with powers and weapons from Heaven. His solitary weakness is that he will not destroy any holy object such as the Bible. In the comic books Deacon often goes up against Ghost Rider, naturally. Deacon is a mountain of a man whose strength is effortlessly superior than that of a normal man. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine Deacon going off on some holy crusade where he faces off against the most ghastly demons hell has to offer.
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 # 101 (1971)
Even if you’re not a comic book enthusiast you probably still be familiar with our favorite Marvel bloodsucker Morbius from the early ’90s Spider-Man cartoon on FOX. Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Dr. Michael Morbius discovered he was dying from a rare disorder liquefying his blood cells. Morbius began surreptitiously working on a cure. He attempted using distilled fluids from bats to delay his disease. While experimenting with such serums, Morbius got an unexpected electrical tremor through his system. The combination intensely changed Michael’s body, changing him into something resembling a vampire. Now driven by a blinding hunger for blood, Morbius goes on a rampage. Once again, doesn’t that just sound great?
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