Marvel movies have become a staple in the entertainment industry. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has released over 23 movies to date, with many more in development. Although the franchise has produced movies of various genres, including action, drama, and comedy, fans often wonder if any of the Marvel movies are horror.
What is Horror
Horror is a genre of film that aims to elicit fear, panic, and anxiety in its viewers. It often features supernatural or paranormal elements and can range from psychological horror to slasher films. The genre has been popular for decades and has seen a resurgence in recent years with films like “Get Out,” “Hereditary,” and “A Quiet Place.”
Marvel’s Horror Movie Attempts
In recent years, Marvel has attempted to break into the horror genre with mixed results. In 2015, Marvel released “Jessica Jones” on Netflix.
The show follows the titular character as she battles Kilgrave, a man with mind-control powers. Although not a traditional horror show, “Jessica Jones” featured themes of trauma and abuse that made it darker than other superhero shows.
In 2017, Marvel released “Thor: Ragnarok,” which had elements of horror. The film featured Hela as the main villain – the Goddess of Death who destroys Asgard and enslaves its people. Her power was unsettling and her design was inspired by classic horror villains like Maleficent and Elvira.
Finally, in 2020, Marvel released their first true horror movie – “The New Mutants.” The film follows a group of young mutants as they are held captive in a secret facility where they are haunted by their past traumas. The movie had several jump scares and relied heavily on atmosphere to create tension.
Future Horror Projects
Marvel has several upcoming projects that will explore the horror genre further. “Blade,” set to be released in 2022, will feature Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter. The character has often been associated with horror, and fans are excited to see how Marvel will approach the genre.
Additionally, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is set to be released in 2022 and is rumored to be Marvel’s first true horror movie within the MCU. The film will feature Scarlet Witch and explore the concept of alternate dimensions, which could provide a perfect opportunity for Marvel to tap into the horror genre.
While Marvel movies are not typically associated with horror, the franchise has made attempts to break into the genre. Although some of their attempts have been less successful than others, Marvel has several upcoming projects that could provide a fresh take on traditional superhero movies. Fans can look forward to seeing how Marvel continues to blend genres and push boundaries in their future releases.
- Key Takeaways:
- Horror is a genre of film that aims to elicit fear, panic, and anxiety in its viewers.
- Marvel has attempted to break into the horror genre with mixed results.
- “Jessica Jones” and “Thor: Ragnarok” had elements of horror while “The New Mutants” was Marvel’s first true horror movie.
- “Blade” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” are upcoming projects that explore the horror genre further.