Venom Should Be a Horror Movie Where the Monster Wins

The idea has potential, but it’s all going to come down to how willing the studio is to really think outside of the box.

Diehard Spider-Man fans will swear up and down that there’s no way to make a movie about Eddie Brock and Venom without Peter Parker, but that’s really not the case. Sony’s upcoming Venom standalone movie is the perfect opportunity to prove that the character can be much more compelling and nuanced when it’s anything other than a Spider-Man villain.

Venom also has the potential to straddle two genres in a way that other comic book movies are rarely able to do well. Despite its titular antihero’s penchant for murder and cannibalism, Venom is a superhero movie. In order for it to truly be a successful film, though, Venom really needs to be a horror film, too—and not just any horror film.

Venom should be a horror film where the monster ultimately wins and the audience is left feeling ambivalent about how to feel…other than terrified.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: io9.gizmodo.com

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