This one may technically be considered a bit closer to superhero territory, but THE CROW is about as dark as you can get in that genre. Aside from the now legendary (and tragic) on-set death of star Brandon Lee (son of real-life superhero Bruce Lee), the film is a gothic homage to revenge, violence and crazy makeup. Comic creator James O’Barr has cited Iggy Pop, The Cure and Joy Division as creative influences while working on THE CROW. Fitting, no?
Don’t miss comic-to-film misadventure GHOST WORLD, airing on Sundance Channel this month.
Author: Dan Heching