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Locke & Key revolves around kids who find magical keys that can do stuff.
Check out our list of horror comics and characters that would look great on the big screen.
Domu – A Child’s Dream
An atmospheric, frequently startling tale by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo about a man with telekinetic powers terrorising the residents of his apartment complex, and the similarly gifted little girl who opposes him.
Guillermo del Toro has been talking (on and off) about doing a movie on this since 1999. The Dark Horse adaptation has already gone out of print. And we’re not getting any younger!
Locke & Key
Acclaimed IDW comic series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez about the Locke children who find magical keys that can do … stuff. A demon also seeks these keys to help it open the Black Door, which will unleash Hell upon the Earth.
A TV pilot was made a couple of years back but it wasn’t picked up as a series. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are now apparently developing it as a movie for Universal.
Cain & Abel – DC’s House Of Mystery and House Of Secrets
We’re overdue for a good old-fashioned horror anthology a la Creepshow and Tales From The Crypt. These classic DC comics should have plenty of story material, and their respective hosts (from the late 1960s onward at least) are none other than the biblical brothers themselves.
The House Of Mystery’s current owner is apparently John “Hellblazer” Constantine, though, so he might take exception to the movie idea ….
DC’s plant / man hybrid elemental hero has been in movies, TV shows and cartoons and is reportedly one of the planned characters in del Toro’s Justice League Dark movie.
But we’re purists here and the original Len Wein/Berni Wrightson run has loads of potential material for a way better solo Swampy movie than the first 1982 flick (sorry, Wes Craven).
Dracula, from Tomb Of Dracula
Marvel’s 1970s horror flagship title featured the lord of vampires at his evil best (though sometimes he crossed the line into antihero territory). Artist Gene Colan reportedly based his interpretation of the vampire on actor Jack Palance!
Cultured, arrogant, violent yet with a noble streak, this Dracula would be a complex and fascinating character if brought to the screen properly. Vampire slayer Blade sprang from the pages of this comic, though the Dracula in Blade: Trinity was nothing like this one.
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