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The Scariest Superhero Movies, Ranked

Updated November 5, 2019 24.9k votes 2.4k voters 94.4k views29 items

List RulesVote up the superhero horror movies that gave you the biggest fright.

These superhero horror movies give you the action you want from a superhero movie with a bit of a scare at the same time. From Spawn to Hellboy the best horror comics to be adapted to film are on this list. You'll even find Batman as he takes on Dracula and Jack the Ripper in two different films. Superhero horror is a niche genre but one that has been growing steadily in the last few years. Of course, an audience expects to see action when going to a superhero movie and there are very comedic superhero movies as well. Those films are awesome, but this list is about the scary superhero movies, the ones that answer the question about what goes bump in the night and lives under the stairs. It's also a good list if you are looking for movies like Brightburn.

Blade is a great example of a horror superhero movie that focuses on vampires. Spawn, Hellboy, and Ghost Rider all prove we need a hero to keep darker forces at bay. Swamp Thing is in a category all his own as a science fiction horror superhero. So vote up the scariest superhero movies and check back for new superhero horror movies as they come out. Don't see your favorite scary superhero movie? Feel free to add it to the list so other fans of the genre can vote on it.

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    Brightburn

    Elizabeth Banks, David Denman
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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves
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    Blade

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes
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    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
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    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy
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    Hellboy

    John Hurt, Selma Blair
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    Spawn

    Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo
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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes
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    Justice League Dark

    Matt Ryan, Jason O'Mara
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    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane
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    Swamp Thing

    Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan
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    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

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    The Toxic Avenger

    Marisa Tomei, Mitch Cohen
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    Hellboy

    David Harbour, Ian McShane
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    The Batman vs. Dracula

    Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson
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    Ghost Rider

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    Blade: Trinity

    Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel
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    Jeffrey Combs, Michelle Jenner
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