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The Scariest Superhero Movies, Ranked

Updated November 5, 2019 25.0k votes 2.4k voters 90.9k 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
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    Brightburn

    Elizabeth Banks, David Denman

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Yarovesky

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    Split
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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Constantine
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    The Crow
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    The Crow

    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee

    Released1994

    Directed byAlex Proyas

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    Blade
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    Blade

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1998

    Directed byStephen Norrington

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  • 6
    Unbreakable
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    287

    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2000

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • 7
    Glass
    794
    384

    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • 8
    Hellboy
    898
    450

    Hellboy

    John Hurt, Selma Blair

    Released2004

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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  • 9
    Spawn
    846
    440

    Spawn

    Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo

    Released1997

    Directed byMark A.Z. Dippé

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    Blade II
    744
    403

    Blade II

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released2002

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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  • 11
    Justice League Dark
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    325

    Justice League Dark

    Matt Ryan, Jason O'Mara

    Released2017

    Directed byJay Oliva

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  • 12
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    577
    430

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane

    Released2008

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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  • 13
    Swamp Thing
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    Swamp Thing

    Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan

    Released1982

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 14
    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
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    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

    Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Carpenter

    Released2018

    Directed bySam Liu

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    The Toxic Avenger
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    The Toxic Avenger

    Marisa Tomei, Mitch Cohen

    Released1984

    Directed byLloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz

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  • 16
    Hellboy
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    Hellboy

    David Harbour, Ian McShane

    Released2019

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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    The Batman vs. Dracula
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    The Batman vs. Dracula

    Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson

    Released2005

    Directed bySam Liu, Michael Goguen, Brandon Vietti, Seung Eun Kim

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  • 18
    Ghost Rider
    412
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    Ghost Rider

    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes

    Released2007

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

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  • 19
    Blade: Trinity
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    Blade: Trinity

    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid S. Goyer

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    The Toxic Avenger: Part 2
    136
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    The Toxic Avenger: Part 2

    Ron Fazio, John Altamura

    Released1989

    Directed byLloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz

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  • 21
    The Return of Swamp Thing
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    The Return of Swamp Thing

    Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan

    Released1989

    Directed byJim Wynorski

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  • 22
    Devilman
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    Devilman

    Ai Tominaga, Ryudo Uzaki

    Released2004

    Directed byHiroyuki Nasu

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  • 23
    Faust: Love of the Damned
    97
    283

    Faust: Love of the Damned

    Jeffrey Combs, Michelle Jenner

    Released2000

    Directed byBrian Yuzna

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    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
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    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba

    Released2011

    Directed byMark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

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    Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV
    92
    292

    Released2000

    Directed byLloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz, Gabriel Friedman

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