A lot of horror fans heads turned when it was announced that the sequel to Doctor Strange subtitled “In the Multiverse of Madness” would be the first horror film in the pantheon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been some dark moments in the story of the heroes of the Marvel Universe but never something that is straight horror.
The film is in great hands from a horror standpoint, being co-written and directed by Scott Derrickson who co-wrote and directed Sinister and co-wrote Sinister 2 as well as writing and directing The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
But at the end of the day, with all this horror credibility at the helm, just how much horror is the new Doctor Strange film going to have in it?
When speaking at the New York Film Academy, Kevin Feige clued us all in to just how much horror is going into the film:
“Multiverse of Madness is the greatest title we’ve ever come up with, by the way. I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a horror film, but it’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it. I mean, there are horrifying sequences in Raiders that I as a little kid would [cover my eyes] when their faces melted. Or Temple of Doom, of course, or Gremlins, or Poltergeist. These are the movies that invented the PG-13 rating, by the way. They were PG and then they were like, ‘We need another [rating]. But that’s fun. It’s fun to be scared in that way, and not a horrific, torturous way, but a way that is legitimately scary – because Scott Derrickson is quite good at that – but scary in the service of an exhilarating emotion,”
Upon hearing this, can one consider Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness a horror film? Let us know what you think down below!