the crow Back in 1994, a movie adaptation of an independent comic book called The Crow was released. This is just rampant speculation on my part, but I’m pretty sure this is the movie that helped to resurrect interest in the Goth subculture in the 1990s.

Regardless, The Crow–the original film adaptation of the J. O’Barr comic about a dead musician brought back to life to avenge the death of himself and his fiance’ at the hands of thugs a year prior–is definitely one of those movies that I trot out every year, regardless of whether it’s Halloween or not. But it definitely goes well with the Halloween season. Not only is it a good neo-Gothic tale of vengeance for love that reaches beyond the veil of death itself, but the dark visuals and cinematography mixed with a spot-on soundtrack goes perfect with the Halloween aesthetics.

The original 1994 movie starring the late Brandon Lee as Eric Draven is the one you really need to care about. I might have a soft spot for the first sequel, City Of Angels, but for part of the Halloween Movie Marathon, this one should be part of the play list.