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New Venom: Let There Be Carnage Trailer Really Leans Into the Horror

I know what a lot of you are probably thinking. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a superhero movie, not a horror film, so why in the world are we covering it here on Horror Obsessive? Well, Sony dropped a new trailer for it this past week, and even more so than the first trailer, this second one really hammers home just how horrific the movie promises to be.

For starters, it begins with a disagreement between Venom and his host Eddie Brock over whether Venom should eat more bad guys. That alone is pretty terrifying, but the horror doesn’t stop there. It also shows Venom lifting someone up by his foot and then slowly lowering the guy into his mouth for a tasty snack. Granted, we don’t see Venom actually bite down on this poor fellow, but the implication is clear.

On top of that, the villain in Venom: Let There Be Carnage is an infamous serial killer named Cletus Kasady, and the trailer implies that he might even drink the blood of his victims. There’s a scene where Cletus bites Eddie and says “I have tasted blood before, and that is not it,” and that line is full of sinister possibilities. While he’s not necessarily a full-on Hannibal Lecter-esque cannibal, it does seem like drinking blood is at least a small part of this guy’s MO.

And finally, we have the titular symbiotes, Venom and Carnage. They’re both literal monsters, and there’s even a scene where Carnage sticks one of his appendages down a guy’s throat and chokes him, presumably to death. It’s utterly brutal, so you can’t look me in the eye and tell me that’s not horror.

Those three elements are sure to hit the spot for horror fans, but this trailer promises more than just violence and terror. It also looks like there’s going to be a good amount of humor in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and I especially liked the scene where Venom hits Eddie in the nose a few times and then calls him a loser. That part still elicits a good chuckle from me even though I’ve seen the trailer multiple times, so I’m really looking forward to finding out what other hilarious jokes this film has in store for us.

All in all, Venom: Let There Be Carnage looks like the perfect follow-up to 2018’s Venom. It has all the heart, humor, and horror that made the first film so successful, so I absolutely can’t wait to see if it lives up to the promise of its trailer. It’s set to hit theaters on September 24, and you can bet that I’m going to be first in line on opening night.

So what do you think of the trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage? Do you agree with JP that it looks like a real horror movie? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re looking for more trailers we’ve got you covered!

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today. He blogs at Embrace Your Fears.

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