Superman is known as the quintessential American hero. He's always portrayed as the do-gooder who swoops in, quite literally, to save the day. However, have you ever thought about what it would be like if Superman was...well...a murderous, demonic, alien-type man from another planet? What would Clark Kent be like if instead of wanting to help the world and save others with his powers, he wanted to kill people in the most frightening ways? Whether you've given it some thought or not, Hollywood has a movie just for you.

Enter Brightburn, a film about a couple who discovers an alien child and raises him as their own. However, when the boy hits adolescence, his darker side begins to rear its diabolical head.


What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? In this horrific take on the classic superhero trope, a couple adopts a baby who came from the stars. While they attempt to raise the boy to use his powers for good, an evil grows inside that he unleashes.

The super-villain film centers around the boy as he dives deeper into his dark side. The horror flick stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, and Steve Agee. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is named as the producer of the film while David Yarovesky is credited as the director. 

Check out the chilling trailer below.