Mark Hamill Wants a Star Wars Horror Film

Luke Skywalker himself says he wants to see a more frightening kind of Force Ghost in Star Wars.

By L.B. Lubomski

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Star Wars is generally devoid of horror, except for maybe Jar Jar Binks or that one scene from Rogue One. Sure, the expanded universe is a bit different with such novels as Death Troopers bringing in flesh-eating zombies, but its just not the same as seeing it on the big screen. However, if it were up to actor Mark Hamill, he'd like to see that change someday. During an interview last week with IGN, Luke Skywalker himself confided that he'd like to see some actually scary Force Ghosts:

"You know what I'd love to see?", the Luke Skywalker actor told IGN in an interview. "A Force Ghost that's, like, actually frightening. Not somebody that's beatifically smiling down from the clouds or coming to give exposition - you know, a ghost is scary! But we'll see. My work here is done."

Part of me is very excited at that idea, yet equally as sad that Hamill himself wouldn't do it. I want to see a bitter Force Ghost Luke Skywalker like we saw in last year's The Last Jedi being a dick to everyone around him, trying to scare them away from the Force altogether. We may or may not actually get to see this in Episode IX, although Hamill claims no one has yet approached him about returning as Force Ghost in the new trilogy's finale in 2019.

"People are saying, 'are you going to be a Force Ghost in [Episode 9]?' I said, 'I really don't know. No one's really talked to me about it'"

Would you like to see a Star Wars horror movie featuirng an malevolent Force ghost, or maybe you have your own idea for bringing horror to the series? Now that Disney is acquiring 20th Century Fox, I'd personally love to see an Alien and Star Wars crossover about a bunch of Xenomorphs trying to take over an Imperial spaceship. At least that's my idea. Share yours in the comments below!

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L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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