Spawn (1997) Poster



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Followed by 

Spawn (2019)

Version of 

Spawn (1997) (TV Series)
Based on the same source material
Sam and Twitch (TV Series)
Based on the same source material

Edited into 


Spawn: The Eternal (1997) (Video Game)
Video game spin off
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand (2000) (Video Game)
Also featuring characters from the comic book series Spawn.
Spawn: Armageddon (2003) (Video Game)
Also featuring characters from the comic book series Spawn.


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Clown: "There is no place like home"
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Clown tells Spawn that he'll be the angel Clarence and Spawn can be Jimmy Stewart. Then he says the 'whenever a bell rings an angel get's its wings' qoute
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
A group of people in the graveyard yell out "Hail Satan" as a salute in the same manner in both film.
The Exorcist (1973)
The Clown's head spins around
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The clown says "Bring out your dead!"
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Helter Skelter (1976) (TV Movie)
Clowny tells Spawn that "Helter Skelter's coming down."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The clown's line, "I love the smell of burning asphalt in the morning!" is a reference to Apocalypse Now (1979) ("I love the smell of burning napalm in the morning...") Also, the Clown says to Jason Wynn (played by Martin Sheen, who was in Apocalypse Now), "I was counting on Spawn killing you. Then you would get his soul and kick start the apocalypse now."
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Spawn calls Cog Yoda when first testing his powers
The Shining (1980)
Clown says "Here's Clown-y!"
Excalibur (1981)
In the Spawn animated series, Cogliostro mentions that he has had many names, one of which was Merlin. Nicol Williamson (who plays Cogliostro in the film) played Merlin in 1981's Excalibur.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
I'm making this up as I go",
Die Hard (1988)
The line "We need backup now, now damnit, now!"
Darkman (1990)
Spawn get horrifically burnt, and assumed dead the same way Darkman did.
Carlito's Way (1993)
The clown said to Spawn "you're HellSpawn to the max, that's who you are!" the same way Benny Blanco said to Carlito (Another movie with John Leguizamo).
The Mask (1994)
The Clown eyes pop out and changes his head in an cartoonist fansion similar to The Mask
ER (1994) (TV Series)
"Not even the entire cast of 'E.R.' could put you back together".

Referenced in 

The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show: Episode dated 7 August 1997 (1997) (TV Episode)
Micheal Jai White talks and promote the film, and his role as Spawn
Saturday Night Live: Nathan Lane/Metallica (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on W.U.
David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme (1997) (TV Short)
Specifically mentioned by Alex Cox about upcoming summer movies
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Joe Estevez): "If it's Martin, shoot to kill. Then I could be in 'Spawn'!"
Siskel & Ebert: Deep Impact/Woo/Clockwatchers/Little Men/Artemisia/In Our Own Hands (1998) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "New on Video" bumper. Thumbs down from Siskel; thumbs up from Ebert.
La magra (1998) (Video)
Goyer says something like, you dont know if it will Spawn, no pun intended, another New Line film...
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Ultimatum (1999) (TV Episode)
poster visible at Mr. Chu's video store
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (Video)
Mentioned by name
Fight Club (1999)
Seen on a marquee when Jack puts Marla on the bus.
Popular: Windstruck (1999) (TV Episode)
Sam mentions the movie.
End of Days (1999)
The priest mentions a battle between Heaven and Hell has waged eternal, a similar line said by Cogliostro from this movie.
Mullitt (2000) (Short)
Faust (2000)
After coming back from the dead, Faust has Spawn powers, Batman's suit, and Wolverine's claws
The Powerpuff Girls: Jewel of the Aisle/Super Zeroes (2000) (TV Episode)
Blossom's Spore outfit is based on Spawn
Killjoy (2000) (Video)
Little Nicky (2000)
Satan said "I've got more tricks than a hooker! "
Citizen Todd (2001) (TV Movie)
Undeclared: The Day After (2002) (TV Episode)
Steven has the poster hanging in his dorm room.
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
Poster on wall
Undeclared: Hal and Hillary (2002) (TV Episode)
The poster is hanging in the Steven's room.
Naked Movie (2002)
poster seen
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dirty Girls (2003) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Spike
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003) (TV Movie)
The movie 'Spawn (1997)' is referenced in this documentary.
Soulcalibur II (2003) (Video Game)
Spawn is a playable guest in the Xbox version
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Spawn's mask was shown.
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
McClane picks up and damages a Spawn toy
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Violator briefly appears among the villains
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode III (2007) (TV Episode)
Spawn is in Imaginationland.
Monster (2008) (Video)
girl mentions this movie
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
The Vault Boy Icon is shown wearing a costume similar to Spawn's when the player is evil enough.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
A few Spawn figures are seen in Jacob room.
The Venture Bros.: Bright Lights, Dean City (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag: Where People Feast: An Indigenous People's Cookbook (2011) (TV Episode)
Kristina mentions that the word spawn reminds her of a horror movie.
Face Off: Welcome to the Jungle (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Cinema Snob: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (2011) (TV Episode)
"With her being a Hellspawn and all"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Spawn #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Linkara mentions seeing the movie
Attack of the Show!: Casey Wilson (2011) (TV Episode)
Mention by Michael Jai White
Attack of the Show!: Episode dated 14 April 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Michael Jai White talks about his role as Spawn back in 1997
Midnight Screenings: X-Men: First Class (2011) (TV Episode)
"If you're expecting it to end like Spawn..."
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "See you in Hell".
Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD seen in video store
Bad Movie Beatdown: BMB Spoony Experiment: Tekken (2011) (TV Episode)
also written by Alan B. McElroy
Bad Movie Beatdown: Universal Soldier: The Return (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain mentions Michael Jai White's role as Spawn.
CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with the Dark Knight in 4 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
La gente es imbécil (2013) (TV Series)
Cooties (2014)
Clint has various Spawn figures sitting on his dresser
Falcon Rising (2014)
In the beginning Falcon lists the names of fallen soldiers, among them is the name Simmons. Michael Jai White played Al Simmons in Spawn(1997).
Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (2014) (Short)
mentioned once
The Comix Scrutinizer: Psycho Comics #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"John Leguizamo in Spawn"
Nostalgia Critic: Daredevil (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned among dark, repeatative comic book films
The Cinema Snob: The Fantastic Four (2015) (TV Episode)
"The real bitch will be when he gets cast as Spawn."
The Cinema Snob: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (2015) (TV Episode)
also written by Alan B. McElroy
Offline - Das Leben ist kein Bonuslevel (2016)
Violator toy is seen on Deniz's desk in his room
Deadpool (2016)
Wade's reaction seeing his severely disfigured face is reminiscent of when Al Simmon's see his severely disfigured face in a water reflection.
Blackcatloner: It's a Deadpool, Breakfast Club, Fair Use Kind of Thing (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner discusses this movie's failure while talking about the proposed remake in the Fanboy News segment.
Blackcatloner: More R-Rated Comic Book Movies?! Yes, Please! (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions the previous failed attempt to bring Spawn to the big screen.

Featured in 

The Making of 'Spawn' (1997) (TV Movie)
This special is about the making of the Spawn movie.
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show: Episode dated 7 August 1997 (1997) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Todd McFarlane: Chapter & Verse (1998) (Video)
Documentary is about the making of the film
The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane (2001)
Talked about, clips featured.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Road/Ninja Assassin/Old Dogs (2009) (TV Episode)
"Movie Theology with Father Brett" segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Daybreakers/Leap Year/Youth in Revolt (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliché segment.
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Are Superheroes Whiny Little Bitches? (2013) (TV Episode)
The Critic talks superheroes. All kinds of superheroes.
The Image Revolution (2014)
A clip from this film is shown
Anime Abandon: Spawn (2014) (TV Episode)
Sage says the movie wasn't very good
Nostalgia Critic: The Dark Age of Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Spawn (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Capes (2017) (TV Episode)
Spawn's cape is the #1 pick.


It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Clown tells Spawn that he'll be the angel Clarence and Spawn can be Jimmy Stewart.

Spoofed in 

Mafia! (1998)
Robot Chicken: Celebutard Mountain (2007) (TV Episode)
Spawn battles the forces of Hell, Georgia style.
Robot Chicken: Joel Hurwitz (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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