The Crow (1994) Poster



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Followed by 

Version of 

The Crow (2019)

Remade as 

Hatya: The Murder (2004)
Indian version of the film
The Crow (2019)


The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998) (TV Series)


Seven Samurai (1954)
Final climactic battle in the rain
Vertigo (1958)
The Birds (1963)
Eyes gouged out by a bird (a crow no less)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Chest carving sequence
Enter the Dragon (1973)
During the boardroom shootout, Draven rolls onto his back to kick a shooter through a window, then nips back up to his feet in one movement: a similar move to one performed in Enter the Dragon which, coincidentally, was his father Bruce Lee's last film before an untimely death.
Suspiria (1977)
Bright red lighting used in a ultra violence scene
Blade Runner (1982)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ernie's character asks if Eric's a ghost, an obvious in-joke to his ghostbustering character Winston Zeddmore
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
when Tin-Tin throws a knife at Eric/The Crow he catchs it & then throws back at him (which kills him), that's pretty simliar to how Jack killed Lo Pan in Big Trouble in Little China
The Wraith (1986)
Opera (1987)
The Killer (1989)
Final climactic battle in a church, many characters also shot while using two pistols too
Batman (1989)
Ghost (1990)

Referenced in 

Ninja Scroll (1993)
Dark Angel: The Ascent (1994) (Video)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Burned Thorn symbol=Burning Crow symbol
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
The Crow is displayed on a bulletin board behind Zach.
Unsolved Mysteries: Episode #8.1 (1995) (TV Episode)
Segment investigates the making of the film
Blood (1997) (Video Game)
Dark City (1998)
Patricia Gennice (1998)
Lucas cites a dialogue of this film and Patricia Gennice says "The Crow" is her favorite movie
Asylum of Terror (1998) (Video)
prop guy made a Crow mask "just like the one in the movie"
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
The Matrix (1999)
El adversario (1999) (Short)
One of the main characters is dressed like him in a party
Fight Club (1999)
The burning happy face symbol is referencing Eric's burning crow symbol
Action: Lights, Camera, Action! (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Peter while speaking with spokeperson for black birds
Cold Hearts (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Limitations (2000) (TV Episode)
Brandon Lee and this film are mentioned by one of the rape victims
Angst (2000)
May rents it in a video store
Faust (2000)
Plot features an artist and his girlfriend getting murdered by a gang, (on an identical set to the Crow) and coming back from the dead for revenge
Ticker (2001)
Guy in Crow makeup flees from the ball
Backflash (2001) (Video)
Home Room (2002)
A student says a goth student looks like the crow.
Spider-Man (2002) (Video Game)
Spider-Man (2002)
Evil on Queen Street (2002) (Video)
Daredevil (2003)
Burning logo of the hero.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
The blood on Agent Sands´ pale face looks exactly like Eric Dravens make-up in The Crow; other white-painted faces appear fighting; the flashbacks are very similar to those in The Crow.
The Punisher (2004)
The gigantic flaming "The Punisher" skull in cars towards the end of the movie.
Hellbent (2004)
In the parade a man has his face painted in the style of the Crow
Catwoman (2004)
The monologue delivered by Berry in the preview is taken from the movie The Crow with minor editing to fit the movie (e.g. "crow" to "cat").
Natalie Portman: Starting Young (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Entourage: Chinatown (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Office: The Fire (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine. Also, photograph is shown.
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
Mentioned by the guys
Banzai Motherfucker! (2006)
Don (2006)
The protagonists of both films, Eric (The Crow) and Don, have several similarities in their personalities. Both are ruthless, dark characters who are 'back from the dead'. Both advocate to "Quit smoking, as it kills" and are trying to quit themselves too. Don convinces Roma that he is Don by speaking a line familiar only to her just like the "Can't rain all the time" line spoken by Eric to Sarah.
South Park: Hell on Earth 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Satan tells people not to dress as The Crow and dresses as him himself.
Il 7 e l'8 (2007)
A poster of The Crow is visible in a scene.
Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
a poster for the film can be seen behind one of the interviewees
The Dark Knight (2008)
Strong resemblance between makeup and costume of The Crow and The Joker.
Dark City: Memories of Shell Beach (2008) (Video)
Alex Proyas mentions this film.
Saints Row 2 (2008) (Video Game)
A goth girl says, "It can't rain all the time."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Duplicity/Knowing/I Love You, Man (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says that The director of Knowing previously directed I, Robot, Dark City and The Crow
Nostalgia Critic: Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced among good comic book movies
Robot Chicken: Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry (2009) (TV Episode)
In the Oz parody, Eric Draven substitutes for the Scarecrow
Criminal Minds: The Performer (2009) (TV Episode)
When Dante looks at himself in the broken mirror while wiping off his stage makeup it references the scene in The Crow where Eric Draven paints his face in the mirror he smashed before he sets out looking for vengeance.
Kick-Ass (2010)
The black tears make-up on Red Mist looks exactly like Eric Dravens make-up in The Crow
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Eyes gouged out by a crow
Entourage: Stunted (2010) (TV Episode)
Turtle mentions that Bruce Lee dies because he was shot with a real bullet during the making of this movie; Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, was the actual victim
Criminal Minds: Devil's Night (2010) (TV Episode)
Ernie Hudson is featured as Detroit Lieutenant Al Garner in this episode. He portrayed Sergeant Albrecht in The Crow (1994), which was based around the events of Detroit's Devil's Night. During his first appearance, he mentions Devil's Nights in the 80s.
Halloween Season (2010) (Short)
Mentioned in a conversation
The Venture Bros.: Operation P.R.O.M. (2010) (TV Episode)
Dermott mentions this movie.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Holding Out for a Superhero (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for top movie superheroes
Good Bad Flicks: Super Mario Bros (2011) (TV Episode)
Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong (2011)
Chest carving sequence
Killer Kids: Occult Killers (2011) (TV Episode)
A poster is seen in Elyse Marie Pahler's bedroom.
Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.7 (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Curious and Unusual Deaths: Rich and Famous Deaths (2012) (TV Episode)
Dramatizes the death of Brandon Lee on the set of the film
Nostalgia Critic: Heavy Metal (2012) (TV Episode)
"You're like the Crow if he were in Candyland."
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The flaming bat symbol resembles the flaming crow from the movie
The Venture Bros.: A Very Venture Halloween (2012) (TV Episode)
Dermott dresses as Eric Draven for Halloween and says he's The Crow.
Oslo Fright Fest 2010 (2012) (Short)
The Crow action figure is shown.
Carrie (2013)
The shot of Carrie looking at her cut plams
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Burning Mockingjay symbol=burning Crow symbol
The Enemy (2014) (Short)
Quotes one line of dialogue
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
The black tears make-up on one of thug's looks exactly like Eric Dravens make-up in The Crow
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Eyes torn out from their sockets
The Last Showing (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Daredevil (2015) (TV Episode)
poster is shown
Fresh Off the Boat: License to Sell (2015) (TV Episode)
Nicole says "The Crow" is one of her favorite movies.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: The Crow (2015) (TV Episode)
Nerd talks about the movie and mentions the tragic death of Bruce Lee's son.
Purpose (2015)
Uses the same myth as the Crow film
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Batman has his batman symbol carved into a thug''s chest, Eric also did this action in The Crow
Boys in the Trees (2016)
Poster shown on bedroom wall.
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017) (Video Game)
One of the Firewalk logos features a man walking in front of a flame, in a similar pose to Eric Draven on the film's cover.
The Alex Proyas Masterclass (2017)
Behind the scenes anecdotes

Featured in 

Helmet: Milquetoast (1994) (Video)
features clips from the film
1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Wins for "Best Song from a Movie" for Stone Temple Pilots' "Big Empty" and nominated for "Best Movie" and "Best Male Performance" for Brandon Lee
SexTV: Dragon Ladies & Kung-Fu Masters: Re-Constructing Asian American Sexualty (2004) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
Troldspejlet: Episode #35.11 (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Hollywood's Top Ten: Sweet Revenge (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking #10 as the top revenge movies
The Blockbuster Buster: Honest Review - The Crow (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
No Sleep TV3: No Sleep TV3 #2: "Moving Pictures" (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed
Best of the Worst: Hologram Man, Faust, and Blood Street (2018) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown

Spoofed in 

The Fanimatrix: Run Program (2003) (Video)
Goth baddie dressed in bad Crow makeup
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Slow motion scene of Simon being impaled on a church steeple.
The Other Guys (2010)
Terry slides on a table (with counterfeit money) while shooting with two guns

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