Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Originally Had an Even Freakier Green Goblin

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Sam Raimi’s <i>Spider-Man</i> Originally Had an Even Freakier Green Goblin

As jarring and, I don’t know, Power Rangers-esque as the armored Green Goblin was in Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man, always remember: It could’ve been far worse — and far more disturbing. How much more disturbing, you ask? Well, read on.

Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. has uploaded a screen test for the original Green Goblin makeup, obviously intended to closer resemble the comic-book version of the villain — he even has the trademark purple hat-thing — and the results are terrifying. It’s like something from a Julie Taymor fever dream.

Raimi can be heard off-camera, giving an unending string of instructions to the unnamed actor attempting to emote under the mask. Thankfully, the result apparently wasn’t to the director’s satisfaction. Still, those soulless yellow eyes will haunt me …

(via Comic Book Movie)