Top 10 Spooky Disney Films

“Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?”

In the spirit of the Halloween season we present Disney’s Top 10 Spooky Films to watch on a cool, autumnal night! Grab the popcorn, the licorice, and snuggle with your Disney pal.

10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Hellfire Scene – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The lovable Quasimodo is a stark contrast to the sinister Judge Claude Frollo. Although the opening song is one of Disney’s greatest musical pieces, the Hellfire scene is truly a spooky sight to see.

9. Frankenweenie (2012)

Tim Burton – Frankenweenie

This lose adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is just appropriate enough for children and spooky enough to make our top 10!

8. Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken (1995)

Gargoyles The Movie: The Heroes Awaken

Although technically not a film, Gargoyles dark, ominous tone and deep characterization made it stand out among the Disney Afternoon programs.

7. Halloweentown (1998)

Halloweentown – A Disney Channel movie

Although not necessarily “scary”, Halloweentown is definitely one spooky place!

6. The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Horned King – The Black Cauldron

Why is the Horned King so scary? Why?

5. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

The Headless Horseman – The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Two words: Headless Horseman.

4. Maleficent (2014)


So it seems like Maleficent isn’t so bad after all! This hypnotic and enticing film is a must watch for fall!

3. Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Sanderson Sisters – Hocus Pocus

“I put a spell on you; and now you’re mine!”

2. Toy Story of Terror! (2013)

Jessie, Buzz, and Woody – Toy Story of Terror

Mr. Pricklepants and Combat Carl are the ones who really make this movie so delightful! Oh the terror!

Before we unveil our top favorite film, here are some honorable mentions:

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Mr. Dark – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Return to Oz (1985)

Return to Oz

Fantasia (1940)

Chernabog – Fantasia

And finally, our top choice …
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Sally and Jack – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton is a Disney Halloween must and it’s no surprise that The Nightmare Before Christmas takes the top spot!

Did you see your favorite spooky Disney film? Let us know in the comments below!

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