With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time to delve into some of the best Halloween musicals for the big screen, because if there’s one thing we love to do during the holidays it’s singing. Yes, there aren’t as many Halloween songs as Christmas carols, but if you’re planning on making Halloween-themed karaoke throughout October, we’ve rounded up nine spooky musicals you should definitely check out this fall.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Based on the 1973 stage production The Rocky Horror Picture ShowThis all-time classic tells the story of Brad, portrayed by Barry Bostwickengaged to Janet, whose iconic portrayal was brought to the screen by Suzanne Sarandon. The pair find themselves isolated in a castle owned by a mad, mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The soundtrack includes performances by meatloaf and the entire cast, including the unforgivable “Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me” by Sarandon. All of these sexually liberated characters weren’t a hit with the public in the ’70s when it was released, but this film has definitely found a loyal audience over the years, and late night screenings of The Rocky Horror are everywhere every Halloween Picture Show instead of the world. Everything in this movie is over the top and made for fun and enjoyment while you sing the soundtracks at the top of your lungs.
During the Day of the Dead, coconuta young aspiring musician, idealizing Ernesto de la Cruz, his favorite singer, enters the land of the dead and begins the adventure of a lifetime following in the footsteps of his ancestors.
coconut Won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and it’s no wonder why: Between the rich and colorful design of the land of the dead and the heartbreaking soundtrack, Coco was an instant hit for Pixar. With Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Brat and Anthony GonzalezCoco is a great spooky, heartwarming musical for the whole family.
Sweeney Todd: The Demonic Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
I dare you not to stand behind your window, brandish some razors (or something less dangerous) and yell, “Finally my arm’s whole again!” like Johnny Depp does in Sweeney Todd: Fleet Street’s demonic barber. Tim Burton brings the perfect goth vibe to the story of this Broadway musical adaptation, and it’s probably safe to say that no one else could have accomplished what he did the way he did. It’s not just the blood, the graphic content of this film about a man seeking revenge after his child and wife were taken from him. It’s also the creepiness of Alan Rickman‘s character, Judge Turpin, and the violence of the story itself. With cult songs like “Johanna” or “My Friends”, Sweeney Todd creates a Halloween feeling.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
It’s 1986 and the adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors is about to make its way onto many movie lovers’ Halloween must-watch lists. frank oz brings to the big screen Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn, Ellen Green as Audrey & Steve Martin As Orin Scrivello, DDS Seymour works in a flower shop and is in love with his colleague Audrey. One day Seymour discovers a very rare plant which he names Audrey II. However, the plant only feeds on flesh and blood, which is where Seymour’s real problems begin. The performances of the songs “Feed Me Seymour”, “Suddenly Seymour” and “Suppertime” are perfect for creating a crazy, gory and completely absurd atmosphere in your house during the spooky season.
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Joel Schumacher’s 2004 theatrical version The Phantom of the Opera With Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson and Gerard Butler is a haunting, enchanting musical that will no doubt be the perfect choice for your next Halloween movie night. During the 19th century, Christine, a young soprano, at the Garnier Opera in Paris becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives in the opera. He loves the young Christine, while she is in love with her boyfriend Raoul. The beautiful and enchanting cinematography of The Phantom of the Opera is one of the main reasons fans of the film keep coming back to it around Halloween.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Ah yes, The nightmare before Christmas and his eternal question: Is it a Halloween or a Christmas movie? It probably depends on your belief and when you prefer to watch it. But we can’t deny that most of the songs should definitely be heard during the spooky season: “This is Halloween”, “Oogie Boogie’s Song”, “Jack’s Lament” are definitely not the most obvious songs to listen to with family should sing Christmas tree. Jack the Pumpkin King is tired of living in Halloween Town with his monster citizens and he wishes he could become Santa Claus when he discovers the joyful and colorful Christmas holidays. If you can’t choose when you want to see this spooky musical, don’t decide – see it in October and In December.
Corpse Bride (2005)
There’s something about a Tim Burton movie that just screams Halloween, even if it doesn’t take place on October 31st. corpse bride is one of the best cases. With a voice casting included Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Richard E Grantand Christopher Lee, corpse bride takes place in the 18th century Victorian era, which is a perfect era for any spooky story. Dark alleys, misty mornings and the sound of horses’ hooves pulling the carriages combine with the beautiful story of Victor Van Dort, Victoria Everglot and the corpse bride Emily, plus the beautiful songs throughout the film corpse bride a perfect choice for a Halloween movie marathon.
Into the Woods (2014)
“I’m the hook, I’m what nobody believes, I’m the witch,” sings Meryl Streep in In the forest. This Disney musical is both satire and homage to our favorite fairy tales, and the crème de la crème of Hollywood sing throughout the film. The wolf, played here by Johnny Depp, and the witch, played by Meryl Streep, are among the film’s best performances. Their respective songs “Hello Little Girl” and “It’s the Last Midnight” will definitely give you goosebumps and make a good addition to your Halloween musical playlist.
When you see the names Jim Henson and David Bowie on a movie poster, chances are you’ve found your new favorite Halloween classic. labyrinth is an enchanting, weird, spooky musical, most of the songs written by Bowie himself. The late Superstar portrays the Goblin King challenging Sarah, played by a boy Jennifer Connellyto rescue her little brother who is trapped in a maze before midnight. Released in 1986, the film was not an instant hit, but just like some films that we now consider all-time classics, labyrinth is still a popular movie for families to watch together on Halloween.
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