Halloween is approaching, and we all tend to see our tastes in film shift a bit towards horror movies. While there are some great horror movies one can enjoy at this time of year, in most cases that means really scary movies that are likely to be filled with incredibly mature violence. But even horror movies that aren’t necessarily terrifying aren’t always for everyone. What about those people, of all ages, who don’t mind a little scary movies, but need to be scared down to a manageable level? The good news is that there are some options in Disney+ for Halloween movies that aren’t too scary.
If you’re looking for a good Halloween movie that has the potential to give you some legitimate chills, but is still good for the whole family, there are some great options to find if you have a Disney+ subscription.
Pocus pocus (and Hocus Pocus 2)
hocus pocus It is a movie that the generation we grew up with fondly remembers, and certainly the movie, in general, is more ridiculous than scary. However, the original hocus pocus There is a scene where the three witches are suspended by their necks, which, while certainly not graphic, still shows three bodies hanging on the ground, which makes the death scene more obvious than you might expect from a Disney movie. It’s also about killing children, after all.
hocus pocus 2 It’s perhaps less intimidating even for the youngest of viewers, but it’s still the perfect type of movie for a family of all ages to enjoy on Halloween together. It has a great spooky vibe if you want something that looks dark without being all that scary.
Nightmare Before Christmas
Nightmare Before Christmas It has become an absolute classic over the years, not only as a Halloween movie, but also as a Christmas movie. There is some controversy over whether nightmare It is the ultimate Christmas movie or Halloween movie. While the movie manages to do both surprisingly well, I’d argue that it’s primarily a Halloween movie because a lot of the visuals can get pretty creepy, even in the most Christmas-focused scenes.
The younger the audience, the more intimidating it is Nightmare Before Christmas Maybe. The opening musical number alone throws every fearsome creature manor at you one by one. Oogie Boogie, a walking burlap sack filled with all kinds of creepy and creepy things that can easily freak out young viewers. The stop-motion animation itself gives way to a general sense of uneasiness, as nothing moves quite right.
Disney’s first attempt at a movie based on the haunted mansion attraction has gone so well that Disney is now making a new movie Haunted Palace A movie in an effort to help people forget about the first movie that ever existed. The attraction itself, while it has its moments, isn’t particularly scary. The movie it’s based on is definitely more comedy than horror, but Haunted Palace The movie is not as bad as many people think, and it has some bright moments as well.
One scene in the middle of the film shows Eddie Murphy and his daughter trapped in a crypt as several bodies come to life, while the daughter is about to drown. It’s a sequence that would fit almost perfectly into any more mature horror movie. She has children screaming in horror, and there is a good chance that young children will also scream in horror.
Frankenstein It is one of the greatest horror stories ever and has been adapted so many times in so many ways that it is almost impossible to keep track of them all. Frankinweni It’s definitely on the lighter side of the various mods, but whether you’re watching the Disney live-action short or the feature film, both of which can be found on Disney+, both films still feature Tim Burton, and therefore distinctly intimidating.
There is something inherently scary about the look of the classic black and white movie, even parts of it Frankinweni It’s not scary because they feel that they can walk like this at any moment. While the dog character coming back to life is probably the least frightening creature in the movie, there is plenty to scare you.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Well, that cheats a bit as only half of the movie technically qualifies for this Halloween theme, but it does it so well we can’t let it go. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Todd It comes from the Disney Animation era when the studio focused on putting together shorter animated clips to create feature films. This one includes conditioning The wind in the willowWhich is fine, but the Disneyland ride based on that is actually more intimidating than the movie.
The other half, however, is an adaptation of Washington Irvine sleepy hollow legend, which is actually quite scary. While there are some humorous elements to balance the horror, The Headless Horseman is one of Disney’s scariest villains, and the story has a very terrifying ending, as far from the traditional Disney happy ending as you could possibly imagine.
Every horror fan has to start somewhere and most likely didn’t find love for slasher movies out of nowhere. These are the kinds of movies that kids watch and find out that they really like the scary parts, which eventually leads them to look for more.