What are the best musical films to watch on Halloween? From scary plotlines and creepy characters to spooky musical scores, this list features all of your favorite haunting Broadway-esque movie adaptations. Tim Burton, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Danny Elfman almost singlehandedly created this genre, dominating the field with their quintessential classics, such as The Phantom of the Opera, Beetlejuice, Into the Woods, Cats, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and of course, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. That being said, these creative geniuses aren't the only Hollywood moguls who redefined Halloween movie musicals. Richard O'Brien and Jim Sharman's The Rocky Horror Picture Show reinvented Halloween's concept of self-expression while simultaneously introducing viewers to a new type of horror and breaking countless glass ceilings.
Grab a cup of hot cider, carve a pumpkin, and take it easy this Hallow's Eve in the comfort of your own home with the festive films below!
- 137 VOTESPhoto: Beetlejuice / Warner Bros.
- 210 VOTESPhoto: Jekyll & Hyde: Direct from Broadway / Broadway Worldwide
- 323 VOTESPhoto: The Phantom of the Opera / Warner Bros. Pictures
- 422 VOTESPhoto: Coco / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures