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Top 10 Best Scary movies on Disney Plus in 2022

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The scary movie genre mainly belongs to the fans of gothic literature, which dates back to the 18th century. However, this genre was officially introduced in films in the 1890s, i-e, since the beginning of the industry. Later, several subgenres, like body horror, comedy horror, slasher movies, supernatural horror, and psychological horror, developed in the following decades.

The current post honors this diverse and timeless genre by giving you a list of the top 10 scary movies of all time. Moreover, the chosen platform today is Disney plus. So, the list will help you create a family movie night with scary movies since Disney Plus is known for its family-friendly content.

Spooky Buddies (Video 2011)

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Spooky Buddies

Director: Robert Vince

Writer: Kevin DiCicco, Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts

Cast: Tucker Albrizzi, Diedrich Bader, Ameko Eks Mass Carroll

IMDb Rating: 4.5

Runtime: 1 hr.28 mins

A 2011 American-Canadian scary comedy movie, Spooky Buddies, is a part of the Disney Buddies series. The film received mixed reviews from critics.

Its story revolves around the puppies who embark on a scary journey through a spooky mansion.


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Director: Paul Hoen

Writer: David Light, Joseph Raso

Cast: Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly, Trevor Tordjman

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Runtime: 1 hr.34 mins

Zombies is a Disney Original American musical and dance film debuted on the network on February 16, 2018. It received varying reviews, with some praising the film’s songs and uplifting messages while criticizing its predictable plot.

Transferred Zombietown students attend a high school in a suburban community that values tradition, homogeneity, and pep parades.

Hocus Pocus

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Hocus Pocus

Director: Kenny Ortega

Writer: David Kirschner, Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert

Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 1 hr.36 mins

Hocus Pocus, a fantasy comedy film, had its premiere on July 16, 1993, in the US. Critics gave mixed reviews after its debut.

A curious young man has social issues after relocating to Salem. All of this before a trio of wicked witches murdered in the 17th century came back to life.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Director: Henry Selick

Writer: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson

Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Runtime: 1 hr.16 mins

It is a 1993 stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy released in the US. The movie earned positive reviews from critics, who praised the animation, characters, music, and score. In addition, it was the first animated film to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Jack Skellington, the mayor of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town but causes trouble by attempting to bring the holiday season home.

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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The Haunted Mansion

Director: Rob Minkoff

Writer: David Berenbaum

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly

IMDb Rating: 5.1

Runtime: 1 hr.28 mins

It is a 2003 American supernatural horror comedy film inspired partly by the well-known Disney ride of the same name. Despite receiving generally unfavorable reviews, the movie made $182.3 million worldwide.

When a realtor and his family are hosted in a mansion, they rapidly discover that it is haunted. He learns much about the family he has chosen to ignore as they attempt to depart.

Halloweentown High

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Halloweentown High

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé

Writer: Paul Bernbaum, Dan Berendsen

Cast: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Runtime: 1 hr.22 mins

On October 8, 2004, Halloweentown High, a Disney Original Movie known as Halloweentown 3, had its television debut. It is the third part of the Halloween series.

A magical world girl stakes her family’s powers so that no unpleasant happens when Halloweentown students enroll in high school.


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Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Leonard Ripps, Tim Burton, John August

Cast: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 1 hr.27 mins

An American Sci-Fi comedic horror, Frankenweenie premiered in the US on October 5, 2012. It is a lengthier version of Burton’s identical short film from 1984 with the same title. The movie received Saturn Award for Best Animated Film.

When a boy’s favorite dog dies unexpectedly, he tries to resurrect the animal using a potent science experiment.

The Scream Team (TV Movie 2002)

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The Scream Team

Director: Stuart Gillard

Writer: Robert Short, Dan Berendsen

Cast: Mark Rendall, Kat Dennings, Robert Bockstael

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1 hr.40 mins

It is an American television movie from 2002 that had its network television movie debut on Disney on October 4, 2002.

Odd Frank Carlyle had a hardware store in Steeple Falls, a small town. He earns a nice living by dressing up for Halloween. However, when Frank’s widower son and his children arrive from Boston, they notice something strange about the place.

Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)

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Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire

Director: Steve Boyum

Writer: Lindsay Naythons, Robert Keats

Cast: Matt O’Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey

IMDb Rating: 5.8

Runtime: 1 hr.25 mins

Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire is an American horror comedy from 2000 that was created especially for television.

Its plot centers on two children who arrange for their mother to go on a date with a vampire.

Girl vs. Monster (2012)

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Girl vs. Monster

Director: Stuart Gillard

Writer: Annie DeYoung, Ron McGee

Cast: Olivia Holt, Kerris Dorsey, Brendan Meyer

IMDb Rating: 5.3

Runtime: 1 hr.29 mins

On October 12, 2012, the Disney Channel launched the American fantasy teen comedy Girl vs. Monster. The film won the DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs.

Its story focuses on a teen girl who goes on a mission to trap a deadly creature that she unintentionally loose.



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