I know what you’re thinking. Musical numbers in a horror movie? Yes, they exist, and they’re just as amazing as they sound.
Now, to be clear, there are horror musicals. These are just horror movies with one (or two) musical numbers.
This French horror movie begins (well, after two scenes) with a really cool dance number. It’s rather hypnotic until they all start tripping because someone spiked their drinks with LSD.
Suicide Club (2001)
Suicide Club also gets a lot trippy, which is how there’s a musical number in a bowling alley about 3/4 of the way in. You can watch it below.
Crazy Lips (2000)
Another weird Japanese movie, this one can’t quite seem to figure out what it is. If I’m remember correcting, there’s some necrophilia rape (like, being forced to have sex with a corpse?) and also a musical number. Because those two go together.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
In the midst of this action horror movie that involves a group of criminals escaping to Mexico and encountering a bar full of vampires, there’s an extended dance by Salma Hayek.
Prom Night (1980)
Jamie Leigh Curtis proves that she’s more than a scream queen – she’s also a dancing queen. Watch her show off her disco moves below:
Have these whet your appetite for the afore-mentioned horror musicals? Here’s a short list for your viewing pleasure:
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
- Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
- Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008)
Does anyone consider “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to be actual “horror”? Or “Phantom of the Opera”? I considered adding “Beetlejuice” but to me, that movie is a comedy. What do you think?