Today, Sha and Mandy are counting down – and we’re not just counting down the days until Halloween. Today we’re also counting down some of Disney’s scariest moments in film. Disney certainly is such a big part of our blog, and Sha and I have watched our fair share of Disney movies in our life, so we thought, why not continue the Spooky Book Princess theme by taking a look at the scariest moments that Disney has brought to us?
Whether intentional or not, Disney has certainly brought us weird, frightening, and downright nightmarish things. There are moments that had me side eying it like, really??? Why is this in a kid’s movie? And things that made me shriek in terror as a kid.
Sha and Mandy are taking a trip down scary Disney moments lane and counting down what we think are some of the scariest moments around . . . are you ready?
Ten: Lady and the Tramp: Rat Attack
SHA: There are so many scenes were Lady and the Tramp just gets so dark and, as a child, you just don’t catch it. This is one of those scenes! Little Kid Sha was probably like, “Ahhh scary rat with demon eyes!” Big Kid Sha is like, “Uh, why did this movie just casually throw in a baby eating rat????” Like we don’t have enough to fear!
Nine: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: The Evil Queen
MANDY: Basically this entire movie is a horror fest (perhaps even including Snow’s singing??), but Sha insisted that we just pick one, so ya know, nothing like a creepy queen death?????
Eight: Don’t Look Under the Bed: The Boogeymen
MANDY: This movie was my Disney Channel Original Movie Halloween themed lifeeeeeeeee, but like, I’m concerned as an adult??? Like, I just remember the whole ending sequence going what??? is??? happening?????
Seven: Dinosaur: Meteorite
SHA: Dinosaur always spooked me as a kid. Not because the movie had dinosaurs, but because the dinosaurs were literally running for their lives after a meteor strike killed most of their family members. So they had to travel across barren lands to find water. While any newfound friends they might make dropped dead of dehydration or fell prey to carnivores. Um.
Six: The Black Cauldron: Gurgi’s Sacrifice / The Horned King
SHA: Picture me recalling this movie and suggesting it to Mandy because the Horned King was a creepy villain. Then looking it up online only to remember — because somehow I totally forgot — that one of the characters literally *sacrifices his life to the demon fire*. Wow, Disney, you changed. Is it a new haircut or…
Five: Hunchback of Notre Dame: Judge Claude Frollo’s Villainy
I think enough said????
Four: Monsters Inc.: Randall trying to capture Boo
SHA: What child didn’t have nightmares after this movie of a scaly, man-sized lizard that can basically *turn invisible* trying to snatch you and toss you into a door to nowhere.
Three: Bambi: Death of Bambi’s Mother
MANDY: Um, trauma for lifeeeeeeeeeeeeee?????
Two: The Lion King: Mufasa’s Death
SHA: *cries forever*
One: Toy Story 3: Furnace Scene
MANDY: I’m still not okay. How can anyone be okay??????