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I Want To Know If You'd Watch Musical Versions Of These Halloween Movies

I would like Bette Midler to put a spell on me live and onstage please.

I recently rewatched Hocus Pocus with some friends to gear up for the sequel, and we all came to the conclusion that it's truly wild that Disney has yet to turn this movie into a musical.

I mean, the costumes and set design totally lend themselves to a stage version.

Plus, it already has a big song-and-dance number, and there's plenty of material for more.

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I personally would love to see an adult in a black cat costume singing a mournful ballad about being cursed with eternal life.

Not to mention the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and (of course) Bette Midler all have stage experience, so they could totally play their characters in a live musical version, too.

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It got me thinking about what other Halloween movies would make good musicals, and I'm curious about whether you agree with my picks.

Okay, now on to the rest of the list:


Sleepy Hollow


Once Bitten

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If you've seen this movie, you know that there are a lot of things about it that would need to be, well, revamped to make it appropriate for modern audiences. There's a lot of overt homophobia and sexism and less overt racism involved (the movie's from 1985, so it's hard to be all that surprised).

But the basic plot — a centuries-old vampire tries to turn a teenage virgin into one so she can remain young-looking and hot — is goofy and fun, and the movie even features a big dance number at the Halloween dance. All you need is Robin and the Countess singing "Hands Off" Brandy-and-Monica-style and you've got a showstopper.



Ernest Scared Stupid

Ginger Snaps

Are there any other Halloween movies you think would make a good musical?