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5 Horror Movies That Would Make Great Musicals

Horror and musicals have, believe it or not, a great deal in common in that both require a complete suspension of disbelief. We know with the same amount of certainty that there is no superhuman killing machine like Jason in real life just as we know with completely certainty that people will not spontaneously break out into a perfectly choreographed song and dance routine (flash mobs don’t count as they prepare like crazy).

There are already a few that we know of: Rocky Horror Picture Show (which I cannot stand), Repo: The Genetic Opera, Evil Dead: The Musical, Cannibal: The Musical, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom Of The Opera, etc… But that got me thinking, “What horror movies would work as musicals?” Well, I came up with five of them and I want to share them with you below. So head on down for 5 Horror Movies That Would Make Great Musicals!


With songs like, “We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat” and “The USS Indianapolis”, Jaws would be a perfect film for a plethora of musical numbers. The final song, “Smile, You Son Of A Bitch”, would feature cannons shooting shark gore into the air as Sheriff Brody pole dances on the mast of The Orca. Also, the main theme could be adapted to feature lyrics.

I am…

I am…

Oh yeah, the shark sings. Just think about that. Seriously, just think about that and tell me it wouldn’t be the most amazing musical ever.

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  • SkullBunnie


    • mfcmk1

      Agreed. Please no horror musicals… and damn did you have to separate this articles into 5 pages? You couldn’t fit 5 movies on one page? As if we haven’t seen the movies/trailers.

      • JonathanBarkan

        Putting all five YouTube videos on one page would cause a lot of drag on a computer. We do it this way so that your computer runs smoothly. WE LOVE YOU AND CARE FOR YOU!!!

        • mfcmk1

          OK cool… Thanks Jonathan! I LOVE BLOODY-DISGUSTING!!!

          • JonathanBarkan

            And we love you right back!!

  • HostelTakeover

    Ok I have to admit the Jaws one is pretty fucking hilarious. A fucking singing shark I mean come on that’s piss your pants material right there. Bruce can have like Anthony Head singing for him in the RepoMan voice while he’s about to eat someone.

  • djblack1313

    i think i’m one of the very few gay men who hates musicals (GREASE i loved and i loved THE ROSE but that’s not really a musical per se). lol. just about all my gay friends like musicals (movies, Broadway plays, etc) and i WISH i did like them but i just find them hoakey. lol.

    • JonathanBarkan

      I’m straight, I love music (which I guess must be pretty obvious at this point), and I can’t stand the vast majority of musicals. I just can’t stand how fake and orchestrated they are.

  • BabyJaneHudson

    @JonathanBarkan …Re-Animator the musical already exists :
    I love the idea of the Jaws musical and the camp counsellors getting killed every time they try to sing (which I wish would happen in most musicals).

    • larryv4711

      I absolutely loved Reanimator the Musical. Especially Jessie Merlin as Dr. Hill. Check out the beheading scene:

      • BabyJaneHudson

        I would love to check it out! If only I lived closer…

    • larryv4711

      And I should add that the musical was directed by Stewart Gordon.

  • dr.lamb

    Excerpts from the Songs:
    Jaws: “Somewhere, beneath the sea…a killer shark is waitin for me” (Melody of “Beyond the Sea” obviously)
    Hellraiser: “Demons to some… Angels to Others !”; “What’s your pleasure, Sir, what’s your pleasure…”

  • Darkness69

    I absolutely LOVE these ideas, Jonathan, even though I’m not a big fan of musicals. The JAWS one keeps cracking me up – a singing shark! The Hellraiser one could really be something as well.

  • EmilyRayne

    Was not expecting to see the Human Centipede, that’s for sure.

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