Even though Fantasia isn't on the list, I thought this image would be perfect. Night on Bald Mountain is such a dark sequence.
#10. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad
The reason I put this one so low on the सूची is because it's mainly dark because of Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I mean, sure Wind in the Willows may have it's moments but it's Legend of Sleepy Hollow that makes this film as dark as it is. Okay, they were both single shorts before even being squeezed together in one package film. So, I may be kinda cheating here. But I couldn't think of any other movie that could beat this one to the #10 spot. So, anyway, yes, Legend of Sleepy Hollow is quite a dark short. I mean, come on! The main character gets killed off for goodness sake! Another thing that kind of darkens it for me is that it leaves us with unanswerable questions. Did Ichabod really प्यार Katrina या did he just want her money? Was it true that the Headless Horseman would lose his power once you'd पार करना, क्रॉस that bridge या was Brom just playing a mean trick? And on चोटी, शीर्ष of all that, did Ichabod REALLY die या did he just mysteriously disappear? The suspense could kill you, couldn't it?

#9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame...or, as I like to call it, BEST डिज़्नी MOVIE EVER!!!!!
Yes, a number of आप may already know that this is one of my प्रिय फिल्में of all time. But as much as I प्यार it, I'm gonna have to admit it is pretty dark. I mean, think about it. Quasimodo lives a solitary life in a घंटी, बेल tower for 20 years but when he does come out of the tower, people think he's a monster and torture him unfairly. Not only does the hero have a sad life to start with but the villain is one twisted sicko. Judge Claude Frollo persecutes innocent people, lies to Quasimodo about the world, lusts after the beautiful gypsy,Esmeralda, and even threatens her that if she doesn't agree to be his she will burn in Hell. And he still claims to be a "righteous man". "Righteous man" my butt! Frollo's freakin' messed up. Anyone with eyes can see that. But anyway, though this movie is dark, that's okay. In fact, I applaud डिज़्नी for taking the risks they took while making this film. What's wrong with having an animated डिज़्नी flick be और adult than the usual? It can really दिखाना the egg on the faces of those who say Disney's just for kids. Besides, kids gotta learn about the darker things in life sooner या later.

#8. Pinocchio
Why is this movie above the last two I mentioned in the darkness department? Well, for one thing, while Legend of Sleepy Hollow had the Headless Horseman and Hunchback had Frollo, this movie has और than just one villain. The main character has a lot to go through, being taken captive द्वारा a heartless puppet killer, almost being turned into a donkey, and having to go deep into the ocean depths the find his father who went looking for his son and was swallowed द्वारा a terrifying whale. *shudders* द्वारा the way, speaking of the whole donkey thing, that's another dark thing about the movie. Those boys are turned into donkeys and forced to work in salt mines and circuses for the rest of their lives and we don't even wanna know what happens to the talking ones. In fact, only two of the villains in this movie are truly defeated, Stromboli since Pinnochio escapes him leaving him with no talking, stringless puppet to दिखाना the world, and Monstro who runs एक प्रकार का जहाज़ into the huge, jagged rocks through which Pinnochio and Gepetto make their escape. So, yes, this movie is pretty dark as far as डिज़्नी फिल्में go. My older brother even कहा that as a child he thought it was the most dramatic movie in the world. Can't say I blame him.

#7. The Watcher in the Woods
This movie is quite an eerie suspense flick. Where to start? Let's just say it's not something you'd wanna दिखाना your kids til they're older. It's a very good film though. For those who haven't seen it, I recommend it if आप like getting a chill down your spine. It centers around two young girls who go with their family to stay at this old woman's house. But, there's someone watching the two sisters... आप guessed it. In the woods. The younger sister eventually starts talking to someone nobody else can hear and the voice causes her to act possessed. Plus, the older sister resembles the old woman's long लॉस्ट daughter, Karen, and at one point can see Karen blind-folded in a crack in the mirror whispering, "help me." Yeah, pretty scary, huh? Any way, the older sister soon finds out how Karen disappeared and find the kids...who are now adults...who witnessed the tragedy. Everyone seems to believe that Karen was killed in an old chapel where the kids performed a sayonce.(Did I spell it right?) A sayonce, people! (If आप don't know what a sayonce is, आप could look it up and then you'll understand how dark it is.) Well, anyway, Karen comes back in the end but she's still young. She's not a ghost. Somehow, she comes back all flesh and bone and yet, her mother is now an old woman. Wouldn't आप be a little creeped out if आप came back to your mom या dad 30 years later and they've grown old while आप were still very young? I know I would.

#6. A क्रिस्मस Carol
Because let's face it. A क्रिस्मस Carol द्वारा Charles Dickens is a dark story. I know, Disney's presented और than one adaption of the story but, to me, this one has to be the darkest. आप all know the tale. So, आप probably know what I'm talking about. Not only is this movie dark but also kind of scary. If this movie had come out during my childhood and I saw it, I would have been scared so much that I couldn't watch it til I was older. But still, even as a ब्रेव young adult, parts of this movie gave me the willies. What I found especially scary was the part where Jacob Marley haunts Scrooge. OH MY GOSH!!! That part made me jump out of my skin it was so creepy! आप could even see Marley's jaw coming apart. No other version I saw was that graphic. द्वारा the way, have any of आप ever realized that the scene with the Ghost of क्रिस्मस Future has similarities to the Mickey माउस and Muppet versions. The ghost looks just like the one in Muppet क्रिस्मस Carol only और ghostly and, like the one in Mickey's, he pushes Scrooge into his firey grave of doom. I've always hated that part. It's just so unforgiving... that is until Scrooge, being a new man, wakes up to find himself back in his room and still has a chance to set things right. Phew! So, this movie, being based on a well-known cultural classic, is known to be as dark as the book itself which may not be what डिज़्नी प्रशंसकों are quite used to but it's pretty good for what it's worth. Plus, I प्यार the song Andrea Bocelli sings during the ending credits. "God bless us, everyone."

#5. Return to Oz
I shan't deny it, this movie is awesome! But it is dark and pretty scary. While the original 1939 classic is all light and happy, this one is darker and scarier. Kids who first hear about it get excited to see a new Wizard of Oz movie but don't expect to get scared out of their pants द्वारा it. Believe me, I was one of those kids. Sure enough, I found the movie scary and kind of depressing compared to the movie I was used to. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but still. Dorothy is to be दिया shock therapy at the beginning of the movie द्वारा a suspicious doctor and assistant who later on seem to resemble the villains of the movie, Princess Mombie and the Knome King. Dorothy soon finds herself in Oz where the yellow brick road and the पन्ना City are in ruins and the citizens of Oz including the tin man and cowardly lion are turned to statues. The scarecrow? He's taken captive द्वारा the Knome King. Now, let me tell आप people, Princess Mombie and the Wheelers are freakin' nightmare fuel, especially to children. Those Wheelers are creepy as hell and Princess Mombie's voice sounds so demonic... When she's wearing her original head that is. That's right! She collects heads! And not just any heads. The heads of female Oz citizens and even wants to get Dorothy's head. How can आप not find that scary? But even as dark as this movie is, it's certainly worth a watch. Just warning you, it might give आप nightmares.

#4. The Black Cauldron
When I saw the previews for this as a child, I wanted to see it. But I never got to til I was 13 which is good because, if my poor little eight-year-old eyes couldn't take the Night on Bald Mountain sequence from Fantasia, they probably wouldn't stand the scary तस्वीरें in this movie either. This movie is probably the darkest animated feature डिज़्नी ever created and was even the first to get a PG rating. This is another movie I'd recommend that आप don't दिखाना to your kids til they're an appropriate enough age. The main thing that makes this movie so dark is the villain, The Horned King. Dang, is he creepy! I find him to be the सेकंड most evil villain after Chernabog. Yes, this king's even और evil than Maleficent and yet people still overlook him. Probably because this movie was such a bomb at the box office. Which is understandable but also kind of a shame. Because, while it may not be the best Disney's ever made, it's still a pretty good film. आप gotta प्यार it's कल्पना world setting. But anyway, back to the Horned King. He uses the Black Cauldron's evil magic to bring his undead army alive. Now there's a scene that could give आप nightmares. And like that's not enough, the Horned King even has the most disgusting death to ever be shown in an animated डिज़्नी film. He ends up getting sucked up into the cauldron, his skin ripping off until he explodes and his बोन्स scatter. Eww! That is not kid-friendly movie material. So, anyhoo, if you're ever in the mood for an animated movie that's scary but exciting, this movie is worth a shot. Just don't force any kids under the age of 10 to watch it with you.

#3. The Tower of Terror
Yes, there is a movie based on the ride, to those of आप who didn't know. However, unlike the other films on this list, the movie didn't premiere in theaters. It premiered on डिज़्नी Channel. Just the same, it is mentionable. Like The Watcher in the Woods, this movie's plot involves a mystery of an event that happened long ago. One हैलोवीन night at the Hollywood Tower Hotel, 5 people are in this elevator but once they reach the चोटी, शीर्ष floor, they end up mysteriously disappearing. As 60 years go by, the hotel becomes haunted. It so happens that one of those five was a famous child star, Sally Shine. But her sister, Abigail, is jealous of her for being so लोकप्रिय and loved द्वारा everyone. So, she secretly looks up an evil spell in her book of witchcraft, summons powers from the underworld, and places a curse on her innocent sister. But even after the tragedy occurs, Sally becomes और famous than ever which causes Abigail to hate her और than ever. Abigail is so messed up from the whole thing that she lies to people saying it was the nanny's fault. Heck, she even has a secret compartment in her suit case that holds चित्रो of Sally with disturbing messages written on them plus a Sally Shine doll with its head ripped nearly clean off. So that's part of what makes this movie so dark. The main character, a news reporter named Buzzy, comes to the tower to find it's haunted द्वारा the ghosts of Sally, the nanny, the bellhop, and the couple. Eventually, Sally's ghost, still looking like the sweet little child she was 60 years ago, meets her sister who's now an old woman. That's twice the number of years Karen was gone in The Watcher in the Woods. So, yeah, that's what I find dark about this movie and why I put it in a pretty high spot on the list.

#2. The Haunted Mansion
Just like Tower of Terror, this movie is based on the ride. The main character, played द्वारा Eddie Murphy, comes to this creepy mansion with his family and decides to stay there for the night. However, his wife gets mistaken for someone's long लॉस्ट प्यार and is eventually forced to marry the man. Yeah, she's already married. So that's kinda wrong. But anyway, once the husband and kids come to stall everything, this makes the evil butler so angry that he summons evil spirits that turn the fireplace in the foyer into a fiery pit that leads to the depths of Hell. The main character nearly gets dragged in but is thankfully saved just in time while the villain is left falling to his doom. Not only does that part darken the movie but there's also this part where the father goes down to a creepy crypt with his daughter to find a certain key and they end up having to face zombies. How often do आप see zombies in a डिज़्नी movie? There's also this part where the arachnophobic son is outside the tomb with the door locked and suddenly, a bunch of spiders appear crawling all over the door and the boy has to face his fear without a rolled up magazine to help him. So, yes, with the dark story and scary images, this movie is definitely worthy to be on the list.

And the #1 darkest डिज़्नी movie is...
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Even the शीर्षक of this movie sounds dark. And at the beginning of the movie, the शीर्षक even looks like it's written with blood which is probably the point. The movie itself is just one freaky thriller, perfect for Halloween. It's really scary but very well done. So, I highly recommend it. Just to warn you, though, it's nothing for kids. The story centers around two little boys who go out at night to see a train coming into town to set up a carnival. But this carnival is being run द्वारा an evil man named Mr Dark who's a pretty threatening villiain. Heck, I once had a dream I was running from him and trying to make sure he didn't see me. Yes, he's that bad. Watch the movie and you'll see what I mean. He wants the boys for something and even tries to tempt the librarian, the father of one of the boys, with the privelage of a longer life if he could just help him find the kids. Of course, the dad refuses to put his son's life in danger. Unfortunately, Mr Dark soon finds the boys hiding in the पुस्तकालय and grabs them from behind. Dang, my दिल was pounding like crazy at that part! Besides Mr Dark, anyway, this movie has some pretty heavy stuff. There's this one part where the boys walk into the room to see one of themselves getting their head chopped off, the part where they both have to fight off an ambush of tarantulas(Holy crap, is that part scary!), and if the Horned King had the yuckiest death to be seen in an animated डिज़्नी movie, Mr Dark has the nastiest one in a डिज़्नी movie period. He's stuck on the time turning carousel, aging and aging until he starts looking like Golem from The Lord of the Rings and eventually dies with his disgusting corpse left. As far as डिज़्नी films go, this is the darkest and scariest I've ever seen so far and I प्यार it for that. I प्यार when a movie gives me chills and gets me at the edge of my सीट and that's that's just the result I got from watching this awesome film. So, if you're looking for a dark, scary movie under the label of Disney, this one is perfect for you.

Thanks for reading. :)

P.S. Has anyone noticed that a lot of Disney's darkest films came out in the 80s?
#10. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad
#9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
#8. Pinnochio
#7. The Watcher in the Woods
#6. A क्रिस्मस Carol
#5. Return to Oz
#4. The Black Cauldron
#3. The Tower of Terror
#2. The Haunted Mansion
#1. Something Wicked This Way Comes