Beauty and the Beast
Now, remember when I said that not all of the films mentioned in this article are scary? Well, here we are. We have made it to our first not-scary film! But don’t get too excited, just because it’s Disney, doesn’t mean there isn’t some hidden, unsettling meaning. It isn’t uncommon in Disney films for characters to bite the dust, but often their demise is implied. When it was Gaston’s time to go from Beauty and the Beast, it was clear that his departure was made explicit.
As Gaston is falling to his untimely end, there is a moment when in which his pupils contain skulls for a second. I guess an explanation for this could be that the writers of this film were quite intent on not leaving this one up to the individual’s mind. Would it have killed him to be a bit nicer? *pun intended. *