The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Review
Director: Henry Selick (Coraline, James and the Giant Peach)
Writers: Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Batman, Sleepy Hollow), Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice), Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands, The Adams Family, Corpse Bride)
Cast: Danny Elfman (Jack Skellington Singing Voice), Chris Sarandon (Jack Skellington), Catherine O’Hara (Sally/Shock), William Hickey (Evil Scientist)
Score: Danny Elfman
Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the holiday his own.
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Terry: ” This movie is a classic and a definite must watch. I showed it to my 2 year old nephew this Christmas and he loved it too! It’s a timeless masterpiece and one of the most iconic stop-motion animated films of all time. This is Tim Burton in his prime. The songs will have you sing along, they’re fun, catchy, and clever. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a film that you’ll watch over and over and it’ll never get old. LOVED IT!”
Adrian: ” This was actually the first time I’ve watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. My mom never let me watch it as a kid cause she thought it would ruin my life…..but now I feel like I’ve missed out! I can finally relate to all those goth kids at school LOL! The movie was pretty dark for a kids movie but it was AWESOME! I would definitely recommend The Nightmare Before Christmas. They should make a Broadway musical for it!!!!”
Jordan: ” The Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite Tim Burton film and my favorite animated film. It was a huge inspiration for me as a filmmaker and I still identify with this movie. I even got Jack Skellington tattooed on my leg! I’m a HUGE fan. Hands down the best Christmas/Halloween movie. You’d expect Tim Burton to come out with a twisted kids movie and he did! I’ve watched a ton of behind the scenes footage for this film too and I’m incredibly impressed. It is literally sooooo much work! It’s insane! But they pulled it off and made a masterpiece.”
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