The Nightmare Before Christmas
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.
Writer: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson, Michael McDowell
Director: Henry Selick
Producer: Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, Denise DiNovi, Diane Minter Lewis, Kathleen Gavin, Jill Jacobs, Philip Lofaro
Cast: Catherine O'Hara, Paul Reubens, Chris Sarandon, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page, Danny Elfman, William Hickey
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THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a brilliant, eye-popping visual achievement, 72 minutes of the most amazing stop-motion animation ever filmed. Unfortunately, it is also much more focused on Halloween than Christmas, and in doing so, fills the screen with comic but highly intense visions of spooks, bogeymen, bats, bugs, and spiders. The film sets up a poignant allegory about the inability of those steeped in darkness to comprehend light, only to squander it on a hyperkinetic finale.September 28th, 2015 · Details
Jack Skellington knows everything about having a wicked Halloween in Halloweentown, but when he discovers Christmastown he can‚Äôt quite master the concept of having a holly, jolly Christmas... See Full ReviewOctober 23rd, 2013 · Details