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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Tim Burton’s dark story, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, incorporates some funny moments and some positive ones, including the ending. Although the film is not gory, it is a dark animated fantasy, made up of such scenes as a character walking around live with an ax in his head, and a stitched-up woman named Sally who pulls her own stitches from her arm. Her arm promptly falls off. This is obviously a total fantasy with Halloween meeting Christmas, and although we do award the film our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus, parents should consult the content chart below. This movie is filled with visually stunning images, such as some of the characters and the Halloween and Christmas Towns. It also has scenes such as a teddy bear being opened up and the stuffing popping out. However, it is quite humorous to hear “Jingle Bells” played as a dirge! The animation is great and, along with the funny moments, takes the viewer out of the ordinary to a land of make believe. Although this film may not be for all tastes, this fantasy does have its dark humor and interesting characters and there are viewers who will enjoy it. And Santa becomes an even bigger hero by film’s end.Click here to read the full reviewDecember 19th, 2016 · 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 ReviewClick here to read the full reviewOctober 23rd, 2013 · Details