Movie Review: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 1993

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Top Christmas Movie of All-Time


THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, 1993
Movie Reviews

Directed by Henry Selick
Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Paul Reubens
Review by Jane Hopkins

SYNOPSIS:

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween — but alas, they can’t get it quite right.

OSCAR nominee for Best Visual Effects

REVIEW:

The first feature-length stop-motion film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was a breakthrough when it was first released. Since then, it has been followed by other successful movies using the stop-motion technique, such as “Corpse Bride” and “Coraline.” With newer technology on their side, these…

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