Movies that are slightly off.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A ghoulish tale with wicked humor & stunning animation.
Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.
Film #36 of Project 90
”Life’s no fun without a good scare!”
Creativity is leaking out of every frame of this visually stunning little animation, the way Henry Selick and his team of artists use the lovely stop-motion technique, colors, lights and revolutionary effects to bring an utterly crazy, dark and scary world to life can only be described by the word delightful, with their vision and matchless visual innovation they make The Nightmare Before Christmas an unforgettable feast for eyes. Story’s general lack of surprise may slow down the film a little bit but Danny Elfman’s score, a town full of exquisite characters (the guy with the ax in his head, the vampires and the hanged skeletons are just…
Life's no fun without a good scare.
Forever a favorite of those goth kids who smoked cigarettes during wood shop class, The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of those weird little cult films that despite the "cult" description, it would seem that just about every person on Earth has seen or at least heard of. Which is why I've always been kind of afraid to admit I had never seen this film until the other night. You never know where those angry hipsters could be listening. Hiding behind a tree in the park. Rummaging through garbage around the corner.
Halloween has and forever will be my favorite holiday, so the fact that I am only just now watching this film…
There’s a clever marketing strategy behind The Nightmare Before Christmas as it’s essentially two holiday films in one and pretty much guarantees a surge in interest during the months of October and December. Although the film was conceived by gothic master Tim Burton, it could so easily have been a mediocre money-maker, as are many films with seasonal themes, but it was clearly made with love and affection and is a classic because of it.
The novelty of claymation has enough appeal in itself. The amount of time and effort that goes into each individual shot is something that can barely be comprehended considering how speedily a computer can construct an animated sequence now. Everyone involved in this project isn’t…
On the one hand, this has a ridiculously weak plot, very little character development, and some wonky-ass songs. On the other hand, I can't think of a better movie to watch while wrapped in a big cozy blanket with a nice hot bowl of tomato soup on your lap, a sleeping dog at your feet, snow twinkling in the windows, a Brazilian prostitute giving you a blowjob, listening to the gentle howl of the autumn wind outside your door.
I think the latter hand wins out.
Part Three of A Very Merry Christmas Challenge
A macabre, wonderfully dark, and enchanting exploration of both Halloween and Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a true stunner by Tim Burton. Featuring wonderful voice work and musical numbers, a miraculous level of detail, and a story that unravels perfectly along with the breathtaking animation; this film easily ranks as the best film to watch in that weird time of year where fall and winter are jarringly intertwined.
Simply put, It's lovely in the most demented way.
As with Cinderella earlier in the week I thought I’d give another so-called classic a second try having never enjoyed this Burton-Selick collaboration when I was younger. Yet once again I find my adult self agreeing with my original view which is doubly disappointing as the film has a few admirable qualities.
As with all Henry Selick directed features it looks amazing. There is a real timeless quality to stop-frame animation and it is hard to imagine this story would be half as appealing if it was not animated this way. Even Burton’s character designs are still a joy. Considering he has been mining and diluting his unique style for two decades it is nice to see that, when done…
I'll be honest, guys, I don't get why you all love this film so much.
I mean, yes, the animation is very impressive and there are some great Burton-esque visuals. But the story is thin, the characters aren't interesting or compelling, and it feels more like a show-reel than anything else. All style, no substance.
Don't get me wrong, it's got style for days, but this clearly falls into the "films I respect, but don't actually enjoy" category.
Tim burton did that!!!!!
As a kid I was frightened easily. The reason that's important to say right off the bat is because it makes no sense, then, that all my favorite things growing up involved, in some fashion, exploring and playing with the concept of fear or were darker than most kids' entertainment tended to be in some way.
I LOVED the transformation scene in "Pinocchio" (if you don't remember what I'm talking about, just rack your brain for a second and some repressed childhood memory of seeing that scene for the first time is sure to come flooding back to you). I LOVED "Scooby Doo". I LOVED just about any Halloween special I could get my hands on a copy of. And,…
The best transitional holiday movie. Always watch this at 11pm on Halloween so that when it's finished it will be the holiday season.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
They shouldn't have made this into a movie, an episode, hell yes! They should make this the first episode and then in the other episodes Jack goes into the other doors that was near the Christmas door. Like the thanksgiving door and maybe an Easter door and so on. Anyways I really liked this movie. The first time watching it though I thought it was stupid but when I watched it multiple more times because of a baby in my house was obsessed with this movie. So after watching it a lot I found myself liking it. I mean it's not on my top 10 favorite movies list but it's pretty close to it. I also wish Jack would show more love towards Sally because they are a cute couple.
I consider this film as the peak of Tim Burton's career and the best disney animation film of all time.
THE GREATEST CLAYMATION MOVIE! Or at least its one of the best top 5. There is just so many good things about this film,i can't comprehend how people dont watch this film and think "i am having the best time of my life".
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the greatest films of all time. It was released in 1993 – the first full length stop-motion animated film to come out in years. It was an amazing achievement for the time, providing audiences with something the likes of which they had never seen before.
Over time, The Nightmare Before Christmas has gained a devoted cult following. The impact that this film has on its audience cannot be denied. Once released under the Touchstone banner – a subsidiary of Walt Disney Pictures, which specializes in more adult-themed films – the folks at the mouse house finally owned up to the fact that they had something special on their hands, re-releasing The…
Surprisingly, I watched this film for the first time ever yesterday and I was blown away. How I have never seen this I don't know, but I'm so happy I finally sat down and took the time to watch it. I'm not always the biggest Tim Burton fan, but this movie is unique. It's absolutely perfect from beginning to end. The music, the motion-capture filming, the story, and everything else contribute to a wonderful film experience that is perfect for this time of year. I suggest this film to anyone and everyone whether you have seen it before or not. The story is so original and different that it stands above the majority of standard popular holiday movies. Overall I give this movie a well-deserved A #nightmarebeforechristmas #jack #skeletonjack #halloweentown #christmastown #sandyclaws #boogeyman #halloween #christmas #holidaymovies #holiday #christmasmovies
Beautiful, short, and real.
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