The Nightmare Before Christmas manages to comfortably dance between being gruesome and wholesome, playing with creepy ideas but never really diving into scary territory. One joke that got cut from the film goes pretty far into nastier territory—but it’s so funny that the director regrets letting it go.
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Video: It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with your favourite festive films as the holidays arrive, staring with Halloween. What’s your favourite spooky flick? A classic horror movie, or something lighter?
Leslie Wai clearly has an affinity for the latter, as he’s created a wonderful tribute to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas by performing “This is Halloween” using nothing but sounds recorded from spooky decorations.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, also known as that movie you’re not sure whether to watch for Halloween or Christmas so you just watch it for both, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. And lucky for Jack Skellington fans, composer and star Danny Elfman is returning to the stage for a special two-night tribute concert.
There are a lot of amazing new movies coming in 2018, but there's also a long list of classic, iconic films that will be celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Here are the biggest science fiction, fantasy, and genre movie milestones happening in 2018. (You should probably be prepared to feel old.)