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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Directed by Henry Selick

October 30th, 2022 1:00 pm


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.


Film Details

Director: Henry Selick
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Running Time: 85 minutes
Country: USA
Release Year: 1993
Rated: PG


“Part avant-garde art film, part amusing but morbid fairy tale, it is a delightfully ghoulish holiday musical that displays more inventiveness in its brief 75 minutes than some studios can manage in an entire year.” – Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times