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The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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1993 / 76min / DCP

DIRECTOR: HENRY SELICK

CAST: DANNY ELFMAN, CHRIS SARANDON, CATHERINE O'HARA, PAUL REUBENS

One fine day Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, discovers a gateway leading to the snow-blanketed, jolly Christmastown, and decides to bring the holiday back to his ghost and ghoul subjects, a plan that quickly goes catastrophic. Producer Tim Burton, who’d first originated the idea for the film long ago in a poem, stamps his unmistakable macabre aesthetic on every frame of this stop-motion cross-holiday favorite, further enlivened by a passel of warped song standards from composer Danny Elfman.

Screening as a part of Holidays at Metrograph & Playtime.