The Nightmare Before Christmas

It’s a dark delight.

Springing from the off-kilter mind of Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick, this stop-motion masterpiece was a revelation when it hit theaters in ’93.

Jump forward 27 years, and the tale of Halloween head honcho Jack Skellington launching a coup on Santa Claus just gets better each time you revisit it.

The first animated film nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, it started life as a Burton poem, then became something much, much more.

From Danny Elfman’s knockout musical score and songs, to the way the characters pop off the screen, it’s a timeless wonder.

 

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