Review: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Director: Henry Selick
Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey
Released: 25/11/1994
Rated: PG

This film puts a spin on a kid’s favourite holiday. Jack Skellington is the pumpkin king of Halloweentown, but when he brings Christmas to his town, plenty of laughter ensues as Jack turns the usually happy and jolly holiday into somewhat of a fright-fest. Those who have seen it before will enjoy reliving the awesomeness that is Jack and the inhabitants of Halloweentown; but it is also a surefire way to scare your little brothers and sisters who have never seen it before. A must watch for any age.

Jumoke Abdullahi

[Originally published on Monday, 8 December 2008]