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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – A Hall of Fame Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
One of the most iconic and loved films of the 90’s, The Nightmare Before Christmas remains a wonderfully twisted stop-motion animated fantasy with a host of memorable characters and catchy songs that stay with you for weeks afterwards.  From the mind of Tim Burton (but actually directed by Henry Selick) this truly is a film suitable for all ages even if the kids may miss some of the darker edges. This magical, morbid fairy tale also makes the most of it’s ground breaking stop motion animation and it’s true to say that without The Nightmare Before Christmas you wouldn’t have the likes of Coraline, James And The Giant Peach or Kubo and the Two Strings… and what a boring word that would be! The Nightmare Before Christmas remains a brilliant watch that seems to transcend generations and a very worthy addition to our Hall of Fame!

Best Bit: “What’s This?”

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Corpse Bride, ParaNorman, Coraline

9 out of 10 stars



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...