Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Hey guess what day it is! Guess what day it is!!! Hump day!!!

Happy hump day everyone, hope you're all having a good one. I sure had an interesting day at work, the blue Icee pump in the back of food avenue pretty much exploded so we had a blue lagoon, and poor Judy who was working was covered head to foot in blue Icee.

During truck we were singing "This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas so of course the song got stuck in my head and I just had to get it out by watching it today.

If you have never seen this movie before shame on you! I pity you because your childhood was apparently horrible, so get your ass on Netflix or to the local movie store and buy it! Don't believe me, watch the trailer:

Convinced? Okay now go and buy it...and while you're at it, go buy the soundtrack too the covers are amazing!

Released in 1993 it was directed by Henry Selick and written by Tim Burton with music (and a lot of the characters like Jack Skellington) by Danny Elfman. Tim Burton and Danny Elfman go together like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, zombies and brains. Now the only reason why Burton did not direct this movie was because he was pretty busy with directing Batman Returns and Ed Wood.

Apparently in 2001 Disney wanted to do a sequel but thankfully Burton was able to get them to drop the idea to keep the integrity of Nightmare intact.

As a kid I watched this movie a a Lot a LOT. Dr. Finklestein always creep-d me out, especially during his close up of him really angry with his lip twitching...eeeewwww.

I am going to keep this short because I keep getting distracted with all the wonderful music. So here are the ratings: IMDB gives it 8 out of 10 stars, Rotten Tomatoes gives it 96% with an 88% audience approval. I am giving it 5 out of 5 skulls because it is a classic and perhaps the only thing that Disney has done right, (besides the Avengers.)

Until next time,
Sleep tight and don't let the zombies bite!


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