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A funny nightmare,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Special Edition)  [DVD] (DVD)
This film is actually directed by Henry Selick - it's Tim Burton's in the same way as "Bram Stoker's Dracula" was Bram Stoker's: he wrote the original story on which the film is based. Still, it's full of the normal Tim Burton grotesque gothicisms - the skull-faced hero, his sewn-together love interest and many more intriguing characters. It's also interesting to see Hallowe'en and Christmas imagery fused together in a film - when Jack Skellington ventures out to Christmas Town, the results are amusingly disastrous. And despite sounding scary, it's really not all that frightening, so children will love this video.