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17 Reasons It's Time to Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas Again

20 October 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While most holiday movies feature warm, cuddly characters and can sometimes be too wholesome to handle, there's one seasonal movie that turns the holiday on its head: The Nightmare Before Christmas. That may be because it's the rare movie that's a scary holiday movie, and thus required viewing for Halloween and Christmas. Tim Burton's '90s classic is gorgeous, poignant, and it makes Christmas a little creepy - but in a good way. Here are all the reasons the animated flick is essential viewing for the season. »

- Becky Kirsch

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13 Nights of Halloween: Here's the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon!

20 October 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The schedule for Freeform's annual spookfest known as the 13 Nights of Halloween arrived a few weeks ago, and we're still trying to memorize it. It's filled with Fall favorites like Hocus Pocus, Sleepy Hollow, The Addams Family, and more. Take a look now, and remember to bookmark this page; the 13 Nights of Halloween has already kicked off! Related:17 Disney Movies You Can Watch on Netflix Wednesday, Oct. 19 5:30 p.m. - The Nightmare Before Christmas 7 p.m. - R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls 9 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 12 a.m. - Corpse Bride Thursday, Oct. 20 3:30 p.m. - The Nightmare Before Christmas 5 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 7 p.m. - The Addams Family 9 p.m. - Addams Family Values 12 a.m. - The Final Girls Friday, Oct. 21 4:30 p.m. - The Addams Family 6:30 p.m. - Addams Family Values 8:30 p.m. - Sleepy Hollow 12 a. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Danny Elfman Scores Trump's "Stalking" Hillary Clinton at the Debate for Funny or Die

14 October 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Donald Trump's "stalking" of Hillary Clinton at the second presidential debate just went Hollywood.  Funny or Die posted a video Thursday called "Trump Stalks Hillary," in which footage from the debate is featured with scary music courtesy of composer Danny Elfman, the man behind the music for The Nightmare Before Christmas and Girl on the Train.  The video reflects viewers' comments during the debate, which noted him following Clinton around the stage "like an animal in a cage."  { "nid": 938551, "type": "news", "title": "Danny Elfman on His Funny or Die Video and Donald Trump: He's

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- Jennifer Konerman

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What If 2016 Is Actually The Year That Saves Cinema?

13 October 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Over the summer months, the narrative that “cinema is dead” once again began to be bandied about, with Ty Burr among those floating the idea in a thinkpiece. It’s understandable: as we’ve written about before, the summer was one of the worst in recent memory in terms of major releases (and not all that great in terms of minor ones either). It wasn’t just cinephiles getting up in arms either: Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate and basis for the character Oogie Boogie in “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” told a rally at the start of this month “they don’t make movies like they used to,” causing even members of the political commentariat who otherwise vehemently disagree with him to concur.

Continue reading What If 2016 Is Actually The Year That Saves Cinema? at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Today in Movie Culture: Anna Kendrick as Robin in 'The Batman,' the Best Cosplay of New York Comic Con and More

12 October 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Casting Wish of the Day: Watch Anna Kendrick make a case for her playing Robin in The Batman while her The Accountant co-star Ben Affleck talks his dreams of starring in Annie in this silly MTV News interview:   Actor in the Spotlight: Speaking of Ben Affleck, Fandango's MovieClips looks at the many phases of the actor's career:   Cosplay of the Day: New York magazine's Vulture blog showcases the best cosplay of New York Comic Con, including those inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:   Vintage Image of the Day: Hugh Jackman, who turns 48 years old today, with...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Horror Channel FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2016 event

30 September 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced the line-up for its Halloween 2016 event at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, as they unleash a six-pack of cracking horror over a 13-hour marathon which includes five UK premieres and the world premiere of Ross Noble’s directorial debut. Check out the full press release below…

First up is the UK premiere of Bed Of The Dead, a crowd-pleasingly ghoulish orgy of sex and gore where four swingers become stuck on a haunted double bed plagued by terrifying hallucinations. Next in the panic-stricken line-up is the UK Premiere of Don’T Hang Up where an evening of prank calls puts two millennials in deadly peril when one recipient decides to fight back. After that comes the UK Premiere of Cold Moon, a chilling tale of supernatural vengeance from the dark imagination of Michael McDowell, esteemed writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare before Christmas. »

- Gary Collinson

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Halloween 2016: 31 Movies to Stream on Netflix this October to Get You into the Spirit of the Season

30 September 2016 6:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One of my favorite things to do every October is to binge-watch as many horror and sci-fi movies as possible (something I can guarantee I’m not alone in doing), and for those of you with Netflix, the streaming service can be an invaluable resource this time of year, although I do remember a time when there were a lot more options than we get these days.

That being said, I culled Netflix's entire library and put together 31 great movie choices that will undoubtedly get you into a macabre mood to celebrate Halloween this year. Take a look at our Netflix list below, featuring one film for each day of October, and get ready to enjoy an entire month’s worth of fright-filled fun, courtesy of Netflix’s streaming database.

Creep (2014)

Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated. »

- Heather Wixson

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Tim Burton’s Films Ranked — From Worst to Best

30 September 2016 3:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tim Burton is one of the most iconic and prolific directors in Hollywood.

His 18th film — “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” — opens this weekend.

In his review of “Miss Peregrine’s”, Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge says the film  — based Ransom Riggs’ novel about a group of special children with extraordinary powers — may as well have been written for Tim Burton to direct.

Debruge notes Burton successfully revisits and expand motifs and themes from his earlier work, including “Big Fish,” “Frankenweenie,” and perhaps his best known work, “Edward Scissorhands.” It not unexpected for a director as prolific as Burton — who’s been making films for three decades — to draw upon the past.

See Also: Tim Burton Talks Lack of Diversity in New Film ‘Miss Peregrine’

But not all of his past movies are winners, and box office success doesn’t always equate to critical success. “Alice in Wonderland »

- Lawrence Yee

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Rupture to get UK Premiere at FrightFest’s Shocktoberfest Event

30 September 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Horror Channel FrightFest and August Bank Holiday seem but a distant memory now. The four day event saw the Vue Shepherd’s Bush overtaken for a massive celebration of the dark heart of cinema. It’s one of our favourite genre festivals and we’re not going to lie, we’ve been having some serious withdrawals. Happily though the team behind the festival have clubbed together an exciting line-up of new scares just in time for Halloween. Shocktoberfest will screen a total of six films all in one day, you’ll need nerves of steel to last the distance.

First up will be the UK premiere of Bed of the Dead, a film which we caught earlier this year at Fantasia Film Festival. It features a blood-thirsty bed and has a distinct Hellraiser vibe. Next comes the UK premiere of Don’t Hang Up where an evening of prank calls »

- Kat Hughes

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Movie Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

29 September 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, 2016.

Directed by Tim Burton.

Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.


Following a family tragedy, lonely teenager Jake decides to travel to Wales in order to search for answers that his grandfather has told him can be found at Miss Peregrine’s children’s home.

Welcome to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and possibly one of the most – superficially, at least – perfect partnerships in film of the past few years: that of director Tim Burton and source material author Ransom Riggs. Stuffed with odd-ball occurrences, period splendour, spindly villains and his usual gothic flair, Miss Peregrine is a Burton-stamped production from the very beginning, even with the story beginning in the exotic climes of Florida.

Jake (the eminently watchable Butterfield) is a typical »

- Tori Brazier

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Tim Burton offered a strange excuse for the lack of diversity in 'Miss Peregrine'

29 September 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Over the weekend, Tim Burton’s adaptation of the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by author Ransom Riggs hits theaters. Reviews are tepid but not 2016 summer blockbuster bad. With its PG-13 rating and lack of significant demographic competition at the cinema, the box office draw could be decent. All that has to happen is for no one involved in the film to say something horrible and/or racist. Dammit, Tim Burton! When speaking to The Bustle about Miss Peregrine, the topic of on-screen diversity came up. After all, with the exception of Samuel L. Jackson as the villainous Barron, the film is very white. Tim Burton had…words…to say: “Nowadays, people are talking about it more […]things either call for things, or they don’t. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct, like, »

- Donna Dickens

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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

25 September 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The title may read “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” but there can be no doubt for anyone buying a ticket: This is really Tim Burton’s Home for Peculiar Children. Not since “Sweeney Todd,” and before that all the way back to “Sleepy Hollow,” have the studios found such a perfect match of material for Hollywood’s most iconic auteur. It’s gotten to the point where the mere addition of Burton’s name to a movie title can justify an otherwise iffy prospect: You don’t want to see a “Planet of the Apes” remake? Well, how about a Tim BurtonPlanet of the Apes” remake? Now you’re interested! Here, there’s nothing forced about the coupling of Ransom Riggs’ surprise best-seller with Burton’s playfully nonthreatening goth aesthetic and outsider sensibility, which should put the director back on the blockbuster charts.

One of the kid-lit sphere’s freshest recent surprises, »

- Peter Debruge

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Horror Highlights: The Nightmare Before Christmas Nycc 2016 Pop! Vinyls, The Director’S Chair, Shortwave

24 September 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"What's this? What's this?!" These are Funko's The Nightmare Before Christmas Pop! vinyl figures for Nycc 2016, Jack. Specifically featured at this year's event is Sally in a seated position and Behemoth. Also in today's Horror Highlights: details on The Director's Chair two-hour special on El Rey Network and a new clip from Shortwave.

A Look at Funko's The Nightmare Before Christmas Nycc 2016 Exclusive Pop! Vinyls: From Funko: "Funko is proud to announce the latest batch of New York Comic Con 2016 exclusives!

Our exclusives contain many of Funko’s most popular lines like Pop!, Dorbz, and ReAction!

Our goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place!

Without further ado, here is the latest installment of Funko’s New York Comic Con exclusives list!

We have awesome exclusives for Disney and Star Wars fans alike, »

- Tamika Jones

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More Nycc exclusives from Funko including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Nightmare Before Christmas

24 September 2016 5:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Funko has revealed another wave of its New York Comic Con exclusives which includes a Captain Barbossa vinyl figure with his Monkey from Pirates of the Caribbean, Sally and Behemoth vinyl figures from The Nightmare Before Christmas, a Bistan vinyl figure from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and a Qui Gon Jinn vinyl figure from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and a Pop! Rides Indiana Jones; take a look below…

Check out Funko’s other Nycc exclusives here, here and here.

New York Comic Con runs between Thursday October 6th and Sunday October 9th.


- Amie Cranswick

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What's This? Oh, Just an Eerily Accurate Performance of The Nightmare Before Christmas

19 September 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Since its release in 1993, The Nightmare Before Christmas has undoubtedly attained cult status. It's surprising then that a major reboot or live remake of the Tim Burton movie has yet to transpire, especially considering the ongoing affinity for those. One small stage performance, however, is garnering attention for its eerily spot-on re-creation of the animated film. The stage production took place at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and a video of lead actor Matthew Patrick Davis performing "Jack's Lament" has since racked up over 2 million views on YouTube. By the looks of the video, Matthew's portrayal of Jack Skellington is so perfect, it's scary, from the voice down to the mannerisms and facial expressions. Watch the video above, and prepare yourself for ensuing heebie-jeebies. Related Stories:17 GIFs to Remind You How Much You Love The Nightmare Before Christmas »

- Kelsey Garcia

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Returning To The Hollywood Bowl For Halloween

14 September 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fans of Disney's timeless holiday classic, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will now have another chance to see Disney In Concert's Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 28 at 8:00pm. 

The first two nights of this concert event sold out within days when it was announced Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman, would return to the Hollywood Bowl performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film.  Elfman will be joined by other original cast members including Catherine O'Hara(Sally), Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) and Paul Reubens (Lock).

Danny Elfman, who wrote the film's songs (music and lyrics), composed its original score and was the original singing voice of Jack Skellington, says:

"Being able to perform 'Nightmare' live last year, in synch to the movie with a full orchestra was such a thrill. But having Catherine O'HaraKen Page »

- Kellvin Chavez

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The Nightmare Before Christmas and Danny Elfman Performing at The Hollywood Bowl This Halloween!

13 September 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

The question as to whether Tim Burton’s massive achievement The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween film or an unusual Christmas tale has been long argued among Burton heads since the birth of The Pumpkin King. So let me oblige… Continue Reading →

The post The Nightmare Before Christmas and Danny Elfman Performing at The Hollywood Bowl This Halloween! appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Patti Pauley

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Danny Elfman Looks Back at Tim Burton’s Cinematic Adventures in Melody

8 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“I wouldn’t have a career were it not for Tim and ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,’” says composer Danny Elfman of his 30-year collaboration with director Tim Burton, who will have his hands and feet immortalized in cement Sept. 8 at the Chinese Theatre. “I went from zero to 90 the day ‘Pee-wee’ was released.”

They have done 16 films together, including the mega-hits “Batman,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland,” and the cult favorites “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Elfman earned a Grammy for “Batman” and an Oscar nomination for Burton’s “Big Fish.”

“From ‘Pee-wee’ through ‘Nightmare Before Christmas,’ every one of those first six films opened up a new door, artistically and commercially,” Elfman says. “I went from the comedy guy (‘Pee-wee’) to the oddball quirky guy (‘Beetlejuice’) to the big dark film guy (‘Batman’) to the melodic romantic guy (‘Scissorhands’). They were critical doors to walk through. »

- Jon Burlingame

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The 27 greatest stop motion movies of all time

8 September 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sean Wilson Sep 16, 2016

With Kubo & The Two Strings now playing, we salute some of our favourite stop motion animated movies...

With Laika's visually sumptuous and breathtaking stop motion masterpiece Kubo And The Two Strings dazzling audiences throughout the country, what better time to celebrate this singular and remarkable art form?

The effect is created when an on-screen character or object is carefully manipulated one frame at a time, leading to an illusion of movement during playback - and such fiendishly intricate work, which takes years of dedication, deserves to be honoured. Here are the greatest examples of stop motion movie mastery.

The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1898)

What defines the elusive appeal of stop motion? Surely a great deal of it is down to the blend of the recognisable and the uncanny: an simulation of recognisably human movement that still has a touch of the fantastical about it. These contradictions were put »

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'Nightmare Before Christmas' concert screening returns to Hollywood Bowl

6 September 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

’tis the season to be scary… For those coming to (or already in) Los Angeles this Halloween, we’ve got your weekend planned out for you and 15,000 of your closest friends. The Nightmare Before Christmas will play the Hollywood Bowl accompanied by a full orchestra and some of the voices of the Tim Burton classic. The “concert screening” of the 1993 movie will feature Danny Elfman singing his Jack Skellington parts live. He’ll be joined in song and on stage by some of his fellow cast members, Catherine O’Hara (Sally), Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) and Paul Reubens (Lock). Famed conductor John Mauceri will lead the orchestra and choir. This will be the second consecutive year for the performance. Last year’s version was extremely popular, earning the title of “#1 Concert of 2015” by the Orange County Register. Elfin said in a statement, “Being able to perform Nightmare live last year, »

- David Eckstein

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