The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

A FILM BY: Henry Selick
WRITTEN BY: Tim Burton (story and characters), Michael McDowell (adaptation)
STARRING: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1993
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 76 mins
Format: 35mm