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“The Nightmare Before Christmas”; How About a Prequel?

today23 October 2023


“Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?”

This Halloween/Christmas season, it would be interesting to revisit the classic 1993 masterpiece, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Directed by Henry Selick from a story by Tim Burton, this stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film revolves around Jack Skellington, the King of “Halloween Town”. He then stumbles upon “Christmas Town” and tries to take over the holiday.

Fans have been hoping for a sequel, but it seems like Selick is toying around with the idea of a prequel instead, after being prompted in an interview.

“It might be more interesting to do a prequel. There might be a more interesting story there about how Jack became the King of Halloween Town,” said Selick.

Selick’s comments are brief, and there are currently no indication that the movie is confirmed or even approached. But hey, we can always give The Nightmare Before Christmas another spin during this festive season!

*Cover image via Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Written by: Farah Qistina