Nightmare Before Christmas

Lists: Animated, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Family, Musicals

Brief Synopsis: "Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans."

Overall Ranking: 1219 (Rank from 1993: # 21)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 37.5%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Thomas Pollock100
CinemaVisitor Erik95
3Guys Adam95(full review)
Bryan Lienesch76 - A cute little movie, to be sure.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 4
Warning Sign70(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest65Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 3
David Baruffi43(full review)

People Involved

  • Danny Elfman (Jack Skellington (singing) / Barrel / Clown with the Tear away Face (voice))
  • Chris Sarandon (Jack Skellington (voice))
  • Catherine OHara (Sally / Shock (voice))
  • William Hickey (Dr. Finkelstein (voice))
  • Tim Burton (Director)