A ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Prequel Is In The Works


Could a prequel be on the way?…

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The spooky sensation that is ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ may not be done haunting your dreams just yet. Director Henry Selick, the mastermind behind this Halloween-Christmas crossover classic, has cooked up something eerie and exciting.

Brace yourselves for a prequel that’ll take you on a journey into the dark heart of Halloween Town!

After rejecting the idea of a sequel, Henry Selick decided to pitch a prequel instead. Picture this: the origins of the Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, brought to life in all its ghoulish glory.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ is a Disney horror masterpiece crafted by Selick and the one and only Tim Burton. It’s the tale of Jack Skellington, voiced by the incredible Chris Sarandon and Danny Elfman, as he stumbles upon Christmas Town and decides to put his spooky spin on the holiday.

The film’s a certified classic, earning its stripes with an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nod. Spooky and spectacular, indeed!

Now, while Selick and Burton may not be thrilled about cooking up a sequel but…! In a spine-tingling conversation with People, both Selick and Sarandon let the ghastly cat out of the bag: they’re eyeing a prequel. And not just any prequel – one that unravels the mysteries of how Jack became the king of Halloween Town!

Selick, the maestro behind the madness, chimed in with his thoughts: “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.”

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Sarandon, the voice behind Jack Skellington himself, couldn’t contain his excitement: “To quote Henry, ‘F— yeah.’ If there were a sequel, I’d be there in a minute.”

You see, Halloween Town is no ordinary place, and its ghastly denizens are quite a motley crew. Ever wonder how Jack clawed his way to the throne?

It had to be a treacherous journey filled with spooky surprises and bone-rattling twists. Exploring Jack’s origin story could shed some ghostly light on his interests, motivations, and the mysterious world he rules.

Now we do have to remember that Tim Burton’s schedule is currently busy with ‘Beetlejuice 2’ and the second season of ‘Wednesday.’ But don’t fret because when it comes to Halloween and Christmas, there’s always room for more eerily enchanting tales.

The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ has become a spine-tingling classic for both holiday seasons, and there are about zero reasons not to jump into this twisted universe for even more chilling adventures.

Johnny Depp In Talks To Star In ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Live Action Movie

A live-action adaptation of one of Disney’s most well-known animated movies is currently in production, and Johnny Depp, aka Captain Jack Sparrow, is rumoured to play the title character.

Later this year, Disney’s most well-known Halloween-themed movie will commemorate 30 years since it first opened in theatres…where did the time go we don’t know?!

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Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas wasn’t initially a movie the famous House of Mouse wanted to make; instead, it was motivated by a poem that producer Tim Burton wrote while working as a Disney animator.

Even though the movie’s first theatrical run only brought in $50 million, repeated screenings over the years brought in a total of more than $40 million extra. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas wasn’t a hit, but it wasn’t a flop either, and in the 30 years since its release, it has continued to draw new admirers and even developed some cult status. 

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People love combining the elements of Halloween and Christmas and Jack and his Halloween town friends have become a worldwide brand that is loved by many from bags, to clothing, home accessories and even snow globes!

A live-action remake is allegedly in the works, and it has the potential to draw both new and old fans—particularly those who might find the new live-action version more intriguing than the original, given that Johnny Depp is rumoured to be playing the lead role.

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Depp has been in the public eye over the recent years due to his divorce to ex wife Amber Heard, his standing ovation at Cannes film festival and for playing as part of the band ‘Hollywood Vampire’ opposite Alice Cooper and his last role in Disney as Captain Jack in the last Pirates of the Caribbean.

This movie would be a return to Disney and a fanbase that have loved his work over the years combining it with the fandom that lives for ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’! Could Christmas and Halloween come earlier than we think?!


The Nightmare Before Christmas-Themed Monster House in Arizona

Decorating your home with Halloween-themed decor is one thing; turning your home into a spooky mansion that looks like a monster is quite another.

Jessica Brown and Francis, a couple from Tempe, Arizona, have turned their house into a monster-themed “Nightmare Before Christmas” home. They are huge Disney fans.

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland served as the source of inspiration. There is little doubt that their daughters, ages 1 and 5, adore it to the fullest.

The terrifying home is known as “Nightmare Town,” and it is themed after the 1993 classic film. Together with Aerin and Eric of Therascapes Design, it took the pair close to eight weeks to finish the change.

Both the interior and exterior of the two-story mansion are decked out in a combination of Halloween and Christmas decorations.

Among other props that draw attention no matter what, there are three enormous jack-o-lanterns that are impersonating snowmen, a string of doorbells leading inside to the wonderland, and a headless horseman.

Each character and statue, as well as the stone walls and props, are expertly carved and hand-painted.

Outside, the porch is embellished with Halloween-themed Christmas trees, interactive Jack Skellington props, and figurines of skeletons.

The monster house’s enormous fangs are illuminated by the lights, and passersby are observed via second-floor windows.

The couple would continue to light up the house until December 31.

They typically do it from sunset until 10 p.m. Every evening, a large audience gathers to view the light show.

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