10 Hidden Secrets You Missed In The Nightmare Before Christmas


As October 31st draws ever closer, we know that the residents of Halloween Town, and you and all of us here at Screen Rant are preparing ourselves for Halloween.

And that means we’re going to be taking a look at one of our favourite films to watch at this time of year; The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Nightmare before Christmas was created using stop motion, and took a crew of over 100 people over 3 years to make. The effort that went into the film really shows.

The hardest scene to film was Jacks reflection as he reached for the door handle to Christmas Town. It required a lot more hard work, such as ensuring the lighting and background were absolutely perfect.

We take a look at some of the films biggest influences, including artist Edward Gorey, and German Expressionist film making, most famously seen in The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920). We also take a look at how the worlds are colour coded, with Halloween Town being dark and Christmas Town being bright, in order to set the worlds apart and give them their own distinct feel.

We also take a look at how Jack Skellington required 400 different heads, and how this meant that he made appearances elsewhere, such as in James and the Giant Peach.