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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington (voice of Chris Sarandon), king of Halloween Town, is tired of scaring up frights on his own holiday. What he wants is something with more warmth, so he decides to borrow a few ideas from the Jolly Old Elf. However, his attempts to imitate Christmas end up with a ghoulish touch, so his celebration plans are meet with a chilly reception. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 76
Theater Release: 28 Oct 1993
Video Release: 10 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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The Nightmare Before Christmas is rated PG: for some scary images.

Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
Studio: 1993 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Detailed Review

In the land of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington (voice of Chris Sarandon) is king. Returning from the frivolities of All Hallows' Eve, he is hailed by his fellows because of… 
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Why Is The Nightmare Before Christmas Rated PG?

All things Halloween (including ghoulish creatures, grotesque monsters, and frightening figures) are used to create… 
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