Dead Love: This IS Halloween!

Nothing says Halloween like The Nightmare Before Christmas, so of course I am going to share something from the very emo stop-motion look at Samhain directed by Henry Selick and produced and co-written by master movie-maker Tim Burton.

When Jack Skellington, indisputable shadow lord of Halloween Town decides he wants to be a bit more upbeat, he turns to Christmas Town for that bright, happy feeling. I empathize with Jack’s lament … however, I can’t help getting a little giddy with the darkly celebratory vibe of Danny Elfman’s This is Halloween à la Marilyn Manson.

This is the best Halloween movie ever, though I have to admit I had fun watching Crazies last night. What better time for a marathon creepshow? After all, with all that candy lying around, we’ll all be up till the wee hours.

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice