Monday, October 17, 2011

The 31 Days of Halloween: Day 17

Halloween is the best time of the year. It's a wonderfully indulgent time, where your inner ghoul is given societal license to be put on display. To celebrate it to it's wicked fullest, the Midnight Cheese will be posting every day in October with excellent ways to enjoy the season. Whether it's horror films, video games, books or activities, check back every day for some new Halloween fun.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

It's pretty late in the day, I bet you think I forgot about you; that I perhaps threw in the towel after making it halfway through the month, celebrating so many things scary and Halloween related. No dice, Sherlock. I simply spent my morning re-watching the premier of The Walking Dead's second season (and it's many abrupt commercial breaks. That's some atrocious pacing, AMC). So strap on your safety helmet and ride the G's cause we're going back in.

The Nightmare Before Christmas got it's genesis in the delightfully twisted mind of Tim Burton. It showed up in the early 90's and let us all know that while CGI was up and coming, stop motion was well worth remembering still. Look, I know that you've seen this wondrous bout of imagination and wicked story telling. Rather than drone on about how it reverently teases all things Halloween (it does), I'm going to have you check out one of the songs from the film.

Below is the opening song, "The is Halloween". This anthem of the season should be near and dear to your heart light, Neil Diamond. Turn it on and enjoy.

(Try not to kill the clerk at Best Buy in your mad rush to purchase a copy and watch it today. Not because I care about Best Buy clerks in particular but more specifically because at this time of year he's liable to come back as a zombie and start the apocalypse, all thanks to your haste)

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