There’s something about creepy films that makes me happy; not scary films like Halloween or Friday the Thirteenth, just creepy. I remember the first time I watched Corpse Bride at a close friend of mine’s house and I was completely blown away. Recently I was watching it again with one of my roommates and the only comment I heard from him the entire movie (which he said more than once) was “Logan, this is a weird movie.” Granted it is a weird movie. Maybe that’s why I love it and movies like it so much.
When you talk about creepy films, one director in particular comes to mind: Tim Burton. Anyone who has ever seen “Edward Scissorhands” knows that Tim Burton’s films thrive on as much creepiness as one’s imagination can conjure up. A couple of years ago, after having seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland, I decided I was going to try and see every Tim Burton film I could. Last summer I saw “Corpse Bride,” which completely blew my mind (and is still one of my favorite films to date), and I decided that Tim Burton has an innate gift for animated films. Still, I had not seen “The Nightmare before Christmas.” That seemed like it should be a crime, seeing as it was probably Tim Burton’s most popular animated film to date. A friend of mine gave me “The Nightmare before Christmas” on DVD to me for my 20th birthday. So I watched it.