Tag: Tim Burton

Corpse Bride

Corpse Bride dir. Mike Johnson & Tim Burton (2005) Short for a feature film, refreshingly straightforward, and not weighed down too heavily by songs or Tim Burton’s trademark love of the macabre. The darkness in this case works with the story, and the Victorian era stop-motion character design is exquisitely ghoulish.    

42 Word Retrospective: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas dir. Henry Selick

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas dir. Henry Selick (1993) Cue the skeleton: “If Christmas fills your heart with woe, a schmaltz-fest souring your December maybe you’ll prefer macabre stop-motion Halloween adventures (but) Disney brings the curse of singing, rhymes so trying, Walt’s will lurking Elfman’s lyrics don’t deliver Burton’s dark disturbance.”