Henry Selick Regrets Cutting One Gruesome Joke From The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas manages to comfortably dance between being gruesome and wholesome, playing with creepy ideas but never really diving into scary territory. One joke that got cut from the film goes pretty far into nastier territory – but it’s so funny that the director regrets letting it go.

In an interesting interview for the Hollywood Reporter reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the film, Selick reveals the circumstances behind cutting one of the film’s most infamous almost-gags.

“There’s a shot – and I really regret replacing it – at the very end of the film when Jack comes back and then Sandy Claws flies overhead and there’s snow and Christmas comes to Halloween Town. We show a lot


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