The Nightmare Before Christmas has been around for three decades, and its cultural influence just keeps growing. From fashion and accessories to stop-motion followups to movie revivals to an official sequel novel, pop culture is full of links to the stop-motion animated classic, directed by Henry Selick and conceived and produced by Tim Burton.
To celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary, we’re looking back at its cultural influence and studios’ eternal chase to produce an equally popular follow-up. We’re even taking a look at it through a pair of fresh eyes. So whether you’re a diehard fan of Jack and Sally or you just enjoy dressing like them, we’ve got a story or two for you about how The Nightmare Before Christmas is so important, and why it means more to people now than it ever has before.