You’d want to answer with a strong ‘Yes’ when looking at his extraordinary adventures in the cinematographic world. Tim Burton has built an amazing career on dark and quirky-themed movies. His creations are the perfect pre-Halloween entertainment. We’ve made a list with some of his season-suited films, perhaps you’d like to watch them again or perhaps you’ve missed one.
From the foggy cinematic designs of 1988, this movie hasn’t lost one bit of its uncompromised humor. In fact, the gruesome, genuinely witty sequences still have that surreal freshness that enchanted the viewers of all ages since its early ages.
The Nightmare Before Christmas -
Behind every holiday there is a hero, but when one hero wants to take over some other hero’s land, things get messy. Burton’s Nightmare is a dream come true, a splendid mix of Halloween and Christmas magic, darkness and its so “human” inhabitants, fantastic visual paired perfectly with clever musical expression. A classic masterpiece that stands by Einstein’s famous quote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Sleepy Hollow -
The famous Headless Horseman legend seen through the eyes of Tim Burton, Emmanuel Lubezki (cinematographer) and Rick Heinrichs (production designer) collected a handful of awards. Creating new plot twists and the story behind the story about Ichabod’s dark past, make this cinematic version one that will hardly be equalized. If ever. A movie that offers lots of creepy impressions without crossing the line, an atmospheric movie and not a scream feast. As always, bonus points for Chris Walken.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street -
Fantastically pictured blood thirst for revenge, and one of Burton’s most dramatic films. This is the representation of the most unique pairing of musical and horror genres, one that results in a splendid return to the roots of the dark, the macabre and the sinister. Don’t ban it just because you think musicals are dead, allow yourself to be horrified by its awesomeness.
Corpse Bride -
A grave misunderstanding (Grave! Get it! Get it!) that turns into a spectacular story of two brides and one clumsy, unprepared groom. This movie is another exploration of the darkness of the human soul with off-beat humor, an astounding animation with a wonderful ending. And definitely a film that will influence the way you think of love.
The youngest baby of the Burton animation family is out now! We will not spoil the fun and invite you to check it out for yourself, enjoy!
What are we missing? Do you have a favorite Burton film you won’t miss this Halloween?