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10 films that were flawlessly scored by singer-songwriter Danny Elfman

The soundtrack behind a movie sets the emotion and tone for a scene. Mastermind Danny Elfman has a way of capturing that exact feeling. Elfman showcases various sides to his creativity and emphasizes an ominous and slightly eerie atmosphere in “Sally’s Song” from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. He also shines a light on […]

Pete Davidson is starring as Joey Ramone in an upcoming Netflix biopic

Pete Davidson has just landed one of his next movie roles. The comedian is set to portray punk icon Joey Ramone in the Netflix biopic I Slept With Joey Ramone. The news was announced April 15, which marks the 20th anniversary of the Ramones vocalist’s death. In addition to starring in I Slept With Joey […]

Danny Elfman announces first solo album in 37 years with "True" video

Award-winning composer Danny Elfman is gearing up to release Big Mess, his first full-length solo album since 1984’s synth-pop LP So-Lo. Elfman has now officially announced his forthcoming album with his new slow-burn track “True.” On April 12, Elfman unleashed a chaotic new video for “True” which offers another preview of what fans can expect […]

10 'SNL' jokes that alternative fans will instantly relate to

Saturday Night Live has not only featured artists in the scene as hosts and musical performers, but the NBC show has also poked fun at the alternative music scene in general in various skits.  Whether it’s making Paramore parodies or heavy-metal lullabies, SNL has made several hilarious jokes over the years that are particularly near […]

Pete Davidson transforms into Jack Skellington in this ‘SNL' sketch—watch

Saturday Night Live delivered another round of entertainment for us this past weekend. The episode, which was hosted by Bridgerton‘s Rege-Jean Page and featured musical guest Bad Bunny, had plenty of original sketches for viewers to enjoy. However, one moment, in particular, is grabbing Nightmare Before Christmas fans’ attention. This weekend, Pete Davidson channeled his […]

Meet the baker behind these My Chemical Romance sweets

Undoubtedly, My Chemical Romance are sweet onstage, but cake artist Shannon Murphy took her love of music and turned it into Mikey Way-approved cakes and cookies. Based in Toronto, Murphy is an accomplished confectionary creator who even appeared on season 1 of Food Network Canada’s The Big Bake for the 2019 holiday season and tackled […]

10 essential punk Christmas songs to add to your holiday playlist

Christmas is quite possibly the most musically controversial holiday of the year. Not everyone digs the varying styles of seasonal music, though it’s a genre unto itself. You have the ancient carols, full of religious imagery, usually sung by hoary old choirs. The early 20th century’s awash with hokey Tin Pan Alley Christmas standards, sung […]

10 theories about Christmas movies that will ruin your childhood

It seems like everyone loves to watch feel-good Christmas movies to get in the holiday spirit once December rolls around. But many holiday movie fans have noticed that some of these classics have dark theories behind them.  If you scour the internet, there’s no shortage of conspiracy theories about Christmas movies, old and new. Some make […]

Tim Burton dismissed “insensitive” ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ character

The Nightmare Before Christmas still remains one of Tim Burton and Henry Selick‘s most iconic films to date. However, screenwriter Caroline Thompson has revealed that the director and writer were once confronted over the problematic nature of one particular character. Thompson recently opened up to Insider about the insensitive and truly problematic nature surrounding the infamous […]

QUIZ: Make an emo playlist, and we’ll give you a Christmas movie to watch

There’s only a short window of time when Christmas movies feel relevant. Unfortunately, due to rapidly growing selections offered by streaming services, that means you’re going to have to do some prioritizing. Never fear, we are here to make the hard decisions for you. Because really, who needs any added stress during the holiday season? […]

The Ultimate Toy Gift Guide: 11 collectibles for the super fan in your life

We all have that person in our life who lives for showing off their favorite TV shows, movies and pop culture passions by displaying treasures and trinkets proudly. From classic cartoons and anime to video game favorites, it can be intimidating to select a collectible gift that stands out. If you think turning to graphic […]

QUIZ: Which ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ song are you?

This quiz is for the people who annoy their friends by singing along to every song while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.  But don’t be ashamed. One of the reasons why the Tim Burton film is so popular is because of all the magical music numbers that put us in the Halloween spirit all year.  […]

10 reasons ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is actually a Halloween movie

With Halloween right around the corner, the long-debated question of whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is really a Halloween or Christmas movie has resurfaced yet again. From Jack Skellington dangling from Christmas lights and enjoying the smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire to hoping for a box filled with a delightful pox, the […]

Hear what Tim Burton collaborator Danny Elfman planned for Coachella

Legendary film composer Danny Elfman is back with an unsettling new video just in time for Halloween. On Thursday, Elfman unleashed his new single “Happy,” his first new piece of solo music since 1984. As well, the multi-talented musician has also signed with ANTI-/Epitaph Records. Read more: Hayley Williams supports LGBTQ+ fans after ex-bandmate’s alleged […]

Tim Burton shows a new side of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ with rare art

The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack is getting a makeover just in time for the holiday season. Mondo Music is releasing a limited edition vinyl of the 1993 soundtrack that features exclusive artwork from Tim Burton himself. However, you’ll have to act fast if you want a copy of your own. Read more: Here’s how you […]

10 Halloween dessert recipes you’ll want to make year-round

Summer is finally over, which means we’ve already begun prepping for the best time of the year: Halloween. From decorating to binge-watching horror movies, there are so many activities we love about the fall holiday when it comes around each year.  One timeless activity is baking treats to indulge ourselves with—and to give out to those […]

QUIZ: Can you match the quote to the Disney Halloween movie?

Disney cranks out hit after hit, but there’s a special place in many peoples’ hearts for their holiday movies, specifically Halloween. There are so many iconic film quotes to remember, from Jack Skellington’s spooky track “What’s This?” to the Sanderson sisters running “amok, amok, amok” in Hocus Pocus. See if you can recognize these Halloween […]

See what a Halloween Town visit in ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ looks like

Earlier this month, Freeform kicked off its 31 Nights of Halloween with a special drive-thru experience. Locals of Los Angeles flocked to the Heritage Square Museum to see their favorite scenes and characters from Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters and more come to life. Fans of the classic Tim Burton film even got to […]

This may be the closest thing to a live-action ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’

We are just 24 days away from Halloween 2020. To help us get ready for the spooky season, Broadway and Nightmare Before Christmas are teaming up for a special one-night event. Various Broadway actors are taking part in a virtual benefit show where they will be performing classic songs from the Tim Burton film. Read […]
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