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    The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    This year is the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking animated musical fantasy from Tim Burton! with Blu-Ray and DVDs being top sellers now, this is one of the best Christmas and halloween movies ever despite the film being merchandised by Hot Topic over the last ten years.

    Loved this since i was 11 in 1993 when i saw it in theaters and no, i'm not one of those stinkin' Emos.

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    I, too, love this move & have since 1993, and I'm also not an Emo kid

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    I loved how in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 they used this movie as a level and they even made a video game spin-off.

    You gotta admit the songs in this movie are very catchy and memorable as hell with stunning animation. But don't you just hate it when the Emo kids miled this movie with merchandise and obsession over the past 10 years?

    Emos are like the downfall of society and the lowest scum on Earth who only think about being suicidal.

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    It's really not a Tim Burton Movie though.

    he wrote the poem that inspired it, but he didn't make this movie, he was too busy making "Batman Returns".

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    The Emo kids don't bother me. I'm sure the movies longevity is due, in part, to those kids being as obsessed with it as we are, and all the merchandise that followed as a result.

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    Well ok Burton did produced it and not directed it, but it still counts as a Tim Burton movie though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cropsy View Post
    I loved how in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 they used this movie as a level and they even made a video game spin-off.
    I only know of this movie through Kingdom Hearts 1, 1.5, and 2. I also have the spinoff game, but have not played it yet.
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    Love this movie. Just bought it Monday. Saw some of the hoodies inspired by the movie at hottopic.com. They (the hoodies) look nice. Might invest in one or two.

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    LOVE this movie. And also NOT an emo/scene kid. Hot Topic has ruined so much awesome stuff.
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    Also love this movie.

    And I love Hot Topic for keeping cult stuff like this, and 80s toon stuff, available for us to get some cool shirts and merchandise of.
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    Well maybe Hot Topic isn't half-bad, they do bring out some good merchandise on 80's stuff that 80's kids loved but i just hate how they been ******* out this movie and making it some kind of merchandising fad even to those bizarro Emos. Although some Gothic chicks can be hot, it's just the Emo guys are just funny looking with black fingernail-polish and black lipstick with nothing but suicide on their mind and wannabes of that disgusting satanic Marylin Manson.

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    Here's the rub. It's COOL to be able to pick up a black T-shirt with the Thundercats logo on it. It's NOT cool that the same shirt is worn my hundreds of angsty, self important teens with little pants, zelda swooshed hair, and stupid puffy trucker's hats, cocked at a dumb angle, who love "irony" and feel the shirt is trendy.

    What do I have to do to say, "I'm not one of these idiots! I like metal and I'm a legitimate geek, wearing the shirt due to an irrational love of the property!"

    Fortunatly, I don't have the figure or pants to be mistaken for emo, but unfortunatly, I DO wear pants and a New Jersey Devil's cap, with said shirt, that make me look instead like I'm one Solo cup of beer and a shocker hand sign (I hate the shocker and all who use it) like a fratboy D-bag. Will people I wish to die please stop biting my style!

    Cropsy: And actually, Manson is an Atheist, not a satan worshipper, and I have heard interviews that make me respect some of the guy, and I loved his Antichrist Superstar album. But he IS also as self-important and fake as the current generation that likes him. He's pretty happy with himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofblaine View Post
    ...that make me look instead like I'm one Solo cup of beer and a shocker hand sign like a fratboy D-bag.
    I have no idea what you just said. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cropsy View Post
    it's just the Emo guys are just queer looking with black fingernail-polish and black lipstick with nothing but suicide on their mind and wannabes of that disgusting satanic Marylin Manson.
    Even though this post is years old, the record must be set straight. Marilyn Manson is not and has never been an "Emo" band. That is an insult to his band and his fans. However, I take the "disgusting satanic Marilyn Manson" comment as a compliment.

    As for The Nightmare Before Christmas discussion, I've been a huge fan of this movie since day 1, technically even earlier than that since I did a book report on the story in grade school before the movie was even released.

    NBX IS a Tim Burton film. Yes, he didn't direct it, but that is only because he had to direct Batman Returns at the same time and couldn't do both. The movie is based on his story and his artwork.

    As for the Hot Topic crowd, it is sad that NBX has been a trendy property for a very long time. The fact is Hot Topic had been pumping out trendy NBX merchandise well before the "Emo" style ever existed. NBX has always been trendy with the rock/metal/goth crowd and when the "Emos" showed up, they jumped on the band wagon. As a true fan of NBX, I really don't enjoy seeing the trendy wannabee "bull" that is now associated with it. It's a shame that some people can't just like what they like and be proud of it, instead of liking what they think they're supposed to like.
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    Never been much interested in the toys, but I love this movie and I usually watch it every year the day after Halloween. Didn't get to this year, because I only have it on VHS and my old VHS machine gave up the ghost so to speak, but it ain't Christmas yet so hopefully I can still get a VHS player and squeeze it in.

    YMMV as to whether or not I'm an Emo I guess. Although I am more of a grumpy old man these days.
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