The Nightmare Before Christmas

A Tim Burton Trio at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Like Roald Dahl before him, Tim Burton is one of those storytellers who understands that children require a little bit of darkness in their fiction. He’s made a career out of twisting familiar fables; bringing his gothic sensibility to bear on musicals, superheroes and beloved storybooks. With films ranging from tiny cinematic love-letters like the terrific Ed Wood, to box-office behemoths like his production of Alice in Wonderland, he’s always kept his sympathetic eye firmly fixed on the misfits, outcasts and interlopers of the world. This December, HOME pay tribute to one of Hollywood’s most darkly idiosyncratic directors with a trio of his most Christmas-y films.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 8 December 2017, from £5.00 - Book now

    Frequent collaborator Johnny Depp stars in this popular spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

  • 2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 9–13 December 2017, from £5.00 - Book now

    Tim Burton’s mash-up Halloween/Christmas musical is so good that HOME are screening it twice this December.

  • 3. Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    Batman Returns at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 18 December 2017, from £5.00 - Book now

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton star in Tim Burton’s typically idiosyncratic comic book movie.