Can’t fit everything into just one article when it comes to Tim Burton and Halloween. He’s like the Godfather of Halloween fantasy. He puts his signature twist in every movie. Many of his stories have a misunderstood outcast as the main character. There is usually a strange mechnical assembly line sequence, clowns, stitched/dead people or animals, and an absent or cruel father figure.
I’ve taken you through the best of Tim Burton (Beetle Juice, Batman, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Edward Scissorhands) Now I will take you through the rest…
The Corpse Bride (2005) is an animated romantic fantasy reminiscent of the Jack and Sally relationship on the Nightmare Before Christmas. When the groom practices wedding vows over the grave of a dead woman, she rises and assumes he is to marry her. You too can be the Bride from Hell.
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Based on a Broadway musical, this is a story of a disturbed barber who will stop at nothing to get his daughter back from the sinister Judge of the town. He sets up shop with meat pie maker Mrs. Lovett. His kills go into her pies and together they make one disturbed, yet very successful couple.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Everyone knows the story of Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton’s twist on the familiar fairy tale takes you on a teenage Alice’s journey back to Wonderland.
Take some of these ideas and think about your most killer costume this year. Remember: groups and couples make a huge impact. Dress like the twisted cast from Alice in Wonderland, or go out at Lydia and Beetle Juice. Carry meat pies through the town on Halloween as Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett.
The possibilities go on and on. Add your own personal twist to the Tim Burton classic. The countdown is officially on, so get to it!