Chris Sarandon, the voice behind Jack Skellington, has put forward his thoughts on the neverending 'Nightmare Before Christmas' debate.
Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas is a holiday gem you can feast on anytime you like but should the movie be considered a Halloween or Christmas movie? That question has bothered fans since forever and caused heated debates between the Halloween squad and Christmas lovers.
Now, Chris Sarandon, the original voice actor behind the pumpkin king Jack Skellington has finally spoken over the issue.
Speaking to Comicbook, the 77-year-old actor revealed that he doesn't understand the need for a debate in the first place. "Why can't it be both? I know that there are a lot of fans who come up to me saying, 'We watch it every Halloween,' and I have fans that come up and say, 'We watch it every Christmas,' I have fans who come up and say, 'We watch it at both Christmas and Halloween."
"What's the debate? It's what pleases the people who watch it most, the audience, that's what's important. It's the fans. It's the people who it had a profound effect on over these years."
He also added that the movie is much more than just a mere cult movie now. "It's interesting because I have grandchildren now. I have a three-year-old granddaughter who decided she wanted to watch it, she had a friend who was watching it, too, and her mom, my daughter, asked me what I thought, and I said, 'I talk to people all the time who said they started watching when they were two or three years old, I can't see that it will do any lasting damage.' Well, she's besotted with this movie now. I'm sending her coloring books, the Jack coloring books, she just can't get enough of it. She loves Jack and Sally. It's partially, for that reason, why it maintains the, not cult status anymore, I don't think, I don't think it's a narrow audience of moviegoers, I think it's become a general cultural phenomenon."
Chris also previously hinted at a sequel and added that he would love to play Jack Skellington once again. "I'd crawl on my hands and knees, from the east coast to the west coast, in the spring or the fall, to do it again," Sarandon said talking about the sequel.
"Of course I would. I love that character and I love that I'm part of a legacy of that character as well." Do you think a Nightmare Before Christmas sequel is a good idea? Disney is reportedly thinking about it.
According to Bloody Disgusting, the studio is planning to make a sequel of the iconic movie which might be a live-action feature film. Disney is in talks currently to figure out what they can do with the old movie.
Well, for starters, they can leave the classic movie alone. Or, a Tim Burton style sequel doesn't sound bad either. What do you think?