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TikToker Has A Mind Blowing Theory About "Nightmare Before Christmas" — And It's All Making Sense Now


Without a doubt our favorite Halloween movie is Nightmare Before Christmas. We've seen it hundreds of times (probably). So we feel pretty confident that we know everything there is to know about this movie. Or should we say we felt confident, because now one woman on TikTok is sharing her theories on what she thinks is really going on in the film and we have to re-think everything. 

We have never, ever, thought of the movie this way, but TikTok creator Clara (@cheekypeachdesignco) made some compelling points 

"You know how all the characters in Halloweentown are dead?" Clara asked in the video. "You ever wondered how they died?" she continued. 

Um, did we miss this?!

"They all have their own story..." she wrote in the video's onscreen text. The first backstory Clara explained was Jack's. "He's the main character of the movie. Obviously he is a skeleton — apparently, burned alive," she said. "I assume that he's been there a long time, he's been there longer than anyone else. But we also see him burning in flames in the movie," she added. 

Holy moly! But now that she mentioned it, this theory totally makes sense. She also has theories about all of our other favorite characters but you're going to have to watch the video to see them all.

With over 1.9 million views, some people had their own theories about what happened. "I never considered them dead.... I considered them their own entity in their own world...." @blucat8675309 explained. "Lock was locked in a freezer, Barrel was drowned in a barrel of water, and Shock was electrocuted. I think Zero was in a house fire," @twistedxpurple added. "Oogie Boogie was skinned alive and buried in a burlap sac surrounded by bugs explaining him that's the easy one," @mamarazor chimed in. 

Thankfully, the TikTok creator made a second video if you want even more Nightmare Before Christmas theories.