This Is Halloween
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Published on Oct 22, 2011
This Is Halloween;
Based on Tim Burton's song from The Nightmare Before Christmas
( http://bit.ly/19yTFg7 ) Edited and Sung by Celestial Elf.
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, is a 1993 Stop Motion musical directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton. Burton wrote a three-page poem The Nightmare Before Christmas when he was a Disney animator in the early-1980s. He took inspiration from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas. The film tells the story of Jack Skellington, The Pumpkin King from Halloween Town who opens a portal to Christmas Town. Danny Elfman wrote the film score and provided the singing voice of Jack, as well as other minor characters. Marilyn Manson also sang a version of the song 'This Is Halloween'.
On The Background of Halloween;
Halloween is the most magical night of the year, All Hallow's Eve on 31st October being more important than All Hallows Day. The Celts called this time Samhain (Sow-in), which means 'Summer's End' and this marked the end of the Old and Beginning of the New Year.
To commemorate Samhain, the Druids built huge bonfires ( bone-fires ) where the people gathered to honour their deities with burned offerings of crop and creature. During these celebrations they wore costumes of animal masks, horns & skins.
When the celebration was over they would re-light their home fires from the sacred bonfires as this consecrated fire would protect them during the coming cold and dark of winter.
In the Celtic belief system such turning points as the turning of one year into another, as well as the time between one day and the next, the meeting of sea & shore, were considered as very magical times.
The turning of the year was the most powerful of these times because it is the time when the 'Veil Between Worlds' is at its thinnest.
At this time they held a Feast for the Dead, it was believed the dead could return to this land of the living for just one night to celebrate with their family, tribe, or clan. Thus the great burial mounds were opened up, with lighted torches lining the walls, so the dead could find their way & extra places set at the table for any who had died that year.
The Christian clergy later co-opted Samhain not as a feast for All the dead, but only those hallowed (made holy) by obedience to God - thus creating All Hallow's Day.
The dead were sometimes believed to be dwelling with the Fairy Folk, who lived in the fairy mounds or Sidhe (pronounced Shee) that dotted the countryside.
The Celts did not have demons & devils in their belief system, nor the concept of heaven and hell that the Christian church introduced. The fairies however, were considered potentially hostile & dangerous to humans because men had taken over their lands.
On this night then, they might trick humans into becoming lost in the 'fairy mounds', where they could be trapped forever. This would seem to be the origin of 'Trick-Or-Treating' & possibly of the 'Jack-O-Lantern' as well, which was used by people who traveled this night to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwise lead one astray.
Soundtrack created with samples from
Royalty Free Music via Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com;
Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"
( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... )
Supernatural Radio, Dance of Deception, Darkness Speaks, Epic Unease, One-Eyed Maestro, Darkest Child VarA, Slow Ticking Clock, Piano Cue One, Pop Goes The Weasel, Agnus Dei,
Also Freesound ( http://www.freesound.org/ )
Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1 License
( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/s... )
Sample authors; sazman, Robinhood76, cognito perceptu, alextundra, oscillator.
As Jack Skellington, Death, Skully, Evil Clown, Tiny Rabbit Murderer and Oogie,
as Ghost, Forest Guardian, Ancient Rock Forest Golem, Green Chaperon, Sexy Witch and Pumpkin man;
Benno Sands, Liz Sands, Jasmin Nansen, Nadine Adderstein, Katrin Whitfield, Anja Horten.
Filmed at Old Europe co Gemma Constantine
& Beyond The 9th Wave co FreeSky Republic.
Grateful thanks for Oogie, Jack Skellington, Evil Clown to Jenne Dibou,
Forest Guardian and Ancient Rock Forest Golem co Darshe Aliev, Tiny Rabbit Murderer co Thanin Snowpaw,
And for providing Bone Fire, Laufey Markenstein of Trident,
for the Druid Tree Luna Barak.
Filmed on SecondLife via Phoenix Firestorm Beta-Mesh v3.01.22566,
On Windows XP using Fraps and Serif MoviePlus X3.
Conceived, Directed and Produced c.Celestial Elf 2011.
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