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The Nightmare Before Christmas recreated by player in No Man's Sky

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Despite The Nightmare Before Christmas being a terrible movie, a Redditor and his friend have taken to transforming a planet in No Man's Sky into a a Halloween-themed wonderland inspired by the festive tale. Props, though – it's actually very impressive. 

Redditor Reefguy007 and friend got to work on some admittedly cool design work, using some bizarre pumpkin-like plants that made for some fantastic decor, dotting the iconic twisting hill seen on the movie poster, with jack-o'lanterns spread throughout the landscape and a full yellow moon on display in the background. It's actually a lot eerier than the original, and for limited tools within a game, they did a pretty bang-up job. 

No Man's Sky players are now expected to create the obligatory "What's This?" recreation, shot for shot. See below for inspiration. 

The players used a ringed planet and one of the players to dress like Jack Skellington himself, then took the shot to seal the deal on their painstaking recreation. Before you go pointing out all the differences between both photos, yes I know it's not exactly the same, and yes, these aren't really pumpkins. Just go with it. Now if only they could have chosen a movie that's actually worth watching.

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    October 24, 2018 12:20 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, The Nightmare Before Christmas recreated by player in No Man's Sky

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      October 24, 2018 1:11 PM

      Brittany with the nuclear take

      Despite The Nightmare Before Christmas being a terrible movie

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        October 24, 2018 1:57 PM

        It's funny because it's true.

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          October 24, 2018 2:07 PM

          Why is it a terrible movie? I was entertained as I recall.

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            October 24, 2018 2:09 PM

            I didn't watch it until I was a senior in college, and at the time I really didn't like anything with singing in it. All I remember is my friend loved it and I thought it was really bad, but maybe I should try watching it again. I don't mind singing as much now after my wife started dragging me to musicals, they are actually pretty good.

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              October 24, 2018 2:11 PM

              Yeah try it again. I hated musicals at the time (still don't like them), but we watched it with the kids the other day and it was very entertaining. At least check it out to appreciate the visuals if nothing else, but the story and humor are also really well done.

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                October 24, 2018 2:12 PM

                Ok, I'll try to watch it again maybe this weekend. My wife would probably like it, regardless.

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              October 24, 2018 4:13 PM

              Being a musical does not make it a terrible movie. If it's an attribute you don't like, that's cool, but if you're not into the genre then you aren't really in a position to critique it.

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                October 24, 2018 4:26 PM

                I'm pretty sure pretty much anyone who watches a movie is in a position to critique it, boss.

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        October 24, 2018 3:17 PM

        We had a talk about this in Slack when she posted this story. She is entitled to her incorrect opinion ;)

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      October 24, 2018 1:51 PM

      wtf that movie was not terrible it was a magical and ghoulish tale with wicked humor and stunning animation

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        October 24, 2018 2:03 PM

        It's a great movie and it make a lot of sense - DEC 25 = OCT 31

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      October 24, 2018 2:01 PM


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      October 24, 2018 3:19 PM

      WTF is this shit??? What a way to start an article...

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      October 24, 2018 3:27 PM

      Never before have I seen such a wrong opinion.

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      October 25, 2018 5:28 AM

      Wow I might have to start visiting another site for my gaming news. Writers clearly don't understand art and personal opinions here.

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