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This “Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Light Show Is Fantastic

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This “Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Light Show Is Fantastic
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It’s exactly one week from Halloween, and the great gods of the internet have served us up with an amazing Halloween light show, Jack Skellington-style.

Home light shows have become pretty popular on YouTube, the most notable one being the “Christmas Light Gone Wild” video that went viral and was eventually used in a Miller Lite commercial. When I say that this type of video is popular on YouTube, I mean that you could easily lose a large chunk of your day browsing through the different light shows. “Christmas Lights Gone Wild” has amassed nearly 10 million views on its own.

The video, courtesy of YouTube user KJ92508, gives us something a little less common: a Halloween light show. It’s on its way to viral status, having amassed nearly 140,000 views in just a few days.

Choreographed to “This is Halloween,” the opening song from the Tim Burton/Henry Selick classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, this is mighty impressive. It is important to note that the little girl fleeing from the house is not part of the show, according to the uploader.

Here’s what the uploader has to say about the making of the light show:

4 singing pumpkin faces, tombstones, hand carved pumpkins, strobes, floods and thousands of lights. Most all lights have been changed from incandescent to RGB LED so power consumption is a lot less than previous years. Also DMX added to show. All lights, faces and props are custom made (DIY) by me except for the roof line which are CCRs. Controlling channels have gone up 8X from last year. 1144 channels. Light-O-Rama

That’s a seriously cool DIY project. And it has gotten a lot of use in the past couple of years. The house owner has created various different light shows set to other songs, including “The Monster Mash,” “Thriller,” and the Ghostbusters theme. The “This is Halloween” show is my favorite, but here are some of the other Halloween light shows:

And for your Halloween season pleasure, here’s the source material for the “This is Halloween” light show –

[Via Reddit]

This “Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Light Show Is Fantastic
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  • tina

    What is the best reference material to get something like this started? I have been looking but dont know where to start – any suggestions?

    • Jeremy

      He uses a program called Light-O-Rama. Their website has everything you need and links for support. :) http://www.lightorama.com/

  • jan

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DzWtOyyq-7a0%26feature%3Dshare&h=hAQEO1JUuAQEpjWvtBKa_NkFTatTsjM52AO3KI7_XAb1fqA

    A friend of mine does this for halloween and than a christmas theme.

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