This Is Halloween

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"This Is Halloween"
Song by the cast of The Nightmare Before Christmas from the album The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released March 16, 1993
Genre Soundtrack
Length 3:16
Label Walt Disney
Writer Danny Elfman
Composer Danny Elfman
Language English
Producer Danny Elfman
Cover versions
Danny Elfman

"This is Halloween" is a song by composer Danny Elfman from the 1993 film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. In the film it is performed by the residents of the fictional "Halloween Town", which is the film's main setting, and introduces the town's Halloween-centered lifestyle. The song is featured in both HalloWishes at the Magic Kingdom and at Disneyland's Halloween Screams. In Calaway Park, it is featured in the haunted mansion. It is also used as the background music for the Halloween Town world in the video game Kingdom Hearts. The song is featured in the video game Just Dance 3.


"This is Halloween" was covered by Marilyn Manson in 2006 for the special edition release of the film's soundtrack and subsequently included on the 2008 cover album, Nightmare Revisited. The song was also covered by Panic! at the Disco for the 2006 soundtrack reissue.[1][2] It has also been rerecorded for foreign language versions of the film, including Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Thai. Powerglove has done an instrumental version on their album Saturday Morning Apocalypse. The Candy Spooky Theater covered the song on their 2010 album SpookyWonderland. Kidz Bop also performed a cover of the song in the album Kidz Bop Halloween. On the 2011 album V-Rock Disney, which features visual kei artists covering Disney songs, Sadie covered this song.[3]


  1. ^ Nagy, Evie (2006-10-11). "Manson, Fiona, Fall Out Boy Revisit 'Nightmare'". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, James (2008-08-28). "Fall Out Boy, Panic, Marilyn Manson Add To New 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Soundtrack". MTV. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Visual kei bands to take on Disney songs for ‘V-ROCK Disney’!". Retrieved 2011-09-16.