This week’s list:
Tim Burton’s animated “Frankenweenie” opens just in time for Halloween. Several other Burton films are also quite suitable for the season, as described by Rafer Guzman of Newsday:
• “Beetlejuice”(1988): Comedy about a dead couple seeking help from a devious ghost marks the emergence of Burton’s ghoulish but accessible style.
• “Edward Scissorhands” (1990): The story of a black-clad, fright-wigged topiary trimmer remains Burton’s signature film.
• “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993): Written and produced but not directed by Burton, “Nightmare” remains one of his best-loved efforts, a stop-motion mix of Christmas cheer and Halloween horror.
• “Sleepy Hollow” (1999): This period piece starring Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, spooked by a headless horseman, was long on style but short on heart.
• “Dark Shadows” (2012): Depp and Eva Green crackled as dueling immortals in Burton’s latest horror comedy, but vampire fatigue kept it down at the box office.