Jon Cozart Is the Jack Skellington We Need Right Now
Jon Cozart is a singer/YouTuber/all-around sensation. His channel Paint specializes in very creative a cappella performances, with his most well-known videos being the “After Ever After” series. We’ve covered Cozart previously when he sang that 2016 sucks with Grace Helbig.
This time, Cozart is joined by Voctave. Needless to say, both have done this sort of thing before. But Cozart puts a special twist on the usual Halloween video – he mashes up a classic (“This is Halloween”) with a lesser known song (“Grim Grinning Ghosts”).
”Grim Grinning Ghosts” is actually the theme song for the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney. “This Is Halloween” is, of course, the main theme for The Nightmare Before Christmas. So it’s two of Halloween cinema’s (and Disney’s) most memorable themes. Yes, both are Disney films. I had forgotten that Nightmare Before Christmas was Disney.
Everyone is in full makeup/special effects for this performance. Whether it’s Cozart as Jack Skellington or a Victorian begger, or the various marble heads from Haunted Mansion, everyone involved knocks it out of the park as they sing in character.