The Friday Film – Beetlejuice (1988)

The film Beetlejuice is the home to everyone’s favourite family, the Deetz clan. It’s high on my list of Tim Burton favourites. It was obviously a huge hit and you can even get Beetlejuice Lego!

I’ve watched the film so many times and it delights me with every viewing. The Day-O dinner scene is one of the greatest comedy moments in the history of film.

To my delight and after months of excruciating waiting, TT Games and Warner Bros. have finally graced us with the Beetlejuice Fun Pack, a box consisting of the ‘Ghost With the Most’ in the flesh, as it were, and one angry Sandworm. As far as the actual toys go, Beetlejuice (or Betelgeuse, to be more accurate) comes outfitted with his signature black-and-white striped suit, ectoplasmic green hair and slightly rotten face. Saturn’s Sandworm also looks surprisingly representative of its counterpart fictional character, only in block form. The wriggly monstrosity can also be remixed into a delightfully Spooky Spider as well as something every creaky manor absolutely needs in its broom closet—a Haunted Vacuum. I mean, how else are you supposed to suck up all those stray spirits? Forbes

There’s also a Beetlejuice stage musical planned! Surely there’s no one as good as Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice was responsible for her teenage fame, along with Edward Scissorhands) to play Lydia, but I’d definitely give it a chance. Keep your eyes peeled.

Only Tim Burtons second full-length feature, it also starred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Catherine O’Hara. Beetlejuice quickly became a pop culture phenomena and most recently has been brought to life as part of a pop-up themed bar, Beetle House, in Los Angeles. – Forbes

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