Cert: 15 Runtime: 92 mins Director: Tim Burton Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder
Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose
Say the name thrice and you’ll get something not so nice. Tim Burton’s classic tale of Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam (Alec Baldwin) Maitland are a happy couple who are doing a bit of DIY on their home. On the way back from the shop they narrowly miss a dog and their car plummets off of a bridge. The two arrive at their house soaking wet but soon discover that they’re dead and confined to their home. The real estate agent succeeds in selling their house to the Deetzes. Delia (Catherine O’Hara) is a flaky artist interested in changing the entire house. Lydia (Winona Ryder) is the gloomy Goth daughter of Charles and who can’t stand her stepmother Delia. She is so gloomy in fact that she can see the Maitlands where the rest of the family can’t. The Maitlands decide that they’re going to scare the Deetzes away, but their haunting skills fall well short of the mark. Against the advice of their afterlife case worker, they decide to call in the brash Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) to scare them away. A move that they’ll die to regret.
This is one of my all time favourite films, this is one of Tim Burton’s true original creations. Michael Keaton brings out a side which I never expected to see from him, especially after Batman. Beetlejuice is one the funniest yet gruesome horror characters ever created. The whole film oozes Tim Burton, it is a fantastic dark comedy.The house, set and characters all have that Burtonesk charm. It’s a fantastic medley of cast Alec Baldwin being my favourite. Also it has the greatest ending to a film EVER. It’s one of those films that you would sit back after a stressful day and just laugh and remember your childhood.