(1988) dir Tim Burton w/Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones [98 min; 35mm]
Happy Halloween (almost)! A goth teenager (Ryder) exiled to the country discovers her new house is haunted by its previous owners (Baldwin and Davis) who have enlisted the aid of the rude, crude, "bio-exorcist" Beetlejuice (Keaton) to help scare the new tenants out. Tim Burton's horror-comedy classic was a monstrous hit and became a cultural phenomena despite its gruesome and morbid underpinnings.
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