Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | April 2, 2012

A-Z: Beetlejuice

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes!!  Who doesn’t remember Beetlejuice from the ’80’s??  If you say his name three times he shows up!!  “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!!”  ha ha…LOVED it!!

Beetlejuice came out in 1988 and was directed by none other, Tim Burton.  It starred several of my favorite actors/actresses:  Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin as the newly  deceased young couple, Barbara and Adam Maitland, who need (or think they do!!) Beetlejuice’s help to scare away the obnoxious new homeowners, Charles and Delia Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones).  They end up befriending the young daughter, Lydia, played by Winona Ryder, who can see the deceased couple and mistakenly says Beetlejuice three times in hopes of saving her new friends.  Beetlejuice is interested only in Lydia and it takes the combined effort of both the Maitland’s and Lydia to defeat Beetlejuice.

The movie is one of my ‘comfort movies’ – meaning, I watch it when I am down or just wanna laugh.  And laugh you will!!  It has tons of silly antics and you just can’t help laughing at Beetlejuice – even when he’s inappropriate!!



  1. Hi…I’m visiting from A-Z April Challenge. What a fun Letter B post. You are so right ‘Beetlejuice’ is a great movie to watch when you need a good LOL!!!! Michael Keeton… great in this movie and then on to do Batman! Loved him in that one, too. Hope you will have a chance to stop by and see my ‘B’ Post in my themed A to Z Family Tree….Sue


  2. I’ve been meaning to watch this movie with my older son. Plus, I haven’t seen it in a very long time. I have a 1980s B movie on my blog today, too.
    Nice to meet you through the Challenge.


  3. Hi, just dropping by to check out your A-Z challenge… 🙂 Are you planning to go with the movie theme? I haven’t figured out yet if I’m going to do a theme or random posts. Anyway, have fun!
    Valerie 🙂


  4. I remember this movie. We watch practically every year! It used to creep me out, but now I am kind of used to it. Thanks for sharing! I’m visiting from the A to Z Challenge! My website is Would love to have you stop by!


  5. I love Beetlejuice–we own it, though it has been too long since i sat down to watch it. I might have to do that now!


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