Ahhh let me go all Tim Burton on yet another favourite Burton film of mine.
I am going to be honest i wish Tim Burton would make more films like Beetlejuice, Edwards Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Not that his new films aren't good they are but i like the older films more, like i said i am a sucker for 80's movies.
Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam (Alec Baldwin) are spending their vacation decorating their home. Adam likes models and made a model of the whole town. They drive to their shop where they pick up something for the model and on the way back they nearly run over a dog, which causes them hit through the wall of a bridge. But unfortunately the car tips over into the river. Barbara and Adam make it home where they notice a book left for them on the table 'Handbook for the Recently Deceased'. The house feels different and they have no reflection in the mirror. They realise that they are dead. Adam tries to leave the house but finds himself in a sandy place full of sand worms.
Since their death the crazy real estate agent finally sells Barbara and Adams house where a newly yet weird family moves in. Charles (Jeffrey Jones) a former real estate agent, wife Delia (Catherine O'hara) a sculpter and their goth daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder). Lydia likes weird stuff and can actually see Barbara and Adam where as everyone else can't. She stumbles upon their room in the Attic and finds the model town in Adam's room. Their she hear's something, something trying to seek attention. Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). The rest is up to you to find out!!!
This film is so enjoyable to watch, it's funny, different and a unique story. If you notice in mostly all Burton films he loves his black and white and his swirls. If you analyse each film closely you'll see he adds it in all his films. This film is full of comedy and horror. I am also in love with the soundtrack, thank you Danny Elfman. A must see film and apparently we have a second one on the way as rumours are still out for a Beetlejuice 2.
Please Tim Burton make some more films like your old ones. They were the best.
One of my favourite scenes from the film ..... lets all do the Banana Boat Song!
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