Dir: Tim Burton
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder
92mins   1988   US   15   English   

Part of Depot's Halloween Season

The film that helped solidify director Tim Burton's trademark visual style of film making, Beetlejuice follows the spirits of a recently deceased couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) as they attempt to come to terms with their new spectral existence - hindered by the arrival of an obnoxious family who have just bought and moved into their home, threatening to disrupt their peaceful afterlife.

After multiple failed attempts at a haunting, the couple seek help from mischievous ghoul and self-proclaimed 'bio-exorcist', Betelgeuse - portrayed by the fantastically charismatic Michael Keaton - who might just have his own interest in mind more than anyone elses.

'Crammed with visual invention and snappy comedy" - Steve Rose, The Guardian


Sat 31 October