Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy horror comedy film directed by Tim Burton, written by Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren, and Larry Wilson, produced by The Geffen Company, distributed by Warner Bros., and starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, and Michael Keaton as the title character. The plot revolves around a recently deceased couple who, as ghosts haunting their former home, contact Beetlejuice, an obnoxious and devious "bio-exorcist" from the Netherworld, to scare away the home’s new inhabitants.
In Winter River, Connecticut, Barbara and Adam Maitland decide to spend their vacation decorating their idyllic country home. As they are driving home from a trip to town, Barbara swerves to avoid a dog, and the car plunges into the river. After returning home, she and Adam notice they now lack reflections and find a Handbook for the Recently Deceased.
|author||Larry Wilson Michael McDowell Warren Skaaren|
|award||Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling|
|genre||animation comedy fantasy horror|
|keywords||car accident caseworker decorate desert doctor who drive exorcism goth goth subculture interior design interior designer minister new york city postmodern art real estate developer rescue rid river séance second wife shrinks his head shrunken head small town waiting room wed witch doctor|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling|
|producer||Larry Wilson Michael Bender Richard Hashimoto|
|productionCompany||The Geffen Company|
|theme||black comedy comedy horror ghost horror comedy|