1988 / USA / Color / 92’
English; with Turkish subtitles
Director: Tim Burton | Producers: Michael Bender, Richard Hashimoto, Larry Wilson | Screenplay: Larry Wilson, Michael McDowell | Cast: Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara | Cinematography: Thomas E. Ackerman | Editor: Jane Kurson | Music: Danny Elfman
Awards: Academy Awards (Oscars) Best Makeup (1989) | National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor (1989) | BMI Film & TV Awards Best Film Score (1989) | Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Saturn Award) Best Horror Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Make-Up (1990)
When the married couple Adam and Barbara’s happy lives are cut short upon their unfortunate deaths in a car accident, they find themselves roaming as ghosts in their New England home. Stuck on this plane until they are accepted into the “afterworld”, the duo’s peace is disrupted altogether when the snobbish and loud Deetz family move into their house. When their attempts to scare away the family fail, this ghost couple resorts to making a deal with a malicious spirit named Beetlejuice.
One of the most distinctive films of Tim Burton’s filmography, “Beetlejuice” is a crazy and fun experience that knows no limits when it comes to bizarreness and comedy. Listed in the 88th place in The American Film Institute's list of Best Comedies that covers 500 films, “Beetlejuice” is Burtonesque magic with its spectacular style that turns the 1980s into a real time capsule, its designs that still inspire even today and its grotesque sense of humour.