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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton)

Site Rating: 56%
(ratings: 5)
Writeup Rating: 70%
(ratings: 4)
Film: Beetlejuice (1988)
Deceased Character: Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton)
Archetype: Ambivalent (Major)
Killed with: Sandworm

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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 4th Mar 2006

Kindly submitted by Pyro

To escape from the Netherworld, Beetlejuice needs to get married to a living woman, and Goth teen Lydia is his chosen betrothed, something she is not too happy about.

After foiling resident ghosts Adam and Barbara's attempts to save Lydia, by saying Beetlejuice's name three times [which will banish him back to where he belongs], the Ghost With The Most seems certain to succeed with completing the wedding ceremony, as he finally finds the ring in his pocket.

But just then, Barbara manages to return to the house with backup: The Sandworm: a massive snakelike monster with a penchant for ghosts, and Beetlejuice is right in line to be its next meal. Beetlejuice has just enough time to shield himself in horror, as something far scarier than himself devours him and sends back into the netherworld.

As Beetlejuice is already dead, where else would he go but back to limbo? And judging from the ticket number he got stuck with, he's going to be there for awhile (provided he doesn't steal from anyone carrying tickets with lower numbers).

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Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton)

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This review has 11 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
Off-topic but seems we just missed the devil on this forum! (check the number of posts)
Comment 2 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
Devoured, anyone?
Comment 3 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
"Cheating Death"? Although to be fair he was dead at the end.
Comment 4 by 'The Doctor' (reply to this comment)
SHou;dn't Barbara be listed as the killer? After all, tshe was riding the sandworm.

Pyro, you also forgot to mention where Barbara got the sandworm from.
Comment 5 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
"Beetlejuice" Was the name he "got" from a game of charades, it was really spelled Betelgeuse.
Comment 6 by 'Mr Mouseburger' (reply to this comment)
Erm IMDB list his name as Beetlejuice, and that is where we go to consult contentious issues.

Trivia: Betelgeuse is actually a star in the Orion constellation
Comment 7 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
Just look at the sign in his commercial and the business cards! Is there a rule about him not being able to spell his own name too :confused:?
Comment 8 by 'Brian Rogan' (reply to this comment)
Monster & Animal anybody
Comment 9 by 'Brian' (reply to this comment)
Cheating death means chheated on his death means he wasn't dead he didn't die.
Comment 10 by 'CoinFlip' (reply to this comment)
How about unique, cause I've never seen a film where an oversized worm with a fin and alien-like mouth was riden through a ceiling!:fingerup:
Comment 11 by 'CoinFlip' (reply to this comment)
Sorry about the mood, though I have more to say.

1} It was funny when that witch docter shrunk his head. :mad: (moral: don't ander a witch docter)
2} I don't see why Lydia couldn't say Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse :dope:
3} They should have said Betelgeuse ALOT faster instead of going Betelgeuse...........Betelgeuse........... :bigeye:
4} The ticket achine thingy would not have said 3, cause there are people dying all the time. :headchop::headstab:
I'm sorry for the negatives everyone, but I thought I should just point them out.