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Here you will find Beetlejuice Ending Explained which is all about is about Tim Burton’s so continue reading. Released in 1998, it is a horror comedy film by Warner Bros. Pictures and the production of The Geffen Company. The movie is 92 minutes long and was directed by Tim Burton who has also worked on classics like Edward Scissorhands, Batman (1998), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

The movie had a budget of $15 million and grossed about $74.2 million hence, becoming a success, critically and commercially. It received the Academy Award for Best Makeup at the 61st Academy Awards.

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It also won the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film and Best Makeup in 1998. It was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Visual Effects and Makeup. Seeing the huge success of the movie, it also became a TV series for ABC.

It ran from September 1989 to December 1991 for a total of 4 seasons. There are various video games based on the film like Beetlejuice: Horrific Hijinx from the Netherworld and Adventures Skeletons in the Closet. The movie was also made into a Broadway musical in 2018 with Alex Brightman.

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Beetlejuice Plot

Beetlejuice Plot
Beetlejuice Plot

The story revolves around the couple Adam and Barbara Maitland who find out they died in a car accident. As ghosts, they start haunting the home they lived in as humans. But the house gets sold to the Deetz Family.

To preserve the sanctity of their living space and to scare away the Deetzes, they contact the bio-exorcist Betelgeuse (pronounced Beetlejuice).

Beetlejuice Cast

Beetlejuice Cast
Beetlejuice Cast
  • Adam Maitland – Alec Baldwin
  • Barbara Maitland – Geena Davis
  • Beetlejuice – Michael Keaton
  • Charles Deetz – Jeffrey Jones
  • Delia Deetz – Catherine O’Hara
  • Lydia Deetz – Winona Ryder

Beetlejuice Original Ending

Beetlejuice Original Ending
Beetlejuice Original Ending

Tread with care because the following part contains spoilers.

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It ends on a happy note with the Deetzes and the Maitlands resolving their issues and deciding to live together in harmony. They also defeat him and Lydia gets a good grade on her Math test. He, on the other hand, gets stuck in the afterlife and is not well-liked by the other ghosts.

As mentioned above, the movie had a pretty upbeat ending but one of the producers, Larry Wilson said that the original ending was very dark. Originally, Lydia Deetz dies in fir and joins her friends, the Maitlands as a ghost. The ending was supposed to be sweet since Lydia does not fit in the world so she goes somewhere where she belongs.

But many people pointed out to the creators that the death of a teenager is not an adequate ending to a film since it does not send a good message, that Lydia is better dead than alive. Thus, the ending was changed to what it is today.

Beetlejuice Filming Location

Beetlejuice Filming Location
Beetlejuice Filming Location

The fictional setting of the story was in the made-up Winter River village in Connecticut but the movie was filmed partly in the East Corinth village in Vermont for the outdoor scenes and partly in The Culver Studios in California for the indoor scenes.

Where To Watch Beetlejuice?

You can watch this adventurous movie on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.

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