The film tells the story of Adam and Barbara Maitland, newlyweds who were tragically killed in a car accident. When they arrive at the pearly-gates, however, they are sent back to earth to haunt their old house for 50 years until there is more room in Heaven. When they return to the house, they find that it is now occupied by high-strung couple Charles and Delia Deetz. Frightened at the thought of spending 50 years with the couple, Adam and Barbara enlist the help of Beetlejuice to help scare them away. Beetlejuice is a half-crazed spirit known for his scare tactics, but also known for his unreliability. When he falls in love with Delia and Charles' daughter Lydia, Beetlejuice's antics get out of control.
Production Budget - $15,000,000
Domestic Gross - $73,707,461 (10th)
Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $146,338,901
Other Production Companies:
Warner Bros. (distributor)
Culver Studios, California
East Corinth, Vermont
1. Say it once... Say it twice... But we dare you to say it THREE TIMES.
2. He's guaranteed to put some life, in your afterlife.
3. In This House... If You've Seen One Ghost... You Haven't Seen Them All.
4. The Name In Laughter From The Hereafter.
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Academy Awards Nomination:
1. Makeup - Warner Bros.
Saturn Awards Wins:
1. Best Horror Film
3. Supporting Actress - Sylvia Sydney
Saturn Awards Nominations:
1. Director - Tim Burton (won by Robert Zemeckis for Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
3. Special Effects
5. Supporting Actor - Michael Keaton (won by Robert Loggia for Big)
1. Makeup Artist
2. Special Effects