Monday, 21 December 2020





When Adam and Barbara Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves unable to leave their house and are stuck haunting it. When the Deetz family moves in, the Maitland’s are unsuccessful in scaring them away. They then catch the attention of a rambunctious spirit called Bettlejuice, whose methods to “help” the Maitlands becomes dangerous.


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Run Time

One hour, Thirty Three minutes (1h, 33m)

Movie Rating


Age Rating

12 (Comedy / Fantasy / Horror)


Bettlejuice / Betelgeuse – Michael Keaton
Barbara Maitland – Geena Davis
Adam Maitland – Alec Baldwin
Lydia Deetz – Winona Ryder
Charles Deetz – Jeffrey Jones
Delia Deetz – Catherine O’Hara
Juno – Sylvia Sidney
Maxie Dean – Robert Goulet
Otho – Glenn Shadix
Bernard – Dick Cavett
Annie McEnroe – Jane Butterfield
Preacher – Tony Cox
Voice of Preacher – Jack Angel

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lifestyles. Moving on, according to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) 350,000 people have been vaccinated in the UK, a new “Tier 4” has been introduced which has sent people fleeing out of London and the south east has a new strain of Coronavirus that has been identified (forcing multiple countries to cancel flights via UK) and a deal with the EU now hangs on fisheries who want access to British waters attracting opposition from European Research Group (ERG), which is “evenly divided”? “Eye-roll”

The current list of countries on and added to the travel corridor list for England includes:

 Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, The Azores, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba, Botswana, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Chile, Cuba, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Gibraltar, Greek Islands: Corfu/Crete/Kos/Rhodes/Zakynthos, Greenland, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Israel/Jerusalem, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Macao (Macau), Madeira, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie/Oeno Islands, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Georgia/South Sandwich Islands, Sri Lanka, St Barthélemy, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turks/Caicos Islands, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Vanuatu and Vietnam.

If you are travelling to a country not on the list, you must self isolate for 14 days.

Review: I’d spoken to people about this movie when I heard the comical reference from Family Guy. Now, I’m a fan of the weirdness of Tim Burton movies (I very much enjoyed Batman and Batman Returns, with Michael Keaton leading in both) so wanted to see what the commotion was all about regarding a movie that was a critical success. Suffice to say, horror isn’t a genre now that would be associated with the movie.

The Day-o scene (And I’ve seen a few) was probably the funniest I have ever seen. Hints of the “Home Alone” movies also appear, depending which way you see them. Sadly, no Macaulay Culkin to set up traps around a house this time around. In all honestly, the movie ended up being more fun than expected, the special effects of the times really shows. A lot of movies arriving after seem to follow this movies method, albeit with more advanced special effects and at times, spawning multiple franchises.

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