Tim Burton's 1988 comedy/ horror film Beetlejuice
is our next stop on The Top 25 Halloween Outdoor Movies
list. The film features a star-studded cast with Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, along with Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, and Sylvia Sidney in supporting roles. Beetlejuice
is a great choice for your annual Halloween outdoor movie party, and is appropriate for the entire family. Here is the theatrical release trailer for the movie:
Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam (Alec Baldwin) Maitland go on a vacation to decorate their beautiful New England country home. While driving back from town, they swerve to avoid a dog in the road, and instead plunge into the river after busting through a covered bridge. They return to their home, and realize they might be dead when they can't see their reflections in the mirror. They consult the "Handbook for the Recently Deceased", and confirm their suspicion to be true. Adam leaves the house in disbelief, but finds himself in an otherworldly place called Saturn, a strange dimension covered in sand and populated with giant worms.
When they return to their home for refuge, their house is sold to a new family from New York City, the Deetzes, which includes Charles (Jeffrey Jones), aspiring sculptor and Charles' second wife Delia (Catherine O'Hara), and Charles' goth daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) from his first marriage. The Deetzes redecorate the idyllic home with a modern pastel theme that drives the Maitlands nuts! They learn that they must stay in the house for 125 years, and that if they want the Deetzes to leave they'll need to scare them out! So they hire Beetlejuice, a bio-exorcist who scares the living, for a living. But things turn crazy and eventually the Deetzes and the Maitlands want him out.
is a great film for your backyard cinema event with family and friends, or outdoor movie screening with your entire community in attendance. The film celebrates the "spirit" of Halloween, without being too scary or violent. If you are interested in acquiring an outdoor movie system for your upcoming Halloween event, contact us today
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If anyone has screened Beetlejuice
as an outdoor movie, please post your story to the comments section below! Happy Halloween!