Probably the creepiest and most disgusting film character to come out of children’s cinema in a long time. Beetlejuice may be returning once again.
I’ve seen a lot of David Lynch, and a fair few horror films with somewhat “creative” prop ideas, but there’s little that I can compare to Beetlejuice. The distorted faces, the undertones of predatory behaviour towards a young girl, the insane colour scheme and creature design – this wasn’t a film for the faint-hearted, and a sequel in this decade may just decide to take things even further.
Seth Grahame-Smith, writer of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (bless him, can’t wait for that to hit cinemas) is going to be working on the project, and his commitment has thus far indicated that the project is well under way.
It’ll be interesting to see whether or not this tops Tim Burton’s classic, but without Burton at the helm and potentially lacking Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice himself), this could also turn into yet another reboot that entertains the kiddies, but holds little artistic merit. Time will tell.