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20 Spooky Thrillers to Read for Halloween

The leaves have already started changing colors in Chicago…which means I’M READY FOR HALLOWEEN.

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I love me a good spine-tingling spooky thriller on a blustery fall night…and while I could easily populate this list with Stephen King novels alone, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite books perfect for reading in the weekends leading up to All Hallows Eve…

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Best accompanied with a blanket and a BIG cup of hot apple cider (having a guard dog on hand probably isn’t a bad idea, either), these spooky thrillers are sure to get under your skin and just sit there, lurking, until they crawl into your dreams at night to play…

20 Spooky Thrillers to Read for Halloween

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
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The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
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Room, Emma Donoghue
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The Never List, Koethi Zan
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World War Z, Max Brooks
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith
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Bird Box, Josh Malerman
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Haunted, Chuck Palahniuk
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The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
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The Road, Cormac McCarthy
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson
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The Boy Who Drew Monsters, Keith Donohue
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The Girl With All the Gifts, M.R. Carey
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Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury
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The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares, Joyce Carol Oates
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
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The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders, Anthony Flacco
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Booked to Die, John Dunning
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Nocturnes, John Connolly
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Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
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 Looking for a new book to read? Check in every Friday for a “Bee Happy” post, where I share reviews of books I’ve read or other book-themed lists.

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13 of the Best B-Rated Horror Movies for Halloween

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for campy, horrible, B-rated horror movies…the worse, the better.  Horrible CGI?  YES.  Terrible acting?  YES.  At least 6 pairs of boobs in the first 2 minutes?  DONE AND DONE.

Sure the Sharknado franchise is great…I’ve seen and love them all…but they just can’t compare with these other awesome 13 B-rated movies I’ve seen over the years.  Three-headed sharks, zombie beavers, gay werewolves…yup, all those and more await you in this epic list of 13 Awesomely Horrible B-Horror Movies Worth Watching NOW.

Now, there are some ground rules to getting on this list.  These movies are actually ENJOYABLE…a good chunk of movies on the market like this are honestly painful to watch…but these will at least offer an entertainment factor.

OK, everyone…Halloween is only a few days away…if you’re up late crafting your costume like I am, turn on Netflix and get ready to watch some seriously amazing cinematic gold…

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In no particular order…

13 Awesomely Horrible B-Horror Movies Worth Watching NOW

Lake Placid
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Something is rotten in the state of Maine.  A monster is lurking below the shallows of Black Lake and is attacking humans and animals alike.  When local law enforcement finds an ancient tooth in a victim, two Fish and Game officers are called in to help solve the mystery…however, when they discover their monster is a giant saltwater crocodile, the team must figure out a way to transport the beast back to the ocean before it kills everyone on the lake.  Starring Brendan Gleeson, Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt, and Betty  White (of course), Lake Placid easily has some of the best lines in campy movie history, including, “Stop throwing heads at me!”, “If I had a dick, this is where I’d tell you to suck it!”, and “…maybe you can chew the bark of my big fat log.”  I mean, how can you NOT want to watch it?  The success of Lake Placid also spurred two direct sequels, both of which were terrible…and not in the GOOD way.  It also inspired another film that was aired on Syfy, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda

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…which was epic in all the RIGHT ways!  Set in Clear Lake, Maine (which is across from Black Lake, naturally), the fabulous plot of this movie involves a giant anaconda being crossbred with a giant crocodile.  Why?  Why not!  However, when both creatures escape the testing lab, it’s up to local law enforcement and an assortment of colorful sorority girls to save the day.  Filled with all the boobs and blood you could want, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda showcases horrible (awesome) CGI special effects that were probably made using a free PC editing service.  Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) is probably the most well-known actor in this lineup and there are several nods to both the Lake Placid and Anaconda franchises throughout the film.  An entertaining and hilarious movie with a fabulous surprise ending, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda is a must-see for fans of either series.

Snakes on a Train
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In case it wasn’t clear, Snakes on a Train is a near direct replica of the feature film, Snakes on a Plane, starring Samuel L. Jackson.  Personally, I was not a fan of Snakes on a Plane…I thought it took itself way too seriously.  Snakes on a Train however…now that’s more my speed!  Released by The Asylum Company, a production company specializing in “mockbusters” (they also are the brains behind the Sharknado franchise and Three-Headed Shark Attack, which we’ll talk about later), Snakes on a Train is a gem in this lineup of campy horror movies.  A woman who has been put under a Mayan curse boards a train with her collection of snakes (all of which she has grown and hatched herself, by the way).  When she is attacked by bandits on her way to visit a shaman who is supposed to lift the curse, the snakes escape and begin attacking the rest of the passengers on the train.  As you might have guested, there are few survivors in this epic battle between man and beast…and when the curse transforms the woman into a large snake herself, well, you can just imagine what happens.

Stitches
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OK I very rarely watch clown movies…like, basically never.  But one night my husband and I were just looking for a fun scary movie to watch and he picked Stitches.  With lots…LOTS…of convincing (there may have been a beer bribe in there), he finally convinced me to watch it…and I’m so glad he did!  Even for those of us who hate clowns, Stitches is a comical and dare I say, enjoyable (?) scary clown movie that pretty much had me in ‘stitches’ the whole time.  After he’s accidentally murdered at a kids birthday party, Stitches the Clown returns from the dead several years later to seek revenge on the kids responsible for his death.  Filled with clever and amazing death scenes, this movie is perfect for a Halloween movie night.

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I gotta be honest, this movie BARELY made it on this list.  It tried a little too hard to be bad, and everything was done just so to make it look intentional…but nonetheless, it was still somewhat enjoyable…and had a little cameo by Bill Burr, which was a fun surprise!  When a traffic accident sets a tub of toxic waste into a local river, beavers become infected with a virus that turns them into zombies.  Nearly un-killable and hungry for flesh, these beavers attack a local camping ground where a bunch of boobs and their dumb boyfriends are camping for the weekend.  A battle of life and death ensues…and when our dumb-witted heroes are eventually bitten by these zombie beavers, well, things get really interesting…P.S. not family friendly, in case that wasn’t obvious enough.  Queue ALL the vagina jokes in the world.

Three Headed Shark Attack
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Another creature feature from The Asylum Production Company, Three-Headed Shark Attack was everything I wanted it to be and more.  Maybe it’s just that I’m a sucker for shark movies…or that’s all that really seems to be in the market now, but this movie is a treat for any B-horror fan.  What’s worse than a shark attacking boob-a-licious beach babes?  A SHARK WITH THREE HEADS!  As our survivors get picked off one by one, or three by three, this shark continues to feed and grow…and nothing can stop this monster that is three times as deadly as a great white.  As the group fights to the finish, the shark’s intelligence and brain power grows…and in a culminating battle of epic proportions, the survivors and the beast battle in a bikini-filled war for dominion over the ocean.

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Another clown movie I was forced into watching, Drive-Thru is about a troubled mascot named Horny the Clown.  Yup, that’s right.  The face of the local chain “Hella Burger”, Horny insults a group of hungry teens on their way through the drive thru.  One of the teens enters the restaurant to confront the voice behind the intercom and is dunked head first into a deep fat fryer.  The other teens meet similar ends and that is how this redonkulous movie STARTS.  Horny continues torturing and murdering unexpecting teens in a bloody gruesome series of events.  Personally, I found this a little too gory for my tastes, but it still had comedic charm and stars Leighton Meester, probably best known for her role as Blair on Gossip Girl.  If you hate clowns, I might pass on this one…but for those of you who have no qualms with clowns and love a good gory romp, Drive-Thru is sure to entertain.

Rubber
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Let me just explain the premise of this movie to you, dear readers:  a tire comes to life and kills people with its psychic powers.  That’s it.  That’s the movie.  It’s amazing.  An ironically deep movie, Rubber starts off in the middle of a desert with a group of people who are gathered together to watch a film.  A sheriff in the crowd points out that many moments in cinema happen for “no reason” and that life is full of this phenomenon.  It’s presumed that the sheriff is talking both to the film the group is gathered to watch as well as the film Rubber, which adds to its deep and meaningful subplot:  sometimes, shit just happens.  A very loose representation of Shakespeare’s “play within a play” scenario, Rubber is a hilariously bad movie with kind of an unexpected and interesting message.

Tremors
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How can you have a list of awesome B-movies and not include Tremors?  A personal family favorite and actually a very funny and enjoyable movie to watch, Tremors is about giant worms in Perfection, Nevada that attack their prey from under the ground.  With a great cast made up of Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Reba McEntire, and Michael Gross, Tremors is a definite go-to if I need a good monster movie.  Despite its position on this list, Tremors was actually really well-received and was hailed by critics for its diverse cast and humor.  It was considered “an affectionate throwback to 1950s creature features” and was deemed “solid entertainment” by TV Guide.  Not surprisingly, Tremors also has an array of sequels, the fifth of which is streaming on Netflix now (and is actually a really good movie!).  Love bad jokes, witty rednecks, and lots and lots of guns?  This is the movie for you!

Avalanche Sharks
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After a snowboarder accidentally starts a major avalanche at Twin Pines Ski Resort, the moving snow uncovers and awakens a prehistoric “snow shark” that has been trapped underneath for years.  When several skiers go missing, the resort owner becomes nervous…as the big Bikini Snow Day (the busiest day of the year, obviously) is no time to start losing customers to ancient snow sharks.  To make matters worse, local law enforcement has cut off roads to the resort, trapping all these scantily clad snow bunnies at this shark-infested resort.  How do you outrun a snow shark in a bikini?  Well, I guess you’re just going to have to wait and find out!

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Half shark, half octopus…100% predator!  Complete with some of the worst acting I’ve ever seen (maybe even comparable to The Room…maybe…), Sharktopus is another mash up of epic proportions, involving a creature with a sharks face and teeth and an octopus’s body.  Originally engineered by the U.S. Navy to be used for combat, the sharktopus creature escapes the control of its creators and makes its way to Puerto Vallarta.  While hunting the beaches, it consumes several busty beach goers and even has a few magical powers to help make it one epic killing machine!  Another classic from the SyFy network, Sharktopus is worth a watch if you’re a fan of shark or monster movies.

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
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I had to save the best two for last.  Probably #1 on my list of horrible but awesome B-movies, Poultrygeist follows a group of folks trapped inside a fried chicken restaurant which is being attacked by a chicken-possessed zombie demonic alien spirit…all because the restaurant, American Chicken Bunker, is built on a sacred Native American burial ground.  Best of all, it’s a MUSICAL.  That’s right.  A musical.  A chicken-zombie musical.  I really can’t do it more justice than that.  With dark hilarity and amazing puppetry and special effects, Poultrygeist has to be appreciated for its shear production value.  I mean, some money went into this…not a lot, but some.  It took six years to get this film from script to screen, and was shot on 35 mm film.  Amazing costumes, great dance scenes, and awesome music make this horror flick a MUST on any bad movie line up.

Chillerama
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Sometimes the best movies are ones we just stumble upon.  While scrolling through On Demand one night, my sister and I came upon this gem of a movie.  The description said something like this, “A film consisting of four stories that take place at a drive in.  Stories include Wadzilla, I Was a Teenage Werebear, The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, and Defecation.”  We looked at each other and pressed play immediately.  Man, is this movie amazing.  As an audience, we join a group of teens gathered together at the drive-in to view a lineup of short monster movies.  Each segment pays homage to a different genre and style of film and really has potential to exist all on its own.  Each drive in movie is about 10-15 minutes and each one is glorious in its own way:

  • Wadzilla is a spoof of 50s monster movies and is about a guy that goes to get his sperm count raised, only to create a large sperm that attacks New York City.
  • I Was a Teenage Werebear is a musical spoof of movies like Rebel Without a Cause and Grease about leather-toting gay werewolves.
  • The Diary of Anne Frankenstein is a black and white film about Hitler trying to create the perfect killing machine to help him win the war.
  • Defecation is exactly what you think it is.  And that’s all I’m gonna say about that.

So tying all these stories together is the framing story taking place at the drive in.  Chillerama starts when a worker at the drive in digs up his deceased wife’s body in an act of drunken stupor and attempts…shall we say…things.  But when the wife WAKES UP and bites him in his naughty bits, things quickly go from bad to worse for this worker, as he begins turning into a zombie on his way to work.  Once at work, he begins to infect all the movie snacks, in turn causing the folks at the drive in who eat them to turn into horny blood thirsty zombies…so all of that is happening during and between the featured other segments.  Phew!  It’s an adventure, for sure…and one definitely worth taking, if you ask me!

So there you have it!!  What other movies should I add to this list?  Let me know in the comments below!

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22 Fun Facts About Hocus Pocus

If you grew up in the 90s or 00s, chances are you have a worn-out VHS copy of Hocus Pocus in your basement.  A Halloween favorite for kids (and adults) of all ages, Hocus Pocus tells the story of The Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy), three witches who are brought back to life on Halloween.

Originally meant to be a made-for-TV movie, Hocus Pocus was released on the big screen in July of 1993.  Though it opened with mediocre numbers, it’s gone on to cult classic fame and is a favorite movie for several of the actors in the cast.

Since we’re nearing Halloween, no October would be complete without at least a few viewings of this beloved film…and though it’s completely riddled with historical inaccuracies and obvious filming errors, there’s no denying that Hocus Pocus is the coup de gras of everyone’s Halloween movie list!

As is the case with most cult films, this movie also has some amazing trivia associated with it.  So brew up a cauldron of your favorite potion and light some candles (BUT NOT THE BLACK FLAME ONE!!), here are 22 Fun Facts about Hocus Pocus!

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22 Fun Facts about Hocus Pocus

Neither Omri Katz (Max) nor Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson) were supposed to appear in the film.  Those roles were originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio and Rosie O’Donnell.
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Supposedly, Leo was offered “more money than he ever dreamed of” to be a part of the cast, but passed on it to do What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (thank goodness, because WEGG is probably one of Leo’s best!).
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Sarah Sanderson’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) hair constantly switches from curly to straight throughout the film.  This could be a little nod to The Wizard of Oz, as Dorothy’s hair also changes lengths throughout the film and is thought to be one of many allusions to Oz throughout the movie.
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In the scene where the Sanderson sisters meet “Satan”, Satan and his wife are played by well-known directors, Penny and Garry Marshall…who are also brother and sister.
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Originally Hocus Pocus was released in July 1993 so it wouldn’t have to compete with the other Halloween film being released that year, The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Ironically, both films were initial flops but are now celebrated as cult classics.

Of all her films, Bette Midler (Winnie Sanderson) still claims that Hocus Pocus is her favorite.
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Actress Thora Birch (Dani Dennison) has said something similar: “The most fun I ever had on a film was Hocus Pocus.”
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Max Dennison was named after the producer who came up with the story (David Max Kirschner).  He likes to think of the character as his alter ego.

Before doing Hocus Pocus, Kathy Najimy was a huge fan of Bette Midler.  She actually snuck backstage at two of her concerts to try and meet her.

When Winnie takes the stage to sing “I Put a Spell on You”, she says, “Hello, Salem!  My name’s Winifred.  What’s yours?”  This is a reference to a line from Mama Rose in Gypsy: “Hello, world.  My name is Rose.  What’s yours?”  Midler played Mama Rose in a TV version of the musical in 1993.
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“Come Little Children”, sung by Sarah Sanderson, was written by James Horner, who co-wrote – and won an Oscar for – “My Heart Will Go On”.

When Billy the zombie cuts his mouth open, those are real moths flying out!  They used a device similar to dental dam to prevent the moths from flying down his throat.
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The little girl who played Emily Binx (Jodie-Amy Rivera) is the YouTube star, VenetianPrincess.
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There were about nine black cats who played Thackery Binx throughout the film.
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Katz and Jason Marsden (the voice of Thackery Binx) are still good friends to this day.

The Sanderson sisters were hanged on October 31, 1693; however, the Salem Witch Trials ended in May of the same year.

During filming, Midler requested two people follow her around with dictionaries containing old curse words.

While doing research for the show “Who Do You Think You Are?” Sarah Jessica Parker learned that her 10th great-grandmother, Esther Elwell, was accused of witchcraft.  She was not killed though, since her accusation came after the trials ended.
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Even though Max is shown attending school on Halloween, October 31, 1993 fell on a Sunday.

Hocus Pocus is also the first Disney movie to ever mention virgins.
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Several statues were made of Midler for the scene where she bursts in the sunlight.  One of the statues, along with the famous spell book, can be seen at the Planet Hollywood restaurant in Orlando, Florida.
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The fountain you see in the background where Dani and Allison (Vinessa Shaw) are dancing after supposedly burning the witches alive is the same fountain and set used in the opening of the TV show, Friends.
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28 Fun Facts about Beetlejuice

The coming of October means the binge-watching of one of my all-time favorite Halloween movies, Beetlejuice. Though I could probably recite the entire movie verbatim by now, I still love watching it at least once a week throughout the month of October, if not more! I just can’t get enough of the ghost with the most!!

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In recent months, Beetlejuice has seen a bit of a resurgence in the spotlight with talks of a possible sequel coming in 2017. While I have mixed feelings about said sequel, I can’t deny the fact that I would love to see what has become of everyone’s favorite bio-exorcist. Both Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice) and Winona Ryder (Lydia Deetz) have expressed interest in joining forces with director Tim Burton to rehash Beetlejuice, however, no final concrete decisions have been made…at least not publicly.

But that got me thinking…maybe it’s about time to uncover some buried truths about the production of Beetlejuice…both for your enjoyment and mine!

So, you know the drill…say it once, say it twice, third time’s a charm!

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28 Fun Facts about Beetlejuice

Screenwriter Michael McDowell’s original script for Beetlejuice was far darker and was re-written by screenwriters Larry Wilson and Warren Skaaren. The original script included much more gruesome violence and presented Beetlejuice as “a leather-winged demon whose humanoid form is that of a squat Middle Eastern man”. The Maitland’s car crash was also supposed to be much more gruesome and rather than the climatic wedding scene in the film, Beetlejuice was actually scripted to rape Lydia. Yikes!
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Angelica Huston was originally cast to play Delia Deetz, but had to bow out due to an illness. Actress Catherine O’Hara initially declined Tim Burton’s offer to be in the film, but accepted after Burton flew out to meet with her and personally convinced her to accept the role.
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Ironically, it was on the set of Beetlejuice where O’Hara met her eventual husband, production designer Bo Welch.
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Several actresses turned down the role of Lydia Deetz, including Diane Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Molly Ringwald, and Jennifer Connelly. Finally it was between Juliette Lewis and Winona Ryder, Ryder finally winning the part after Burton saw her in the film Lucas.
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Ryder was only 17 when filming Beetlejuice.
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The title character in Beetlejuice only has 17 minutes of screen time! Keaton only spent two weeks filming his part, yet he has said time and time again that Beetlejuice is one of his favorite films to date.
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The name Beetlejuice (Betelgeuse) comes from a star in the Orion constellation and is the ninth brightest star in the night sky.
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The infamous dinner scene is probably what most people remember about Beetlejuice…but the scene was almost cut! The studio felt that the scene didn’t add anything to the movie. And it was actually O’Hara and her on-screen husband, Jeffery Jones, who convinced Burton to select the popular calypso song, “Day-O” as the tune played at the dinner.
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When Glenn Shadix (who played the exuberant Otho) passed away at age 58 in 2010, “Day-O” was the last song played at his memorial service.
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Fans of 90’s TV might remember Beetlejuice: The Animated Series (I do!). The series was actually so successful that it aired on ABC Saturday mornings, while also airing on FOX weekday afternoons, for two seasons. During its run, more than 100 episodes were produced. BONUS! If you own the special edition DVD of Beetlejuice like yours truly, you also get two free animated episodes!
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There have been on-again, off-again talks about a possible Beetlejuice sequel with both Keaton and Ryder on board if and when it happens. Ma lady Katy Perry has also expressed interest in being involved in the sequel (all the more reason for this to happen, IMHO).
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Though he was iconic in the role, Michael Keaton was not the first choice for Beetlejuice. The only major success he had up to that time was the comedy, Mr. Mom…and Burton originally wanted Rat Pack legend Sammy Davis Jr. as the lead role. It was producer David Geffen who suggested Keaton…and Keaton would go on to make two more movies with Burton: Batman and Batman Returns.
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Thankfully, Burton left much of the character development up to Keaton, simply telling him Beetlejuice had “lived in every time period, but was of no time period”. Keaton used this creative freedom to add various elements to his character, including the crazy hair, the mold, and the false teeth…all of which were his ideas.
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Keaton allegedly based some of his performance on the character Chop Top from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
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Keaton also adlibbed many of his lines.

Beetlejuice won an Oscar for Best Makeup in 1989.
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Upon hearing about the movie, both Geena Davis (Barbara Maitland) and Keaton signed on immediately.

Upon reviewing the script, Golden Age Hollywood star Sylvia Sidney was not impressed and Burton had to literally BEG her to appear as the afterlife detective, Juno. She would go on to work with Burton again on her last film, the 1996 comedy, Mars Attacks!. She passed away three years later.
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Made on a modest budget in 1988, the film brought in $73 million (about $160 million today) and was the 10th biggest box office hit of the year.

Test audiences ended up liking Keaton’s portrayal of Beetlejuice so much that Burton ended up giving the character a less grim ending. Instead of being trapped inside the model town with sandworms all around him, Beetlejuice was sent to purgatory in the afterlife waiting room, where he gets to spend an eternity with this guy:
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The legs of the magician’s apprentice who died by getting sawed in half were played by Tim Burton’s girlfriend at the time.
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Lydia’s wedding dress is bright red in the popular wedding scene. This is a nod to the old rhyme about wedding dress colors: “Married in red, better off dead.”
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When Adam and Barbara Maitland are in the afterlife waiting room, there’s a voice on the PA system that announces the arrival of Flight 409 (“Flight 409 is arriving at Gate 3.”). That is based on a true event that took place on October 6, 1955. United Airlines Flight 409 crashed into a mountain over Wyoming, killing everyone on board. Up to that point, it was the worst crash in history and still no one knows what caused the crash.
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At the dinner party scene, Otho says that people who commit suicide end up as “civil servants” in the afterlife. The character Miss Argentina, who died from cutting her wrists, is shown as a receptionist at the afterlife waiting room. There are also several other office workers in that scene who have obviously committed suicide (hanging, being hit by a bus).
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When being “interviewed” by the Maitland’s, Beetlejuice reveals a hideous (unseen) face to Adam and Barbara. Originally the scary face was going to be seen, including an elaborate makeup effect, but the face ultimately went unused.
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The clay sculptures used to showcase Adam and Barbara’s “scary faces” took one week to create.
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The skeleton head on top of Beetlejuice’s merry-go-round hat looks remarkably similar to Jack Skellington, a skeleton figure Burton had been drawing since 1982 and who would ultimately be used as the main character in The Nightmare Before Christmas, which Burton produced.
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Bat wings also appear on the merry-go-round hat, a possible nod to Keaton’s next two projects with Burton, Batman and Batman Returns.
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Ghosts Have Every Right to Fear the Light

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Yarn Spider Nest

Need a little inspiration for some Halloween decoration?  Look no further!  With a little glue, some extra yarn, and some party balloons, you can make these spooky-and cute-spider nests.  Hang them from your light fixtures, door frames, or fireplace mantel.  You could even fill them with candy for an extra special party favor!

Spider Nests!

See full instructions on how to make these little nests here.  This is also a really fun and easy craft for classrooms and day care centers!

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