Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy horror comedy film directed by Tim Burton. Beetlejuice is an obnoxious “bio-exorcist” from the Netherworld who is called on to help a recently deceased couple scare the new family out of their house. Beetlejuice was a serious success, grossing $74.2 million dollars. It won two academy awards for best makeup and three Saturn Awards: Best Horror Film, Best Makeup and Best Supporting Actress for Sylvia Sidney who played Juno, the afterlife case worker. The movies success generated an animated TV series, video games, a 2018 stage musical and tons of collectable merchandise.