Fans of Tim Burton’s works are in for a delight as his fantasy horror film “Beetlejuice” is coming back with a sequel next year, starring “Wednesday” actress Jenna Ortega. As fans eagerly await the mischievous ghost’s return, let’s look back at the first movie that tickled the funny bones of audiences three decades ago.
Step into the spooky world of the supernatural in this Tim Burton classic. Find out where you can watch “Beetlejuice” in Canada.
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What Is Beetlejuice About?
“Beetlejuice” begins with Barbara and Adam Maitland, a couple who unknowingly died in a car crash after swerving to avoid hitting a dog. When they return home, the pair notices that their reflections are gone and starts to suspect that they may have died from the accident. They soon discover they are now ghosts, stuck in their own house. After a while, the Maitlandz realize that their home has been sold to the eccentric Deetz family, consisting of the married couple Charles and Delia along with their teenage goth daughter Lydia, initially unaware that the house is haunted. The ghost couple tries to scare the family away but finds that their supernatural abilities are limited. Frustrated, the Maitlands seek help from Beetlejuice, a sleazy, “bio-exorcist” ghost with a knack for scaring the living. As Beetlejuice tries to terrorize the Deetzes, his sinister nature starts to surface. The ghost develops a fascination for Lydia and plots to marry her to escape the afterlife. Lydia, interested in death and the supernatural, befriends the Maitlands and becomes their ally. As Beetlejuice’s intentions become more alarming, Lydia and the Maitlands unite to outwit the ghost and restore order between the living and the dead.
“Beetlejuice” hit theaters on March 30, 1988.
Who Are in the Cast and Production of Beetlejuice?
Award-winning filmmaker-animator Tim Burton directed “Beetlejuice” based on Michael McDowell’s screenplay. Burton is famously known for his knack for the horror and gothic genre with widely acclaimed works such “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” “Sweeney Todd,” “Edward Scissorhands,” and the Netflix original series “Wednesday.” The film also boasts a stellar cast that includes Winona Ryder, a frequent collaborator of Burton who is also known for her role in “Stranger Things” and Michael Keaton from the “Batman” movies. Here’s the main cast of “Beetlejuice”:
- Alec Baldwin as Adam Maitland
- Geena Davis as Barbara Maitland
- Michael Keaton as Betelgeuse (pronounced Beetlejuice)
- Jeffrey Jones as Charles Deetz
- Catherine O’Hara as Delia Deetz
- Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz
- Sylvia Sidney as Juno
- Robert Goulet as Maxie Dean
- Dick Cavett as Bernard
- Glenn Shadix as Otho
- Maree Cheatham as Sarah Dean
- Tony Cox as the Preacher
- Jack Angel as the voice of the Preacher
- Susan Kellermann as Grace
- Adelle Lutz as Beryl
- Annie McEnroe as Jane Butterfield
- Patrice Martinez as Miss Argentina, Afterlife receptionist
What is the Rating for Beetlejuice?
“Beetlejuice” is rated PG in Canada. The movie is suitable for audiences of all ages, though parental guidance is strongly advised as it contains mild to moderate depictions of violence and frightening scenes.
How Many People Watch Beetlejuice?
“Beetlejuice” grossed $74 million at the box office.
How Are the Reviews for Beetlejuice?
“Beetlejuice” received generally positive feedback from critics and viewers. The film was praised for Burton’s innovative and original storytelling and stunning visuals along with Michael Keaton’s exceptional performance as the eccentric, chaotic ghost.
“Beetlejuice” holds an impressive Certified Fresh rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. See why critics love the film:
- “Betelgeuse doesn’t fully emerge until the film is half over, but Michael Keaton makes a strong enough impression in the role to explain why the picture is named after his character.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “The film is a dazzling display of director Tim Burton’s unique pop culture sensibility.” – Los Angeles Times
Where to Watch Beetlejuice in Canada
You can watch “Beetlejuice” on streaming services and video-on-demand platforms in Canada.
Is Beetlejuice Available on Streaming?
“Beetlejuice” is also on Crave, the Canada-exclusive platform. To stream the movie on the service, subscribe to any of the following membership plans:
|Basic with ads
|Standard with ads
Crave also offers a 7-day free trial to new subscribers that you can cancel at any time. The platform is compatible with different devices as well, including smartphones, smart TVs, laptops, tablets, and game consoles like Xbox and PlayStation.
Amazon Prime Video
“Beetlejuice” is also on Prime Video in Canada with a STARZ add-on. To stream the series on the platform, subscribe to any of its subscription plans.
|Number of Simultaneous Screens
|UHD to 4K
|UHD to 4K
Amazon Prime Video offers a 30-day free trial to new users. However, residents of Quebec are not eligible to avail themselves of the free trial. You can also enjoy your favorite Prime Video content on various devices, such as smartphones, smart TVs, laptops, tablets, game consoles, and web players like Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
Is Beetlejuice Available for Rent (VOD)?
You can also rent or purchase “Beetlejuice” on VOD platforms in Canada. Just keep in mind that rented films are available for a limited time only.
|Amazon Prime Video
|Google Play Store
Is Beetlejuice Available on Cable or Free TV?
“Beetlejuice” is not airing on any cable channels in Canada.
Should I Use a VPN to Watch Beetlejuice?
“Beetlejuice” is readily available via Crave and Prime Video, so there is no need to use a VPN to stream the movie.
Back From the Afterlife
Decades later, “Beetlejuice” continues to haunt audiences’ attention and tickle our funny bones with its unique blend of dark humor, fantasy, and horror. With its upcoming sequel, “Beetlejuice” proves to be an enduring influence and indelible mark on pop culture, captivating audiences of different generations through its timeless charm and lasting impact.
“Beetlejuice” is available on Crave, Amazon Prime Video, and VOD services in Canada.