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A Much Darker Ending To ‘Beetlejuice’ Is Revealed As The Classic Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

March 30th marked the 30th anniversary of Beetlejuice, a widely loved and enjoyed dark comedy that captivated audiences with the help of Tim Burton’s direction and a fantastic cast of hardworking actors and actresses. Hard to believe it’s been that long already. Time really does fly when you’re having fun!

 

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As much as we all know the film and have probably seen it multiple times throughout the years, it’s funny to think that back in the writer’s room there was a little concern about the name of the movie. Larry Wilson, co-writer of Beetlejuice, said in an interview with Yahoo! that the movie almost had a completely different title.

 

“The title that I remember being suggested, pretty much before the release, was House Ghost,” Wilson explained. I bet it was David Geffen who said no to that, and a big firm no. There were marketing people within Warner Bros. who thought no one would know what ‘Beetlejuice’ was, but they’d know what a house ghost was. Thank God [they went with Beetlejuice]. I would not like to be here talking about House Ghost the movie,” Wilson explained.

 

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Thankfully, they stuck to their guns and released it with the original title intact. After all, it’s a name so nice you’ve got to say it twice!

 

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This celebration wouldn’t be anything without the man behind the ghoul, Michael Keaton. Let’s take another look at this actor.

 

Beetlejuice’s alternate ending revealed on Page 2…