Beetlejuice, also known as Betelgeuse, is a trickster ghost. He’s the main antagonist of the classic Beetlejuice, released in the year 1988. This movie catapulted Director Tim Burton into the mainstream. The character was played by Micheal Keaton. Now, Now, why does the Beetlejuice wants to say his name three times? Well, because saying Beetlejuice three times works like a charm, magic spell. According to the legend, saying his name three times summons him. It has to be said three times In a row without any break. Say it and you’ll have the problem of dealing with the trickster himself. He’s a selfish, troublemaker who can go to any length. Fortunately, saying his name 3 times can also help in getting rid of him. When he’s headless, he can’t perform magic.
Some Facts About Beetlejuice
His Name is Betelgeuse, he’s said to be around for 600 years as he said in the movie, “It’s been about 600 years.” his age although, has never been disclosed. He likes watching The Exorcist and finds it quite funny. He can teleport, can change into other creatures, and can do many other feats of magic. He’s scared of sandworms and also, when his Body is split, his power decreases. He can not perform magic when he’s headless. He finds a fascination in Lydia ( daughter of the Deetzs) a goth girl and even tries to marry her. He likes scary people and his goal is to escape the Neitherworld. He’s a crooked and wicked kind of a character who is a troublemaker and selfish sort of an individual. In the movie, he starts to seriously scare the Deetzes family, almost hurting them. When the Otho unknowingly performed an exorcism on the Maitlands, Lydia begs Beetlejuice for help to save them. He decides to help her on the condition that she will have to marry him so that he can gain independence from the Neitherworld. He fails at this plan of marrying her miserably and At the end of the movie, when he waits at the waiting room in Neitherworld, he steals a Witch Doctor’s Ticket only to be cursed with a shrunk head. Read more to find out why does the Beetlejuice wants to say his name three times?
Some Questions Answered About Beetlejuice
Q What Does The Name “Beetlejuice” Mean?
It’s a wordplay on his name “Betelgeuse”. It’s a name of a star in a constellation.
Q What Happens If You Don’t Say His Name In A Row?
His name has to be said in a row otherwise he won’t appear.
Q What If Too Many People Say Beetlejuice A Couple Of Times?
He won’t be summoned, the same person has to say his name for him to appear. It works like that only.
Q Does The Person Has To Be Alive To Summon Him By Say His Name?
No, the Maitlands summoned him, they were dead.
Q Can Dead People Summon Him?
Q Is Beetlejuice a protagonist?
No, he’s an antagonist character.
Q Does Beetlejuice Looks Scary?
His visual appearance can be scary for many. He can also transform into other creatures.
Q Is He Helpful?
He’s very selfish, doesn’t do anything for anyone.
Q How Can We Get Rid Of Him?
By saying his name three times.
Q What is his ultimate aim?
To escape the Neitherworld by marrying Lydia.
Q What Are His Powers?
Shape-Shifting, Teleportation, Levitation, possession among many others.
Q What Scares Him?
Q Why his head was shrunken?
Because he took the ticket of a Witch Doctor in the waiting area of Neitherworld. The Witch Doctor curses him and shrinks his head.
Q Is Beetlejuice Funny?
His personality is quite amusing but he’s extremely unpredictable and dangerous.
Some Interesting Information About The Movie “Beetlejuice”
The character Beetlejuice’s screen time is very little in the movie itself, he comes into the movie after more than 20 minutes. Doesn’t stay for more than 17 minutes.
The movie won an Oscar for best makeup.
With this movie, Director Tim Burton went mainstream and went to make many acclaimed classics such as Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, etc. He created a niche for himself.
There’s an animated series that follows the Adventures of Beetlejuice. It was started in 1989. It ran for four seasons, ending in 1991.
Actress Winona Ryder worked again with Director Tim Burton in Edward Scissorhands (1990)
The movie had its line of Toys.
It was one of the highest-grossing films of the year.
There are reports of the sequel of the movie but nothing has been finalized to date.
There are many Deleted and Extended Scenes of the movie many of which are only available in form of some photographs.
The movie has gained a status of a cut classic over the years and is considered one of the best works of director Tim Burton.