Growing up, my favorite Tim Burton film was always Batman. Keaton’s portrayal of the “World’s Greatest Detective” was, for me, just incredible. He was charming as Bruce Wayne while ruthless as the Caped Crusader. And Jack Nicholson as The Joker? Man, you couldn’t top that. Hell, the only thing better than the visuals and acting was Danny Elfman’s music. To this day, that theme is stuck in my head and I imagine it will never leave.
I bring this up because my sister and father were far more interested in Beetlejuice, which also featured Keaton, this time as the “Ghost with the Most”. When I was young, that movie made me very uncomfortable and I hated watching it. It was only as I grew older that I began to appreciate the stunning blend of horror, comedy, and wit that the film provided. In fact, I often waver between Beetlejuice and Batman as my favorite Burton film.
With all the news over the past couple of years of a potential sequel, all of which have materialized into nothing, I found myself looking at some Beetlejuice fan art, relishing that artists are still inspired by the 1988 classic. Then I decided, why not share some of the great ones that I’ve found? From dark, almost gritty re-imaginings to delightfully playful visions, the below pieces represent the range the film itself offers.
So, say his name three times and then venture down below to see some amazing art!