5Beetlejuice 1988


Arguably, Tim Burton's best film, Beetlejuice is a treat that kids can enjoy without feeling like they are watching a kids film. Featuring stellar performances from Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and the rest of the cast, Beetlejuice merges the playful side of Tim Burton with a goth sensibility to make adult's smile. This tale of two ghosts who hire "bio-exorcist" Betelgeuse to rid their home of the humans now occupying it, is rich in it's look, story and laughs. Add to this that you have a young Winona Ryder magnificently capturing teen angst, and you have a Halloween film that is timeless.

Evan Jacobs