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Two Words: Betelgeuse Snake. It even got referenced in the Shin Megami Tensei series of games, as a boss enemy in Shin Megami Tensei 2.
The fly screaming " Help me, help me!" while he ate it in the toy village.
Made even worse if you recall that Geena Davis starred in the remake of two years earlier.
The Fly The scene where Barbara tries to scare Delia by hanging herself in a closet and then ripping off her own face.
Fortunately for Delia and Otho, they can't see her. They were more terrified at how small the closet was.
Barbara and Adam's transformations where Barbara stretched her face with her eyeballs in her mouth and Adam made his face beak-shaped with eyeballs on his fingers. Look ◊, if you ◊ dare ◊.
Given the theme of ghosts resembling their corpses at the moment of death..just stop and think of some of the horrible ways that people have died.
Shrunken head guy ◊, a guy run over by a car and reduced to a realistic pancake, and a guy who set himself on fire from smoking and was all charred up and shrunken...
This does raise the question of why the Maitlands don't look drowned, though.
Betelgeuse himself...and not just when he's in his giant-snake form. In the movie he's Chaotic Evil, can change form at will into anything, and he's not above killing people.
Two words: Shrimp Hands.
Also, the sťance that is supposed to be a way to contact the spirits of Adam and Barbara - which is actually an
exorcism. Seeing their ghosts being slowly destroyed, shriveling and aging... AAAAAHHHH!
Just the beginning of the second intro! The original one wasn't that bad, but the second opening starts out with Beetlejuice's rotting corpse sitting inside a coffin as he's summoned back to life by Lydia chanting his name three times. The look in his eyes as he awakens is disturbing.