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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is a 2024 fantasy horror comedy film and the sequel to the 1988 film Beetlejuice directed by Tim Burton. Burton returns to direct from a screenplay by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and Danny Elfman returns for the soundtrack. Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O'Hara reprise their roles from the original film, joined by newcomers Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, and Willem Dafoe.

When a funeral brings Lydia Deetz (Ryder) and her daughter Astrid (Ortega) back to the sleepy town of Winter River, it isn't long before the portal to the afterlife is reopened… and a certain "bio-exorcist" (Keaton) makes his reappearance. The film will premiere on September 6, 2024.

Previews: Teaser

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice includes examples of the following:

  • Dramatic Curtain Toss: In the basement, when Astrid pulls away the sheet covering the miniature version of the town.
  • Earthquakes Cause Fissures: A miniature version in the teaser – Beetlejuice's return is heralded by Adam's model shaking and having a fissure run through it.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In the trailer, sign with an arrow pointing down is briefly visible on the model just before Beetlejuice's return, reading "Betelgeuse Betelgeuse".
  • He's Back!: A villainous variation with Beetlejuice's return. The teaser trailer builds up to him re-emerging from the town model.
  • Iconic Outfit: When Beetlejuice is revealed in the teaser, he's wearing his famous black-and-white-striped suit.
  • Logo Joke: The Warner Bros logo is depicted in black and white in the teaser.
  • Moody Trailer Cover Song: The teaser includes a cover of "Day-O" performed by a boys' choir at a funeral.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Lydia sees the return of the ghost with the most in the trailer.
  • Rule of Three:
    • There are three female Deetzes in the film: Delia, Lydia and Astrid. The trailer has the camera pan over each of them on a beat.
    • The trailer has the "Day-O" song stop at the word "home" thrice. This is a Mythology Gag from the previous film where saying "home" thee times enables an escape from Beetlejuice.
  • Shout-Out: Upon rising from the town model, Beetlejuice quips, "The Juice is loose."
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Lydia's father Charles has passed away. We get a glimpse of his funeral in the teaser (complete with a glass headstone that displays a black-and-white photo of him).note