Beetlejuice is one of my top 25 movies of all time. I mean, come on, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton and Catherine O’Hara starred in Beetlejuice, and it was directed by Tim Burton? How could a movie be more fabulous?
Plus, it was creepy, and strange, and bizarre and weird and so incredibly cool. I think I’ve seen it at least 10 times, and could watch it quite a few more.
So, when I saw Winona Ryder on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week and heard her say the Beetlejuice sequel is definitely being made, I’ll bet you heard me squeal all the way up here in northern Bangkok. No matter where you live.
Beetlejuice, the original, was released in 1990 when Winona Ryder was just 20 years old, and it became an almost immediate cult classic. All we know about the sequel so far, however, is that Tim Burton has said he’ll be directing it and Winona Ryder will star in it and that, folks, is that.
I’ll keep you updated as soon as I hear more but, for now, just watch Winona Ryder talking to Seth Meyers about Beetlejuice, even confessing that, when she’s at airports, TSA workers make her say “Bettlejuice” three times before they’ll allow her to get through security. How funny is that?