25 reasons why we still love Beetlejuice

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Screenshot of official Beetlejuice trailer on warnerbros.com.

1. The Ending

The ending of Beetlejuice is one of the most satisfying series of scenes of the movie. Adam and Barbara, having made peace with the Deetz family they’re sharing a home with, are downstairs when Lydia comes home from school. Lydia is in a school uniform, having shed some of her goth clothes, maybe through getting that morbidity out of her system from her adventures with Beetlejuice. She shares with them her grades at school, showing that she’s become the daughter they never had.

Meanwhile, Charles and Delia are the ones now upstairs—Charles attempting to relax and Delia continuing to work on her art.

Finally, we see Beetlejuice—last seen being consumed by a sandworm ridden by Barbara—sitting in the waiting room in the netherworld. After getting a mile-long number in the wait line, he tries to switch it with the guy sitting beside him, whose number will be up soon. Instead, the ghost is on to his game, and sprinkles powder on Beetlejuice’s head to make it shrink. Though in true Beetlejuice fashion, he uses his humor and just kind of rolls with it.

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