Guest Blogger: Movies with Tasha

Every Monday this month, we're going to welcome a Guest Blogger to Book ♥ Soulmates.

This week we asked Natasha from A Great Book Is The Cheapest Vacation to tell us all about her fave Halloween movies :)

It's no secret that I'm a Halloween lover. I love ALL things Halloween. There's nothing better than laying down on a spooky fall night and watching a good Halloween movie. When the girls at Book ♥ Soulmates asked me to choose a Halloween related movie to do a guest post on, I was stumped. So I'll list a few of my favorites first.

Here's a few of my favorites:
Evil Dead 2, Halloween, Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissor Hands, The Witches of Eastwick , Death Becomes Her, Trick 'r Treat, The Bride of Frankenstein , 30 Days of Night, Texas Chainsaw Massacar, Interview with a Vampire, Screem, Hocus Pocus, Creepshow, The Shining, 28 Weeks later (any Zombie movie really) and much, much more.

I'd be here all day if I had to name them all. Although I love all of those equally, I choose to do my post on Beetlejuice for many reasons. My number one reason for doing Beetlejuice is because it's one of my favorites since I was very young. I watch it a few times a year, and always around Halloween. Beetlejuice is directed by Tim Burton, and stars Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice himself.

Here's the film's synopsis: {From}
Before making Batman, director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton teamed up for this popular black comedy about a young couple (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) whose premature death leads them to a series of wildly bizarre afterlife exploits. As ghosts in their own New England home, they're faced with the challenge of scaring off the pretentious new owners (Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones), whose daughter (Winona Ryder) has an affinity for all things morbid. Keaton plays the mischievous Beetlejuice, a freelance "bio-exorcist" who's got an evil agenda behind his plot to help the young undead newlyweds. The film is a perfect vehicle for Burton's visual style and twisted imagination, with clever ideas and gags packed into every scene. Beetlejuice is also a showcase for Keaton, who tackles his title role with maniacal relish and a dark edge of menace.
--Jeff Shannon

Beetlejuice was made in 1988 and runs 92 minutes.

Betelgeuse is what how his name is really called, so noone will say it three times and unleash him. But of course it happens, and the magic starts!

The secondary characters in this movie were also what made the movie such a hit.  Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones and most importanly Winona Ryder. She was the backbone for this movie. From her rebellious, dark clothing to her curiosity and attitude, Beetlejuice wouldn't be as good a movie without her as Lydia. Winona really fits the part well. She always seems to be cast in Tim Burton's movies, along side of Johnny Depp, but although I'm in love with Johnny, I'm glad that Michael Keaton was cast for Beetlejuice. He really was a hoot!

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!!!

Thank you Isalys & Vanessa! You girls rock! Happy Halloween Everyone!

Isalys: I am soooo with Tasha on this one!! Beetlejuice is one of my all-time fave movies so I've lost count of how many times I've seen it. Every time I come across it on TV, I have to stop and watch it and my husband always rolls his eyes and says, "how many times are you going to watch this?" and I always reply, "as many times as I want bitch!" {yes, I actually call him a bitch, lol}

 Oh and please tell me you all remember the cartoon!  I was obsessed with it as a kid!

Here's a little 90's cartoon throwback for ya :)

Thanks for joining us Tasha!!  You're a doll ♥
Now go check out her blog people!


  1. I love Beetlejuice the movie and watched the cartoon show all the time when I was a kid. Miss that show!

  2. Thanks Isalys! I LOVED the cartoon also. I may try to find it again, I want to watch it! hehe

  3. Beetlejuice is a good one! One that the boys & I used to watch every Halloween is Disney Channel's Halloween Town. It is tame, but I thought it was cute. Of course, at 15 & 18 they are way too old to watch it now, but I still remember curling up with them on the couch and munching on popcorn!

  4. I love the closing sequence of this movie. I can't for the life of me remember the song though.

  5. Ooo I found the clip I was talking about:


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