Beetlejuice documentary

Documentary for the Recently Deceased

Watch the teaser for the upcoming documentary about the making of Beetlejuice.

The Documentary for the Recently Deceased: The Making of Beetlejuice takes a look beyond the veil into the making of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice with original behind the scenes footage and interviews with cast and crew.

According to the Kickstarter campaign, the film will include:

  • Interviews with cast and crew
  • Behind the scenes photos and videos
  • Rare production archives such as concept arts, blueprints…
  • Tour of filming location East Corinth, Vermont
  • Interviews with people of East Corinth who were there for the filming
  • Meet fans that create great stuff about the movie
  • Meet Props Collectors
  • Meet Tom Spina, who worked on restoring the props, 30 years later
  • Meet poster designer Kyle Lambert

Making of Beetlejuice documentary

The documentary will also feature never-before-seen archive footage, including stop-motion sequences digitized in 2K especially for the occasion.

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to complete the film with some great Kickstarter-exclusive rewards, including Blu-ray and DVDs, t-shirts and other merch featuring original poster art created by Stranger Things artist Kyle Lambert, and unique rewards from The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, who is executive producer of this doc.

Making of Beetlejuice documentary
Poster art by Kyle Lambert

Back the Documentary for the Recently Deceased on Kickstarter right here.

Chalk and powder for hiding bruises and black eyes on corpses. From the Michael McDowell Death Collection.

The screenplay for Beetlejuice was written by Michael McDowell. The horror novelist spent three decades amassing a collection of death and funeral-related ephemera, including post-mortem photos, salesman headstone design samples, Victorian mourning hair work, spirit photographs, coffin plaques, accident and crime scene photography, funeral advertisements, and more.

McDowell’s collection was purchased by Northwestern University following his death in 1999.

He left behind an incomplete sequel to Beetlejuice.

Watch the New Trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The first trailer for Tim Burton’s upcoming film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is here, and it is definitely…peculiar.

Two weeks ago we got our first look at Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children in Tim Burton’s adaptation of the novel. Now we have the first trailer for the upcoming film, which, upon first watch, really feels like it captures the wonder and mystery of the world Ransom Riggs created.

With a few exceptions.

The trailer gives us a good look at the peculiars, including the eerie twins, Millard the invisible boy, and Miss Peregrine herself. But there seems to be one glaring deviation from the original story so far – is that supposed to be Emma Bloom, Jacob’s love interest, floating in the air instead of creating fire?

Later, we also get a glimpse of Samuel L. Jackson with creepy glowing eyes, as well as what seems to be a rather comically-rendered hollowgast creature that looks like something between Marvel’s Venom and Slenderman.

Watch the trailer for Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children movie poster

Despite the weird character changes and the unfortunate hollow CGI, I’m still trying to stay optimistic. How do you think the trailer adds up?

Peculiars Revealed in First Images from Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine Adaptation

The first images of the peculiar children have been revealed from Tim Burton’s adaptation of the Miss Peregrine novel by Ransom Riggs.
Peculiar children revealed from Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine movie.

Much to the excitement of peculiars everywhere, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first images from Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the 2011 best-selling novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

The book follows the story of Jacob Portman, a boy whose search for the truth behind the strange bedtime yarns his grandfather used to weave leads him to an island with a ruined orphanage covered in layers of dust and secrets.

Author Ransom Riggs crafted the narrative around the unusual subjects in his personal collection of vintage found photos, enhanced with some mild Photoshop work to add a touch of magic and mystery.

While it’s obviously way too early to decide if this movie will do the source material the justice it deserves, it’s safe to say the Burton’s peculiar children look like they jumped right off the pages of Riggs’ imaginative series.

Olive the floating peculiar from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Book Trailer

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters September 30.