Michael Keaton killed it back in the 1980s.

Mr. Mom, Batman, Johnny Dangerously. And of course, BeetlejuiceThis 1988 classic is indisputably the ultimate Halloween film and the only reason men should ever consider wearing black and white vertical stripes. With a star-studded cast—comprised mostly of Alec Baldwin and the all-encompassing shadow of his massive ego—this film is absolute gold from start to finish.

By way of Imgur, the greatest image-hosting site on the Internet, we found some dynamite behind the scenes shots from Beetlejuice that straight-up give us the nostalgic heebie-jeebies. 

This film took home the Academy Award for 'Best Makeup,' a purposely campy B-movie horror look that Tim Burton justified by saying: "I wanted to make them look cheap and purposely fake-looking."

A teenage Winona Ryder poses with the burnt dude from the waiting room scene

Remember Alec Baldwin before the angry phone call to his daughter? Hell, you could barely see the rage in his eyes back in 1988. 

A weary-eyed Tim Burton sits next to his Panavision Camera

Tim Burton originally wanted Sammy Davis Jr. to play the role of Betelgeuse, but the studio execs weren't exactly keen on the idea. 

Keaton rocks the black and white striped suit before it was ultimately ruined at the hands of the human incarnation of a T.G.I. Friday's, Robin Thicke.  

Behold the inspiration for Johnny Depp's "Winona Forever" tattoo, though the follow-up alteration to "Wino Forever" is way more fitting. 

This snake scene was actually shot before the role of Betelgeuse was cast, but additional footage had to be added using a snake that bore Michael Keaton's resemblance—you know, for clarity's sake. 

Actual transcript of this scene: "Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh." 

From left to right: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O'Hara, Ed Rooney from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Winona Ryder, and Glenn Shadix. 

Does anyone know where we can get one of those rotating carousel hats? 

Betelgeuse was described to Michael Keaton as "having lived in every time period but no time period."

Alec Baldwin and famed Mensa member, Geena Davis, pose together. 

Tim Burton, Geena Davis, and a f*cking severed head?! Just another reason as to why this film took home the Oscar. 

Oh, young Alec Baldwin, if you only knew how much you had the world by the balls. He's the second-most powerful Baldwin, directly sandwiched between current Alec Baldwin and middle-aged Alec Baldwin. 


Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and his parents wouldn't let him watch Beetlejuice until he was in college. 

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