#31DH: Bonus Movie – BeetleJuice


Synopsis: A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

Impressions:  I’ve seen this film multiple times as a kid and this was the first time in years that i got to see it as an adult, husband, and father.  It still has it’s wonderful charm even though the effects are a bit dated.  Keaton is great as the ghost with the most.

Social Message:  This is a film about families.  Adam and Barbra can’t have children which is why the realtor is trying to get them to downsize there living arrangements.  When they die and the Deetz move in, they do not get along with the family, except for Lydia, the deetz daughter.  When Lydia writes a suicide letter, she wants to because she wants to be with a family who sees and understands her.  The common enemy of Beetlejuice is what get’s both families to get along and Lydia gets to be with parents who are loving and cooperative when her biological parents.


#31DH: October 31, 2015 – Eyes Without a Face


Synopsis: A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved

Impressions:  Such a shockingly beautiful film.  It was hard for me to appreciate the beauty and the horror that lies within.  If you ever question can art house and horror coexist, this movie will give you a definitive answer.

Social Message:  The mask that we wear are burdensome and troubling.  Eyes, is a film about trying to wear a mask to be presentable to others.  As the dr. tries to find a face for his daughter, whose face was severely disfigured, his daughter continues to do whatever it takes to wear the mask,  Why?  We like our maks because we can hide our true selves to others, trying to fit in others images or creating an illusion to be you but not be you, we end up feeling uncomfortable.  But we also feel uncomfortable being our true selves.  This is the paradoxical struggle we deal with for the rest of our lives until we succumb to the mask(s) we wear or we begin to feel comfortable in our own skin.