For me, this Tim Burton flick from 1988 is one of the best films of the era, as well as one of my all time favorite personal films. It's the first time Michael
Keaton, who plays Betelgeuse, teamed with Tim Burton the director. This was only the second feature film Burton directed; Pee-wee's Big Adventure
was the first. The plot is scant; a husband and wife, Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alan Baldwin and Geena Davis) are living in a traditional New England house in Connecticut; a house they love so much they're spending their vacation at home working on their house. Unfortunately, there's an accident, and they end up as ghosts, relegated to living in the attic of their own house. The Deetz family moves in from New York; the father is a condo developer on the verge of a nervous breakdown.