If you love Tim Burton’s 1988 horror-comedy classic. We’re excited to debut it today on Gizmodo!
OK, first and foremost, how cool is it that the town used for Beetlejuice‘s location shooting (East Corinth, Vermont) still looks very much the way it did back in 1987? And just based on that three-minute snippet, it sure sounds like the documentary is going to provide all kinds of inside scoops from people who were really there, including some key production team members (like the film’s Oscar-winning make-up artists).
Here’s some background on the doc, courtesy of producer Lee Leshen:
French filmmaker Fred China has teamed up with producers Adam F.”ˆGoldberg (The Goldbergs, Schooled) and Lee Leshen (Back in Time, Ghostheads, Waldo on Weed) to make a documentary about the creation of the Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice, entitled The Documentary for the Recently Deceased:”ˆThe Making of Beetlejuice. Julien Dumont serves as the film’s cinematographer.
The doc will cover all the aspects of the Beetlejuice production: from the filming in East Corinth, Vermont, to the stop motion and special effects work, and will include a series of exclusive interviews with cast and crew, as well as rare behind the scenes footage acquired by the production.
For more information on the film, including its Kickstarter (the project is already funded, but the campaign is still accepting donations), you can visit the Documentary for the Recently Deceased (excellent title, by the way) website right here.