Revealing mistake: Adam and Barbara aren't supposed to have reflections, but when they enter the recreation of their home (just before they meet Juno), their reflections are shown perfectly in the glass display case that holds Delia's sculptures, behind them. (00:32:55)


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Continuity mistake: When Otho is going through the house suggesting changes he is wearing white sneakers in one room and red ones in the next. (00:16:25)

Revealing mistake: When Barbara and Adam are digging up Beetlejuice's grave, you can see that a piece of cardboard states "FRAGILE" or something in small print which is proportional to Barbara and Adam at that time. However, the lettering should be ten times larger if the cardboard was proportional to the actual model. (00:44:35)

Continuity mistake: When the Deetz family first check out the house, Otho shakes up a can of spray paint, takes off the cap, and hands it to Delia. When it cuts to the next shot, you can see Delia take off the can's cap again. (00:15:30)

Continuity mistake: When the fly lands in the cemetery, the ground is some sort of spiked rubber. When the camera is flying in, we see the cemetery is actually dirt and sand glued to the board.


Revealing mistake: When Barbara is moving the little plastic horse in front of the mirror to prove that she's invisible, the "reflection" of the horse is not synchronised with the actual horse. (00:09:10)

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Barbara is showing Adam that they have no reflections by moving the horse in front of the mirror, Adam's reflection can be seen in the windows in the background. (00:09:10)

Continuity mistake: In the part where Barbara and Adam are asked to draw a door on a wall in case of an emergency, there is already a chalk outline of where a door would be. (00:25:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Adam, Barbara and Juno ascend a staircase, talking about how Adam and Barbara should start more simply if they want to scare the Deitz family out of their home, there are two tape markers - a yellow and a blue one, very clearly on one of the steps. (00:34:35)


Continuity mistake: After drawing the chalk door, Adam knocks on it three times, and then it opens. Adam then sets down the "Handbook for the Recently Deceased" and puts the piece of chalk down next to it. But later, when Lydia sneaks up into the attic, she finds the handbook, now with the piece of chalk sitting on top of the book. (00:26:55 - 00:30:10)


Continuity mistake: When Otho is calling the spirits of Barbara and Adam to return we see Barbara first, suspended above the table in her wedding gown. She "ages" so rapidly during Otho's chant that her skin shrivels and her feet curl up, causing one of her shoes to fall off onto the table. A few minutes later we see a long shot of both Barbara and Adam suspended above the table, but her shoes are both on and there is nothing on the table. (01:13:30)

Revealing mistake: When Adam, who should have no reflection, walks out of the door to go retrace his steps, he is really clearly reflected in the big glass panel in the door. Then after Barbara pulls Adam from the SandWorm land, they walk back into the house through the same doors, and are both reflected in the glass panels of the door. So much for ghosts... (00:08:50)


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Visible crew/equipment: When Otho is doing the Seance, Adam and Barbara appear in their wedding clothes and then float above the table. When Lydia releases Beetlejuice, everyone gets up and leaves the table, and in this wideshot the black wires that Adam and Barbara are suspended from are visible. (01:15:25)


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Continuity mistake: When Adam creates the door to gain access to the spiritual world, he draws the outline and door knob quite visibly with chalk. Yet when the door is closing after they have gone through it, though you can still see the outline of the door, the door knob has mysteriously vanished. (00:26:15)

Continuity mistake: When Beetlejuice is in the waiting room at the end of the movie, he speaks to one man with a shrunken head, who does not reply. He then turns to the voodoo man sitting to his right, and he notices that this man has the a lower ticket number, so he steals this mans ticket and then throws his own ticket into the voodoo mans lap. But in the next shot the ticket is not in the voodoo mans lap, but it is on the seat beside his left leg. (01:24:15)


Continuity mistake: When Adam and Barbara try to scare the new residents out of their house, Barbara holds up Adam's head by the hair. He has glasses on and they are up on his nose where one would wear glasses. However, the next shot is a close-up of the head, and the glasses are down on the end of his nose. (00:16:50)

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Continuity mistake: The distance between the picture hanging on the wall and the light switch wire often changes through the movie. Look at the distance between the two when Adam walks past to throw the spider out of the window. When Barbara pokes her head into the room in the following shot to give Adam his present, the picture now hangs right beside the light switch wire. (00:02:35)


Continuity mistake: When Charles is sitting by the window, he picks up a book and starts to look through. After he mutters "ah, birdies," he turns to the next page, and on the left page there is just a small paragraph of text at the bottom of the page. Yet in the next wide shot there is now another big paragraph of text on the centre of the page. It is meant to be the same page, yet it obviously is not. (00:27:25)


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Continuity mistake: After Adam has drawn the chalk door on the wall, he walks forward and closes the “Handbook for the Recently Deceased.” In the next shot, as he knocks on the chalk door three times, the handbook is now open. In the next shot as he steps back, the handbook is now closed again. (00:26:20)


Barbara: We're very unhappy.
Juno: What did you expect? You're dead.

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Answer: No; it was left strictly to the imagination of the audience.


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