14 Lesser-Known Facts About Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice

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beetlejuice origin 7. The titular character (Beetlejuice) is named for the red star Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion. burton 8. The movie studio disliked the title and wanted to change it to something super inspiring and original — House Ghosts.  Director Tim Burton jokingly suggested the name Scared Sheetless and unsurprisingly, the studio took him seriously actually considered using it.