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  BURTON ON THE BRAIN
Frankenweenie
Tim Burton, 2012
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If you open your Movie Monster Survival Guide to the chapter on Re-animation and Electricity, you'll discover what it can and cannot do. We learned how to harness it by turning dead goldfish invisible. The difficult part was proving it. It didn't tell us how to do that. Can you or do we have to ask the kid with the hunch?
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Unless you're a zombie or some carnivorous monstrosity that feeds on Hypothalamus glands. If you know anything about evolutionary biology, you know why Dr. Green's (Penelope Ann Miller) initial idea to kill the creature in The Relic would have worked. Of course, we're assuming you don't.
Put your knowledge of all-things that creep, slither and crawl to the test with the only movie monster survival guide/quiz book of its kind.

What will you do when they come for you?
Live and learn. Learn and live!
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Lights, Camera, Trivia
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Take a minute to catch your breath. We're not going anywhere, but it looks like you just did. You turned white as a ghost and then blacked out when you thought you became one yourself. What you really saw was our idea of a (sick) joke, a book that was designed to look
exactly like the Handbook for the Recently Deceased, with one slight difference. Adam (Alec Baldwin) made the same mistake, sort of.

2. Think we ask a lot of questions now? Wait till we get to wherever we're going in the next life. Barbara (Geena Davis) wasn't sure if she and her husband were halfway to Heaven or Hell after their untimely passing. That was her second question. What was her first?

3. If there's enough of us around to make a meal out of, zombies, or as we like to call them - the walking in circles dead - will remain in a place that's familiar to them. The only traveling ghosts usually do is from room to room and one dimension to the next. The Maitlands presumably crossed more than that after their demise, but Adam couldn't remember how they did it. What did he want to do to help jog his memory?

4. You think we could sell a few extra books if we stuck our ad inside a copy of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased? Probably not, ghosts don't buy books and even if they did, it would only benefit our next of kin. That was how the Maitlands found out about the ghost with the most. What would
be the best way for us to bring our books to Beetlejuice's (Michael Keaton) attention, apart from us telling him about them first-hand?

5. It's time to pass on for good if you're a ghost who can't do what ghosts do best - frighten people. The Maitlands' first attempt to scare the Deitz family out of their home would have worked if anyone had seen it. Someone jumped. Who after having seen what?

6.  Dear Mr. Beetlejuice, Thank you for replying to our inquiry regarding exorcisms, but we've decided to take our business elsewhere after viewing your recent TV ad. As enticing as your special offer sounds, we can and did beat that.

7. The Maitlands realized just how lucky they were while they were waiting to see Juno (Sylvia Sidney). Sure, they were still bummed about being deceased, but it was at that point that they found out things could be a whole lot worse. Explain.

8. Remember the pictures that convinced Lydia (Winona Ryder) of the Maitlands' other-worldy existence? Someone else may come to the same conclusion even if they were
folded in half. Why?

9. Do you know what happens if you repeat Beetlejuice's name backwards three times while he's already present and accounted for? Nothing. Saying it the correct way is a different story.

10. Now, finally serving, number 9,998,383,750,000! We would have shrunk the head you couldn't see if what's his name pulled the old switcheroo on us. That's how you get even with a pervy bio-exorcist, kids. What distraction enabled him to do that?
Beetlejuice
(1) You both misread the title. He thought it was a handbook for the recently diseased. (2) She wanted to know why Adam disappeared when he stepped off the porch. (3) He thought retracing his steps after the crash might help him remember how they found their way back to the house.
(4) An ad in his favorite newspaper, The Afterlife, would do the trick. That was how he found out about the Maitland's passing.

(5) Delia (Catherine O'Hara) was startled when her husband (Jeffrey Jones) jumped out from behind a door and shouted, "Boo!" (6) Who wants a free demon possession with every exorcism? Wouldn't that defeat the purpose? (7) How a person died is how they remained in the afterlife, one example being the person who told them to take the handbook and go to the sixth floor. He had to spend the rest of eternity as road-kill.

(8) The person wouldn't see anything in the holes that were cut out for the eyes if they looked at the pictures close enough. (9) A person could send Beetlejuice back to whence he came if they repeated his name three times after summoning him. (10) The witch doctor looked the other way when Beeltjuice shouted, "Hey, there goes Elvis!"

Frankenweenie
Anyone who stuck their finger in the jar got bit. That would convince us.
All questions and quizzes written by Philip Cerreta unless otherwise noted
Tim Burton, 1988