Yeah Beetlejuice is definitely one of the scuzziest character I've seen in a kids' film
Posted by Pugeye on March 17, 2018, 11:49 am, in reply to "Re: Oh and your spins"
and the "F-bomb" is one of the first I remember seeing in a film. Pretty sure I was around 9 or 10 when I first saw it, which seems like an appropriate age. Was probably more like 8-9 when I first got those Scary Stories books and yes, the illustrations both amazed and terrified me- it's pretty much a right of passage. Don't forget to also get them "In A Dark, Dark Room" another children's horror anthology from the 80's (same author as "Scary Stories" but a different less creepy illustrator). Some really cool stories in that one. I definitely read "Amelia Bedelia" too but my memory's fuzzy.
I actually made an Amazon wishlist of all my favorite children's books from when I was a kid so when I want to get a book for one of my surrogate nephews and nieces, I don't have to think too hard about it.