Ghostbusters (1984): Trailer and Short Review



Ghostbusters is an over-the-top mix of comedy, horror and special effects (some primitive).

But the movie shows a unique tone that helped viewers take its milieu and characters seriously enough to fully invest in the story.

It includes a panting slime monster and a giant marshmallow man weren’t.

The film starred Dan Aykroyd and Murray at the top of their post-SNL improv game, just radiating comedic confidence.

They were supported by Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver and Ernie Hudson.

The film spawned three subsequent sequels that all tried to recapture the spirit of the original.

There was something about Reitman’s film and approach that was like a lightning in a bottle.