Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ghostbusters (1984)

If there's something strange, in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?

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Of course Ghostbusters is hilarious. With Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis how could it not be? But what truly makes this film a classic is the fact that it's also freaking scary. As a kid, I grew up with a version my grandpa made from VCR to VCR with all the scary bits were cut out. And even with those bits cut out it still kind of terrified me. I knew what was happening when the tape went all wobbly and suddenly I was in a new scene. Maybe it was even MORE scary because my mind had to fill it in. It makes me smile that this film was able to spawn a children's cartoon and a Hi-C flavor. Oh the good old days.

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