Ghostbusters (1984)


Is this a perfect movie or a flawed movie? How does modern ghost hunting equipment work? And does real-life chemistry among friends translate to the screen? Listen to this podcast episode now to find out! Scott Croco and Dan Brooks unhack Ghostbusters (1984).

When ghosts infiltrate NYC, three university researchers are up to the challenge of capturing and defeating all the ghouls and spectres. Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, and Rick Moranis star in Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters (1984)!

Episode Log:

  • Dan Loves this movie! Perfect movie! (2:20)
  • June 1984, cast/crew, and firehouse trivia (3:00)
  • Summary of story/plot (7:00)
  • Dan’s review of the movie (9:05)
  • Scott likes first half better than second half (17:00)
  • Ghostbusters II, movie logo, and video game (31:40)
  • Ghostbusting / ghost hunting technology (34:45)
  • The sad news about ghost hunting equipment (39:40)
  • Budget, box Office results, critics’ reactions, film’s legacy (47:25)
  • Dan takes Dan’s own Horror Movie Test (50:40)

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Episode 025 – Ghostbusters (1984) unhacked!
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Additional Information
Siskel and Ebert 1984 Ghostbusters Review (YouTube)
Ghost Hunting Equipment 101
The Shady Science of Ghost Hunting

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