In honor of Halloween, here is James P.'s review of the classic comedy Ghostbusters. It is not rated out of stars, because we all know it's a great movie!
Release Date June 8th, 1984
Ivan Reitman (dir.)
Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
Dan Akroyd as Dr. Raymond Stants
Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler
Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett
Rick Moranis as Louis Tully
Review By John C.
On Halloween night, you could watch one of the many classic horror movies that have become part of the October syndication, or you could watch the classic supernatural comedy Ghostbusters. It’s got some cool special-effects, including a giant Stay Puft marshmallow man and a ghost named Slimer, and an intelligent story that actually makes you laugh (you can’t say that about a lot of comedies these days, can you?). It’s also got a lot of Canadian content, which is just more proof that some of the best comedy comes from Canada. There is almost no point of going into the story of three unemployed professors who go into the ghost removal service, or about the haunting of the apartment owned by Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), by a creature named Zuul. If you get the collectors edition gift set of the DVD, you not only get the original classic, but also the sequel which is cleverly named Ghostbusters 2, also included with the two classics is a cool little scrapbook that has some insight into the making of the first film. Definitely worth having for any comedy fan, and also, you wouldn’t want to not know what to say if someone said to you “Who you gonna call?” Ghostbusters!