Get ready to catch ghosts and wraiths with your Ghostbusters t-shirts and hoodies !
Do you feel like starting a new ghost-catching business in New York City? Or do you feel more like it would be nice to have a slimy green ghost following you around? Dive into the legendary sci-fi comedy movie Ghostbusters !
Ghostbusters was directed by Ivan Reitman (Meatball, Stripes…) and released in 1984. We follow the stories of Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) who are three scientists specialized in paranormal activities. They get fired from Columbia University after they spot their first ghost and decide to found « Ghostbusters » to investigate and eliminate supernatural entities. They use a abandoned firehouse as their hideout and convert a car into the « Ectomobile ». A customer called Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) calls them as she has a ghost living in her fridge, and Peter takes a liking to her. While business is slow at first, paranormal acitivities go up drastically in New York and the Ghostbusters have to recruit a fourth member, Winston Zeddemore. Our spectral entities specialist are more and more busy with their removal work, but feel these numerous ghosts alerts could hide a bigger threat.
Dan Aykroyd wrote Ghostbusters as a project for himself due to his fascinations for spirits and spirituality. While the protagonists had to travel through time and space in the original script, Aykroyd set the action in New York City so it could be realistically adapted in a movie. While no comedies had such a big special effects budget at that time, the production studio thought the movie would be too expensive and wouldn’t have much box-office success. The complete opposite happened and Ghostbusters was a cultural phenomenon as well as a huge financial machine. At this time, it was the highest grossing comedy of all time. Ghostbusters became a succesful franchise, with one sequel (Ghostbusters 2) and a reboot in 2016 which didn’t have much success. The franchise expended into multimedia supports, with the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters, video games, board games, comic books, toys, haunted attractions… Even the theme song of the movie, « Ghostbusters » by Ray Parker Jr. was ranked number one as a single. Ghostbusters is one of the most cult movies of all time and the most iconic supernatural comedy ever made.
Remember to never cross the streams of your proton weapons and pay homage to Ivan Reitman’s masterpiece with the best Ghostbusters t-shirts, hoodies and merch !