Who ya gonna call? “Ghostbusters” celebrates its 30th anniversary.
“I ain’t afraid of no ghost…”
It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since our favorite ghost removal service saved New York City from certain paranormal doom and marshmallow-covered destruction.
Ghostbusters premiered on June 8, 1984 with a cast of comedy legends that included Dan Aykroyd (as Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz), Bill Murray (as Dr. Peter Venkman) and Harold Ramis (as Dr. Egon Spengler). As newly unemployed parapsychology professors, they start a business of ridding Gotham of ghosties and, when paranormal activity kicks into high gear, they find themselves celebrities. (Enter Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore who joins the trio to kick paranormal butt.)
“Our courteous and efficient staff is on call 24 hours a day to serve all your supernatural elimination needs.” − Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Ray Stantz
Their epic battle to save Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett) and Rick Moranis (Louis Tully) from Sumerian baddies Zuul and Gozer the Gozerian, in the bodily form of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, is one of the classic showdowns in movie history.
“We came. We saw. We kicked its a*s.” − Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman
Sadly, Harold Ramis, who also co-wrote Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (1989) with Dan Akyroyd, died earlier this year. But it looks like his ghostbusting legacy will live on: plans for Ghostbusters III is in the works and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original movie, Sony Studios plans to re-release it in theaters for a limited engagement over Labor Day weekend. Get your proton packs and ecto goggles ready…