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Maybe This ‘Ghostbusters’ Documentary Will Be Better?

Updated on March 14th, 2017.

While I wasn’t a fan of the “Ghostheads” documentary, which is now on Netflix, I’m hoping that focusing on the film itself will be more entertaining. With such a rich history behind the franchise, that film’s focus was on super fans, while someone else is taking a stab at the Ghostbusters‘ production with the forthcoming doc, “Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters“.

Eight years in the making and with over seventy cast and crew interviews ‘Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters’ is the definitive documentary that charts how ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ghostbusters 2’ came to fruition and how these films were made by the people that made them.

Interviews include actors in the film Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver Annie Potts, David Margulies, William Atherton, Kurt Fuller and Jason Reitman, Director Ivan Reitman, Producer Michael C. Gross, Visual Effects crew including Richard Edlund, Terry Windell, Dennis Muren and Steve Johnson, musicians Ray Parker Jr and The Bus Boys.

In this extended cut we want audiences to experience a little more of what they can expect from this feature length documentary.

They’ve shared footage from their doc in this new trailer and are hoping to garner some more funds, which you can help provide right here.

I’d love to hear inside stories from the people behind the two films, as well be gifted with never-before-seen shots from the set or behind-the-scenes, especially of how the ghosts per created. There’s so much we don’t know about Ghostbusters and it’s going to take a resilient filmmaker to get it on screen for all of us to enjoy.



  • Luke Owen

    Wait, so you hated a documentary about Ghostbusters fans for being a documentary about Ghostbusters fans? Not sure that makes sense to me.

    Not saying it was good, it’s just that would be the same as hating Blackfish for talking too much about Seaworld.

    • Grimphantom

      I think he and i do admit me was expecting more documentary over the franchise itself where they talk about the movies and heck even the cartoon series that where shown. Kinda felt the same with the documentary of Back to the future.

    • Brendan

      My favourite comment thus far. Thanks for the awesome words.

    • Pedro Ferreira

      When I watched Back in Time I had no idea it was more about the fans than the films.

  • Travis_Bickle

    Ghostheads wasn’t bad at all.

  • marklola12 .

    Was that other doc not supposed to be about ghostbusters fans anyway lol. This looks good but why do they need funding when they clearly have filmed all those 70 interviews anyway lol

    I don’t like this funding crap, I wont be funding anything

    • Chris Stewart

      They spent out of pocket over 8+ years. While that got the interviews done, that’s not all there is to making a documentary. There are still costs to edit and master for home video. Think of it as pre-sales, allowing them to recoup a bit of the money they spent in order to complete it.

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    Apprently chick ghostbusters won favorite movie and favorite script and favorite actor for mellisa mccarthy in some sort of pre-teen/post toddler kids choice awards

    Which seems kind of peculiar,
    what did they like about it?
    If not outright sinister

    • Grimphantom

      It’s Nickelodeon kids choice awards, if Spongebob Squarepants wins every year along with picking up with very awful movies and shows you bet Ghostbusters would win that.

  • Jason Scarpelli

    I enjoyed Ghostheads. A documentary for real fans by real fans. There are too many “making of” documentaries

  • Ferran Luengo

    “the best they could muster up was a series of really bad interviews with super fans?” Well, maybe it’s because it’s a documentary about the fans. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • I was one of those bad interviews.

    • Brendan

      Just the worst…you horribly nice, amazing person. You’re the best Jeff. Keep up the great representation of the fandom.

  • Jon Ray

    While I agree Ghostheads was not the best documentary and was incredibly one sided and did not represent the amount of fandom this movie has. Not all the interviews were horrible, there are a few interviews in it that show how inspiring the movie has been to us as fans. The interviews with the Arizona Ghostbusters for one(who by the way were the first group to be if you will OKed by Sony, invented the first custom logo patch, etc.)makes me and others proud to be Ghostbusters fans.

  • Shannon Jesso

    Ghostheads was about the Fans of Ghostbusters, it wasn’t really meant to be about the films.

    • Brendan

      Thanks Shannon. The behind the scenes stories are available on the Ghostheads Blu Ray and DVD.

  • Chris Stewart

    There was no way to talk up the newer documentary without tearing down (badly) the older one? That’s kinda lazy…

  • Edward Lloyd Sturdivant

    Ghostheads was amazing documentary and Tom Gebhardt is a good friend and die hard Ghostbusters fan

  • Vlog Rays

    Can’t wait for this documentary but not sure what was bad about Ghostheads. Don’t understand how you can be so upset with a film that celebrates the fans of Ghostbusters.

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