You’re going to need to start immediately if you want to kick off your Memorial Day weekend the right way.
First, hit the store this a.m. and start out by making yourself Ecto-Cooler, while also stocking up on Marshmallows, and maybe even a box of Lucky Charms (in memory of the old-school “Ghostbusters” cereal).
Pour yourself a drink, stuff a mallow in your mouth and let your milk get all sugary to one of the best ever episodes of “The Real Ghostbusters.”
We present you with “The Boogieman Cometh,” the sixth episode from the show’s 1986 inaugural season that premiered on October 18.
Easily the best, and scariest episode of the long running animated series, “two children turn up at the Firehouse claiming that the Boogieman is living in their closet, leading the skeptical Ghostbusters on a mission to bedroom closets throughout New York, and finally into the twisted world of the Boogieman himself!”
As an added bonus, we have also embedded “The Bogeyman Is Back,” an episode sequel featuring the return of the Boogieman. In “The Bogeyman Is Back,” “after a near death experience atop the World Trade Center towers, Egon’s fears inadvertently releases the Boogieman from his dimensional prison. The Ghostbusters follow him to a hideously converted amusement park, where he traps them with their own fear, leaving Slimer and the Junior Ghostbusters to save the day.” It aired in the show’s third season on October 3, 1987.
Small fact: While in the Boogieman’s realm, Ray mentions using the Proton Streams may be more dangerous than crossing the streams.
How many Ghostbusters does it take to bust some major ghosts? Normally, the answer is four. How many is too many? We find out in this finale to the first arc in The New Ghostbusters #4. Not surprisingly, this cartoon in comic form would benefit from being an actual cartoon series. READ MORE
Comedian-turned-actor Dan Aykroyd joined “Larry King Now” to talk about all sorts of stuff, including the long-gestured Ghostbusters 3, which seems destined to eventually happen. While Bloody Disgusting was the first media site to bring you story details, Aykroyd speaks in more detail to Larry King.
Before getting into the actual plot, it’s important to note that Aykroyd boldly stated that Bill Murray is not currently part of the movie. “He’s a good friend, I love him, he just doesn’t want to reprise the role. However, there will be a hole for him. If Billy wants to walk in the door and be in the movie, we will find a place.”
But, as we previously revealed, Ghostbusters 3 will feature a new cast of Busters. “We’re going to have to cast. We need four new ghostbusters. We need four new Columbia students,” stated Aykroyd.
As far as the plot of Ghostbusters 3, Dan Aykroyd said, “It’s based upon new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University.” Aykroyd added, “Basically there’s research being done that…I can say that the world or our dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width, and time, become threatened by some of the research that is being done. And Ghostbusters, new Ghostbusters have to come and solve the problem.” READ MORE
I hate cereal. I hate it when people eat cereal in movies, I hate how some long-haired dude in a bathrobe eating a bowl of cereal became shorthand for “cool slacker guy” in every f*cking movie since 1994. The only person who got away with this was Quentin Tarantino, since he basically started it Pulp Fiction. When I think of Kevin Smith movies, I think of people eating cereal whether it happens in them or not.
Caveat, I have recently started eating cereal, because I have discovered Almond Milk and I like to eat light, healthy grainy sh*t for breakfast during the weekdays. Without Almond Milk, I would have never started, because it’s gross to pour actual cow’s milk over empty calories and watch the whole thing turn into some disgusting sludge. Also, a lot of my feelings about cereal can be traced back to that time I watched The Toxic Avenger on cable in the 5th grade while eating Life Cereal. When they ran over that biker kid’s head with the car and took pictures of his brains… I looked down at my bowl of cereal in what might have been the worst accidental match cut in history. So maybe that’s why I hate cereal…
Anyway, you might remember some of these horror movie related cereals from back in the day when marketing held some sway over you by putting your favorite franchises on a box. Head inside for 5 Horror Cereals From The Past!!!READ MORE
While Sony Home Entertainment’s June 2009 Blu-ray release of Ghostbusters somehow won a “Reaper Award,” I was sitting at home scoffing at how badly I felt ripped off. The transfer was absolute garbage; not to mention an insider explained to me that they actually used an old, damaged upconverted transfer, instead of doing it right.
Almost 4 years later, Sony is making amends (at the expense of our pocketbooks) with their 4K release of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 horror comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver.
Our friends at DVDTalk pointed us to the blu-ray forum where they shared some screengrabs of the new 4K Master. According to @TylerFoster of DVDTalk, Sony actually created brand a new transfer this time. He explains, “They actually did it over, from the negative.” Unfortunately, there are no extras, “All of these discs have no extras and are encoded at 1080p — it’s like a flashback to the days of Superbit DVD. Should be $14.99 apiece.”
Still, isn’t it enough to finally get a crisp, clear transfer of the ghost bustin’ quartet on Blu-ray? You can pre-order now on Amazon for the May 14 release! READ MORE
Being that April Fool’s was just a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but assume this was a joke on the level of mine from 2011. But it wasn’t, which makes the following story even more cruel… Six Flags Amusement Parks almost had a Ghostbusters ride! It was to be similar to the Toy Story and Men in Black rides that grace Disney and Universal, where the rider would become a Ghost Buster and shoot ghosts in a hotel that looked like a newly constructed “Haunted Mansion.” It was ingenius. And there’s dozens of concept art pieces to prove it. What I would have done for this (and another round of Slimer gum)… READ MORE
Some slight news on Sony’s Ghostbusters, which will apparently not be shooting this summer since writer Etan Cohen is still only about halfway through the script. The good news is that Dan Aykroyd is apparently inspired by some cool real-world scientific discoveries that they could use to bridge over into the supernatural universe for the sequel.
Aykoryd told ABC (via Badass Digest), “ I feel re-encouraged, reinvigorated by the pages that I have seen. I know that we’re expecting half of the screenplay to be completed very soon. It should be into production by the fall and be shooting by the new year. I won’t say anything, it’s very exciting. The Higgs boson and the particle theories, gluons and mesons, that really gives us a scientific base in terms of our fictional storytelling, to open up to another dimension and have something horrible come through.”
Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver are all rumored to be returning at some capacity. Again – this will crush all of your dreams if/when it happens. Trust me.
Since last week was mildly depressing, today we’re going to focus on the funny. After the break I have a lovely mashup video that brings together Super Mario and Ghostbusters — I can’t believe that hasn’t been done already — a Christopher Walkenthrough of BioShock Infinite, and a super secret video. Shhh, don’t tell anyone. READ MORE
Trying to make ghost busting sexy is like trying to cram more chocolate into into a chocolate chip chocolate muffin: nice idea but overkill and unnecessary. The new team goes on its first case this issue in Central Park. Our lady-centric Busters fight their way into relevance and some ghosts as well in The New Ghostbusters #2. READ MORE
Bill Murray doesn’t have an obligation to the fans to star in Ghostbusters 3, let alone any movie. In fact, many Bloody readers have sounded off that they don’t even want to see the sequel. But alas, Sony and Columbia Pictures continue to tweak their proton packs for a third battle with the undead in New York.
The project, which has been in development for several years now, would bring Ivan Reitman back behind the camera, with Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson returning to bust some ghosts (and pass along the torch), alongside Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver (depending on what source you believe; and take into consideration the years of development could cause players to get cold feet).
And thanks to the team’s failed attempts dedication to bring Bill Murray back into the fold as Dr. Peter Venkman, the project has been in development hell for the better part of a decade. What’s interesting though is the roundabout news that, once again, Sony is looking to do Ghostbusters 3 as an animated film, a source exclusively reveals to Bloody Disgusting. This was the original plan back in 2007, which eventually resulted in the incredible 2009 video game.
Whether you blame Murray for stringing everyone along and not giving a flat “no” (though it seems he has done this several times), or you point your finger at Aykroyd and Reitman for agreeing accepting that string – it seems the damage to the project might be permanent. In the end, it looks like they may go with “Plan Z,” which would entail animating the feature and bringing the cast in for a few days of voice work. If I were a gambling man, I’d say Murray couldn’t turn down a massive paycheck for one day of work. (Cameron Diaz earned $3 million for Shrek, $10 million for Shrek 2, and a disturbing $30 million for Shrek The Third.) READ MORE
Horror Comedies are by far the most difficult horror sub-genre to execute. They’re also the most likely to fail commercially. While they’re one of my favorite sub genres and I wish there were more of them, when you combine those factors it’s a miracle there aren’t even less.
And many of them are quite great! So much so that I had to strip all numbers and rankings out of this list. While I certainly like some more than others, when you get down to stuff like Gremlins and An American Werewolf In London you’re dealing with grade A classics to which assigning a number would be an insult.
Also, please note that while I love The Cabin In The Woods and Scream, I don’t consider them “comedies.” They’re both intentionally funny, but I feel like their laughs exist to provoke a very specific conversation about horror tropes, which is its own thing.
So, in no particular order, head inside for my Top 10 Horror Comedies! READ MORE
A major delight this week is Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters. It comes with a witty brand of horror comedy. This issue will certainly give fans of the “Ghostbusters” and “Mars Attacks” franchises something sweet this week. READ MORE
This is from someone who kind of liked Scream 4… I don’t need a Scream 5. Back in November I wrote up a small piece talking about how incredulous Wes Craven seemed that there would even be sufficient demand for a fifth movie. That was when Craven wrote on Twitter, “No news on ‘Scream 5′ yet. You guys really want another one?”
It just seems like there’s no momentum on the project. The other day Collider asked Neve Campbell what she thought about the film’s chances and she answered, “We’ll see. I’m not sure they’re going to make it, to be honest. If that were to come up again and they were to approach me, I’d have a chat with them about it.” This is a polite way of saying she thinks this movie is in no way a priority for Dimension right now, and she’s probably right.
I think this is starting to teeter into Ghostbusters 3 territory, where a core group of people who loved the first installments of a franchise are clamoring for a new one. Of course there are some differences here (it’s been 2 years since Scream 4, not 20). But I feel like both franchises have, for different reasons, been irretrievably sucked into the vortex of diminishing returns. Too many people need Scream 5 to be too many different things. A reboot? A straight sequel? Do they kill the original cast? Do they make it found footage? There are almost too many options and with this many cooks in the kitchen it’s impossible to come up with a unifying take. Remember how Scream 4 didn’t really focus on an angle? It would just bring up a new thesis, drop it and then pick up another one? It would take a miracle to keep Scream 5 from exacerbating that issue.
For Gallery 1988‘s October exhibition “Please Post Bills”, dedicated to comedic legend Bill Murray, and their previous “The 3G Show”, artist Jude Buffum delivered a pair of epic Ghostbusters art pices that take you back to the 80′s.
In Ghostbusters, the artist always wondered what would have gone down had ghost buster Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) answered “Yes!” to Gozer’s inquiry “Are you a god?” Would he have averted Stay-Puft peril?
“Ugly Little Spud” depicts the scene when Murray’s character, Peter Venkman, comes face to face with his first Class 5 Free-Roaming Vapor, better known as Slimer.
Lastly, comes an incredible Gremlins piece entitled “Last Call” which shares a digital look at the bar sequence from Joe Dante’s 1984 classic. READ MORE
With the old Ghostbusters lost somewhere in another dimension, IDW is ushering in a new team of supernatural ghost catchers with a brand new ongoing comic book series this February. The new series will pick up right where the last series left off, written by “Ghostbusters” veteran Erik Burnham, with Dan Schoening on art duties.The series is set to explore a world without the Ghostbusters and those crazy enough to fill their shoes. Issue #1 is set for release in February 2013 in comic shops everywhere. Check out all the details after the break. READ MORE
As we travel farther and farther away from childhood, it’s often nice to bask in the nostalgic glow of old items, even if we were never lucky enough to actually own any. Reliving childhood insecurities could even be considered a form of time travel, really.
I’m going to stop now, before I kill myself.
Check out these long lost horror products. They don’t make them like this anymore. Mostly because parents have gotten so lame. Wait a minute… we’re the parents now aren’t we? That’s it. I’m killing myself. READ MORE
As teased last week, IDW has sent out official details on the Mars Attacks event at IDW Publishing. The vicious Martians with a plan for vengeance will be invading almost all of the IDW ongoing titles including “Popeye”, “Chew”, “Transformers”, “GI Joe”, “Ghostbusters”, “KISS”, and others. The event begins on January 2nd, 2013. For full details, cover art, and a list of all books involved, hit the jump. READ MORE
I haven’t hid my appreciation of Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” at all. Hell, I love that damn song! And you know what other song I love, one that I grew up with? I’m guessing you already know since you read the headline: the Ghostbusters theme! So when I saw a video that mashed up that song with the Ghostbusters theme, I knew I just had to share it with all of you! Check out the magic below! READ MORE
While Bill Murray repeatedly slimes the idea of Ghostbusters 3, Columbia Pictures, along with director Ivan Reitman, and stars Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, continue to push forward with the misadventures of Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Raymond Stantz, Dr. Peter Venkman and Winston Zeddmore.
While we’ve watched everyone involved trade verbal blows, and then deny them, something interesting terrifying has been brewing under the streets of New York City.
In a recent interview with Collider, Reitman was asked about the sequel. His response sent me into a state of shock: “I think Ghostbusters probably should be remade, if we can get it all right. We’re working on it, so we’ll see.”
Unfortunately, reporter Christina Radish didn’t follow up with the shocking statement. It’s as if it went completely unheard. If I were in that position, they’d be checking to see if I were okay after having fallen off my chair.
Etan Cohen, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky had been working on various screenplays that would introduce a new generation of Ghostbusters (lead by Dana and Peter’s lovechild, Oscar).
I’d like you to meet MrSolidSnake745, a YouTube user who makes music. With floppy drives. It’s incredible.
While most of his work are interpretations of videogame themes, he did create one for the Ghostbusters theme, and another for “This is Halloween” (inside) off the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. Enjoy the cheese!
Ah, Ghostbusters 3. I’m sure you’ll be terrible. That’s not some snarky online reflexive writing – I love to love things – but it looks like this project is just creatively circling the drain and that it’s sole reason for existing will be the cash. Fairly soon we might actually have a third film, which means the balance in the universe will have shifted. We’ll have one great Ghostbusters and two bad ones. And now one thing’s for sure – Bill Murray Won’t Be In It. We all knew that was coming, but here it really is. Once Dan Aykroyd admits to this, that means the last person on earth who was holding out hope has finally given in.
Last month, on the heels of this report, Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen was been tapped to rewrite the sequel for the studio. He was supposed to be rewriting the draft that “The Office” scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were hired to write in Setember 2008.
Except now it appears he’s been writing a draft, on Dan Aykroyd’s marching orders, without Murray’s character Peter Venkman. When Metro asked Aykroyd if Murray would be in the film he replied, “No, I can tell you he won’t be involved..” He continued, “It’s sad but we’re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one.”
The plan remains to have the old Ghostbusters pass the torch to a new bunch of rapscallions. Excited? *Oh and I would hope Peter Venkman isn’t in the script. How sad would it be if they got someone else to play him?
After over a year of jabbing by Bill Murray (who apparently shredded one of the scripts and mailed it to the producers), and watching Dan Aykroyd talk around the issue, something official has been announced regarding Columbia Pictures’ long gestured Ghostbusters 3.
On the heels of this report, Variety reveals that Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen has been tapped to rewrite the sequel for the studio.
“The Office” scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were hired in Setember 2008 to revive the blockbuster franchise that started in 1984 with Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters. At the time, the supernatural action-comedy was Columbia Pictures’ highest-grossing film ever, until it was beaten by Men in Black and then Spider-Man.
Third installment is expected to find original castmembers Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray passing the torch to a new generation of ghostbusters. It begins when a ragtag group of paranormal researchers reopen their notorious ghost removal service, and a new generation of Ghostbusters is brought on board to be green slimed and trained to contain the mischievous spirits. We previously reported that the new ‘Busters will be lead by Dana and Peter’s lovechild, Oscar. Who knows what Cohen will do to the existing screenplay.
Cohen previously wrote Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder and Mike Judge’s Idiocracy. He’s also attached to make his directorial debut with Paramount’s horror-comedy Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, which follows three high school Boy Scouts who must use their skills to save their small town from a vicious zombie outbreak.
Bill Murray will probably never reunite with Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson for Ghostbusters 3. Yet he occasionally will dole out some kind of info and dangle the carrot a little bit. Does he like f*cking with Dan Aykroyd that much? Maybe. In the below interview with David Letterman he seems to be considering the prospect when he says, “we’ll try again.” But, honestly, I just don’t think it’s in the cards.
Columbia Pictures hopes to tell the story of a ragtag group of paranormal researchers whom reopen their notorious ghost removal service, with a new generation of Ghostbusters brought on board to be green slimed and trained to contain the mischievous spirits. We previously reported that the new ‘Busters will be lead by Dana and Peter’s lovechild, Oscar. Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver have both been closely connected to the project.
I personally hope Ghostbusters 3 never happens. I love the first movie but, at this point, a third is something we only think we want. When we finally get it (if ever), we’ll hate it. I think Murray is being smart about this one, his trepidations are well founded.
By now, hopefully you know my feelings on the Tupac hologram that “performed” at Coachella this year. But that hasn’t changed the Internet and its ability to turn practically anything into a meme. Well, now they’ve taken Tupac and placed him in front of what could very well be his greatest adversaries. Who might they be you ask? You’ll have to look below for the sheer horror! READ MORE