From ‘Ghoul Grabbers’ to ‘Ghostbusters’: The History of Ghostbusting in Film
Jul13

From ‘Ghoul Grabbers’ to ‘Ghostbusters’: The History of Ghostbusting in Film

With the 2016 Ghostbusters remake upon us, many filmgoers are in full nostalgia mode, looking back with fond memories to the original 1984 classic and its sequel. But true Ghostbusters fans know the roots go back a bit further. Let’s examine some of the groundbreaking horror-comedies from yesteryear that set the foundation for the genre and shocked your grandparents and great-grandparents, while still keeping them in stitches....

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Meet the Phantasm Exterminators, the Original 1920s Ghostbusters
Jul12

Meet the Phantasm Exterminators, the Original 1920s Ghostbusters

Phantasm Exterminators, the 1928 box office phenomenon and latter-day inspiration for 1984’s Ghostbusters, was conceived when director Conrad Shift asked producer Hedgewick Steinbloom, “You think we could kill someone onscreen and get away with it?” While the authorities are still debating the ramifications of this conversation, the film has since claimed its rightful place in the annals of horror-comedy filmmaking....

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Rabid ‘Ghostbusters’ Fan Unaware He Doesn’t Have to See New Movie
Mar08

Rabid ‘Ghostbusters’ Fan Unaware He Doesn’t Have to See New Movie

OMAHA – Still fuming from his viewing of the trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie, local resident Eric Schuler finished a 5000-word Facebook status today about how awful the movie looks even though he is free to not watch a single second of the film. “Everything in the trailer just looks terrible, I can’t believe they would force this shit on us,” Mr. Schuler said, seemingly unaware that he can choose to...

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Make It a Priority to See ‘Ghostbusters’ in Theaters
Jun09

Make It a Priority to See ‘Ghostbusters’ in Theaters

Miss out on seeing Ghostbusters in its original release or when it has been re-released in the past? Beat yourself up no more, because the movie is making its way back to theaters once again this August to celebrate its 30th anniversary. It’s important that you take advantage of this opportunity, because classic, groundbreaking movies don’t just always get re-released into theaters. And Ghostbusters is one of the best...

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Link-Sharing Protocol, Version 4.0: Being Robbed? Why Don’t You Just Chill Out?
May19

Link-Sharing Protocol, Version 4.0: Being Robbed? Why Don’t You Just Chill Out?

The World Cup is coming to Brazil this summer, but if you’re planning on going down there to support your country, keep these things in mind: You’re probably going to get robbed When you do, just let it happen, and possibly even consider asking the robber if he/she needs any help in finding something of yours they want A pamphlet will be passed out advising visitors to not “react, scream or argue” with their...

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