Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!
One of the most iconic films of the 1980s, Ghostbusters was a happy creation of some of the greatest comedians of that era. Saturday Night Live alumni Dan Aykroyd conceived the film for his fellow SNL castmate John Belushi but the script was rewritten after Belushi’s death. Centered on a group of scientists who start a ghostbusting business just in time to stop a demon returning to earth, the Ghostbusters showcased Bill Murray’s snarky charm and outsized personality. Musician Ray Parker Jr. created the iconic song that made the catchphrase “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” a part of the lexicon.
The film got a reimagining in 2016 with an all-female cast of hilarious SNL alumni battling a creepy embittered loner who wants to unleash the power of angry ghosts against the world. Lead by an unforgettable Kristen Wiig, the film introduced the Ghostbusters to a whole new generation of fans to its supernaturally-tinged comedy. And we have some of the of the funniest and spookiest treats here at Toon.Style!