Friday, December 08, 2006

Ghost Busters

The film Ghost Busters, directed by Ivan Reitman in 1984, is a comedic tale about three friends Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, and Eagon Spengler who get fired from their jobs as professors at Columbia and are forced to find other means to make money. The three friends decide to go into business together as ghost catchers but can't seem to make any money when they first start.

The ghost busters get their first big break when they get a call to capture a ghost in a popular hotel in the city . The ghost catchers, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis, eventually catch the ghost within the hotel and in doing so jump start their business. The three friends hire Winston Zeddmore, played by Ernie Hudson, as their new partner.

Eventually later on within the film the government closes down the ghost catching buisness and releases all the once captured ghost onto the city. Eventually Peter and his friends are forced to take on a demon with an incredible amount of power that was released under paranormal circumstances.

This film is one of my favorite movies of all time. The special effects for its time were amazing and you couldn't get a better story. The plot combined with the great casting made this movie one of the hit movies of 1984. The movie plays on the horrow craze of the 80's by making fun of such movies as Nightmare on Elms street, and Halloween. If you like funny movies this is a good one to watch

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