Ghostbusters (1984)

Part 11 of my 13 Ghost Movies of Halloween


  • Directed by Ivan Reitman
  • Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
  • Written by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
  • Comedy
  • Rated PG
  • 1hr 45mins
  • 8 June 1984


Three friends who study the paranormal come together with plans to start a business around catching and removing ghosts for the residents of New York City. Along the way, they meet a woman whose building is built in such a way that it might resurrect a god and bring about the end of the world.

How’s the Story?

It’s a fun story that’s very amusing. This movie is a classic. A bunch of friends trying to catch ghosts for people, how much of a distance from the usual ghost story? It’s just fun.

How’s the Acting?

It’s pretty good. Typical acting for each of these lovely comedic actors. Sigourney Weaver is my favorite performance in this one. But then again, Sigourney Weaver is always my favorite in basically anything. She’s just really good.

How’s the Writing/Directing?

I love how clever the comedy of this movie is. It’s very loud and in your face sometimes and at other times subtle and quietly amusing. It’s the perfect mix of over the top comedy and an endearing measure of wit.

How’s the Cinematography?

It’s dated in this day and age, but I’m sure at the time, it was very impressive. I, for one, really love the gross dog monster things. So creepy and gross looking.

Is It Worth Watching?

C’mon, it’s Ghostbusters. How can anybody say it’s not worth watching? It’s a classic, and by classic I mean ‘everybody has seen this movie’. So honestly, why bother asking if it’s worth watching when everybody has already seen it?

My Rating: 8/10

About J. Chelsea Williford

Movie addict, reader, writer, pop culture lover.
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