Fan-Made Halloween Parody Sends Up The Ghostbusters

By Rudie Obias | 9 years ago

If you can’t wait for the elusive Ghostbusters 3 to march into theaters, maybe this fan-made short film will tide you over until then. Bustin‘ Makes Me Feel Good is a Ghostbusters-inspired Halloween short that answers the question “What if proton packs were readily available like iPhones?”

It’s a simple narrative involving a ghostly pest problem that is resolved with the speedy delivery of a Nuclear Accelerator 5 (iPhone 5 parody?) made by Spengler Industries. It’s quite funny with charming visual effects. If only proton packs existed in real life then one of us could have put that poor Casper kid out of his misery already.

Bustin‘ Makes Me Feel Good was made by Los Angeles-based new media production company GWSFilms, and was directed by George Streicher. He has made other Internet short films including Total Eclipse and Viper, which is a Hitchcockian thriller.

Ghostbusters is a long-lasting property. The first movie is almost 30 years old but it still manages to find its way into pop culture today. With this kind of staying power, you can see why Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman are so keen on making Ghostbusters 3, despite the fact that the last Ghostbusters film was released 20 years ago in 1992.

At the moment, Ghostbuster 3 is slated to start production during the summer of 2013. If the film is on schedule then it may be released the following year, in 2014. This would be perfect to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters, which was released during the summer of 1984. Hopefully, Aykroyd and Reitman aren’t just chasing phantoms and they’ll deliver the goods with Ghostbusters 3.