Fun Halloween Films: Ghostbusters

I love Halloween time. It is one of my favorite times of year. Maybe it’s because it is in the Fall, or maybe it’s because of all the candy. The point is, I really enjoy it. Having kids, I have enjoyed it even more. It is a lot of fun planning costumes with them and seeing how excited they get to dress up and go trick or treating. Another thing I like about Halloween is watching the occasional “Halloween Film.” Like Christmas, there seems to be films that I watch only at this time of year. The only problem is, I can’t stand horror films. There are probably lots of reasons why I don’t like them, but maybe the most simple is that I just never got into them. They’re just not my jam (that’s right, I’m hip, so I can say things like “my jam”). So what movies do I like to curl up on the couch with that special someone and that special bowl of popcorn and watch during this time of year? This week, we will be giving you a list that you can turn into your very own Fun Halloween Movie Marathon.

The first film is Ghostbusters. This 1984 classic was one of my favorite movies growing up. It was also one of my favorite cartoons and some of my favorite toys. I loved that about the 80s. They took these movies that were targeting adults and turned them into toys and cartoons for their kids. In any case, Ghostbusters doesn’t happen at Halloween time, but this makes this list because of the topic: they bust ghosts. You will see plenty of them in the movie, including the classic slime and the iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This fits in the fun category because it is light and funny. The cast has great chemistry, and when I watch, I ask myself, do we need another sequel, or even worse, a reboot? I submit that we do not.

Anyway, enjoy this trailer to get in the mood for some busting, and enjoy this movie this Halloween season:

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Jake Dietz
Jake Dietz is a humble bank employee by day, and super dad to 5 little monsters by night. He enjoys all things geeky. That's why he started this blog. He considers himself a member of many fandoms, and dreams of the day when all geeks, everywhere, can find a way to live together in harmony.

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