When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! The theme song to the iconic 80′s ghost film has become just as popular as the movie itself.  So far in the 80s, we’ve looked at such scary ghost films as The Shining, The Entity and The Fog, but by the mid-80s, the ghost genre completely changed and headed into the realms of comedy.

Released in 1984 and staring comedy superstars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters was a completely different breed of ghost film than the early 80s output. No longer were ghosts and phantoms for adults only, but were now part of the family entertainment. In fact, the film pays homage to and parodies the grizzly The Entity with its darkly comic take on ghosts and sex.

It seems that horror and sci-fi had suddenly become family friendly. The middle of this decade saw a boom in similar movies from The Little Shop Of Horrors, Beetlejuice and Gremlins scaring and making kids laugh was never so popular.

A slightly inferior, but still immensely fun, sequel followed along with a kids TV show. Will there be a third Ghostbusters movie? Well, the idea has long since been toyed with, so fingers crossed there will be!

For something a little more creepy, don’t miss The Pact, out on DVD and Blu-ray 1st October!

Break-out horror movie smash of the year that has been electrifying hardened genre fans and non-horror fans alike, “The Pact” combines the supernatural terrors of “Paranormal Activity” with the tense atmospherics of a serial killer thriller to create a unique, modern-day take on the classic ghost story.

And it’s out on October 1st! Pre-order yours here.

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