Discuss all things Ghostbusters here, unless they would be better suited in one of the few forums below.
#4996897
I was one of those kids who was scared of his own shadow. I didn’t like the dark. I didn’t like scary movies. Thunder storms sent me running into my parents bedroom. I didn’t even like being alone in a pool.

Ghostbusters helped me with all of that. I duno how I ended up as a GB fan since knowing me as a kid, I shoulda been terrified of these movies. Dana getting possessed by a terror dog? Vigo? These movies have some intense moments. That’s sum scary shit!

But that’s the thing. Somehow bcuz the Ghostbusters used science & realistic looking weapons against the paranormal it made me not afraid. Ghosts could be conquered & defeated not with magic and incantations but with science! Not only that but I had a toy version of their weapon!

I knew I could never be Luke Skywalker. Or Indiana Jones. But a Ghostbuster? I got my 1st bad mark in school in grade 1 when I put “Ghostbuster” as “what do u want to be when u grow up”. My teacher was all “Ghostbusters aren’t real”. My mom got upset at my teacher since “Ghostbuster” is technically a job. It’s a role in a movie franchise. Check mate!

Did Ghostbusters help any1 else with being afraid? Somehow knowing there was a scientific way(according to the movie) to stop ghosts, it made them see less frightening to me.
#4997167
Seeing the first film the first time I bolted up the stairs when my babysitter had started watching it with me. A year or two later and RGB cartoon release I watched it and from the cartoon and frankly the ghost trap and proton pack toy being birthday gifts...I certainly felt more empowered with being afraid.
#4997247
I think from the things that go bump in the night, yeah.
I honestly can't remember ever being afraid of the dark or the monster under my bed, but I do say that the monster was afraid of me because I was/ am a Ghostbuster.
Ghostbusters was definitely my intro into horror (all be it comedic) and from there my love for horror grew.


I also got in trouble from teachers for wanting to be a Ghostbuster when I grew up and now I am so ner on them.

As for my fear of snakes and sharks.... Spielberg didn't help there.
#4997693
I honestly can't remember ever being afraid of the dark or the monster under my bed, but I do say that the monster was afraid of me because I was/ am a Ghostbuster.
That’s BEAUTIFUL. I love that line.


Did anyone actually use that yellow Foam beam that came with the proton pack? My dog chewed mine up. But I never used it anyways. I just imagined the beam in my head.

What a great toy. I think it came with a PKE meter too right? And an arm band?
#4997719
GuyX wrote: May 10th, 2024, 9:13 pm
I honestly can't remember ever being afraid of the dark or the monster under my bed, but I do say that the monster was afraid of me because I was/ am a Ghostbuster.
That’s BEAUTIFUL. I love that line.


Did anyone actually use that yellow Foam beam that came with the proton pack? My dog chewed mine up. But I never used it anyways. I just imagined the beam in my head.

What a great toy. I think it came with a PKE meter too right? And an arm band?
Thanks. It came to me along time ago.


I did use the yellow foam, but not as a proton stream. I used it as my Donatello bo staff.
#4997893
Never used the foam. What I remembered doing was taking toilet paper or party streamers, taping them to the barrel, had a few ballons stuck in a corner, and turned the good ol' box fan on so the balloons would bounce around and the streamer would staticly cling to them.

In my head, that was as close as I can be to a real Ghostbuster.
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