With the release of the Ghostbusters reboot just a few weeks away, fans are looking back on the beloved supernatural comedy series and reminiscing about their favorite parts. From the memorable quotes to the stellar performances, Ghostbusters is ranked at 28 on the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 comedies of all time. But Ghostbusters is so much more than an excellent movie, it’s also a true Hollywood story including celebrity deaths, creative disagreements, production changes, and public backlash. Fans of the original Ghostbusters can bolster their trivia knowledge with these little-known facts about the 1984 movie.
1. A Ghost By Any Other Name
Originally, the supernatural comedic thriller Ghostbusters was going to be called Ghost Smashers. Can you believe that? This original script, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, was extremely different than the Ghostbusters we all know and love but it served as the foundation for the beloved franchise. In this original script, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was not the main nemesis and the finale involved the lead characters visiting alternate dimensions. At one point, the title Ghoststoppers and Ghostbreakers were considered as well.
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