"They're here to save the world". Ghostbusters, released in 1984, is one of those iconic 80's movies that continues to stand the test of time. Even the song, Ghostsbusters, preformed by Ray Parker, Jr., continues to be a hit with 80's fans new and old. The movie starred Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz, Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler, Rick Moranis as Louis Tully, and Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett. The movie was considered to be one of the best movies of 1984, and went on to make huge money at the box office. The movie was such a success, that Ghostbusters II was released in 1989, and a cartoon, called The Real Ghostbusters, ran on T.V. from 1986 to 1991. At the time of this writing, a new Ghostbusters movie was in production to be released in mid-2016.
After being fired from their jobs at Columbia University, Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, and Egon Spengler decide to take up ghost busting after reports of paranormal activity in NYC go up considerably. After setting up base in an old fire station, getting a ghostbusting ambulance, and creating tools to capture ghosts, the team goes to work. It doesn't take long before business is booming, and the gang becomes local celebrities.
The boys are hired by Dana Barrett (Weaver) to deal with a haunting in her apartment by Zuul, a spirit servant of Gozer the Gozerian. When Barrett is possessed by Zuul, and her neighbor, Lous Tully (Moranis) by another demon claiming to be Gozer's keymaster, things begin to get out of hand. Just when they think they have Gozer under control, it takes the shape of the Stay Putft Marshmallow Man and begins destroying the city. Thankfully, the boys defeat the Marshmallow Man, defeat Gozer, and close the portal between the two worlds.