Ghostbusters (1984) theatrical poster

"Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!"

Ghostbusters is a 1984 comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, the late Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver.


Four scientists create a group called "Ghostbusters" in response to a supernatural crisis in New York City.

Why It's Better Than Ghostbusters (2016)

  1. The idea for ghost hunting and extermination was original.
  2. Better writing by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
  3. The characters are more likable in this version and ones that audiences will clearly root for.
  4. Better performances.
  5. A majority of the jokes are more amusing.
  6. The film spawned an animated spin-off series and a beverage called Ecto Cooler.
  7. Better special effects that are all practical.
  8. The fight scenes are MILES better than those in the 2016 film.
  9. Memorable music, especially the title song by Ray Parker, Jr.
  10. The Ecto-1 is an original car and has a siren that doesn't sound like an annoying car alarm siren like the Ecto-1 siren sounded in the reboot.
  11. More memorable villains.
  12. The final confrontation between the original Stay Puft marshmallow man was more exciting.
  13. The Ray Parker, Jr. version of the theme song is better than the Fall Out Boy version.