Columbia’s big budget horror comedy lumbers to the finish line thanks to the low budget charms of counter-culture comics Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and, especially, Bill Murray, who confronts each ghoulish manifestation with unflappable aplomb and devastating put-down lines. Quirky co-stars Rick Moranis and Annie Potts help keep the atmosphere loose and the climatic showdown with the high-rise Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is the perfect evocation of stoner comedy on a big budget. Made for 30 million, the film was a huge hit raking in close to $300 million in the summer of ’84.
About Axelle Carolyn
A horror fan for as long as she can remember, Axelle Carolyn started out as a film journalist before writing and directing two award-winning short films in 2011, then her first feature, ghost story Soulmate, the following year. She is the creator and co-producer of 2015 horror anthology Tales of Halloween, for which she also directed a segment, alongside fellow TFH gurus Neil Marshall, Mike Mendez and Darren Bousman.