The next flick on our Top 25 Outdoor Halloween Movies
list is Ghostbusters
, the 1984 hit starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Ghostbusters is a well known film that will be an instant hit as an outdoor movie at your Halloween community or family event! Last year Open Air Cinema produced a screening of Ghostbusters
at the Los Angeles Film Festival as a part of their throwback cinema series for families, and it was a great success. Here's the theatrical release trailer for Ghostbusters
(trailers have sure changed since 1984!)
After being fired from Columbia university in New York City, three parapsychologistsPeter Venkman (Murray), Raymond Stantz (Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Ramis) decide to start up their own paranormal extermination service as "Ghostbusters".
They set up shop in an abandoned firehouse, and business gets off to a slow start. But business begins to boom after they begin work on a haunted hotel, and successfully catch and contain their first ghost. But when the EPA shuts down the power at their facility, the hundreds of captured ghosts are set loose, creating a disaster situation throughout the city.
Meanwhile, they begin to deal with a woman who is intricately tied in with a plot to destroy the world, and ultimately they confront the face of evil. Ghostbusters
is a movie that your community will come out and see, as they will not have viewed the film on the big screen since it was released in the 80's!
With screening Ghostbusters
as an outdoor movie, you could hold a costume themed contest for the scariest ghost, or best impersonation of a Ghostbuster! If anyone screens this film for their community this Halloween, share your story by posting to the comments section below! We'd love to hear how it went.