Monster of the Day #1122 Updated on March 23, 2015 By Ken Begg 18 Comments I’ve never been a fan of this film, which puts me in a small minority, but the monsters are admittedly pretty good. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1610 (Aug 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1609 (Aug 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1608 (Aug 15, 2017) Monster of the Day #1607 (Aug 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1606 (Jul 20, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Flangepart The look on Venkman’s face when Egon asks him to collect slime…heh heh heh… BeckoningChasm One of the aspects of this film that bugs me is the music–it’s way too “comedy ahoy!” Odd coming from Elmer Bernstein, who knew that in Animal House the music had to be absolutely straight. Cullen Waters This is exactly why I never get my library books returned on time. bgbear_rnh Elmer was getting old, can’t expect “Robot Monster” at this point of his career ;-) Funny, your comment made me think about what this film would have been like if it had been a straight horror film. Eric Hinkle “Egon! Here’s your mucus.” Flangepart Hummm…interesting. Hadn’t thought about that. Heh…imagine the Star Trek films with the Star Wars music. How would that work? bgbear_rnh The Federation is the Empire! ;) Rock Baker If it’s what I think it is (GHOSTBUSTERS?) then I have to admit that I never really got it either. zombiewhacker The Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis subplots simply did not work. Cut their scenes out completely (and patch the resulting plotholes) and you’d have an infinitely more watchable movie. (Now if I could only track down a copy of the 1945 Olsen/Johnson flick Ghost Catchers…) bgbear_rnh I suppose opera fans didn’t get “Night at the Opera” ;-) bgbear_rnh Bill Murray was paid by the funny line so, they thought they could save some cash padding with Rick Moranis. BeckoningChasm Let’s see…Egon would have come across as creepy and inhuman, Stanz as obsessive and distant, Ernie Hudson would have had no real impact (just like the film as it is), and Venkman would have been the comedy relief…with Tully the Odious Comedy Relief. (Though I actually think Moranis is funnier than Murray here.) BeckoningChasm Eh, don’t get me started on Star Trek scores…while I think ST:TMP and Wrath of Khan have magnificent scores, the music for the fourth one is simply god-awful–it almost makes the movie unwatchable. bgbear_rnh In a “real” horror film poor Ernie would be the first to get killed. Galaxy Jane I’m just the right age that this particular monster scared the hell out of me, no matter how funny the rest of the movie was. This and the undead cabby both gave me fits. Eric Hinkle Undead, but hey, at least that cabbie understood English. Galaxy Jane That would be an advantage over the last (only) New York cabbie I rode with. Flangepart Ghostbusters as a Marx brothers film…yeah, baby!