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Are you Afraid of 'the 'Ghostbusters 2016' Remake?

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Published May 1st 2016
The clock ticked towards the spooky midnight hours. Suddenly all the lights in the building turned-off. Then the security door in front of me slowly shut by itself.
Ghostbusters 2016. Promo Pic.

I had a sinking feeling, and I was not standing in quicksand. So I ran. I ran all the way along the corridor in the opposite direction. Up ahead, the other security door shut by itself. Trapped like a mouse, I did not know what to do. Luckily I found my colleague, sitting alone in the dark…. scary as. Next thing she says - "Who are we going to call?"

I said the only thing any other sane, normal, level-headed human-being would say in that type of situation; "the Ghostbusters!" I cried in mock-desperation. We dialed numbers on our cells but they weren't picking-up any reception. We spent the next few hours scared sh—tless, carrying torchlights and peering around corners, half-expecting to see an axe-wielding monster straight out of the latest horror film.

Luckily, however, the landline was working and we managed to phone 000 and our heroes, the Firefighters, arrived in all their splendid strong amour like knights rescuing damsels in distress. However, they just laughed at our desperate looks of sheer horror and confusion, and said "the lights will be back on soon, something just went wrong in the mains."

But all I could hear were the eerie sounds of a horror movie soundtrack playing in the background of my mind. Luckily, it was just the stereo which somebody had forgot to turn off. Such is the very real impact of movies on the imagination of people long after they have seen them.

And it is back again this year are the Ghostbusters. Except it stars women instead of men. According to, the latest version of Ghostbusters has become the most disliked trailer in the history of YouTube. As if we care, right? I mean, seriously, it's only entertainment, it's not real life. It's not like ghosts are real... right?

Here is the trailer, judge for yourselves…

Five reasons to watch the remake of Ghostbusters

1. Because it is the most disliked trailer in the history of all movie trailers ever on YouTube.

2. For the CGI ghosts and the paranormal.

3. Nostalgia - days when you could run around the neighbourhood with all the other kids after dark while imitating your favourite Ghostbuster character in an all-out game of scare-the-heeber-jeebers out of the first person you see…while forming alliances and 'kid-gangs' in an attempt to recreate the gang of Ghostbusters. because y'know we were 'tough', and I was like, two at the time.

4. It's only entertainment.

5. If thoughts of The Ghostbusters does not have you listening to repeats of the theme song all day, then you're likely to be sick of Huey Lewis' 'I Want a New Drug' before today's up, as Allison Shoemaker from Consequences of Sound recently found out. And I thought I was the only one...

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