The 1984 classic Ghostbusters is the ultimate horror-comedy to screen for Halloween. The sequels and remakes? Not so much. But who knew that Ghostbusters was a remake? Enjoy the trailer for the original 1954 movie in which the Ghostbusters were played by Bob Hope, Dean Martin, and Fred MacMurray. The movie also features Jerry Lewis and Paulette Goddard, among other fine actors of the day.
But alas, you can't find this movie even in the archives. It's a mashup from YouTuber whoiseyevan, who edited 17 different sources together, along with music and intertitles, to make this masterpiece. The clips are from:
Ghostbusters, The Three Stooges, Scared Stiff, Ghost Breakers, Topper Takes a Trip, The Ghost Busters, Abbott and Costello meet the Invisible Man, Star Trek, Ghosts on the Loose, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Spooks Run Wild, The Absent-Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, The Caddy, 100 ans d'histoires de Bibendum
But think about it. The Ghostbusters movie we know and love is 38 years old. This black-and-white version would have been only 30 years older.