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Ghostbusters documentary Ghostheads set to commemorate 30 years of fandom

September 6th, 2015 by Marc Comments


It’s safe to say that none of us here at FTN liked the idea of a Ghostbusters reboot when it was announced last year, but while we’re slowly accepting the all-new continuity, there’s another GB project waiting in the wings for a 2016 release which we’ve been excited for since the beginning…

Ghostheads is set to be one of the biggest documentaries on the boys in grey ever, covering the last 31 years of the franchise. But what makes this one so special? Haven’t we heard all we needed to hear about Ghostbusters already? Perhaps not, because this is a documentary made by the fans, for the fans. Who else could be more qualified? Ghostheads in particular isn’t so much about the franchise, as it is about its loyal devotees; I’ve heard other reporters say that this is an attempt to revive Ghostbusters mania ahead of the new movie, but it’s clear from the trailer alone (below) that it never crossed over to the other side in the first place.

Ghostbusters franchises exist, even today! Fans have poured their time and effort into building Proton Packs from Radioshack parts, tracking down jumpsuits and even customising cars to create their own take on the Ecto 1. If ghosts really did exist, these people look like they could actually take them on… and win!

It’s a beautiful thing to behold, and a tremendous legacy for Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis.

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Director Brenden Mertins has finally decided that enough was enough, and it was time to actually record these devoted fans in action, travelling the world to bring us the unique ways in which so many people express their love for the franchise. It’s an impressive feat, one which will no doubt pay off. We will see just how much of a positive effect the various fans have on their communities, from taking part in festivals and parades, to visiting sick children in hospitals, and even helping those who suffer with their own health conditions. It will help to break through that stereotypical image of what a Ghostbusters fan is, and show the world just how much of a positive influence it can be.

And with the documentary still in production, its not too late for you to appear in it! Head on over to the official website to find out more! Or CLICK HERE to be part of this awesome GB celebration.

As I said at the beginning of this article, we are still unsure about Paul Feig’s reboot, as it puts a lid on the last 30 years of the franchise’s history, wipes the slate clean and begins with a new take on the story. Is that a wise decision? Will it work out? We don’t know, but for now we are confident in Ghostheads.

It looks to be a wonderful celebration of the series and its fans, and is a nice way to commemorate the end of the original franchise as we await the unknown future of the rebooted universe.

Plus it’s narrated by Slimer, so what’s not to love?!

 Ghostheads is aiming for a 2016 release.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….