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This July it’s not just about the Ghostbusters reboot as the Ghostheads Documentary hits Netflix

July 1st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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This July is a big one for Ghosbusters fans…

And we’re not just talking about the reboot from Paul Feig because, let’s be honest, no matter what you say, if you’re a Ghostbusters fan – a Ghosthead – you’re going to go see it. It’s in your DNA.

But on the same day it arrives in the US – July 15th – we’ll all be in the music store picking up our musical score and soundtracks (DNA, ok!?) and then off to the comic store for the first collected volume of Ghostbusters International from IDW.

But what then? Well… we’ll have our Ecto-Cooler drink and our Twinkies as we head home to stick on Netflix and watch Ghostheads!

Eh?

Ghostheads is a documentary by friend of FTN Brenden Mertens – we were at one point set to appear in it but time and commitments left it impossible – that focuses on the Ghostbusters fans throughout the world and the good they do: “Ghostheads are friendly people — there’s not really any animosity like in other fandoms we’ve seen,” says Merten.

“They really use their powers for good — raising money for their local communities, providing a place for people who may otherwise feel alone, and visiting children’s hospitals in full gear, brightening the days of every child they meet.”

The documentary will not just focus on the fans however, as it also features Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Paul Feig and more…

So when you see Ghostbusters, see Ghostheads too. You know you want to.

GHOSTHEADS looks back at the impact the Ghostbusters franchise has had on fans over the past three decades. Through interviews with key cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Paul Feig, and many more, as well as with the Ghostbusters fan community from across the globe, Ghostheads presents countless humanizing stories about overcoming obstacles, comradery, and the idea that no one should ever feel alone or isolated. From Tom Gebhardt, a young man from New Jersey who’s built his own Ecto-1 and feels most like himself when in uniform, to a woman who won her battle with addicition by focusing her energy on building props from the films, to Peter Mosen, the “Original Ghostbusters Fan,” who’s been dressing up like Ray Stantz since the first film’s release, and whose passion landed him a small part in the sequel. Ghostbusters has impacted many lives over the past 30 some-odd years, and these are some of the fans who continue to carry the torch of the franchise’s positive messaging, all over the world.

You can also check the all-new Gadgets promo video from the Ghostbusters reboot here 

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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….

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