When thinking about iconic eighties movies, there’s always
one question that runs through your mind, and that’s who you gonna call? The answer has always been a resounding GHOSTBUSTERS, but who knows how different things could have been if writer Dan Aykroyd had chosen to use one of his original titles?
It isn’t just the name of the film that was changed without
us ever knowing. Over the decades lots of fascinating facts have come to light
surrounding the history of the Ghostbusters movie, many of which are
as fun and unexpected as the story
So, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a know it all in the
field of ghostbusting circa 1984, then why not put your proton pack where your
mouth is, grab yourself a Twinkie, and dig deep into the mythos of
this bonafide classic.
25. Don't Cross The Streams
Perhaps the biggest truth any of us ever learned came
directly from the mouths of our beloved Ghostbusters, and that is under no
circumstances should you EVER cross the streams.
According to Egon, crossing the streams as being like
"all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in
your body exploding at the speed of light", which definitely sounds like
something you’d want to avoid. Surprisingly though, that iconic line, and
important plot point, never existed before filming began.
Ramis would go on to explain that in the final shooting
script, any actual mention of how the team manages to defeat Gozer was just
left out. When it came to filming, the guys relied on a load of nonsensical
psychobabble about what could happen if their blasters overlapped to baffle
audiences in the hopes that no one would notice. Fortunately for everyone
involved, the plan worked, and an iconic movie moment was born from a split-second