25 Things You Didn't Know About Ghostbusters

22. The PKE Meter Appears Again In They Live

Ghostbusters 1984
Universal Pictures/Columbia Pictures

They Live is a 1988 action horror directed by John Carpenter and 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper. It is a classic of its genre and cemented the legendary wrestler as a true badass both in and out of the ring. But did you know the movie has a link to Ghostbusters?

During one scene, we see an alien soldier utilise a genuine PKE meter, straight off the set of Ghostbusters as a communicator and an alien tracking device. No attempts were made to redesign the prop, or camouflage the similarities, despite there only being four years between the two movies.

Spengler's self-made tool for measuring Psycho-Kinetic Energy would also reappear in the Hulk Hogan action comedy Suburban Commando, which also starred The Undertaker in a role he would probably rather forget.


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