Watched Castle last night. It was their Halloween episode, so they had a ghosty plot. There were numerous references to GHOSTBUSTERS, each of which made me grin. I have songs from the GHOSTBUSTERS movie on my mp3 player and I always crank ’em up when they cycle through.

Now, my favorite Halloween movie is and will always be ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.

I also love HOCUS POCUS. I mean, Bette Midler? Lines like, “I always wanted a child. And now I think I’ll have one. ON TOAST!

But, you know…. And I’m sorry, but I have to say it, GHOSTBUSTERS makes me feeeel go-oo-od!

WRITING PROMPT: What scares your character more, the supernatural or creepy people?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “What IS It With GHOSTBUSTERS?

  1. Peter

    October 25, 2011 at 8:29am

    I also watched Ghostbusters but didn’t really liked it. But I like Bette Midler. It’s really amazing.

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      Marian Allen

      October 25, 2011 at 8:33am

      I don’t know why Ghostbusters tickles me so much. Part of it is the music, I’m sure. Part of it is the absurdity. I like subtle, dry humor, but I also have a real weakness for slapstick, and there’s plenty of that in Ghostbusters! lol!

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  2. katfrench

    October 25, 2011 at 9:59am

    I enjoyed the Ghostbusters references as well. Especially Beckett’s wry “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts,” line.

    We caught the last fifteen minutes of Ghostbusters on cable the other day. The Boy (14) had never seen it. He found the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man quite amusing. Then last night we introduced him to the 80s classic that is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. I’m quite sure his English and History teachers will really appreciate how that comes out in his dialogue at school today…

    I love Castle. The writing is always solid, and plus, Nathan Fillion. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      October 25, 2011 at 12:26pm

      Yeah, Castle is a favorite, especially when they do Firefly references. 🙂

      Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is one of the best time-travel films EVER!

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  3. Carol Preflatish

    October 25, 2011 at 8:04pm

    Castle was GREAT last night and Arsenic and Old Lace is a very favorite movie of mine, also. My mother-in-law played one of the sisters when they put that play on at the little theater in Corydon years and years ago.

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  4. Jane

    October 25, 2011 at 10:34pm

    Love Ghostbusters! It’s so cosmic. And comic.

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      Marian Allen

      October 26, 2011 at 7:35am

      Exactly! ExZAKtly! And it had hell-hounds in it! What’s not to like?

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  5. Candice

    October 26, 2011 at 7:45am

    I like ghostbuster the movie. I’ve watched it and it’s cool

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