Freeform heads toward Halloween with horror-comedy classic
Especially at this time of year, who ya gonna call? Oh, you know. Director Ivan Reitman’s original 1984 version of “Ghostbusters” — which Freeform shows Thursday, Oct. 28 — remains a classic, thanks in no small part to the good cheer among stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (also the film’s co-writer) and Ernie Hudson as they try to keep New York, and one apartment building in particular, safe from specters.
Murray’s character is especially keen on succeeding, since otherworldly forces make things tough for a client (Sigourney Weaver) he grows personally fond of. Rick Moranis also has a memorable turn, and of course, there’s that hugely popular Ray Parker Jr. theme song. “Ghostbusters” harkens back to comedies done by Bob Hope and others, but it’s still very much its own success.