Ghostbusters

Three unemployed supernatural investigators start a ghost hunting business.
Feel-Good
Horror for Beginners
United States
1984
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Kid Friendly
Character Focus: 
Giant Film
Ghost Film
Animals: 
Imaginary
Dimensional: 
God
Teleporter
Unknown
Fluids: 
Ooze
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Golem
Lycanthropy: 
Werecreature
Statues: 
Gargoyle
Wizards: 
Possessor
Evoker
Conjurer
Transmuter
8
A gateway into supernatural horror!
8
7.04
8
8
4
4
3
Effects
Dialogue
Performances
Here’s a perfect mix of comedy, horror and fantasy that will get straight to your heart and guts. In a way, it is also a light superhero story. Because it is perfectly suitable for a child as much as the general audience, Ghostbusters is eerie, makes you jump, shiver, but features virtually no gore. There are monsters, though, and plenty of them. The effects are amazing and one of a kind.
The score and soundtrack play a big role in delivering a fun supernatural aura that penetrates the screen. While some of the creature effects are a little cheap, most of the ghost effects blend well with the picture. This one isn't all about visuals. The characters and the story are compelling and the dialogue is catchy.
The actors are perfect in their roles and their performances are close to flawless. Ghostbuster isn't shy on effects, making use of animatronics, rubber suits and an abundance of color keying. Get ready to be entertained all the way through; sucked in a surreal New York that gets increasingly sinister as subplots converge.
Subgenres of Terror 2020: School Slashers

Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent school slasher films and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?

Universal Classic Monsters Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 31 Universal classic monster movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Scary, Tense, Shocking & Sad

Here’s a selection of 200 horror and horror-adjacent movies, ranked, rated, and reviewed by critic Steve Hutchison. All movies are considered scary, tense, shocking, and sad. These are not for the squeamish!

Fun, Sexy & Gory

Here’s a selection of 200 horror and horror-adjacent movies, ranked, rated, and reviewed by critic Steve Hutchison. All movies are considered fun, sexy, and gory. It’s the ultimate party mix!

Scary, Shocking, Gory, Weird & Sexy

Here’s a selection of 200 horror and horror-adjacent movies, ranked, rated, and reviewed by critic Steve Hutchison. All movies are considered scary, shocking, gory, weird, and sexy. Let’s get down and dirty!