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The Best of Ghostbusters Fan Videos 1997-2007

PermalinkBy Paul Rudoff on Jan. 22, 2015 at 7:49 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 2, Fans
The recently posting of all Slimer deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II by William Forsche (who has lots of other Ghostbusters II videos on Facebook) got me thinking about Ghostbusters videos, specifically Ghostbusters fan films.

When I became a part of the Ghostbusters online community in 1995/1996, there were no Ghostbusters fan films online. Back then, you were lucky to have a 28.8k modem with dial-up internet, so you didn't have the capabilities to view large full-length movies - and there certainly wasn't a YouTube, or anything like it. The first Ghostbusters fan video that appeared in 1998, "Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good", was less than 90-second long and the video files were almost as small as a postage stamp. Ten years later, Ghostbusters "fan films" would truly be films, full-length theatrically-screened motion pictures. Listed below are six of the more notable Ghostbusters fan videos to appear in this period of time. Some others are linked on the Spook Central Facebook page. Click on the images to view the videos (almost all are on external sites).

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I Go To Extremes (1997 or 1998)

Created by Paul Rudoff (that's me) - This is an Extreme Ghostbusters music video set to the song by Billy Joel. I edited this together using analog video dubbing equipment; no computer was used to make this video I made a bunch of music videos in the 1990s, and hope to eventually share them all.
ImageBustin' Makes Me Feel Good (1998)

Created by David Sadler, Brandon Crisp, Mark Argentini, and Rob Cleaton; released on December 14, 1998 - This was the first notable fan film, the premise is that two ghostbusters are sitting outside on a break after a long day of chasing the spooks when some punk starts giving them a hard time.
 
ImageReal Ghostbusters Wassup (2000)

Created by Chad Paulson; released on March 5, 2000 - This is a parody of a very popular Budweiser commercial that was airing at the time. Audio from the commercial is set to clips from RGB.
ImageFreddy vs. Ghostbusters (2004)

Created by Hank Braxtan; released on May 13, 2004 - This was the first real attempt to make a substantial fan film, and at roughly a half-hour in length, it was successful enough to spawn a full-length sequel.
 
ImageZootfly's Ghostbusters (2007)

Created by Zootfly; released on January 10, 2007 - The Slovenian video game developer released a couple of videos (and some concept art) onto the internet, which got fans thinking that they were working on a Ghostbusters video game (they weren't). Sony had those videos yanked off of YouTube claiming copyright infringement. You can view them here: Peter Venkman News Report, Blasting & Zapping, Ectomobile Models, Ectomobile Driving.
ImageReturn Of The Ghostbusters (2007)

Created by Hank Braxtan; co-associate produced by Paul Rudoff (me); released on October 31, 2007 - Following Freddy vs. Ghostbusters, this full-length 84 minute epic is the continuing adventures of the Denver Ghostbusters. I believe that this is the only Ghostbusters fan film to have gotten a theatrical release. Also, be sure to read the final shooting script (dated Nov. 7, 2005) and listen to the film score.
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