Happy Halloween – how about a taste of GB3: Hellbent?

I promised that if the Proton Charging Facebook page broke 3000 by Halloween, I’d post something from Dan Aykroyd’s first draft for a third Ghostbusters film. And 3000 was totally crushed within days.

So, as promised, here are two small tastes of the now unlikely to be released (elements will likely remain, but the main plot likely will not) Ghostbusters 3: Hellbent.

It’s DOCTOR Winston to you.

If you Master GB, you go blind.

Speaking of costumes – CNN says no to Sexy Ghostbuster.

The headline says it all – CNN’s new article on the top ten worst “Sexy” Halloween costumes put Ghostbusters at number 10.

The Halloween trend for women, it seems, has been to get sexier and more revealing every year. I’d be lying if I said I think that’s a bad thing, but there’s a problem. Some things should never, ever be made sexy–like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Optimus Prime, or Ghostbusters.

The problem is that not everyone agrees. So there is a Sexy Ghostbuster costume. And a sexy Iron Man getup. And a sexy Optimus Prime outfit.

10. Sexy Ghostbuster
It would be easy to start this one out with a “who you gonna call?” joke, but that would validate that this costume has anything to do with the awesomeness that is “Ghostbusters” aside from a logo. We simply will not do that. The Sexy Ghostbuster costume contains a revealing dress, Ghostbusters-logo hat, and a fake Proton Pack. Because a real Proton Pack would be cost-prohibitive.

Mind you, I think it’s just the lack of caring involved. The same goes for the Rubies costume. Unless you’re a kid (kids get a pass and can wear the Rubies costume all they want – not every kid has a kickass dad that will build them a pack), everybody knows you’re just mailing it in wearing a Sexy Ghostbuster or Adult Ghostbuster costume. At least lose the hat, add some prop accessories, and find yourself a real proton pack. Assuming you can’t make a jumpsuit look good, that is.

Sony sends out Ghostbusters-specific Halloween newsletter… a bit late.


Sony’s weekly (monthly?) email newsletter went out today (not subscribed? Don’t worry, you can read it here.) hyping Ghostbusters as a Halloween costume choice, as well as inviting fans to send in their own Ghostbusters costume picks. They also invite fans to talk about prop building on the Sony Ghostbusters messageboards, but with two days to go until the big day, it’s a little late.

Still, if you’re looking for a quick-and-dirty Rubies costume, the mailing will help you find a retailer near you. And getting to share your pics on the Sony Ghostbusters site? Nice!

SyFy show spots GB2 Fettucini painting on Sony lot.

SyFy’s original series, Hollywood Treasure, in which prop and costume hunter, Joe Maddalena, goes looking for lost and forgotten Hollywood gold that he can buy and then auction off. It’s like Pawn Stars meets Profiles In History.

In the second (and most recent episode), Joe visits Sony, and as he and his escort pass down a hallway, we get a clear shot of the Ghostbusters 2 Vigo painting, after it had been transformed goofily into the Ghostbusters – the Fettucini painting, if you will. We also get a clear sense of scale – the painting really is en par with the original Vigo painting, something the film never firmly established visually (obviously it would be, but there was something in the editing that kind of failed to anchor the idea.)

The painting is only seen in the episode – it is not part of any sale, so rest assured, it’s safe and sound at Sony (just as Vigo is safe and sound at Lucasranch.)

Americans, you can watch the episode online at SyFy Rewind. The rest of the world, America hates us. Well, SyFy does, at any rate.

Thanks to Joseph B. for the heads up and screenshot!