The League of S.T.E.A.M. – Ghostbusters (1884)

I freely admit I’m not the biggest fan of Steampunk, and that’s nobody’s fault really – it’s just not my bag, baby. But, that said, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Steampunk Ghostbusters, ever since they first popped up on the cos-play scene.

Now some of those clever wonks have gone and made themselves a fantastic, silent-film era version of Ghostbusters – in their own way, they’ve matched and occasionally exceeded the last retro-imagining of Ghostbusters.

Here now – rescued from an old steamer trunk in someone’s dusty attic, no doubt – is The League of S.T.E.A.M. (Supernatural and Troublesome Ectoplasmic Apparitional Management). Big ups to for the original story.

When your seance moves from floating trumpets to angry spirits, who are you going to telegram?

And for those curious, the rag-time cover of Ghostbusters is courtesy of Scott Bradlee – you can (and should) check out his album of 80s covers, in piano rag-time of course, on iTunes.

But wait! There’s more!

That’s just their parody of the Ghostbusters TV commercial – they actually have a web series!

Because it's Friday: 12 Weirdest GB tributes on YouTube

Take a look at this guy;

Then imagine there are 11… ELEVEN!!!! …11 weirder tributes to Ghostbusters on YouTube. Why Total Film didn’t have an article or review to write, I’ll never know, but they did this and here it is.

Thanks, I think, to Matthew for the heads up. He may have meant it as a warning, I’m not sure, but I looked anyhow…

[UPDATE] Having gone through them all, I don’t know that anything beats the first one in the weird department… Frankly, the top three are awesome! But then, we’re biased.

Ghostbusters anniversary screening on YouTube gives H-wood a wake up call.

While YouTube has been partnered with Sony’s Crackle online content arm for a few months now, the special, one-week YouTube promotion has sparked a lot of interest amoung studios, who are now pondering the viability of renting or selling movies through YouTube directly to customers – the reason for this deep thinking?

680,000 viewers in a single week.

If by this time next year you can buy a movie through YouTube, you can thank Ghostbusters.