Tuesday, May 15, 2012

'Ghostbusters' NYC tour: Better than Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947

Have you ever wanted to hop in Ecto-1 and leave the firehouse headquarters in TriBeCa to check out paranormal activity in the New York Public Library in Midtown and at an Upper West Side apartment - and perhaps pop into Columbia University in Washington Heights to harass Dean Yeager?

If you're a) A fan of one of the best movies ever, and b) a paranormal pop culture junkie, then clearly the answer is yes, and you already knew I was talking about locations from the classic 1984 movie Ghostbusters. 

Well, as it happens, a lot of Big Apple ground is covered in the movie, and the boys over at Bleeding Cool have put together a pretty awesome video tour guide (and with electric guitar accompaniment) which includes location, according to appearance in the movie, that allows you to relive the best lines all in one day.

This is super cool, and as a fellow New Yorker, I'm pleased to say it's also accurate. Although, since you won't likely have a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor combo car to drive around in, you'll have to settle for a Metrocard and a subway line - but anyone who lives in NYC knows a ride on the trains can sometimes be a more haunting experienc more frightening than the Tunguska blast of 1909. And we think Dr. Raymond Stantz would approve.

-Aaron Sagers

(Via BuzzFeed)

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