One of the most enduring films of the 1980s, one that is still watched, beloved, referenced, merchandised, re-released and has a huge fan base is Ghostbusters. The 1984 comedy used some of the top comedic acting talents of the day to portray exterminators for ghosts. It's a novel concept of combining a mundane thing with something spectacular and it worked. Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson brought their characters to life using their comedic chops and created a classic film. Seeing Egon, Ray, Peter and Winston deal with the increasingly bizarre world around them provided plenty of humor to go with the great supporting cast of Annie Potts, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver, It was definitely something special.
Ghostbusters is still loved and watched today, but it's had a legacy much larger than anyone could have expected for a comedy film. The first spin-off was The Real Ghostbusters, an animated series than aired for seven seasons. Ghostbusters II would follow some years later, but never captured the audience or the success of the original. There have been further spin-offs on TV and film, Extreme Ghostbusters ran for forty episodes and the reboot film that was launched in 2016.
Ghostbusters has been around for over thirty years now and we're likely to see the film, it's merchandise, it's spin-offs and fans for many years to come.