You think Ghostbusters was an influence on Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Both show a world threatened with being overwhelmed by supernatural forces that specialists in arcane arts must destroy or contain;
Both are matter-of-fact about how those specialists attack the bad guys;
Both have heroes researching arcane manuscripts (or not-so-arcane building blueprints, but you get the idea) to find the info needed to stop the Big Bad;
Both are funny;
Both are sexy (our audience [at Cort and Fatboy's Ghostbusters screening] heartily approved of Signourney Weaver, Annie Potts and, of course, the sex ghost)…
Both are insanely quotable;
And, um, the villain in Ghostbusters II is, er, kind of vampire-like. Um. *theory comes crashing down like torrents of melted marshmallow*
(If y’all can somehow
wrench in to fitapply this theory to, say, Supernatural, The X Files, or whatever, go for it.)
(And if any of my readers use this as an excuse to picture Willow or Xander or whomever wearing a proton pack and nothing else, well, I’m not gonna stop you.)
I wrote this two years ago. Didn't get a response. Thought I'd re-share it.
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