Kiersten Essenpreis has created a series of prints hypothesizing what various villains, monsters, and cartoon characters do on their days off. On my day off, I went to the Museum of Natural History, but nobody made a drawing of me. (Actually, oddly enough, somebody did. But it’s funnier to say otherwise, so the artist will have to forgive me.)
Heard of the movie Room 237? It’s a feature length film where fans and scholars of the film The Shining expound at length about the hidden meanings and subtle interpretations of the film. The fact that there are enough of these theories to fill a feature is not particularly surprising: The Shining is one of the most famous horror films put to screen by a director whose life’s work is critically acclaimed, its production was riddled with strange stories, and the movie itself has quite a few strange and random details. Or perhaps they are just seemingly random. Anyway, according to a friend of mine who actually saw it, the “hidden meanings” in Room 237 run the gamut from “Wow, that’s super interesting” to “You, sir, are BONKERS.”
But this post is not about Room 237. It’s about the same concept, but applied to Ghostbusters. And if you think there are probably less weird theories about the hidden meaning behind Ghostbusters, you would severely underestimating the nature of fandom.
We’ve been wary about posting Ghostbusters 3 stories. First of all, it feels like there’s a new one every other week (if it’s any indication, our last post on the subject was titled “Part 73948 of the Ghostbusters 3 Saga“). And secondly, it never feels like it’s really going to happen. But Dan Akyroyd spoke recently about what the story would entail and it seems like a solid idea.
Matt Ferguson‘s poster designs please me. And apparently they please Marvel too, since they’ve been known to use his art for their Blu-ray releases. I hope they please you, too. They’re pretty cool. I think the Jurassic Park poster is my favorite, but that might just be my Jurassic Park bias rearing its head, Velociraptor-style. It happens.
Click on the images to see them larger. It’s worth it.
Artist Ale Giorgini packs characters a’ plenty in his group portrait versions of cult movies. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite: Is it Ghostbusters, because they’re all coming out of a proton pack?The Big Lebowski, because of the ferret (sorry, marmot) hanging out in the background? Star Wars, because… it’s Star Wars?
I can’t decide. I want to wallpaper my apartment with all of them.
Think you know your movie posters? What if they starred felines instead of people? Because cats make everything better, artist Brian Kirk replaced the usual folks in these film posters with them. Can you name them all?
You may be ready to call the Gangnambusters on Psy and all related parodies but give this one a try. It’s the Ghostbusters theme mashed up with Gangname Style and for whatever reason, it totally works.