Ghostbusters

Movie • 1984 • Comedy  

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After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.
This movie contains 21 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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The Terror Dogs are possessor spirits. Although they can make humans shapeshift into similar forms, it is unknown if the Terror Dogs themselves were ever alive as we know it.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there blackface?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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LJConrad
Louis is chased by a demon and is shown in great distress, no one helps him and he is ultimately caught by the monster.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Venkman tricks two students during a test at the start. He lets a young woman believe she is correctly guessing cards when she is wrong, while he electrocutes a male student even when he does get the answer right.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Nebulacat
Two characters drink at the beginning, but neither gets drunk and no-one is an alcoholic.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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LJConrad
The dog-like demons are shown as charred husks at the end.
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Are animals abused?
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The charred husks of the dog-like demons are shown at the end.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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FleetwoodMacNCheez
Peter sedates Dana while she is possessed.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone restrained?
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LJConrad
Venkman is quite pushy towards Dana (and his lecherous behaviour towards the female student at the start) but this is played as charming and he doesn't force himself on her. Later when she is possessed, she forces herself on him and he extricates himself, showing that he would not take advantage of a woman. Later Dana and Louis kiss and presumably have sex while possessed, which is therefore without their consent.
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SiRenfield
A character almost has sex with a possessed person but they decide against it
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Skeltalmans
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is set alight before attempting to scale a tall building
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LJConrad
No but there is an earthquake and the main characters all fall into a hole as the road breaks up and for a few moments the worst is assumed before they manage to climb back out.
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Is there amputation?
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LJConrad
There is a lobotomy joke at the end where Louis dazedly agrees to giving the Ghostbusters part of his brain.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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LJConrad
Venkman repeatedly gives a male student electric shocks to his increasing discomfort and fear.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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LJConrad
Dana is grabbed and held down by demonic arms that rip through her chair and dragged screaming into the kitchen towards a demon. It is a distressing scene.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Nebulacat
Both Dana and Lewis get possessed and believe they're ancient spirits. The effects are reversed.
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Are there ghosts?
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thechonkyfrog
who..said no?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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LJConrad
No but Slimer the gluttonous ghost gobbles food and drink that falls straight through his body on to the floor.
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Does someone spit?
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LJConrad
When the student is electrocuted at the start, he spits his gum out and then puts it back in his mouth.
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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jdpamv
No copaganda but there are politics, it’s often considered the most libertarian (as in the U.S. Libertarian Party) Hollywood film. A private company are the heroes and big government, in the form of a pro-environment politician, is the villain.
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Medical
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EmmaWard55
A scientist performs an experience with two volunteered hooked up to electrodes. He lightly shocks the male participant several times for incorrect answers.
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Saborlas
No needles/syringes are seen onscreen, but Venkman does tell his friends that he sedated the possessed Dana with Thorazine. He uses the wrong measurement terminology (which can be alarming if you know what that much would actually DO), but that's because he's a psychologist and not a psychiatrist.
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LJConrad
Louis is picked up by the police and delivered to the Ghostbusters in a straight jacket.
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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jdpamv
Unconfirmed within the films but Dan Akroyd is autistic and based his acting in the role on himself, to an extent. Egon Spengler is also implicitly autistic/autistic-coded.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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ectoplasmic
At the beginning of the film when Venkman is testing ESP one of the characters is chewing gum aggressively.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Lantern
The elevator scene may be considered claustrophobic
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Harlbior
There is a gluttonous poltergeist that eats copious amounts of food, despite not having a stomach (or a corporeal body for that matter).
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kenny77
Multiple characters are implied to be autistic and are treated no differently
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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SiRenfield
Only in relation with more contemporary PG movies. “@$$” “d!ck” and “sh!t” but not much stronger than that
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Lantern
They use whatever pronoun best suits Gozer moment to moment as it is stated "It's whatever it wants to be" suggesting Gozer is gender fluid. Thus they adjust how they refer to Gozer depending on the current form
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thechonkyfrog
the black guy doesn’t die at all
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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jdpamv
Not sure if this counts more as misogyny or predatory but the testing scene at the start hasn’t aged well.
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jdpamv
There’s a genderfluid ghost but they’re implicitly a deity rather than a dead person.
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midwestrogen
early on, mentions of sch*zo and schizophrenia to dismiss people who saw a ghost
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
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Anonymous
a middle aged man lightly flirts with a young collage student in the first scene, she is not seen or mentioned for the rest of the movie. This is the only instance of an age gap
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Sex
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thechonkyfrog
ray dreams abt getting head from a ghost
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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Saborlas
Not in the final film. There's a deleted scene where Aykroyd and Murray play bums in Central Park, but it was cut because the director thought it would confuse people.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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ECTO-1 IN ACTION! It's considered a saddle up moment.
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Skeltalmans
The Ghostbusters cause a giant explosion in order to kill the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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