As evidenced by the extreme reactions to the new Ghostbusters movie, it turns out people are extraordinarily passionate about that franchise. And while a lot of those reactions have seemingly opened a gateway of the worst corners of the internet to spew their hatred alongside average people who simply don't think the movie looks that great, Ghostheads is a new documentary that showcases the altruistic side of Ghostbusters fandom.
The doc hits Netflix on July 15, the same day Paul Feig's new movie arrives in theaters.
GHOSTHEADS looks back at the impact the Ghostbusters franchise has had on fans over the past three decades. Through interviews with key cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Paul Feig, and many more, as well as with the Ghostbusters fan community from across the globe, Ghostheads presents countless humanizing stories about overcoming obstacles, comradery, and the idea that no one should ever feel alone or isolated. From Tom Gebhardt, a young man from New Jersey who’s built his own Ecto-1 and feels most like himself when in uniform, to a woman who won her battle with addicition by focusing her energy on building props from the films, to Peter Mosen, the “Original Ghostbusters Fan,” who’s been dressing up like Ray Stantz since the first film’s release, and whose passion landed him a small part in the sequel. Ghostbusters has impacted many lives over the past 30 some-odd years, and these are some of the fans who continue to carry the torch of the franchise’s positive messaging, all over the world.