Has Ghostbusters II Predicted The End Of The World?

It'S one of the most popular films of all time – but did Ghostbusters II tell us when the world will end?

The hit comedy was released in 1989 and starred Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd among a team of wise-cracking spectre hunters in New York City.

But if you cast your minds back, you might remember this revealing scene.


Murray, who plays psychologist Dr Peter Venkman, is interviewing two psychics, Milton Angland (Kevin Dunn) and Elaine (Chloe Webb), at the beginning of the film for his TV show, The World of the Psychic, filmed at the WKRR-TV Studio and which could be watched on channel 10.

Peter asks Elaine if she has a date in mind of when the end of the world will happen.

She replies: "According to my source", an Alien at the Paramus Holiday Inn, "the end of the world will be on February 14 in the year 2016."

Murray says: "Valentine's Day. Bummer", and notes that, most of the time, Aliens couldn't be trusted.

However, if the Alien at the Paramus Holiday Inn is to be trusted, expect fire and brimstone coming down from the skies, rivers and seas boiling, years of darkness! earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... and lots of mass hysteria!

As a user on Reddit recently pointed ou that this could have made for a great premise for a third Ghostbusters film starring the original cast. Nearly 30 years after the Ghostbusters successfully averted one world ending catastrophe they are called on to do it again. It would have made for a fantastic connection to the previous film.


Of course, there are a number of reasons that a third film in the franchise could never happen. Bill Murray has made it perfectly clear that he had zero interest in reprising his role, plus with the death of Harold Ramis it just would have been near impossible to make a third movie great without one of the people who was integral to both the cast and the writing. Still, it's a fun idea for a movie. Check out the full scene below:



Sources: Daily Star, CinemaBlend, Ghostbusters Wiki, IMDb.

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