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While the impending Ghostbusters film received a lot of hate upon the release of its first trailer, the second trailer might put to bed a bit of that anger, thanks to its great blend of comedy and a ton of paranormal specters terrorizing the streets of New York. Check out the new trailer below!

Now, let's take a look at some of these ghostly enemies and a few other great moments in that trailer. And there's more than one callback to the original films here!

Lots Of Ghosts

It appears as if the new team will have their hands full with a whole parade of spooky apparitions. The main question is: Why are these ghosts all together? This might have something to do with the force that's trying to raise even more specters.

Logo Origin Story?

Maybe the Ghostbusters came up with the logo first and then it is painted here to show support for the team, but maybe someone sees a ghost and gives the team the idea of using it for themselves. Either way, they really plaster that thing all over the place. It's on their headquarters...

And On Their Car!


But while there might be too much focus on it, there's more of a reason behind this logo than first meets the eye. We'll get to that later. In the meantime, let's check out some bad guys!

Revamped Subway Ghost

The subway ghost was a fun villain in the original film and it's nice to see the throwback here — albeit this version looks a whole lot more sinister.

First Meeting

This scene is reminiscent of the very first time that the original team met a ghost out in the field, which you can see in the scene below!

Then There's... This Guy?

I have no idea what this guy is about, but he is shown shortly after Melissa McCarthy talks about someone using a device to amplify paranormal activity, so it's possible he's a Big Bad.

Possessed Thor. Run!

This isn't going to end well. Chris Hemsworth echoes Rick Moranis from the original film by trying to join the team, despite being a little... unsuitable for the job.

And He Looks Scary When He's Evil!

Presumably, from all of this machinery around him, whoever is possessing Kevin is the one trying to amplify paranormal activity, which is going to be a lot easier to do if it can possess people.

Giant Finale Alert

It looks like this must be the big climax of the film, where some sort of portal will be opened by the Big Bad and a whole mess of ghosts will pour out.

But Are Those Even Ghosts?

I mean, they really don't look like it — but neither did the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man I guess, and these guys are probably the equivalent.


Talk about a throwback! Slimer is one of the most well-known ghosts from the original film, and no wonder! He's just hilarious, and he loves to eat! Can ghosts even eat? Doesn't matter, point is that he's back!

And... Mayhem?

Several of the villains had already been teased, including a winged demon called Mayhem. Judging from his prevalence in this trailer, we can guess that he is one of the more troublesome apparitions, as we can see he perches on top of Leslie Jones's shoulders.

Logo Monster?

This villain was also previously teased. Supposedly his name is Rowan, and you'd be correct in thinking he looks exactly like the Ghostbusters logo — except, that is, for the burned half of his face (Two-Face?). So one question remains: Does somebody make a ghost that looks like the Ghostbusters logo, or is the Ghostbusters logo based off of this ghost?

We'll find out the answers to these and many other questions when Ghostbusters is released on July 15.


Which ghost are you looking forward to the most?


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