First off, the ghosts, namely Slimer, or as I call him Slimer 2.0. In the first movie, Slimer was so scary that I had to change all the locks in my house. Boy, was the locksmith busy that day I tell you. But in Ghostbusters 2, Slimer is just so much more scarier. First of all, he smells really bad. Luis Tully ran out of the Ghostbusters house with papers flying everywhere. Second he got hired by the MTA to drive a bus. What’s scary about that you ask? Duhh, he doesn’t have a license! Can you imagine Slimer at the DMV trying to get his bus drivers license? That’s just ludicrous. Luis Tully was lucky he didn’t get hurt. Also, remember when the Titanic arrived at Pier 54? That was like over a 1000 ghosts! It would take an army of Ghostbusters to catch em all!
But the scariest, most bone-tingling aspect of Ghostbusters 2 is…. Oscar the baby. Don’t think a cute little baby can be scary? Think again, because this baby takes you on a rollercoaster ride of chills, thrills, and spills. Did you see the anguish and terror in that baby’s face when it almost got eaten by the slime bathtub? How about the soft ticklish innocence on display when the Ghostbusters were checking his stool sample? Its called RANGE Academy voters, RANGE! But back to the scary, did you know those babies actually climbed out onto that ledge for real! They didn’t even have wires! How’d they do it? I don’t know, they’re pros. You know when there’s a chance an actor might actually get hurt doing a stunt, that it just adds to the overall intensity to the scene. And lastly, when Vigo dropped the baby, that was NOT staged. Vigo really dropped him, and thank God Venkman was there to catch him. But don’t blame the actor who played Vigo, the baby told him to go crazy and just improvise. Its the fearlessness of the actors that made this movie so damned fearful! They bring you right to the edge and nearly dump you over, but save you just in time to put the Statue of Liberty right back on Liberty Island. Ghostbusters 2, truly, the scariest movie of all time!
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