Explore the Many Hidden Messages of 'Ghostbusters' in 'Spook Central' Trailer (Video)
It's not that sequel Dan Aykroyd keeps talking about, but a new about "Ghostbusters" is being released in September.
"Spook Central" is a documentary which explores the many hidden messages that, apparently, exist within the subtext of director Ivan Reitman's 1984 comedy starring Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver.
Theories discussed in the trailer, include the invisible Coca-Cola product placement, as well as the film's comment on sexuality, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and smoking.
As one would expect, the serious conclusions drawn from the comedic story about three grown men using proton packs to capture ghosts sound pretty ridiculous. But after looking at the trailer for "Room 237," a documentary released earlier this year that similarly explored obsessive analysis of Stanley Kubrick's horror classic, "The Shining," it appears that the theories are supposed to sound ridiculous.
In fact, the entire presentation -- especially the on-screen text -- gently mocks "Room 237" and cinephiles' habits, in general, of digging way too deep into movies, resulting in interpretations that are way more intellectual than the filmmakers may have intended.
Is "Spook Central" designed to take its subject seriously, watch the trailer and decide:
For comparison, here's the trailer for "Room 237":