By far my favorite entity the Real Ghostbusters went up against is without a doubt,
Something about his character design is simply amazing or that the episodes were top notch.
His first appearance was in the episode, When Halloween Was Forever:
Thanks to The Flintstones over at Dailymotion for hosting the video (I expect it’ll come down eventually). You might also have to refresh this page to get the link to work.
When Halloween Was Forever is from Season 1, Episode 8
He only gets one additional spotlight episode, Halloween II 1/2
Thanks to Cartoons TV, also of Dailymotion, for hosting this episode. It probably has a higher chance of staying up as they at least modified it enough to avoid copyright, I’m not sure.
Halloween II 1/2 is from Season 3, Episode 7.
Here is a great wiki page about Samhain
Every year, I wish I had the Time Life The Real Ghostbusters gorgeous series set.
Luckily, Netflix is currently streaming the episodes so I’m definitely going to watch these episodes tonight.
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When Halloween Was Forever is written by J. Michael Straczynski, who had a awesome run on Amazing Spider-Man, until he didn’t.
I still love that Spider-Man : Last Stand storyline that was hinted at in Amazing Spider-Man 58 (the second volume) and continued in Amazing Spider-Man 500 (parts two and three of an arc celebrating Peter’s birthday and Spider-Man’s 500th issue of Amazing).
It is barely a handful of pages but it captured my imagination so much!
I’m so happy that Insomniac made it available as an alternate costume in their PS4 exclusive video game.
Thanks to YouTuber sebanatic5000 for hosting the video.
Thanks to kwingsletsplay for a great lore video. Like he says in the video, there isn’t a lot of information with the suit and storyline but it looks sensational!
I do wish his mask was the same shade of red, as it just looks too bright next to that collar.
Here is a link in case you want to know more about him.
That John Romita Jr. art is so spectacular!
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Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy wrote Halloween II 1/2, and I want to say one of these episodes aired during prime time which I remember feeling like a big deal.
If you want to learn more about the festival, Samhain, Wikipedia of course has an excellent article about it.
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Apparently there is a group of people trying to move Halloween to be the last Saturday of October, which I get but I also rather we not change a tradition that is hundreds of years old just for commercial purposes.
Sure, I remember being a child and wishing Halloween could be longer or trying to manage it and negotiating so I can stay up a little longer on a school night. That was part of the charm. Plus, I also vividly remember just sitting around all Saturday, just waiting for nighttime so we finally go out and start looking for houses with lit porch lights.
I also grew up on an Army base (Yuma Proving Grounds, represent!), so we were pretty limited in activities.
Nowadays, Walker Dennis has a full social card and we go or try to go to every Halloween event Helena has to offer, which is a bunch. Every Saturday, there has been an excuse to put him in his super cute Rookie Ghostbuster costume and take him to an event. As an adult, I just like being able to get my dollars’ worth.
He’s going to be so cute and he loves that cloth proton pack. Not bad for $35, it is a tad thin for Montana fall but he’ll wear some layers under it.
We took him to an event and there was a teenage boy in a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume and Walker Dennis immediately went for his proton gun and the teenager was nice enough to play along. It was super cute.
We’re way into Ghostbusters now.
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The other cool thing about Samhain on The Real Ghostbusters, is that he would just appear in the containment unit from time to time, as it costs nothing to just throw him into the back of a scene. Might as well reuse a design than pay someone to create a new ghost for one second of screen time.
He appears in the following videos
Xmas Marks the Spot (1×13)
The Devil to Pay (2×58)
Partners in Slime (5×6)
Deja Boo (6×10)
He also has a storyline in the first four issues of the second volume of IDW’s Ghostbusters run.
So like an hour and a half of content there.
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For my adult plans for Halloween, I’m hoping to play another round (or at least start) a new Until Dawn playthrough but this time, making Matt the aggressor in his relationship with Emily, instead of her bossing him around. I just want to experience something new with what will be my six or seventh playthrough.
I still can’t believe Jordan Fisher was Matt in Until Dawn, how did that come about? He’s such a big deal right now.
I sort of want to do this so that Matt and Emily would be the duo survivors. Which I know I can do by having Mike not catch up to Jessica (though I hate getting Jessica killed), Ashley locking Chris out, Ashley following the sound. Then I’m not sure how the final sequence will play out, have Sam successfully complete the Don’t Move sections until Emily gets out, then have Sam fail one, she dies, and Mike sacrifices himself to set up cabin ablaze? That’s how I envision it having to be.
I know that I have to get Matt to refuse to want to go the radio tower, so Emily would give him the flare gun and he won’t use it as I want him to use it in killing a wendigo.
I’m reading up and there is a way to get Matt to describe both the wendigo and the Psycho but does he ever meet the Psycho? I know he knows of him and is aware he exists as Chris and Ashley tell him and Emily about Josh’s death. That must be what Matt is repeating, and how the cable car was tampered with.
I sort of then want to do a playthrough where only Mike and Jess survive the night as well.
I guess there might be a way to get only Chris and Ashley to be the only ones left too.
I wouldn’t mind trying to do a playthrough where only Josh lives too.
I definitely still think about Until Dawn and how much fun I had and there’s so many different end game possibilities.
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Have a safe and happy Halloween! It is supposed to rain and snow this evening.