It’s been 30 years since the paranormal comedy Ghostbusters first possessed the big screen – and to celebrate, audio-visual crew Eclectic Method have paid tribute to that classic film with a jittery remix. Jonny Wilson gives the original theme song a distorted electronic facelift, blending fragments of synths, programmed beats and snippets of dialogue from the film itself. On the visual side, cast members like Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd all make appearances – along with some of their demonic and ghostly nemeses. Check out the mash-up above, just in time for Halloween – but remember not to “cross the streams.”
“It’s Halloween, and it’s been 30 years since Ghostbusters was released, so I’m hitting two bats with one pumpkin with this Ghostbusters remix,” Wilson writes in the clip’s description. “Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd’s classic gets the rewind…..streams are crossed, Zuul prepares us for the coming of Gozer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow man appears in all his guises.”
Eclectic Method – formed in London by Wilson, Geoff Gamlen and Ian Edgar back in 2001 – have created similar remixes for other films, filmmakers (Wes Anderson), individual actors (Murray) and other random topics (“Orgasm Dubstep”). But one of their most popular clips is the inventive Wolf of Wall Street “Chest Thump Mix” they posted earlier this year. That video builds a loop of Matthew McConaughey performing his “money chant” into a electro-blues-pop workout, layering in cocaine snorts, awkward Jonah Hill dance moves and Leonardo DiCaprio shouting obscenities like a maniac.