The opening cinematic for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of Ghostbusters: The Video Game is straight up channeling the spirit of the original movie, right down to the poorly synchronized, self produced ghostbustin’ commercial starring New York’s finest supernatural pest control team. It also marks a welcome return of occult-loving architect Evo Shandor and his demonic deity of choice, Gozer.
But things really get spooky when the iconic theme music kicks in, the siren song of one Ray Parker Jr. transporting us back to our collective childhoods, when Dan Akroyd wasn’t crazy, Slimer was still scary and fridges housed portals to parallel dimensions. That damn song is just as catchy as ever. Not to mention as haunting as ever – I fear the only way to get it out of my head is with a Ghosbusters-themed double-feature, the game from Atari and the Blu-ray from Sony Pictures.