Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.
The studio didn't want the scene of Shanks flipping off the women as they were worried it would "scare away families." Early internet comments presumably before the focus became man-babies complaining about the female cast begged Feig to make it family friendly like the original. "If you watch the original they swear constantly, they smoke constantly, and then there's fellatio from a ghost. So people remember what they want to remember." See more »
At first glance, it would seem that Erin has awards from various physics organizations on the wall of her office at Columbia University, but that they all use the exact same formatting, including the same font. Upon closer inspection (high-def Blu-ray helps), they are actually different awards from the same organization ("The American Physical Society"). As such, it would not be unreasonable for them to all have the same formatting and fonts. See more »
Tour Guide Garrett:
The Aldridge Mansion is the only 19th century home in New York City preserved both inside and out. At the time of its construction, it was one of the most elegant homes in existence featuring every luxury including a face bidet and an anti-Irish security fence.
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There's a scene that happens during the first few end credits, that features an appearance by Sigourey Weaver. See more »
The extended version of the film runs 17 minutes longer and features many additional scenes and subplots featuring Justin Kirk playing Phil Hudson the boyfriend to Erin Gilbert; Elizabeth Perking playing Phyllis Adler, a resident professor and rival to Erin; Lesley Nicole playing Mrs. Potter, an elderly hotel resident who interacts with Rowan; and Chris Gethard, a belligerent internet blogger who gets assaulted on the street by Erin. See more »