Cleanin’ up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters review


Ghostbusters is one of those films that feels like it’s been around forever, yet we don’t really know the full story of how it came to be.

Well, this is about to change with the heartfelt documentary, Cleanin’ up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters.

Feeling even more poignant given the passing of Harold Ramis, the only notable absentee from this feature-length doc is, of course, Bill Murray, which I’m sure won’t surprise many.

From stories of the creation of Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man to casting choices that could have been, this is an enthralling watch which has something for everyone.

Writers Anthony and Claire Bueno clearly have an affinity for the project and thus go to lengths to interview as many of the production crew as possible plus filtering the feature with so many fascinating behind the scenes shots.

What’s most pleasing about watching this was seeing how proud Dan Akroyd, Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver all are of Ghostbusters and its enduring legacy in cinema.

It was exciting to find out that the Bueno’s are also working on another documentary on the sadly-maligned Ghostbusters II, which if it’s half as good as this one will be another essential watch.

Cleanin’ up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is set for its European premiere on 3rd December at the BFI’s IMAX Cinema in London.

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