Supernatural activity is ramping up as they get their first call from cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), who sees a demon dog in her fridge, spouting the name “Zuul.” Demon fridge dogs are never a good portent (plus, they step in the butter), and the Ghostbusters have to take down a god and a demi-god who possess Dana and her weird neighbor Louis Tully (Rick Moranis). These guys battle the forces of evil with nothing but some proton packs and quippy lines.
I won’t try to convince you that the special effects are sound. Even as a tiny person in 1984, I could see how crappy they were, but it doesn’t matter. The demon dogs look like early claymation, and the lines from the proton packs could be done better with an iPhone these days, but none of that changes how absolutely hysterical this film is. Peter is a jerk and a bit of a creeper, but you put him up against Sigourney Weaver, and it has the right effect. No one is trying to make him look like he’s not a creeper, and let’s just say the sequel reminds us that he’s not exactly relationship material.