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EXT.

RESTAURANT - NIGHT
A waiter sweeps the front steps of a small restaurant. A sign
above the doorway reads: RUNDERSMITH’S TAVERN.
INT. RESTAURANT - KITCHEN - NIGHT
JOSH (21) washes dishes. He’s chubby and wearing a hair net.
CHRISTINE (23) enters. She’s beautiful, smart, a waitress.
She holds up a glass of water that’s streaked with mustard.
CHRISTINE
Josh, what is this?
JOSH
That is a glass. You put water in
it and drink from it. It’s pretty
cool, you should try it some time.
CHRISTINE
No, it’s mustard. Can you please do
your job so I don’t get yelled at?
A beat.
JOSH
You know, as you get older, you’re
getting this weird little mustache.
You should really get that looked
at.
Christine grumbles. The owner of the restaurant, WALT (40),
grabs a tray of food that’s ready to go out.
WALT
I swear, I’ve never seen a brother
and sister who fight as much as you
two. Christine, why don’t you help
Josh take the trash out to the
barn? That way we can close up
before midnight.
CHRISTINE
What? I don’t want to go in there,
Walt. It’s creepy.
WALT
I don’t care if it’s creepy--the
faster he gets back in here, the
faster we can all go home. So go
ahead and help him.

2.
CHRISTINE
But Walt, I-Josh shoves a giant, bursting bag of trash into Christine’s
arms.
JOSH
Here ya go. The extra smelly and
heavy one.
EXT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Josh and Christine head towards a creaky, old BARN behind the
restaurant. Christine struggles with her huge trash bag,
while Josh easily carries his with one hand.
JOSH
C’mon, let’s pick up the pace, huh?
We don’t have all night, ya know.
INT. BARN - NIGHT
Josh opens the door. The barn is filled with rusted TOOLS,
weird ANTIQUES, and boxes full of BOOKS.
Christine drops her bag of trash.
CHRISTINE
Okay, let’s get out of here. This
place is disgusting.
Josh looks around the barn. There are old circus posters on
the walls.
JOSH
Hold on, I love looking at this
stuff. It’s so weird.
The wind picks up.
CHRISTINE
Yeah, that’s great, Josh. Let’s go.
I’m freezing.
JOSH
Don’t be such a baby. Look, it’s
Walt.
Josh points to a picture framed on the wall. Christine
crosses to it.

3.
CHRISTINE’S POV The photo shows A YOUNG BOY (6) sitting on a couch and
reading a book with an OLD MAN (90).
CHRISTINE
Oh yeah, it must be. Who’s that
with him, his grandfather? That guy
looks like a hundred years old.
JOSH
Yeah, I know. Whoa, check it out-old magazines.
Josh inspects a bookshelf of tattered MAGAZINES.
CHRISTINE
I don’t think you should touch
those, Josh.
Josh opens one of the magazines.
JOSH
What, you think someone’s gonna
care? Maybe there are some old
nudie mags in here. Holy crap, this
one is from 1909.
(reading)
Tobin’s Chronicle of Magic and
Otherworldly Creatures.
Josh tosses the magazine away and looks through another one.
The WIND picks up again. The barn door CREAKS back and forth
and then closes. Christine shivers.
CHRISTINE
C’mon, Josh. This is creepy and
it’s getting cold. Let’s go.
JOSH
No, wait, wait, hold on. Look at
this.
A BANGING comes from the roof of the barn. Christine looks
up.
CHRISTINE
Josh, we need to go help close up
the restaurant. Come on.
JOSH
What, are you really scared right
now?
(MORE)

4.
JOSH (CONT'D)
Wow, that is really sad, Chris. Oh
no, look at me, I’m a magical
creature! Ooooo!
Josh reads from the magazine in a dramatic voice.
JOSH (CONT’D)
Valsidrahide! Malandrhide!
Keenasovo! Krandoo!
Josh laughs.
JOSH (CONT’D)
What is that, Yiddish or something?
Christine stares at Josh’s hands. Her eyes go wide.
CHRISTINE
Josh...? Josh.
What?
Josh.

JOSH
CHRISTINE

Josh looks up, annoyed.
What?

JOSH

Christine points at Josh’s hands. He looks down.
JOSH’S POV Yellow SLIME is oozing out of Josh’s hands and dripping onto
the floor.
Aaah!

JOSH (CONT’D)

Josh drops the magazine and jumps back. The slime pours from
his fingers like a faucet.
CHRISTINE
What is that, what is that?!
JOSH
I don’t know! I don’t know! Aaah!
It burns!
(sniffs his hands)
And smells like shit!

5.
Josh panics and waves his hands wildly, flinging slime all
over the barn. A glob of it lands on Christine’s face.
CHRISTINE
Eeeeww! Stop! Stop!
Christine looks toward the magazine on the floor.
Oh my god.

CHRISTINE (CONT’D)

CHRISTINE’S POV The magazine FLUTTERS, its pages quickly turning, as GREEN
SMOKE billows from it, filling the barn.
Christine hears a RATTLING to her right. She turns.
CHRISTINE’S POV Five small WOODEN TOTEMS are sitting on a shelf nearby. They
have TERRIBLE DEMON FACES carved into them and are shaking
violently.
Josh is terrified.
JOSH
Holy crap, what the hell’s going
on? We better get out of here, we
better-BOOM! An explosion of LIGHT and SOUND erupts as FIVE GHOSTS
burst from the wooden totems! They fly around the barn and
begin smashing the antiques and wooden shelves. Two of the
ghosts spot Josh and Christine and fly right into their
bodies, disappearing in a flash of light.
Josh and Christine drop to the ground, terrified and huddled
together. One of the remaining ghosts swoops down and
SCREECHES just inches from Christine’s face.
Suddenly the barn door is KICKED open and a MAN (60) enters.
He is dressed in a brown jumpsuit, has weird GOGGLES on his
eyes, and wears a strange BACK-PACK. The back-pack is
connected to two PISTOLS that he holds in each hand.
The man BLASTS the ghosts with his pistols, and the guns emit
streams of BLUE and ORANGE ENERGY. The man WHIPS the streams
around and they SMASH whatever they touch as the ghosts try
to flee.
Finally one of the ghosts gets caught in the streams. As it
struggles and HOWLS, the other two ghosts flee, escaping
through the wall.

6.
The man tosses out a YELLOW-AND-BLACK BOX that is connected
to a PEDAL. He maneuvers the ghost over the box, steps on the
pedal, and A CONE OF LIGHT shoots out of the box and sucks
the ghosts into it. When they are gone, the box closes and
BEEPS.
All is quiet. Josh and Christine stare at the man. He walks
over to the box and picks it up, inspecting it.
CHRISTINE
Who--who are you?
The man takes off his goggles and turns to Christine and
Josh. He is RAY STANTZ (60).
RAY
My name is Dr. Raymond Stantz. And
you, I’m afraid, are in very big
trouble.
The drums of the GHOSTBUSTERS theme kicks in and the NO-GHOST
SYMBOL appears as the song plays over images of New York
City.
INT. NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT - DAY
MIKE XANDER (21) rolls over in bed and shuts off his BEEPING
alarm clock. He is funny, smooth-talking, a slacker.
Mike notices a RED-HEADED GIRL (20) sleeping next to him. Her
hair covers her face.
MIKE
Oh, hello...Stacey?
Mike moves the hair away.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Oh, Danielle. Morning, Danielle.
Mike stands and puts his pants on.
MIKE (CONT’D)
(whispering)
I thought Danielle hated me?
DANIELLE wakes up and realizes where she is.
DANIELLE
Ugh. Mike? What time is it?

7.
MIKE
Eight. We gotta get to class. And I
thought you hated me?
DANIELLE
(holding her head)
I do. How much did I drink last
night?
Mike grins.
MIKE
Just enough to make a decision you
normally never would, apparently.
INT. NYC APARTMENT - KITCHEN - DAY
KARANNA SPENGLER (19) sits at a table, wearing a bizarre
helmet and working on a boxy contraption with WIRES and
SILVER COILS. She is incredibly smart, but
emotionally...distant.
OSCAR VENKMAN (22) enters. He is shy, excitable, sweet.
OSCAR
Hey, Karanna. You still working on
that thing?
KARANNA
Yeah, I’m just double-checking the
Tesla coils before I hand it in to
Professor Spengler today. They
don’t seem to be working properly.
OSCAR
I thought Mike was supposed to work
on those last night?
Karanna shoots Oscar a look.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
(laughing)
Oh, right.
Oscar opens a cupboard and retrieves a box of cereal.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
And Egon is your uncle, ya know. I
don’t think you have to call him
Professor Spengler.

8.
KARANNA
It’s better for the teacher-student
relationship if it remains on those
terms. Don’t you call your step-dad
Dr. Venkman when you’re in the lab?
OSCAR
Uh, no. But that reminds me--I was
working on the ESP experiment last
night, and I think there is a
connection between wrong answers
and electric shocks.
KARANNA
You do? When were you working on
this? Last night?
OSCAR
Yeah. I couldn’t really sleep, so I
just stayed up and looked over the
data.
Karanna crosses to Oscar and stands behind him.
KARANNA
Insomnia is a very serious
disorder, Oscar. You haven’t been
sleeping much at all since we all
moved in here. Do you think it’s
caused by nerves, maybe, from
living away from home for the first
time?
OSCAR
I’m fine, Karrie. Don’t worry about
me.
Worry?

KARANNA

Oscar turns around.
OSCAR’S POV Karanna is wearing the strange helmet and now scanning
Oscar’s back with a wand-like device.
KARANNA (CONT’D)
Oh, right. Worry.
OSCAR
(laughing)
Thanks for your concern, Karrie, I
appreciate it.

9.
Mike enters.
MIKE
Hey, you assholes missed an awesome
party last night. I told you you
shoulda come with me.
KARANNA
I had work to do. Plus alcohol
kills brain cells and weakens every
major body function.
MIKE
That’s great, Karrie.
(to Oscar)
Oscar, why were you up so late last
night? I thought maybe you couldn’t
sleep from all the noise I was
making.
Mike grins, grinds his crotch, and waves his hands in front
of him.
MIKE (CONT’D)
You know what I’m saying? Know what
I’m saying?
OSCAR
No, I don’t. What is that? Were you
churning butter?
MIKE
No, man, with Danielle! You know!
OSCAR
Danielle? I thought she hated you?
MIKE
I did too, but I guess not no more.
It was awesome, too--we came home
and she was like biting my ear, and
then we went upstairs, and I’m not
sure what happened next, but it was
great.
He puked.

DANIELLE (O.S.)

Oscar, Karanna, and Mike turn and see Danielle. She heads for
the door, holding her shoes in her hand.
DANIELLE (CONT’D)
He puked on my shoes, he cried, and
then he passed out.
(MORE)

10.
DANIELLE (CONT’D)
If any of you geeks tell anyone I
was here last night, I’ll kill you.
Also, Mike, I stole a pair of your
sneakers. Bye.
Danielle exits. Mike watches her go.
MIKE
Man, I love college.
INT. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CLASS ROOM - DAY
EGON SPENGLER (60), former Ghostbuster, stands in front of a
projector screen and addresses the class. On the screen is
VIGO THE CARPATHIAN, evil tyrant of the 16th century.
EGON
So, we soon discovered the painting
was no ordinary painting at all.
But, what our data didn’t tell us
until later was that it was a case
of...what?
A student, JESSICA JOHNSON (21), raises her hand. She’s nerdy
and quiet, doesn’t know how attractive she is.
JESSICA
Spirit-to-object paranormal
alchemy?
EGON
Yes, that’s right, Jessica, very
good. Somehow, Vigo was able to
ensure that when he died, his
spirit would enter this painting,
and then he could use it as a
doorway back to this world. I’m
still not sure how he did it,
but...I’m working on it.
The class chuckles. Mike stares at Jessica, then turns to
Oscar next to him.
MIKE
You should go out with her. She
probably leaves the house even less
than you.
Jessica raises her hand.

11.
JESSICA
Professor, what would happen if a
being like Vigo ever entered our
world again? Who would be able to
take care of it?
EGON
Well, I wouldn’t worry about that
too much, Jessica. No new ghosts
have entered our world in over
fifteen years. Which is good for
the world, but bad for science.
Another student, MARK (20), raises his hand.
MARK
Is that why there’s only one
Ghostbuster now, Professor?
EGON
Yes, that’s one reason, Mark. The
other reason is that he won’t
retire, no matter how many times we
ask him to.
Egon checks his watch, then walks to the front of the class.
EGON (CONT’D)
Time is almost up for today, but I
wanted to make sure I mentioned
someone else who was very much
involved in our battle against
Vigo.
Egon clicks a button and the projector screen changes to show
a picture of BABY OSCAR (9 months.)
EGON (CONT’D)
Your very own classmate, Oscar
Venkman.
The girls let out one big “Awww!” while several students turn
to Oscar, laughing.
Oscar is embarrassed. Mike leans over and pinches his cheek.
MIKE
Oh, look at him, he’s so cute!
OSCAR
Thanks so much, Egon. Thanks.
The bell RINGS.

12.
EGON
See you next time, class.
INT. EGON’S OFFICE - DAY
Mike, Oscar, and Karanna are showing Egon the boxy
contraption Karanna was working on earlier. Jessica watches,
too.
EGON
This is very impressive work,
Karanna. Very nice.
MIKE
I helped, too, Professor. Do I get
the extra credit?
EGON
Of course, Mike. So do you,
Karanna, though I don’t see why you
need it.
KARANNA
I’ve written a proposal to the Dean
to have two letter grades added
above A.
Jessica inspects the machine.
JESSICA
A Tesla Converter. What does it do?
EGON
Well, that is what you are going to
tell me. For your internships, you,
Oscar, and Karanna are going to see
if you can figure out what it does
without my help. Bring it by the
firehouse later and we’ll get
started.
A KNOCK at the door. Egon turns and sees Ray outside, waving.
EGON (CONT’D)
One moment, students.
Egon exits.
JESSICA
So even you guys don’t know what it
does?

13.
KARANNA
No, but I think it has to do with
an alternative energy source. Or an
artificial intelligence that’s
going to take over the world, I’m
not sure.
INT. UNIVERSITY HALLWAY - DAY
Egon meets Ray outside his office.
EGON
Ray, one of my students was just
asking about you today.
RAY
Egon, you’re never gonna believe
this! Remember the old barn? The
one I was keeping an eye on ‘cuz of
the weird noises at night?
EGON
Yes, behind the restaurant. What
was it?
Well...

RAY

Ray looks up and down the hall, then holds up a ghost trap.
RAY (CONT’D)
I just caught a free-floating class
five apparition in that sucker last
night!
Egon pushes the trap away from his face.
EGON
That’s great, Ray, that’s great.
Are you gonna drop it in the
containment unit?
RAY
Yeah, but there’s something else,
Egon! Something that will make your
head explode like a Mentos truck
crashing into a Diet Coke factory!
Meet me at the fire station later
today, okay?
Egon thinks.

14.
EGON
Okay, but, Ray, I’m sure it’s
nothing to get worked up about. We
both know that the link between
this world and the Spirit World is
nearly dead.
RAY
I know, but Spengs, trust me on
this. I know all my emergencies
have turned out to be false alarms
for the past...decade or so, but I
really believe this is big! I need
your help on this one!
EGON
All right, but don’t get Winston
involved. I don’t want you two
trying to get the band back
together again.
Ray heads down the hallway.
I won’t!

RAY

INT. WINSTON’S OFFICE - DAY
WINSTON ZEDDEMORE (60) sits behind a desk. There is a stand
on the desk that reads: DR. WINSTON ZEDDEMORE. PARANORMAL
HISTORY.
WINSTON
I’m sorry, Tom, but I can’t let you
retake the test. You know I have
very strict rules about being here
on test day.
TOM (20) sits in front of Winston, crying.
TOM
I know, Professor, but I just need
a second chance. I couldn’t study
because my grandmother was in a car
accident, and the car that hit her
was driven by my dad, and he got
hurt, and I had to stay with my
grandfather because he’s blind
and...and...
Tom sobs. Winston is miserable. Ray pops his head into the
office.

15.
RAY
Hey Winston, wanna go check out
some ghost stuff?
WINSTON
Yes, please.
Winston stands and puts on his coat.
WINSTON (CONT’D)
Congratulations, Tom. You just got
a C minus.
TOM
Oh thank you, Professor! Thank you!
You have no idea how much this
means to me!
WINSTON
No problem. And for god sake’s stop
crying, man. You look like a damn
wuss.
Tom wipes his tears away as Ray and Winston head out the
door.
EXT. UNIVERSITY PARKING LOT - DAY
Ray and Winston walk through the parking lot.
WINSTON
This is great, Ray! This really
sounds like there’s something
there. Are we gonna call Venkman to
help on this, too?
RAY
No, I think he’s a little busy with
other things right now, Z.
INT. MAYOR’S OFFICE - DAY
A man sits behind a desk, facing the window and talking on a
phone. There is a seal on the desk: MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY.
MAN
No, I don’t care what you think. I
really don’t, I’m sorry.
The man turns around. It is DR. PETER VENKMAN (60), dressed
in a professional suit and tie.

16.
PETER
Do you know who you are talking to,
pal? Dr. Peter Venkman, Mayor of
New York? Mayor of the Should-be
Capital of the United States?
Perhaps you’ve heard of me? So,
when it comes to this, what I say
goes. I only want what is best for
my city, and that is a day off
tomorrow for all the people of the
United States to receive muchneeded time to spend with their
families.
Peter listens.
PETER (CONT’D)
Yes, tomorrow is also me and my
wife’s wedding anniversary, but
that has nothing to do with--no, I
didn’t forget, I-Peter listens.
PETER (CONT’D)
Yes, I’m sorry. I know. I apologize
again, Mr. President. Okay. I will.
Tell Michelle I said hi. And Sasha,
too. And Malia. Hello? Hello...?
Peter listens to the DIAL TONE.
WOMAN (O.S.)
Another important government phone
call?
Peter looks up and sees DANA BARRETT (55) in the doorway. He
crosses to her and they kiss.
DANA
Or are you finally making plans for
our big day tomorrow?
PETER
Oh, don’t you worry about that,
honey. Being married to the most
powerful man on the east coast has
its privileges, you know. Really, I
could just think of something at
the last minute and we’d still have
a wonderful day.
DANA
You forgot, didn’t you?

17.
PETER
No! Forget? How could I ever forget
our twentieth anniversary?
DANA
Nineteenth.
PETER
Nineteenth, nineteenth. You know,
it just feels like we’ve been
married forever.
DANA
Tell me about it.
Peter crosses to a mirror, fixing his tie.
PETER
Did Oscar call the house by any
chance this morning? He called here
around seven o’clock, said he just
wanted to talk. I don’t think he
had been to sleep yet.
DANA
I know, he called me, too. I’m so
worried about him, Peter. He’s
always been a little nervous, but
he seems to be getting worse. I
don’t know what to do.
PETER
You just have to let him get used
to it. When I first moved out of my
parents’ house, I was the same way.
Every sound I heard made me wanna
jump out the window.
Peter’s assistant, JACK HARDEMEYER, JR. (25), pops his head
in the office doorway.
Mr. Mayor?

JACK

Peter jumps back, startled.
Aah!

PETER

JACK
Oh, sorry, Mr. Mayor. You’re one
o’clock meeting is here?
Peter leads Dana out of the office.

18.
PETER
Oh, c’mon, honey, this is gonna be
so cool! Two authors called me this
morning who want to write a book
about the Ghostbusters. Isn’t that
great? Finally, I’ll get the credit
I deserve.
(correcting himself)
Finally, we, all the Ghostbusters,
will get the credit we deserve.
INT. CITY HALL HALLWAY - DAY
Peter and Dana reach a meeting room door.
DANA
Maybe I’ll spend the night over
there tonight. They have an extra
room. I’ll just stay a couple
nights until he feels safe.
PETER
I hope you’re kidding.
DANA
Maybe. But not really.
Peter and Dana enter the meeting room.
INT. CITY HALL MEETING ROOM - DAY - CONTINUOUS
Peter is greeted by Jack.
JACK
Mr. Mayor, this is Steve Townsend
and Rebecca Smith.
REBECCA SMITH (40) and STEVE TOWNSEND (40) shake hands with
Peter. They are smart, bookish writers.
PETER
So these are the two visionaries
who want to write about the
Ghostbusters, huh? I like you guys
already.
Peter turns to Dana and she shakes hands with the writers.
PETER (CONT’D)
This is my wife, Dana. She was
possessed once, you know, and I
saved her life.
(MORE)

19.
PETER (CONT’D)
You don’t have to put that in the
book, but...probably should.
REBECCA
Nice to meet you, Mrs. Venkman.
STEVE
We look forward to hearing about
your possession.
DANA
(smiling)
Not my proudest moment.
Peter and the others sit at a large table.
PETER
So, what are your questions? Ask
away. I’m ready for anything.
STEVE
Well, Mr. Mayor, what I’m most
interested in is...during the 80’s
and most of the 90’s, you and the
other Ghostbusters caught ghosts.
You actually went to people’s
houses and caught ghosts. That is
pretty incredible.
PETER
(spelling it out in the
air)
Paranormal investigations and
eliminations. Said it on our
business cards and everything. I
can get you one, if you want.
Peter looks through his wallet and hands Steve a card.
STEVE
Oh, wow, this is great. I am a huge
fan. Thank you.
REBECCA
And your headquarters was right
here in the city, right? An old
firehouse?
PETER
A magnificent building. Hallowed
ground. An important New York
landmark, really.

20.
EXT. GHOSTBUSTERS FIREHOUSE - DAY
The Ghostbusters headquarters is in bad shape. A sign on the
door reads: OUT OF BUSINESS. CALL DR. RAY STANTZ AT 555-4589.
Graffiti also covers the walls: LIARS! FRAUDS! MAYOR VENKMAN
BURN IN HELL!
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - DAY
Christine and Josh sit nervously at a long table with suction
cups on their temples. Video monitors next to them show XRAYS of their brains.
Ray, Egon, and Winston are inspecting equipment and readings.
JOSH
And that’s when the smoke came and
the...the...the...
Ghosts?

WINSTON

JOSH
Yeah. Am I gonna die? I kinda feel
like I’m gonna die.
EGON
No. Not yet, anyway.
JOSH
Good, can I use your bathroom,
then? ‘Cuz either I’m gonna die or
poop in my pants, I’m not sure.
Christine covers her face, embarrassed.
WINSTON
(chuckling)
Yeah, sure, it’s right in there.
Josh heads for the bathroom. Ray hands Egon a stack of
magazines.
RAY
Here is the magazine, Egon, and all
of these were there, too, all of
them from the beginning of the 20th
century.
Egon sorts through the magazines.

21.
EGON
Tobin’s Spectre Analysis. An
Interview with Jonathan Tobin.
Investigator of 1911: Jonathan
Tobin.
RAY
Seeing a pattern here?
Uh, yeah.

WINSTON

CHRISTINE
Who’s Jonathan Tobin?
Ray shows Christine old black and white photographs of
JONATHAN TOBIN from the magazines.
RAY
Well, back in the 1920’s, he wrote
all the first real guides on
ghosts. He was the first person who
really took this kind of stuff
seriously. Ghosts, demons,
monsters.
Ray crosses to a bookshelf and looks for a book.
RAY (CONT’D)
He did paranormal research before
most people even knew what
paranormal research was. One of his
books is where we get most of our
information from.
Ray finds the book and hands it to Christine. It reads:
TOBIN’S SPIRIT GUIDE.
EGON
He was my hero all through college.
Ray’s, too. He’s practically the
reason we became Ghostbusters.
WINSTON
So who owns this old barn, anyway?
Do we know that?
CHRISTINE
The same guy who owns the
restaurant. Walter.
Ray shows Winston a photograph of Walter on his phone.

22.
RAY
Walter Rundersmith--turns out the
guy is Tobin’s great-grandson. He
uses Tobin’s old barn for storage
space, but what he doesn’t know is
that his great grandpappy filled it
with all his research: occult
artifacts, totems, spirit books,
really dangerous stuff!
WINSTON
Looks like we better get to that
barn. And quick.
EGON
Yes, but there is something else I
need to talk to you two about.
Something...technical.
(to Christine)
Can you excuse us a minute?
Sure.

CHRISTINE

Egon, Ray, and Winston step away from Christine.
EGON
Did you two notice anything odd
about Christine’s brain patterns?
WINSTON
A couple things here and there, but
nothing that shook me up all that
much.
EGON
Did you give her a PKE scan?
RAY
No, not yet.
Egon waves a PKE meter at Christine. The arms on the meter
spring up and it BEEPS.
CHRISTINE
What is that?
EGON
Nothing to be worried about.
(to Ray and Winston)
I am incredibly worried.

23.
RAY
Why would she be giving off a PKE
reading? She’s not possessed.
EGON
No, not yet, and not in the
traditional sense. But it looks
like there is a dormant spirit
presence inside of her, living like
a parasite, feeding on her until
it’s ready to show itself.
WINSTON
Eww. That’s freaky.
EGON
And fascinating.
INT. FIREHOUSE BATHROOM - DAY
Josh stands over the sink, very sick.
JOSH
Oh, man, what is wrong with me? I
feel like I’m gonna-Josh opens his mouth. He begins dry-heaving, and YELLOW SLIME
pours from his mouth and runs down from his eyes.
Josh’s eyes go WIDE from fear.
INT. FIREHOUSE LOBBY - DAY
Egon, Ray, and Winston are putting their jackets on.
RAY
Are we gonna take Ecto-1 to the
restaurant, Egon?
EGON
No, I don’t want too much attention
on this. We’ll take Winston’s van,
and when we get there we’ll-JOSH (O.S.)
Aaaaaaaaaaaahh!
Egon, Ray, Winston, and Christine exchange a startled look
and run upstairs.

24.
INT. FIREHOUSE BATHROOM - DAY
Egon opens the bathroom door and looks down. The others stand
behind him.
WINSTON
What is it, Egon? What happened?
Egon is very concerned.
EGON
We need to get to that barn. Now.
EGON’S POV Josh is laying on the floor, unconscious, and has been
TRANSFORMED. His skin is GREEN with PURPLE BLOTCHES and he
has two long, twisted HORNS growing from his head. He also
has a TAIL and HAIRY ARMS.
INT. CITY HALL MEETING ROOM - DAY
Peter shows Steve and Rebecca photographs as they sit at the
table.
PETER
Here’s us after the Marshmallow Man
thing. Oh, and here’s us helping
put the Statue of Liberty back.
That was fun.
STEVE
This is all very nice, Mr. Mayor,
but what I’d really like to hear
more about is your headquarters.
Where you kept all the ghosts when
they were caught?
REBECCA
Do you think we could maybe go
there with you sometime? That would
be great for the book.
PETER
Yeah, I think we could do that. How
about tonight after work?
DANA
Maybe you should ask Egon and Ray
about that first, Peter.

25.
PETER
Ah, it’ll be fine, I’ll give them a
call. Right now they’re probably
off with one of their little
science experiments or something.
INT. WINSTON’S VAN - DAY
As Winston drives, Josh looks at himself in the rear-view
mirror.
JOSH
What the hell happened to me?!
Ray sits in the front passenger seat.
RAY
Don’t worry, Josh--you’ve just been
cohabited by a class three
possessive vapor, that’s all.
JOSH
What the hell does that mean?
WINSTON
You got possessed, kid.
What?!

JOSH

Egon sits in the backseat, taking notes.
EGON
That’s not technically true. You
are only half-possessed, Josh.
You’re still in control of your
body, you just...look different.
Christine points at Josh.
Ha ha.

CHRISTINE

RAY
I wouldn’t get too excited,
Christine. You’re half-possessed,
too. Your spirit just hasn’t shown
itself yet.
Christine is shocked. Josh points at her.
JOSH
Ha ha. I wonder what you will--

26.
Christine’s hair slowly turns PURPLE, from its roots down to
its tips. Josh stares at her.
What?

CHRISTINE

Christine looks at her hair. Egon leans forward and scans her
with a PKE Meter.
CHRISTINE (CONT’D)
Dr. Zeddemore? Please drive
faster.
EXT. GHOSTBUSTERS FIREHOUSE - DAY
Oscar, Karanna, and Mike walk toward the firehouse, all
helping to carry the large, unwieldy Tesla Converter.
MIKE
Ow. This thing is like digging into
my groin. What is this stupid
thing, anyway?
OSCAR
I thought you helped Karrie make
it?
MIKE
Oh, right. The jagged groin-poker
spikes were my idea.
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - DAY
Mike, Karanna, and Oscar walk up the firehouse stairs and set
the Tesla Converter down on a table.
OSCAR
Hello? Egon? Ray?
(to the others)
I don’t think anybody’s here.
MIKE
I gotta take a leak.
Mike heads to the bathroom.
KARANNA
Where could they have gone? I was
just talking to Uncle Egon like ten
minutes ago.

27.
OSCAR
I don’t know. Look at all this
equipment. Why would all this stuff
be out?
MIKE (O.S.)
Uh, guys? You better get in here.
Oscar and Karanna head to the bathroom.
INT. FIREHOUSE BATHROOM - DAY
Oscar and Karanna meet Mike in the bathroom and look down at
the YELLOW SLIME that Josh left behind.
MIKE
Either someone has a serious bowel
problem and needs to go to the
doctor’s immediately, or that’s
ectoplasm.
KARANNA
You’re right, it is ectoplasm.
MIKE
Hey, I got one.
KARANNA
Wow, I’ve never seen it outside of
a lab. I’ve gotta bring some of
this home, this is fantastic.
MIKE
Vivid dreams about Katy Perry,
fantastic. This, I’m not sure I’d
call fantastic.
Karanna retrieves a petri dish from her pocket and scoops
some of the slime into it.
MIKE (CONT’D)
She keeps petri dishes in her
pockets. And I thought I was scared
to go in your room before.
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - DAY
Oscar, Karanna, and Mike exit the bathroom and head into the
science lab.

28.
OSCAR
Something weird is going on here,
guys. Egon not being here, the
equipment, this slime...what could
have happened?
A phone rings on a nearby table.
MIKE
Should we answer it?
No, wait.

KARANNA

The answering machine picks up and JANINE MELNITZ’ voice
comes from it.
JANINE
(through the machine)
Hi, you’ve reached the
Ghostbusters. We’re pretty much out
of business, but Ray asked me to
record this, so whatever. If you
wanna leave a message someone might
get back to you, I don’t know. All
I know is I’m going on a long
vacation and if anyone bothers me,
they are dead. BEEP!
RAY
(through the machine)
Hey Peter, I just got your message
about coming by the firehouse later
with the authors you met, so I hope
you get this. We have two possessed
people with us and we could use
your help. Meet us at Rundersmith’s
Tavern on Cherry Street on Long
Island. Call me if you can. Bye.
Karanna looks to Oscar.
OSCAR
What should we do?
KARANNA
I don’t know, he sounds pretty
worried. Maybe we can go and help.
MIKE
Uh-uh, no way. You guys are always
looking for a reason to go play
Ghostbusters. What could we do to
help them?

29.
Karanna finds a photograph of Christine wearing the brain
scan equipment.
KARANNA
Hey, look, this must be one of the
possessed people Ray was talking
about.
Mike checks out the photograph.
MIKE
Let’s go. We may be the only ones
who can help.
Oscar, Mike, and Karanna head down the stairs.
OSCAR
Ray said she was possessed. Are you
really that desperate?
MIKE
Hey, I dig chicks with issues.
INT. BARN - NIGHT
Egon turns on a light as the crew enters the barn. The wands
on Egon’s PKE meter spring up and the machine BEEPS.
EGON
(surprised)
556 on the PKE.
Ray is scanning the area with a GIGER METER.
RAY
2.1 GEV’s on the Giger Meter! I
told you, Spengs! I told you!
CHRISTINE
He’s excited. Is that a good thing
or a bad thing?
WINSTON
Here’s what I’ve learned: When Ray
is excited, that means something
bad is gonna happen. And when Egon
is worried-Winston and Christine look toward Egon. He’s worried.
WINSTON (CONT’D)
That means something scary as hell
is gonna happen.

30.
Ray puts on Ecto-Goggles and inspects the barn.
RAY’S POV Through the goggles, the ARTIFACTS in the room glow in
various shades of RED, GREEN, and PURPLE.
RAY
Wow, this place is like an L.A.
strip club: everything is extremely
hot and probably poisonous to the
touch.
Egon scans a table of objects with his PKE.
EGON
This isn’t good, Ray. All of these
objects, so close together? It’s
like one big bomb, ready to go off.
Egon points to the bookshelf.
EGON (CONT’D)
Are these the other magazines,
Josh?
Yeah.

JOSH

Egon and Ray inspect the magazines. Ray opens one.
RAY
Wow, look at these, Spengler! Real
collector’s items! I love this kind
of stuff.
EGON
I don’t think you should touch
those, Ray.
Why not?

RAY

Egon points to Josh. Josh SNEEZES and covers a lamp in a
couple gallons of snot.
Oh.

RAY (CONT’D)

Ray puts the magazine down and wipes his hand on his shirt.
Nearby, Winston wears Ecto-Goggles and follows a trail.

31.
WINSTON’S POV A series of GLOWING FOOTSTEPS on the floor lead to a STATUE
of a SOLDIER holding a GUN. The gun glows BLUE.
Winston pulls down on the gun and a piece of the FLOOR slides
open in front of him, revealing a hidden TUNNEL.
WINSTON
Uh, fellas? I think I found
something.
INT. UNDERGROUND TUNNEL - NIGHT
Egon, Ray, Winston, Josh, and Christine head down the
underground tunnel.
CHRISTINE
Guys, uh, I’m glad you’re helping
us, I really am, but do you think
we could go wait outside? Secret
tunnels aren’t something I’m really
comfortable with.
The crew enters an underground ROOM filled with ARTIFACTS. It
looks live a living room from the late 1800’s.
JOSH
No way, you can go outside if you
want, but I’m staying with these
guys until I’m back to normal. I
have a date tomorrow with a solid
ten and I’m not gonna miss it.
Winston shoots Josh a look.
JOSH (CONT’D)
Okay, six and a half, but that’s
really good for me and I don’t want
to have to show up looking like-Egon holds up a hand. He’s wearing Ecto-Goggles and staring
straight ahead. The group stops.
EGON
Nobody move.
RAY
What is it, Spengs? Any clue to
what this place is?

32.
EGON’S POV Egon can see writing on the wall, glowing bright BLUE. It
reads:
HELLO. DEATH IS HERE FOR YOU.
EGON
Yes. And I think it’s a trap.
The door to the tunnel SLAMS SHUT.
INT. FIREHOUSE LOBBY - NIGHT
Peter leads Dana, Steve, and Rebecca into the firehouse.
PETER
This is it: the place where we
would come to rest after ridding
the streets of the things that
would do harm to the people of New
York City. Do you have a tape
recorder or anything? Should I do
that again?
STEVE
(laughing)
No, that’s okay, Dr. Venkman. Could
we possibly see some ghostbusting
equipment?
PETER
Yeah, sure, most of it is in the
basement. Come on.
Peter leads the group towards the basement.
REBECCA
(to Dana)
It must be great to be married to a
Ghostbuster, Mrs. Venkman. To be
married to somebody so famous.
Dana looks ahead. Peter is posing in front of a wall of
newspaper clippings, all of which feature him.
DANA
Oh, you have no idea.

33.
INT. FIREHOUSE BASEMENT - NIGHT
Peter leads the group down the stairs. The basement is
cluttered with tables of equipment and nearby is the large,
red CONTAINMENT UNIT.
PETER
Here’s some stuff, I guess it still
works. These are slime blowers and
this is...
Peter picks up a weird object off the table.
PETER (CONT’D)
I don’t know what this is. Probably
something cool, though.
Steve and Rebecca walk to the containment unit and study it.
Dana notices.
Peter picks up a PKE meter.
PETER (CONT’D)
Oh, I know what this is! You point
it at things and-Peter sees Rebecca and Steve studying the containment unit.
PETER (CONT’D)
Guys, over here? Look, a PKE meter.
Peter turns the PKE meter on and it BEEPS.
PETER (CONT’D)
Huh, that’s weird. That only
happens if...
Dana motions toward Steve and Rebecca, concerned. Peter gets
the hint.
PETER (CONT’D)
Oh, it’s just malfunctioning, I
guess. No big deal.
Peter puts on a pair of Ecto-Goggles and uses them to look at
Rebecca and Steve.
PETER’S POV Steve and Rebecca glow PURPLE and RED.
PETER (CONT’D)
(to himself)
Oh, shit-bag.

34.
Peter puts on a PROTON PACK. He powers it up and points it at
Steve and Rebecca.
PETER (CONT’D)
All right, if you two could just
step away from the containment unit
and turn around, that would be
great.
STEVE
That won’t be necessary, Dr.
Venkman.
Steve turns around and points at Peter, blasting him with
PURPLE ENERGY. Peter is knocked to the floor.
Peter!

DANA

REBECCA
And that’s enough from you, too,
Dana.
Rebecca blasts Dana with RED ENERGY and she falls to the
ground.
Rebecca and Steve look over the containment unit.
STEVE
So this is it. The stories were
true. They have a prison.
EXT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT
Mike, Karanna, and Oscar sit in Oscar’s car behind the closed
restaurant.
MIKE
I don’t know, guys, this place
looks pretty deserted to me.
OSCAR
There’s Winston’s van right there.
Maybe they’re in that barn.
MIKE
Why would they be in the barn? They
wouldn’t come all the way here to-A BOOMING VOICE sounds from the barn.
BOOMING VOICE
Now...meet...your...Hell!

35.
Oscar, Karanna, and Mike stare at the barn.
MIKE
You know...something tells me they
might be in the barn.
INT. UNDERGROUND ROOM - NIGHT
Egon, Ray, and Winston are desperately looking for a way out
of the underground room. Josh and Christine are frightened as
the walls shake and RUMBLE.
BOOMING VOICE
Now meet your Hell!
WINSTON
Yeah, you said that already! Man,
this is one repetitive ghost.
Egon runs his hands along the wall.
EGON
Everyone look for a way out, there
must be something we can move and
get out of here. Hurry!
Ray’s face is suddenly lit up with RED LIGHT.
RAY
Egon? Z? We’re not alone.
Egon and Winston turn to see a WOMAN IN A RED WEDDING DRESS
(25) floating above them.
JOSH
You guys know this sexy floating
chick?
No.

EGON

Ray approaches the WOMAN IN RED.
RAY
Hello. I’m Dr. Raymond Stantz of
the Ghostbusters. We are here to
investigate and classify any
paranormal activity and will assist
you in any-WOMAN IN RED
I know who you are, Ray.

36.

You do?

RAY

WOMAN IN
Yes. We are new to
we have learned of
friends. I am here
eternal suffering.

RED
this world but
you and your
to bring your

A beat.
JOSH
Are you talking to us, too? ‘Cuz we
don’t know these guys, so it’d be
cool if we could head out and miss
the suffering part?
The Woman in Red raises her arms and a DOORWAY appears in
front of her, glowing PURPLE and YELLOW. It opens and begins
SUCKING everything into it.
RAY
Hold on to something! Everyone hold
on!
The Ghostbusters and Josh and Christine grab on to whatever
they can find to escape the sucking wind.
WOMAN IN RED
The boy and girl have nothing to
fear. We only want you.
Ray, Egon, and Winston are violently pulled closer to the
spirit door.
WINSTON
Fight it, guys! Fight it! Hold on!
Oscar, Karanna and Mike run into the underground room just in
time to see the chaos.
Whoa.
Oh my god.

OSCAR
KARANNA

Winston holds onto a wooden railing on the wall, but it is
ripped away and he is sucked into the spirit door.
Egon yells over the noise.

37.
EGON
Karanna! You need to get to one of
our packs! We have to do something
or we will be-Egon is whisked away into the doorway.
Egon!

KARANNA

Oscar sees Ray being dragged across the floor towards the
spirit door. He runs to him and grabs his arms, trying to
pull him away.
RAY
She’s sucking us into the Spirit
Dimension, Oscar! Listen, the
project Karrie has been working on!
You can use it to open a spirit
door!
KARANNA
What? How? We don’t even know how
to it works!
RAY
You need to find a way! To open a
door, you need to-The pull of the spirit door is too strong and Ray is pulled
away and sucked into the portal.
Sounds of HUMAN SUFFERING AND SCREAMING come from the spirit
door...and then it shuts and the Woman in Red disappears.
All is quiet. Oscar, Karanna, Mike, Josh, and Christine stare
ahead, stunned.
MIKE
What the hell was that?
Mike turns to Josh.
JOSH
Hey, what’s goin’ on.
MIKE
What the hell are you?
KARANNA
What do we do now, Oscar? What are
we gonna do?

38.
OSCAR
Pete’s the only Ghostbuster left.
We need to find my step-dad.
INT. FIREHOUSE BASEMENT - NIGHT
Peter and Dana are stuck against the wall, bound by their
hands and ankles by RED and PURPLE ENERGY.
PETER
Oh, you are in big trouble, boy!
Just wait until my friends get
here! Ray and Winston are gonna rip
you apart, and Egon? Egon is gonna
bore you until you wish you were
still dead!
Steve is now GLOWING with energy and FLOATING above the
ground, his eyes lifeless.
STEVE
Your friends will
Venkman. They are
stop me. Now, all
come true. All of
will be fulfilled

do
no
of
my

nothing, Dr.
longer here to
our dreams can
premonitions

Rebecca, also now GLOWING and FLOATING, enters from upstairs.
REBECCA
I just received word, Master. All
of the Ghostbusters have been
eliminated.
PETER
Oh yeah? What about me?
Rebecca looks at Peter, then back at Steve.
REBECCA
All of the smart Ghostbusters have
been eliminated.
Hey!

PETER

DANA
All right, hold on. Everyone just
calm down a moment.
(to Peter)
Can a ghost calm down?

39.
PETER
I don’t know, I guess so.
DANA
Okay, then let’s calm down. What do
you mean, eliminated? Where are our
friends?
STEVE
Their sentence has all ready been
carried out, Ms. Venkman. They are
in their own personal Hell. But
don't worry--you'll be joining them
there shortly.
PETER
Oh yeah? I’ve been to worse places.
Have you ever sat in the bleachers
at Fenway Park? Now that’s hell.
Steve points at Peter and a PATCH OF PURPLE SLIME covers his
mouth. Peter tries to scream through it, but he is muffled.
STEVE
You are full of so much nonsense,
Dr. Venkman. A voice with that much
power can be put to such better
use.
Steve touches Peter’s forehead, then slowly transforms into a
twisted, EVIL version of PETER, with red, glowing eyes, wild
hair, and wisps of smoke rising off his floating body.
Oh my god.

DANA

EVIL PETER
Oh, that feels so much better! You
see, Ms. Venkman, now that I’m free
from the afterlife, I can do
whatever I want. But, with your
Ghostbusters here, that kind of
made my options a little...limited.
With them gone...well, that opens
up a whole world of possibilities.
See how that’s wrapped up in a neat
little bow?
DANA
Look, whoever you are, we can sort
this out. I know how you feel, I
was once--

40.
EVIL
What? You were
you know how I
you were going

PETER
possessed once so
feel? Is that what
to say?

DANA
Um, yeah, that pretty much sums it
up.
EVIL PETER
(to Rebecca)
Come on, let’s finish this and get
out of here. We’ve got work to do.
Rebecca floats to Dana and touches her head. Slowly she
transforms into a terrifying EVIL DANA. She runs her hands
along her new body.
EVIL DANA
Oooh, this feels so good! She is so
beautiful.
Evil Peter checks her out.
EVIL PETER
You’re telling me.
Evil Peter and Evil Dana make out disgustingly.
DANA
Ugh. This is just gross.
Peter shrugs, kind of enjoying it.
Evil Peter and Evil Dana finally part.
EVIL PETER
Now, Ms. Venkman, you asked me
before where your friends are?
Evil Peter traces a rectangle in the air and a spirit doorway
forms in front of him.
EVIL PETER (CONT’D)
See for yourself.
INT. FIREHOUSE LOBBY - NIGHT
Oscar, Mike, Karanna, Josh and Christine enter the firehouse.
OSCAR
Hello? Anybody here?

41.
MIKE
No one's here, Oscar, remember? We
just saw them get sucked into a
swirling doorway of death?
OSCAR
I know, but my step-dad's not
answering his phone, I thought he
might be here, I don't know. I'm
kind of freaking out right now.
JOSH
You’re freaking out?! In the span
of twenty-four hours, my life has
turned into pretty much the
shittiest life ever! What the hell
is going on here?
KARANNA
I told you: we were witness to and
almost a part of an interdimensional cross-rip on the scale
of the Tunguska Blast of 1909.
MIKE
Nobody knows what that means. Okay,
look, we need to get our thoughts
straight here. Oscar, you run home
and tell your step-dad what
happened.
Got it.

OSCAR

Oscar exits.
MIKE
Karrie, you get working on that
thing Ray was talking about. The
Tesla whatever whatever.
KARANNA
The Tesla Converter, of course.
Karanna runs upstairs. Mike turns to Josh.
MIKE
You...you just stand over there and
try to be not disgusting.
Josh salutes him.
JOSH
No problem.

42.
Mike turns to Christine. He extends his hand.
MIKE
And you...need to tell me your
name. Hi, I’m Mike. And I love that
hair of yours.
Mike touches Christine’s hair. She bats him away.
CHRISTINE
Are you serious?
MIKE
Yes. That color is really doing
something for me.
Christine heads for the stairs.
CHRISTINE
I’m gonna see if the only one here
with a brain needs help getting us
out of this mess.
MIKE
I’m sorry, this is just how I act
when I’m terrified! You’ll learn
that about me!
INT. PETER AND DANA’S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Oscar sits at a table with Evil Peter and Evil Dana. They
look normal, however, not their twisted, demented versions.
EVIL PETER
Wow. That is something, Oscar. That
is really something else.
OSCAR
So what can we do, Pete? How can we
get them back from wherever they
went?
EVIL DANA
Well, let’s first take a deep
breath about this, Oscar. Maybe you
didn’t see what you thought you
saw.
OSCAR
Mom, I saw it: they were sucked
into a...a gateway or something.
(MORE)

43.
OSCAR (CONT'D)
And there was this woman there,
floating. We need to figure this
out!
Evil Peter nods and stands.
EVIL PETER
Okay, Oscar, you head back to the
fire station. Spend the night
there, see if you can get that
machine working. I have a lot of
meetings tomorrow, but I’ll cancel
what I can and get to the firehouse
right away. How’s that sound?
OSCAR
Uh, good, I guess. You sure you
don’t wanna come help us now?
EVIL PETER
No, I’ll see what I can figure out
from here. Let’s just fix this mess
and get our friends back, huh? God,
I’m worried about them.
Evil Pete pushes Oscar toward the door.
OSCAR
Are you guys feeling all right?
You’re both acting a
little...weird.
EVIL PETER
What do you mean?
Oscar looks toward Evil Dana. She is staring at and stroking
a cookie car shaped like a cat.
Evil Peter opens the door and pushes Oscar out of the
apartment.
PETER
Oh, we’re fine. Let me know what
you find out, ‘kay?
Evil Peter shuts the door. He and Evil Dana revert to their
demented forms. He crosses to Evil Dana and shakes her by the
shoulders.
EVIL PETER
Snap out of it. What’s wrong with
you?

44.

Sorry.

EVIL DANA

Evil Peter watches from a window as Oscar walks down the
street.
EVIL DANA (CONT’D)
What are we going to do now,
Master? The young ones saw what the
Red Bride did. They saw what
happened.
EVIL PETER
They might have seen it, but they
ain’t the Ghostbusters. They’ll
never be able to figure out how to
open a spirit gate. We, however,
need to get started if this place
is going to be ready for the first
battle. Do we have everything we
need?
Evil Peter turns and sees Evil Dana stroking the cat cookie
jar again. She looks up at him, grinning.
EVIL DANA
This thing is so flirty!
EVIL PETER
I gotta get some new minions.
INT. UNIVERSITY HALLWAY - DAY
A group of students are gathered around Egon’s classroom.
Jessica reads a note taped to the door.
JESSICA’S POV The note reads: PROF. SPENGLER’S CLASSES ARE CANCELED UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE.
Jessica sees Mike walking down the hall and carrying a box of
ghostbusting equipment.
JESSICA
Mike? Hey, Mike.
MIKE
Oh, hey, Jessica. How’s it going?

45.
JESSICA
Okay, but I haven’t seen you and
Oscar and Karanna the last few days
in class. Where have you been?
MIKE
Oh, we’re just, uh, busy.
Doing...stuff.
Jessica eyes the equipment in Mike’s hands.
JESSICA
Isn’t that from Professor
Zeddemore’s office? What are you
doing with it?
MIKE
Look, you’re really smart, right?
And you’re into all this paranormal
stuff like Karanna and Oscar?
JESSICA
Yeah. What’s going on, Mike?
MIKE
Come with me. Maybe you can help.
Jessica and Mike head down the hallway.
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - DAY
Karanna works on the Tesla Converter. She uses a small blow
torch to delicately weld something.
KARANNA
Almost...almost...
SPARKS erupt. The Tesla Converter catches fire.
Damn it!

KARANNA (CONT’D)

Karanna blows the fire out. Christine watches.
CHRISTINE
I’m guessing that’s not supposed to
happen?
KARANNA
No. I can’t even get this thing
powered on anymore. I don’t know
what I’m missing here.

46.
Josh sits nearby, eating a cheeseburger. In front of him are
seven more cheeseburgers and three boxes of fries.
JOSH
That’s all well and good, good luck
with that, but can we please focus
a little more on this guy?
Josh points to himself.
JOSH (CONT’D)
‘Cuz I’m feeling really weird and I
haven’t stopped eating for like two
days straight.
CHRISTINE
And that’s different how?
JOSH
(mocking)
And that’s different how?
Oscar sits at a table, inspecting the old magazines.
OSCAR
Well, I think I might be able to
help you with that, Josh.
Oscar, wearing gloves, picks up one of the magazines and
opens it. It shows a picture of the WOMAN IN RED.
JOSH
Hey, that’s the chick from the
barn.
Oscar crosses to a computer and begins typing.
OSCAR
Yes, she’s known as the Red Bride.
Or at least she used to be, back in
1889. She was a member of a cult
led by a man named Breygron the
Watcher. He was a scientist and
little-known author who was
obsessed with creating something he
called “The Tournament of the
Demons.”
Oscar sits at a computer and pulls up a picture of Breygron.
He looks like STEVE, the would-be Ghostbusters author.

47.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
It was some kind of contest or
battle between the spirit world’s
most powerful demons, with the
winner receiving Earth to do with
as they pleased. This would then,
of course, bring about...the
Armageddon
Josh and Christine are frightened.
JOSH
That’s great, Oscar. Thanks for
sharing.
CHRISTINE
This is all way over my head. I’m
gonna go cry somewhere.
OSCAR
Join the club.
Mike enters with Jessica.
MIKE
Hey guys, I brought a friend. She
wants to help and she’s a super
nerd like Karanna.
Jessica sits down next to Karanna and inspects the Tesla
Converter.
JESSICA
Wow, a door to the Spirit World!
This is great, Karrie, I’m so
excited! I mean, sorry about your
uncle maybe being dead and
everything, but...this is very
exciting!
KARANNA
(smiling)
I know.
Mike crosses to Christine.
MIKE
So Osco, you figure out how to get
the ghost out of this beautiful
body over here?
Christine rolls her eyes.

48.
OSCAR
No, but I’ve been working on it,
and I think-A phone RINGS.
JOSH
What’s that?
KARANNA
It’s the phone. Downstairs.
Karanna and Oscar exchange a look. They head downstairs and
the others follow.
INT. FIREHOUSE LOBBY - DAY
The crew stands around the phone on Janine’s desk. It RINGS.
Jessica looks to Oscar. He shrugs. She answers the phone.
JESSICA
Hello? Um, not really, I...Okay.
Oh, wow. Really? Um, I’m not sure.
I guess we can. We’ll...yeah. Okay.
Bye.
Jessica hangs up.
MIKE
Who was that?
JESSICA
The Sedgewick Hotel. They have a
ghost.
They do?

KARANNA

MIKE
What do they want?
JESSICA
They want someone to come and take
care of it. It's trashing the place
and scaring everyone to death.
There's a wedding going on. I could
hear screaming in the background
and everything
OSCAR
You heard screaming?

49.

Yeah.

JESSICA

A beat.
OSCAR
So what do we do, guys?
MIKE
We hope it goes away. The end.
Oscar crosses to a locker and opens it. Inside is a PROTON
PACK and a JUMPSUIT. He turns to the others with a smile.
OSCAR
I don’t know, what do you think?
KARANNA
I have always wanted to try this
stuff.
MIKE
Yeah, operative word “try,” Karrie.
We don’t know how to use that
stuff! We could get killed! And I
don’t wanna get myself killed.
OSCAR
Look, my step-dad isn’t around to
take care of it. I’ve been trying
to call him all day, but he doesn’t
answer. Who else can take care of
it?
Christine thinks.
CHRISTINE
Ya know, I think he’s right. You
must have some idea of how to use
that stuff?
OSCAR
I’ve seen them use it once or
twice, but I’ve never done it
myself.
CHRISTINE
Well, if you three are gonna figure
out what is wrong with us and get
your friends back, you’re gonna
havta do something.

50.
KARANNA
But what, exactly? And how would we
get all this stuff to the Sedgewick
Hotel?
Mike walks to a nearby vehicle covered by a blue tarp. He
pulls the tarp off, revealing ECTO-1, the Ghostbusters’
emergency vehicle.
Oscar smiles.
OSCAR
Oh, hell yeah.
EXT. FIREHOUSE - NIGHT
The firehouse doors open to reveal Ecto-1. The engine REVS,
the LIGHTS FLASH, the siren WAILS, and Ecto-1 speeds out into
the streets.
INT. SEDGEWICK HOTEL - NIGHT
Hotel guests are gathered in the lobby, frightened. The doors
open and the New Ghostbusters enter, dressed in full
ghostbusting gear.
MIKE
(yelling)
Hey, anybody see a ghost?
A PRETTY WOMAN (28) walks by. Oscar and Mike follow her with
their eyes. Karanna reaches up and smacks Mike across the
head.
A MANAGER (40) approaches the GB’s.
MANAGER
Oh, thank god you’re here!
MIKE
Yeah, what’s up, what do you got?
The Manager looks them over.
MANAGER
Wait a second. Is this some kind of
joke or something?
OSCAR
No, sir. We’re the Ghostbusters.
Kind of.

51.
HOTEL MANAGER
Kind of? How old are you? Do you
know what you are doing?
MIKE
(scoffing)
Do we know what we’re doing.
Mike holds out a PKE meter. It’s upside down. Karanna takes
it from him and turns it right side up.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Just point us toward the ghost,
man.
INT. SEDGEWICK HOTEL HALLWAY - NIGHT
Oscar, Karanna, and Mike exit an elevator.
OSCAR
Okay, I guess we should split up. I
don’t know, look for this thing.
Right?
KARANNA
Makes sense to me.
Mike looks at the name tag on Oscar’s jumpsuit.
MIKE
Hey, you get suits with your names
on it. That’s not fair. Just ‘cuz
you’re related.
OSCAR
Let’s not worry about that right
now. Karanna, you stay here on the
12th floor.
Okay.

KARANNA

Mike inspects the blank spot on his uniform.
MIKE
(under his breath)
Anyone got a sharpie or anything?
MIKE (CONT’D)
Mike, you check out the kitchen.
I’ll go down stairs and check the
banquet room. Okay?

52.

Okay,
of us
a car
never

MIKE (CONT’D)
but let’s make a deal. If any
kills someone, we all get in
and head to Mexico and it
happened. Deal?

KARANNA
These can’t hurt humans. I don’t
think.
Karanna inspects his proton gun. She accidentally fires a
stream of PROTON ENERGY that fries a STATUE. The statue melts
and falls over.
MIKE
Great, I’ll see you guys in the
Emergency Room in a little bit. See
you then.
They split up.
INT. HOTEL HALLWAY - NIGHT
Karanna walks down a hallway and inspects things with her PKE
meter. A JANITOR (60) passes her, confused.
Karanna stops at a hotel room with an open door. Strange
LIGHT emits from the room, and slow-tempo jazz from the
1940’s. Karanna peeks in.
KARANNA’S POV There is a HANDSOME MAN in the hotel room, pouring himself a
drink. He is dressed in sharp tuxedo, and looks like he’s
from the 1940’s.
The man is also glowing with faint blue light and floating
three inches off the ground. The man smiles at Karanna.
Karanna stares back, shocked.
Oh, wow.

KARANNA

INT. HOTEL KITCHEN - DAY
Mike inspects the hotel kitchen. He picks up a pot, turning
it over. He opens a draw of silverware. He is bored.
Karanna’s voice comes from Mike’s walkie-talkie.

53.
KARANNA
(from the walkie-talkie)
Mike? You there?
Mike presses the button on his walkie-talkie.
MIKE
Yeah, Karrie, what’s up?
KARANNA
(from the walkie-talkie)
I think I found the ghost.
MIKE
You did? What’s it look like?
INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
Karanna stands in the doorway as the Handsome Man takes a sip
of his drink.
KARANNA
It looks like a man from the
1940's. The most handsome man I've
ever seen.
MIKE
(from the walkie-talkie)
Really? Is it gonna hurt you?
KARANNA
I don’t think so.
The Handsome Man motions “c’mere” to Karanna.
KARANNA (CONT’D)
I think it wants to have a drink
with me.
MIKE
(from the walkie-talkie)
Well, go for it.
The Handsome Man floats over to Karanna. He lifts her hand
and gently kisses it.
KARANNA
(with wide eyes)
But I don’t drink.

54.
INT. HOTEL KITCHEN - NIGHT
Mike talks into his walkie-talkie.
MIKE
Well, make an exception this time!
A CRASH of POTS and PANS. Mike is startled.
MIKE (CONT’D)
What was that?
KARANNA
(from the walkie-talkie)
What do I do, Mike, should I-MIKE
(whispering)
Gotta go, bye!
Mike shuts off his walkie-talkie. He hears the sounds of food
COOKING nearby, SIZZLING and POPPING.
Mike peeks around a corner.
MIKE’S POV A fat, disgusting CHEF GHOST is cooking on a stove. He sings
in FRENCH and messily cooks seven dishes at once. Food is
everywhere. He faintly glows yellow.
Mike retreats back around the corner. He whispers into his
walkie-talkie.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Karrie? You sure you found the
ghost?
INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
Karanna sits on the bed with the Handsome Man. They hold
drinks as the Handsome Man playfully unzips her jumpsuit.
KARANNA
Yeah, I’m sure.
INT. HOTEL KITCHEN - NIGHT
Mike hides behind a table as the Chef Ghost continues to cook
and sing.

55.
MIKE
Really? ‘Cuz I’m pretty sure I got
one down here.
KARANNA
(from the walkie-talkie)
There must be two of them. God, I’m
in love with you.
What?

MIKE

KARANNA
(from the walkie-talkie)
Not you. The ghost. His hands feel
so good.
MIKE
Okay, this is getting weird. Be
careful, Karrie.
KARANNA
(from the walkie-talkie)
I think he’s gonna marry me.
STATIC comes from Mike’s walkie-talkie.
MIKE
Karrie? Karrie? Oh, great.
Mike peeks around the corner at the Chef Ghost.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Well, here’s the last thing I do
before I die.
Mike jumps out and screams, blasting the Chef Ghost with
PROTON BEAMS. The Chef Ghost BELLOWS with anger and flies
around the room.
Mike can barely control his gun. He blasts everything in the
room--stoves EXPLODE, fridges are knocked over, pots and pans
CRASH.
Finally the Chef Ghost flies through a wall, leaving a YELLOW
SLIME mark behind it.
Mike turns off his proton gun. He looks at the destruction.
MIKE (CONT’D)
That went well.

56.
INT. HOTEL BANQUET ROOM - NIGHT
Oscar scans the banquet room with his PKE meter. His walkietalkie crackles.
MIKE
(from the walkie-talkie)
Osco? Osco, you there?
OSCAR
Yeah, did you find anything yet?
MIKE
(from the walkie-talkie)
Well, I’m pretty sure Karrie’s
losing her virginity to the ghost
of Cary Grant, and I just saw what
looked like Chef Boyardee on
Crystal Meth, so, yeah.
OSCAR
Really? Wow, what was it like?
MIKE
(from the walkie-talkie)
Terrifying. I’m gonna try and track
it down. I also might have caused
three or four thousand dollars
worth or damage.
OSCAR
That’s okay. Keep me posted.
MIKE
(from the walkie-talkie)
I will. And let me know if you see
anything, too.
OSCAR
All right, but honestly, I don’t
think anything’s here. This place
is dead.
Hiding behind a the banquet hall bar, SOMETHING is watching
Oscar. Something that glows GREEN...
INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
Karanna sits on the bed as the Handsome Man stands over her.
The man takes off his tuxedo jacket. Karanna is hypnotized.

57.
KARANNA
Oh, wow. This is...I’ve never done
anything like this. This is great.
I know we just met, but I love you.
The Handsome Man smiles. He reaches down and strokes
Karanna’s cheek.
KARANNA (CONT’D)
You are wonderful. You make me feel
like a woman should feel.
The Handsome Man shushes Karrie. Then he leans down to kiss
her. Karanna sees the man’s hand on her shoulder. It’s a
BONY, DISGUSTING CLAW.
Karanna moves away from the man.
KARANNA (CONT’D)
Whoa! Oh, hey. Watch it. Step away.
That was...a little fast. We just
met. We gotta take it slow. Do you
wanna go get Indian food and watch
a documentary on Netflix or
something?
No.
No?
No!

HANDSOME MAN
KARANNA
HANDSOME MAN

The Handsome Man suddenly floats up into the air. His body
and face changes. He looks more sinister.
The man opens his mouth to reveal FANGS. He then raises his
arms, and several long, black, furry, spider-legs emerge from
behind his back.
Karanna jumps up and pulls her proton gun from her back.
KARANNA
Typical. You get to know a guy you
really like, and he turns out to be
a total asshole. Let me guess: you
have a girlfriend, too.
The Handsome Man SCREAMS in Karanna’s face, blowing her hair
back.

58.
INT. BANQUET HALL - NIGHT
Oscar inspects the Banquet Hall. The GREEN THING watches him
from behind the banquet hall bar.
GREEN THING’S POV Oscar scans a table with his PKE Meter. The Green Thing
focuses on Oscar’s name tag: VENKMAN.
The Green Thing GURGLES. It flies out and heads toward Oscar,
GROWLING.
Oscar turns. He sees SLIMER flying right toward him.
OSCAR
Aaaaaaaaah!
Slimer flies right through Oscar, knocking him to the floor
and covering him with GREEN SLIME.
Slimer turns and laughs at Oscar, licks his face, and then
flies through the ceiling.
Oscar lays on the floor, covered in sticky slime.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
Slimer. So that was Slimer.
INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
Karrie stands against the wall, her proton gun pointed at the
Handsome Man, who is now a SPIDER GHOST.
KARANNA
Okay, you know what. I think we've
had too much to drink and we aren't
thinking straight. I don't wanna do
something that might ruin our
friendship.
The Spider Ghost drops to the floor and skitters toward
Karanna, its fangs bared and HISSING.
Slimer suddenly bursts up from the floor. He looks at
Karanna, then at the Spider Ghost, and then gives Karanna a
confused look.
Karanna SCREAMS.
Aaaaaaah!

KARANNA (CONT’D)

59.
Slimer SCREAMS back.
Aaaaaaah!

SLIMER

Slimer flies up through the ceiling. Then, Oscar dashes into
the room holding his PKE meter.
Holy shit!

OSCAR

The Spider Ghost spins around. It sees Oscar and grows
ENRANGED. It approaches Oscar, ready to attack.
Karanna fires her proton gun, blasting the Spider Ghost and
everything else in the room. Oscar dives behind the bed to
take cover. As the Spider Ghost SCREAMS, its send sticky grey
webs flying all over the room.
Finally Karanna catches the Spider Ghost. She then quickly
throws out a trap and steps on the pedal. The Spider Ghost is
sucked into the trap and it closes.
All is quiet. Oscar pops up his head from behind the bed.
He’s covered in green slime, while Karanna is covered in
sticky grey webs.
You okay?
Yeah. You?
Yeah.

OSCAR (CONT’D)
KARANNA
OSCAR

KARANNA
What’s all that green stuff?
OSCAR
I got slimed. Is your jumpsuit
unzipped?
Karanna looks down.
KARANNA
Tonight, I fell in love. We were
from different sides of the tracks,
but we were similar in all the ways
that mattered.
OSCAR
What the hell...?

60.

Mike’s voice CRACKLES from Oscar’s walkie-talkie. There is
also the sound of PROTON STREAMS and CRASHING and PEOPLE
SCREAMING.
MIKE
(from the walkie-talkie)
Hey guys, I could some help down
here.
OSCAR
(into the walkie-talkie)
We’re on our way.
(to Karanna)
C’mon, let’s go.
Karanna follows Oscar out of the room.
KARANNA
I feel so dirty. This must be how
Mike feels every Sunday morning.
INT. HOTEL LOBBY - NIGHT
Mike stands in the lobby, trying to blast the Chef Ghost.
HOTEL GUESTS and STAFF cower under tables, scared equally of
both the ghost and Mike’s flailing proton streams.
The elevator opens and Mike and Karanna run out.
MIKE
Finally! Give me a hand here, guys!
I can’t get a hold of this thing.
Karanna, get him from that end.
Oscar, over there near the front
desk.
OSCAR
I haven’t really fired this thing
yet.
MIKE
It’s not so bad once you get the
hang of it.
Mike loses control of his stream and blasts the entryway. The
glass windows and doors SHATTER.
Sorry.

MIKE (CONT’D)

61.
Oscar and Karanna fire their streams at the Chef Ghost. After
a struggle and more destruction, the Ghostbusters catch the
Chef Ghost.
KARANNA
We got it, we got him! Oscar, throw
out your trap!
Oscar throws out his trap. The Ghostbusters maneuver the Chef
Ghost over it.
KARANNA (CONT’D)
Now, Karrie! Step on it! Don’t look
into the trap!
Oscar stomps on the pedal. The Chef Ghost struggles as it is
sucked into the trap, but finally it closes. The trap BEEPS.
The hotel quests carefully come out of hiding, whispering and
pointing at the Ghostbusters.
Oscar crosses to the trap and picks it up, grinning.
MIKE
That was terrifying.
OSCAR
That was awesome.
KARANNA
I’m gonna throw up.
Karanna leans over on her knees. The Hotel Manager rushes
over to Oscar.
HOTEL MANAGER
Did you catch it? Is it gone?
OSCAR
Well, actually, there were three of
them, sir.
MIKE
Yeah, and we got two, so you
know...not bad for our first time.
HOTEL MANAGER
First time? You only got two of
them?
MIKE
Yeah, so...I guess we’ll bill you
later? The two out of three
special? Thanks, Chief.

62.
Mike slaps the Hotel Manager on the arm and the three
Ghostbusters make their way to the exit. A crowd forms around
them.
OSCAR
Look out, we have a ghost here! Be
careful! Coming through!
MIKE
Here we go, make room! Please don’t
step on Karanna, folks, she’s only
like four feet tall.
The Ghostbusters work their way through the crowd as the
people cheer and clap. There are REPORTERS outside the hotel,
eager to ask questions.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Hello New York, how are ya? Nice to
meet you. The Ghostbusters, coming
through!
The GHOSTBUSTERS theme kicks in and we see a montage of the
new GB’s in action:
MONTAGE
1.) A newspaper with the three Ghostbusters. The headline:
NEW GHOSTBUSTERS, NEW HEROES! GB’S CLEAN UP NEW YORK!
2.) Mike and Oscar and Karanna slide down the fire pole.
3.) The new Ghostbusters battle a ghost in front of the
Empire State Building.
3.) Another newspaper with Karanna and Mike’s picture.
Headline: NYC HIT WITH PLAGUE OF GHOSTS! GB’S BACK IN
BUSINESS!
4.) The Ghostbusters chase a FLYING CHINESE DRAGON through
the streets of New York. Mike sits on the roof, firing a
GIANT PROTON GUN at the ghost. The ghost CRASHES into a
Ferrari, totaling it. Oscar throws out a trap and catches the
ghost.
A STYLISH MAN (45) stands near the totaled Ferrari with his
coffee. He is stunned.
The Ghostbusters exchange high-fives. Mike offers a high-five
to the Stylish Man, but the man ignores him. Mike slinks
away.
5.) The New York Daily News has a picture of the GB’s in the
subway: GHOSTBUSTERS SAVE SUBWAY FROM BEATBOXING DEMON!

63.
6.) Mike is on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
JIMMY FALLON
So, Mike, I have to ask you the
question all the ladies are asking,
they all wanna know: Is Oscar
single?
Mike sneers.
7.) The Ghostbusters battle 1930’s ERA BASEBALL GHOSTS at
Yankee Stadium. One of the ghosts throws a flaming ball at
Oscar and he ducks just in time.
8.) Evil Pete and Dana watch a news report on the New
Ghostbusters. Evil Peter frowns, angry.
9.) The Ghostbusters catch a ghost in FAO Schwartz. The toy
store is demolished. Karanna picks up an Etch-a-Sketch and
writes something. The GB’s leave.
The Etch-a-Sketch reads: YOU’RE WELCOME.
10.) Christine and Jessica watch a cheesy Ghostbusters
commercial on TV, laughing.
11.) Josh is in Central Park, eating a bunch of hot dogs on a
bench. When he looks away, Slimer flies out of a trash can
and steals the hot dogs. Josh turns to find the hot dogs
gone.
12.) Karanna shows Oscar and Mike how to use the Slime
Blower. Mike accidentally covers Christine in pink slime. She
is not happy. Mike places down the slime blower and runs from
the room.
13.) In Central Park, Josh finds a trail of hot dog wrappers
leading to a trash can. He sneaks up on the can and removes
the lid. The can is empty.
Josh doesn’t notice Slimer in the inside of the lid, eating a
hot dog.
14.) The Ghostbusters battle the LIBRARY GHOST in the New
York Public Library, sending ghosts and books flying. Karanna
reads a book as she blasts the ghost.
15.) LOUIS TULLEY (60) and JANINE TULLEY (60) are at a
tropical resort. They see an ad in the newspaper:
GHOSTBUSTERS LOOKING FOR NEW SECRETARY, ACCOUNTANT.
Louis looks to Janine. She shakes her head and mouths “no
way.” They kiss and have a toast with their tropical drinks.

64.
EXT. CITY HALL - DAY
A cab pulls up and Oscar exits, dressed in his dirty, slimestained jumpsuit. He ascends the stairs and people ask for
autographs and take pictures. He happily obliges.
INT. MAYOR’S OFFICE - DAY
Evil Peter floats above his chair, his eyes white, his body
glowing. He chants in a DEMON-VOICE.
EVIL PETER
Hassa mo londoolay...hassa mo
londoolay...hassa mo londoolay..
A KNOCK at the door.
OSCAR (O.S.)
Pete? You busy?
Evil Peter drops into his seat and takes his human form.
EVIL PETER
No, come in. Come in. I was just
meditating. Hot yoga, it's all the
rage
Oscar enters.
OSCAR
Sorry I haven’t been by to see you,
we’ve been so busy, but I wanted to
let you know how we’re doing with
the Tesla Converter.
EVIL PETER
The what? Oh, yeah, yeah, how’s
that going? Can’t wait to hear
about it. Can’t wait.
OSCAR
It’s going pretty good. Karrie got
it powered up again, but we can’t
figure out how it’s supposed to
open a door to...
Oscar notices Evil Peter’s not listening and staring out a
window.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
Pete? You okay?

65.
EVIL PETER
Yeah, sorry, pal. I’m just so
worried about you and your friends.
Evil Peter reaches over and grabs Oscar’s hand. Oscar pulls
it back.
OSCAR
Ah. You’re hand is freezing.
Evil Peter walks around the office.
EVIL PETER
It must be my nerves. All this
ghostbusting...I don’t like it. I’m
worried sick about you.
OSCAR
Why? Everything is going okay. I
told you if you didn’t want us to
fill in as Ghostbusters, we
wouldn’t. Why are you worried?
EVIL PETER
It’s just that...I remember how
dangerous it can be and...it pains
me to think of you out there with
those...those ghosts.
Evil Peter places his hand on Oscar’s shoulder. Oscar is
weirded out.
OSCAR
Okay. But we’re doing a pretty good
job, I think. We’re getting dozens
of calls every day, though I am a
little concerned, because Karrie
and I think it’s probably building
up to something pretty big.
EVIL PETER
Nah, I don’t think so.
You don’t?

OSCAR

EVIL PETER
No, it’s just a little case of
ghost fever, that’s all. One of
those New York City fads. Like
Cronuts or the Knicks.

66.
OSCAR
A fad? Pete, there were hardly any
ghost sightings for years, and now
they come out of the woodwork? It’s
just like you always told me with
Mom’s refrigerator, and how that
led to Zuul and Gozer-EVIL PETER
No, it’s nothing like that. It’ll
pass, I’m sure.
OSCAR
Okay. But Karrie and I are gonna
keep researching it just in case.
I’m gonna get going. I’ll talk to
you later.
Oscar stands.
EVIL PETER
Okay. Bye, son. I love you forever.
Oscar heads out the door, suspicious.
OSCAR
You, too. Bye.
Oscar exits.
Evil Peter wipes his hands with a handkerchief.
EVIL PETER
Ugh. The college students are even
more disgusting than the regular
humans.
INT. CITY HALL HALLWAY - DAY
Oscar sees Peter’s assistant, Jack.
OSCAR
Hey, Jack. Will you do me a favor?
Can you keep an eye on Peter for
me?
JACK
Sure, Oscar. Why?
OSCAR
I just--I don’t know. He’s acting
weird lately. Let me know if you
see him do anything strange. Okay?

67.
JACK
Sure. And hey, I heard you on Stern
this morning. Awesome stuff, Mr.
Celebrity. Very funny.
OSCAR
Oh, thanks. I’ll see ya later,
Jack.
Oscar exits to a group of paparazzi and autograph-seekers
outside City Hall.
INT. MAYOR’S OFFICE - DAY
Jack enters the office and changes to his EVIL GHOST form. As
he does, other GHOSTS emerge from the walls, also dressed as
assistants, identical to Jack.
EVIL JACK
The young man is becoming
suspicious, Master.
Evil Pete sits at his desk while Evil Dana runs her hands
along his body.
EVIL PETER
Yes, I know. I hate acting like one
of these skin and bones bodies. It
is so humiliating.
EVIL DANA
Show your true self and begin what
we came here for, Master. The
combatants are ready to arrive.
EVIL PETER
Yes, we have waited long enough. It
is time to welcome our very special
guests. But, first, we have to get
these damn Ghostbusters out of our
way. And to do that, I have a
pretty good plan in mind...
INT. FIREHOUSE LOBBY - DAY
Mike and Karanna enter and take off their proton packs. They
are exhausted.
KARANNA
I’m gonna go work on the Tesla
Converter. I haven’t had time to
look at it in days.

68.
MIKE
You do that. Me, I’m gonna go lay
down and die somewhere.
Karanna heads upstairs. Mike crosses to his office where
Jessica is on the phone.
JESSICA
Okay. I’ll let them know. Yes, an
emergency. They’ll be there
tomorrow between 10 and 5. I know.
I’m sorry. I can't hear you, I
think you're breaking up. Okay, bye
Jessica hangs up. Mike flops into his chair.
JESSICA (CONT’D)
You look exhausted.
MIKE
I am. We all are.
JESSICA
You could definitely use some more
help. There was always four
Ghostbusters, you know.
MIKE
Yeah, I know, but where are we
gonna find someone that knows the
equipment? I barely know the
equipment.
I do.

JESSICA

Mike looks at her and laughs.
MIKE
That’s funny.
What?

JESSICA

MIKE
I don’t think you have, uh, what it
takes, Jessica.
JESSICA
(insulted)
I’ve been studying with Professor
Spengler and Professor Zeddemore
just as long as you, Mike.
(MORE)

69.
JESSICA (CONT'D)
I know everything you do. In fact,
I know a lot more than you.
Jessica holds up a Giger Meter.
JESSICA (CONT’D)
What’s this?
MIKE
That is a Giger Meter.
JESSICA
What does it do?
MIKE
You wave it around like this and it
counts gigers. Too many gigers is
bad.
Why?

JESSICA

Mike thinks.
MIKE
Go upstairs and help Karrie. Make
sure you don’t spontaneously
combust into a Dungeons and Dragons
game or something.
Jessica heads up the stairs, angry. Mike leans back in his
chair and closes his eyes.
Christine enters his office.
Mike?

CHRISTINE

MIKE
What is it now?
CHRISTINE
Geez, I didn’t know you’d be so
happy to see me.
Mike opens his eyes.
MIKE
Oh! Hi, Christine. Here, come in
and sit down. We’ll rub each others
feet. And by that I mean you’ll rub
mine til I fall asleep.

70.
CHRISTINE
That’s tempting, thanks. But Walt
is here, from the restaurant? Oscar
wanted to talk to him?
MIKE
Okay. I give permission for Oscar
to talk to him.
CHRISTINE
Oscar’s not here. So you are gonna
talk to him.
Mike slams his head down on his desk.
MIKE
But Mikey no wanna talk to no one.
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - DAY
Oscar and Karanna work on the Tesla Converter. Oscar looks
depressed. Christine enters.
CHRISTINE
Hey, Oscar. You okay? You look
down.
OSCAR
Yeah, I’m fine. Just working on
this thing, you know. It’s driving
us crazy.
CHRISTINE
You should probably get some sleep.
You look exhausted.
OSCAR
No, I’ll be fine. We just have to
figure this out.
Oscar focuses on the Tesla Converter. Christine watches him.
INT. FIREHOUSE LOBBY - DAY
Mike sits in his office with Walt.
MIKE
So what do you know about your
great-grandfather? The guy who
owned the barn?
Walt wipes his nose and coughs.

71.
WALT
Not much. He died when I was pretty
little. But he did use to tell me
ghost stories and all kinds of
things like that. My mom always
said he was kind of crazy.
MIKE
He wasn’t. He was actually a
researcher of ghosts and the
paranormal. That barn of yours is
full of artifacts he found. We’d
like to take a look at it.
WALT
Sure, of course.
Walt coughs violently.
MIKE
Eeesh. You okay there, Walt?
WALT
Yeah, I’ve just been feeling sick.
Last couple days. Can you do me a
favor, though? When you check out
the barn, can you try and not make
a scene? I don't wanna upset the
people at the restaurant.
MIKE
Walt, we’re complete professionals.
EXT. RESTAURANT - DAY
Ecto-1 pulls up in front of the restaurant and hits a metal
LION STATUE out front. It falls over with a CLANG.
Mike hops out and lifts the statue back up.
MIKE
Whoops. No one saw that, right?
Mike looks toward the restaurant. It’s filled with guests,
all of whom are staring at him. Some are sitting outside.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Oh. Hello there. Beautiful night,
isn’t it?
Christine, Karanna and Josh exit Ecto-1. The guests GASP at
the sight of Josh.

72.
JOSH
Oh, yeah, like none of you are
ugly.
(pointing)
Look at that guy. He looks like he
just crawled out of a toilet.
MIKE
(to guests)
He just had too much sun today.
That’s why he looks like this. The
Ghostbusters always say “use
sunscreen!” The sun is a silent
killer!
The restaurant guests stare in shock. Karanna pushes Josh
toward the barn.
KARANNA
Okay, let’s get this done before
they get out the torches and
pitchforks.
INT. BARN - DAY
Mike, Karanna, Christine, and Josh enter the barn. Karanna
scans with her PKE.
Mike and Christine walk together.
CHRISTINE
Mike, can I ask you a question?
Without you giving me a stupid
answer?
MIKE
Probably not, but we can try.
CHRISTINE
What’s wrong with Oscar? The couple
nights I’ve stayed over at the
firehouse, he never seems to sleep.
MIKE
Oscar is, uh, a little bit of a
nervous type of guy. When he and
Karrie are working on their
experiments, he’s fine. But when
he’s alone, he gets very...nervous.
But don’t tell him I told you that.

73.
CHRISTINE
I won’t. Ya know, I’m kind of
surprised.
Why?

MIKE

CHRISTINE
Because it actually sounds like
you’re concerned about someone
other than yourself.
MIKE
Hey, I care about my friends. Oscar
and Karanna are so clueless about
everything other than science, I
have to keep my eye on them.
CHRISTINE
Huh. And I thought you were a
completely self-centered asshole.
MIKE
No. And you know who else I care
about?
Who?

CHRISTINE

MIKE
You. Very much.
Christine stares at Mike.
CHRISTINE
Nope. I was right. You’re an
asshole.
Christine walks away.
MIKE
Damn. I was doing good there for a
second, too.
Mike crosses to Karanna.
MIKE (CONT’D)
What’s up, Karrie? What have we
got?

74.
KARANNA
Nothing of significance yet. There
are so many ecto-charged objects in
this barn, it’s like we’re looking
for a needle in a haystack.
MIKE
Well, I think Josh just found our
needle.
MIKE’S POV Josh stands in front of the five small WOODEN TOTEMS with
DEMON FACES. He stares at them, entranced. He floats upward.
Karanna and Mike cross to Josh.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Hey, Josh? You wanna come down from
there, buddy? I don’t want you to
hit your head on the ceiling.
Josh speaks in a DEMON VOICE.
JOSH
The five will doom us. The five
will destroy us. The five will
bring darkness for all.
MIKE
That’s not very nice. And someone
needs a lozenge.
Josh begins CHANTING.
JOSH
Hassa mo londoolay...hassa mo
londoolay...hassa mo londoolay...
MIKE
Karrie, get your slime blower
ready.
Karanna changes the settings on her proton gun. Christine
approaches.
CHRISTINE
Hey, what’s going on over here?
Christine sees the five Demon Totems and falls back, holding
her head. Mike kneels down next to her.
MIKE
Hey, hey, you okay, Christine?

75.
CHRISTINE
When I looked at those things...my
god, my head.
MIKE
Okay, we have a situation here with
those wooden fellas, Karrie. Hose
Josh down. Now.
Karanna HOSES Josh with GREEN SLIME from her proton gun. Josh
reacts VIOLENTLY, but floats back to Earth.
CHRISTINE
Is that hurting him?
MIKE
No, it’s helping him. This slime depossesses people. But stay here. We
need to keep you away from those
things.
Josh falls to the ground. He’s no longer entranced, but now
covered in slime. He looks at his slime-drenched clothes.
JOSH
Why did you do that?
KARANNA
To stop you from being possessed.
JOSH
Then why do I still look like this?
A THUNK. Karanna turns.
KARANNA’S POV A LAMP is turning ON and OFF on its own.
MIKE
Uh, Karrie? Why’s it doing that?
All the electronic objects in the barn turn on - BLENDERS,
VACUUMS, RADIOS playing BROADCASTS from the 1930’s.
MIKE (CONT’D)
I’ve heard of the Kitchen of
Tomorrow, but this is ridiculous.
The LAMP suddenly springs to life, sporting FANGS and CLAWS.
It runs at Karanna. Everything in the barn turns alive-antique lawn mowers, old tin toys, farm equipment--SNARLING
and BITING.

76.
Karanna blasts the Lamp Ghost with her proton gun. Nothing
happens.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Uh, Karrie, that didn’t do
anything.
Karrie jumps out of the way of an attacking TOY TRUCK DEMON.
KARANNA
That’s because these aren’t ghosts,
they are ecto-plasmically activated
objects! Switch your thrower to
Boson Darts.
CHRISTINE
What’s that mean?
MIKE
It means stand behind me and don’t
get shot with a Boson Dart.
Karanna and Mike change the setting on their proton guns. The
guns now shoot BALLS of CONCENTRATED ENERGY. The Ghostbusters
shoots the demonic objects and they EXPLODE.
Mike and Karanna fight off the possessed trinkets and
electronics. Finally, they destroy the last one.
Mike looks around. Almost all of the artifacts have been
destroyed.
MIKE (CONT’D)
I hope we didn’t need any of this
stuff.
Karanna crosses to the five wooden DEMON TOTEMS.
KARANNA
No, I think all we need to be
concerned with are these five
things here.
The totem’s hideous faces stare back at Karrie.
INT. RESTAURANT - DAY
Walt is talking on the phone in the kitchen. He sniffles,
wiping his nose.

77.
WALT
No, I know, Paul. But I need the
order for tomorrow, I have a big
anniversary party coming and-Walt suddenly stops. His body STIFFENS. He drops the phone
and it dangles by the cord.
PAUL
(through phone)
Hello? Walt? Hello...?
Walt crosses to the exit. A waiter, SAM (26) approaches him.
SAM
Hey, Walt, some guy at table two
wants a-Walt pushes Sam out of the way and heads out the door.
EXT. CITY HALL - DAY
Walt, entranced, walks toward City Hall and enters it.
INT. MAYOR’S OFFICE - DAY
Evil Pete, Evil Dana, and the dozens of evil assistants are
waiting for Walt as he enters. Walt is dead-eyed and
entranced.
EVIL PETER
Hello, Walt. Finally. The last
member of the clan is here. Now it
can begin.
Evil Peter thinks.
EVIL PETER (CONT’D)
I think I’ll call a press
conference.
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - DAY
Josh has two suction cups on his horns. The cups lead to
tubes that are connected to two giant VATS of GREEN SLIME.
KARANNA
Josh, something you said made me
think. Why doesn’t the green slime
depossess you like it usually does?
(MORE)

78.
KARANNA (CONT'D)
I think I figured it out. We need
to use it in its concentrated form.
JOSH
(nervous)
Okay.
Karanna turns a knob on a machine.
The slime BUBBLES and POPS and travels up the tubes and flows
into Josh’s horns.
JOSH (CONT’D)
Whoa...whoa...
KARANNA
What is it? Are you okay?
JOSH
This is...this is...amazing.
Josh is in ecstasy. His skin ripples and bubbles and changes
colors. Karrie is surprised.
JOSH (CONT’D)
I'm swimming. Naked, in a pool of
cookie dough ice cream. The cast of
Pretty Little Liars is here.
And...oh my god, thank you. I just
won the Grammy for Best New Artist
for my acoustic-experimental-hiphop album. All my dreams are coming
true.
Karanna eyeballs her machine.
KARANNA
This is either the best thing I
ever invented or the worst.
Jessica is nearby working on the Tesla Converter.
JESSICA
What was Ray talking about? There’s
no way this thing can generate
enough power to open a Spirit Door.
Oscar enters.
OSCAR
Hey, Jessica. Where’s Ecto-1?

79.
JESSICA
I don’t know. Mike took it to pick
up his dry-cleaning. Why he needed
it to do that, I have no idea.
OSCAR
Well, we just got a call. What
should I do? How am I gonna get
there?
INT. SUBWAY CAR - DAY
Oscar is jammed into a crowded subway car, wearing all his
Ghostbusting gear. He is not happy.
EXT. NEW YORK CITY STREET - DAY
Mike is cruising in Ecto-1, waving to fans. He sees
something.
MIKE’S POV Christine walks down the street with two large bags of
groceries.
Mike beeps the horn and pulls over. Christine turns.
MIKE
Where are you headed, you gorgeous
purple-haired lady you?
CHRISTINE
Hi, Mike. I’m just bringing these
to my grandmother’s place.
Mike steps out of the car.
MIKE
Well, what kind of guy would I be
if I just drove away and left you
carrying those all by yourself?
Here, let me see that.
Mike takes one of the grocery bags.
CHRISTINE
Thank you, but you don’t have to do
that.
MIKE
I know. But this counts for
something, right?

80.
Mike grins at Christine. She can’t help but smile back.
INT. CHRISTINE’S GRANDMOTHER’S APARTMENT - DAY
Christine and Mike enter and put down their grocery bags.
MIKE
Wow. Nice place. Your grandmother
lives here?
CHRISTINE
Yup, all her life, basically. She
loves the city, but she's getting
older, so Josh and I like to help
out when we can.
Mike sees something on the refrigerator.
Hey!

MIKE

Mike takes a newspaper clipping off the fridge. It is of the
New Ghostbusters.
MIKE (CONT’D)
We’re on the fridge!
Christine begins putting the groceries away.
CHRISTINE
Yes, my grandmother loves you guys.
Her friends' house was haunted a
while back, and the original
Ghostbusters showed up and got rid
of the ghost, so she's been
obsessed ever since. And now she
thinks you guys are the greatest.
MIKE
That is so cool. I love your
grandmother.
CHRISTINE
I try to tell her all the time what
jerks you guys are in real life,
but she won’t listen.
MIKE
Hey. Don’t ruin the illusion for
our fans. Do you think she’ll mind
if I sign it?

81.
CHRISTINE
No, she’d probably love it. Do you
take any opportunity to sign your
autograph, by the way?
Mike signs his name on the photo.
MIKE
Yes, I do, that’s exactly right.
Christine picks up a bag of bathroom supplies and heads to
another room.
CHRISTINE
We can get going in a second, I
just need to put these away.
Mike inspects the apartment. He finds framed photos. He looks
at one of Christine and Josh as kids.
MIKE
Is this you and Josh here at a
basketball game?
CHRISTINE
Yeah. Don’t look at those. Most of
them are from when I was like
fourteen and in my terrible awkward
stage.
MIKE
More awkward than purple hair?
Ha ha.

CHRISTINE

Mike looks at another picture. It is of a large family
gathering. Christine stands with a HANDSOME YOUNG MAN (20).
MIKE
Oooh. Who’s this McConaughey look-alike in the NYU shirt?
Christine puts things away in the bathroom.
CHRISTINE
That’s John. Do you think you can
you give me a ride to the firehouse
when we leave, by the way?
MIKE
Sure. What’s he, your boyfriend or
something?

82.

He was.

CHRISTINE

Christine reenters the living room.
MIKE
Let me guess: you thought you were
gonna marry this guy, and then he
dumped you and left you for some
other girl, and that's why you are
so bitter about men?
A beat.
CHRISTINE
Come on, I’m meeting with Karrie to
do some more tests.
Mike puts the picture down.
MIKE
That’s exactly what happened, isn’t
it?
Christine heads out the door.
CHRISTINE
Come on, Karrie is waiting.
Mike stands a moment, sad.
MIKE
Why do I even talk sometimes?
INT. ECTO-1 - DAY
Mike and Christine sit in silence as Mike drives Ecto-1.
MIKE
Hey. I’m really sorry for saying
that back there. That was really
stupid.
CHRISTINE
It’s okay. You didn’t know.
MIKE
No, I was...I say dumb things. A
lot. I’ll pretty much say anything
just to fill the air with my words.
Christine laughs.

83.
CHRISTINE
I’ve noticed.
MIKE
But...it’s okay, because tonight I
am gonna cook dinner for you.
CHRISTINE
(laughing)
You are?
MIKE
Yeah, to make up for being such an
idiot. Plus I’m a great cook, you
know, as well as a great
Ghostbuster.
CHRISTINE
That’s okay, Mike. You don’t have
to do that.
MIKE
No, I want to. Let's hang out for
once outside of the firehouse. As
friends. How about it? Have dinner
with me.
Christine thinks.
CHRISTINE
Okay. As friends.
MIKE
Sure, friends it is. What’s your
favorite, I’ll cook your favorite.
As long as it’s chicken parmigiana
or chicken parmigiana, ‘cuz that’s
actually the only thing I can cook.
Christine laughs.
INT. CITY HALL MEDIA ROOM - NIGHT
Evil Peter is getting ready for a press conference. Evil Dana
looks through the curtains and sees the reporters gathered.
EVIL DANA
All of their media is here, Master.
The entire city will see this. The
entire world.

84.
EVIL PETER
Perfect. Because I want every last
person to know who it is that
unleashed this on them. I am
awfully proud of it. Especially of
this magnificent creature right
here.
Evil Peter walks to Walt. Walt’s face is now WHITE as snow,
emotionless. He dresses in a pitch-black, hooded robe that
SPARKLES in the light.
EVIL PETER (CONT’D)
(to Walt)
Are you ready to take care of those
Ghostbusters?
INT. FIREHOUSE LOBBY - NIGHT
Karanna picks up the phone in the lobby.
KARANNA
Okay, I’m gonna order the Chinese.
Where is everybody?
Josh and Jessica are nearby watching TV.
JOSH
Oscar went out on a call, and Mike
is out on a date.
With you?
My sister.

KARANNA
JOSH

Karanna and Jessica are shocked.
He is?
She is?

KARANNA
JESSICA

INT. MIKE, KARANNA, AND OSCAR’S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Mike cooks chicken at a stove. Nearby is a candle-lit table
with roses in a vase.
Christine enters.

85.
CHRISTINE
Oh, Mike. You didn’t have to do all
this.
MIKE
This? Oh, this is how I eat dinner
every night. That’s how sensitive I
am.
Christine sits at the table.
MIKE (CONT’D)
There’s a menu, you know.
Christine sees a menu in front of her. She opens it.

CHRISTINE’S POV The menu has one thing listed over and over: CHICKEN
PARMIGIANA.
Christine smiles. Mike watches her.
MIKE (CONT’D)
You look terrific, by the way.
Especially for someone who is
possessed.
CHRISTINE
Only half-possessed. You look nice,
too. Especially out of that slimecovered jumpsuit.
MIKE
Really? Most people like the
jumpsuit.
Mike pours Christine and himself a glass of wine. He offers a
toast and they clink glasses. He smiles at her.
MIKE (CONT’D)
I did good, huh?
CHRISTINE
(smiling)
Very good. This is really nice.
Thank you. I...this is great.
MIKE
I thought you needed a night like
this. See, not all guys are jerks.
In fact, most of us aren’t.

86.
A beat.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Okay, it’s more like seventythirty. But that’s still pretty
good.
Christine laughs.
INT. CITY HALL MEDIA ROOM - NIGHT
Evil Peter takes his spot behind a podium as the media
listens. Evil Dana and Jack are there with him.
EVIL PETER
I’d like to thank you all for
coming. I know there are a lot of
rumors that this press conference
is going to be about me shutting
down the new Ghostbusters. That is
not true. I also heard I was going
to announce that my wife Dana is
pregnant. That’s definitely not
true.
The crowd chuckles.
EVIL PETER (CONT’D)
No, the reason I called you here
was to tell you that I am not Peter
Venkman, and I haven’t been for
some time.
The crowd murmurs, confused.
EVIL PETER (CONT’D)
My name is Breygron the Watcher,
and I am here to destroy you all.
The crowd whispers, frightened.
EVIL PETER (CONT’D)
It’s just a shame you won’t be
awake to see it.
Walt, now the terrifying SANDMAN, floats up behind Evil
Peter. The crowd GASPS. The Sandman floats over them and
SPARKLING DUST falls from his BLACK WINGS. The media members
grow woozy and drop to the ground, asleep.

87.
INT. MIKE’S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Mike and Christine eat their meal.
MIKE
So what do you think. Can I cook or
what?
CHRISTINE
You can, I’m impressed. It’s really
good, I think maybe you could-Christine looks up and sees something over Mike’s shoulder.
CHRISTINE’S POV The Sandman is looking in the window.
Christine gasps. Mike twirls some spaghetti on his fork,
unaware.
MIKE
Ya know, I have a funny story about
spaghetti. One time when I was like
six years old-Christine grows woozy and her head falls on the table. Mike
is surprised.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Geez. I guess I told one too many
“when I was a kid” stories on this
date.
Mike turns and looks out the window. He sees the Sandman fly
over the building.
MIKE (CONT’D)
What the hell...?
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - NIGHT
Karanna works on the Tesla Converter. The sparkling dust
covers her. She looks at it, confused.
Josh is nearby, eating Chinese food and watching Evil Pete’s
press conference on TV.
JOSH
Hey, Karrie, isn’t that...?
The sparkling dust falls on Josh. He falls asleep. Karanna
looks toward Josh, then falls asleep on the science table.

88.
INT. FIREHOUSE BASEMENT - NIGHT
Jessica inspects the containment unit and takes notes. The
sparkling dust covers her and she falls asleep.
INT. MIKE’S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Mike looks out the window. He runs his finger on the
windowsill. His finger gets covered in the sparkling dust. He
yawns.
MIKE
Why do I feel so...asleep?
Mike falls to the ground.
Outside the window, the Sandman flies off to his next
location.
EXT. NEW YORK CITY - NIGHT
The Sandman flies high among the rooftops, and everyone in
New York falls asleep--walking along the sidewalk, sitting in
Central Park, even driving. Cars and taxis SMASH into each
other, their driver’s asleep.
INT. APARTMENT BUILDING - NIGHT
Oscar picks up a smoking ghost trap as a woman, JOAN (50),
watches.
OSCAR
Okay, ma'am. This guy won’t give
you any more trouble. Your landlord
should cover the entrapment fee,
just have him fill out-Joan falls to the floor with a THUD! Oscar turns to her with
a slip of paper.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
--this form.
Oscar is confused. He looks into Joan’s living room.
OSCAR’S POV JAMES (50) sleeps on the couch. A dog is also asleep near his
food bowl. On the TV is a LIVE NEWSCAST. The reporter is
asleep on the news desk.

89.
Oscar thinks. He exits the apartment.
INT. APARTMENT HALLWAY - NIGHT
Oscar looks into the hall. People are asleep on the floor,
surrounded by their grocery bags, laundry baskets, etc.
INT. CITY HALL MEDIA ROOM - NIGHT
Evil Peter looks over the sleeping crowd with a smile. Evil
Dana stands near him.
EVIL DANA
It worked, Master. No one can stop
us now.
EVIL PETER
Yes, as the city sleeps, the first
battle in the Tournament of the
Demons will begin. And I know
exactly who will be the first
contestant.
Evil Peter closes his eyes and laughs.
EVIL PETER (CONT’D)
This is gonna be good. This is
gonna be so good.
INT. APARTMENT LOBBY - NIGHT
Oscar exits an elevator and steps over dozens of sleeping
people.
OSCAR
Um, hello? Everyone wake up,
please? Why is everyone asleep?
Oscar looks around.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
Terrifyingly asleep.
Oscar crosses to the exit and heads outside.

90.
EXT. NEW YORK CITY STREET - NIGHT
Oscar steps into the city. It is quiet, except for CAR ALARMS
in the distance and the RUNNING WATER of a smashed fire
hydrant. People sleep along the sidewalks, cars are smashed
into one another.
Oscar walks, scanning the empty city.
Suddenly, a THUMP. Oscar stops. He looks around. Another
THUMP. Oscar takes a couple steps forward, but another THUMP.
It shakes the city. Oscar turns.
OSCAR’S POV Through the tops of buildings a couple blocks away, Oscar can
see a GIANT FIGURE walking in his direction.
Oscar steps back. The giant figure turns the corner.
It’s the STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN.
Oscar stares at Stay Puft in shock.
Oh my god.

OSCAR

Stay Puft walks toward Oscar, stepping on cars, smashing
windows.
Suddenly another GIANT appears from behind a skyscraper. It
is RODGENERI, a 30-foot tall APE with SPIKES along its back.
Rodgeneri ROARS and attacks Stay Puft.
Rodgeneri and Stay Puft exchange blows, demolishing a good
part of the city. Rodgeneri bites a chunk out of Stay Puft’s
arm, but he is no match for Stay Puft. Stay Puft rears back
and levels Rodgeneri with a right hook.
The giant ape hits the ground, defeated. Stay Puft looks to
the sky and ROARS in victory.
STAY PUFT
Raaaaaaaaaaaarggghhh!
Stay Puft looks down and sees Oscar. Oscar is shocked.
Oh, shit.

OSCAR

Oscar runs through the street, looking for a place to hide.

91.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh
my god...
Oscar hides behind a car. He talks into his walkie-talkie.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
Mike! Karrie! Anyone! Help!
No answer. Oscar peeks over the hood of the car.
OSCAR’S POV Stay Puft picks up a truck and eats it. He stomps in Oscar’s
direction.
Oscar runs into an abandoned apartment building.
INT. ABANDONED APARTMENT - NIGHT
Oscar runs through the dilapidated apartment. Outside the
windows, he can see the lower part of Stay-Puft as he stomps
by. Oscar crouches against a wall and watches Stay Puft.
Stay Puft passes the apartment building...but then Oscar
shifts his leg and knocks over a TRASH CAN. The can CLANGS
loudly.
Stay Puft stops. He turns around. He heads back toward Oscar.
Oscar hides. He hears the THUMPS of Stay-Puft’s footsteps,
but they suddenly stop. Oscar stands and looks out a window.
OSCAR’S POV Stay Puft’s face appears in the window. He ROARS.
Oscar SCREAMS.
OSCAR
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Stay Puft SMASHES his hand through the wall and reaches
around for Oscar. Oscar dodges the giant hand and runs up the
stairs.
EXT. ROOFTOP - NIGHT
Oscar runs out onto the roof. Looking down, he can see Stay
Puft searching for him in the building’s windows.

92.
Oscar looks around, panicking. Over the side of the roof, he
sees a dumpster far below in an alley. Closing his eyes,
Oscar jumps off the rooftop.
EXT. ALLEYWAY - NIGHT - CONTINUOUS
Oscar lands in the dumpster with a CRASH. He sits up, a
banana peel on his head. He jumps out and peers around the
corner.
OSCAR’S POV Stay Puft is looking in the windows of the building, angry.
Oscar steps back. He fumbles for his walkie-talkie.
OSCAR
Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike! Come in,
come in, Mike!
INT. MIKE’S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Mike and Christine sleep. Mike’s walkie-talkie is nearby.
OSCAR
(from the walkie-talkie)
Mike! Come on, Mike! Answer me!
EXT. ALLEY WAY - NIGHT
Oscar thinks. He looks around the corner. Stay Puft is
walking away in the opposite direction.
OSCAR
Please let this be the right
decision.
Oscar runs into the street.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
Hey, Mr. Stay Puft! Over here!
Stay Puft turns with a grunt.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
Come eat me, please!
Stay Puft roars and charges.
Oscar turns and runs, screaming.

93.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
It was the wrong decision!
INT. CONVENIENCE STORE - NIGHT
The STORE CLERK (30) sleeps on the counter. THUDS sound: THUD
THUD THUD THUD THUD!
The Store Clerk awakes. He looks outside, groggy.
Oscar runs by the restaurant, screaming.
OSCAR
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Stay Puft’s giant feet follow after Oscar: THUD THUD THUD
THUD!
The Store Clerk watches Stay Puft chase Oscar. He shrugs and
goes back to sleep.
STORE CLERK
I gotta stop eating chocolate
before bed, man.
EXT. FIREHOUSE - NIGHT
Oscar turns a corner and runs into the firehouse doors. Stay
Puft turns the corner and follows him.
Ecto-1 suddenly bursts into the street. Stay Puft sees it and
grows angry. He stomps toward the car.
Oscar climbs onto Ecto-1’s roof and mans the GIANT PROTON
GUN. He points it at Stay-Puft.
OSCAR
Will this work on a giant demigod
from another dimension? We’re about
to find out.
Oscar blasts Stay-Puft with the gun. The beams surround Stay
Puft and ROAST him. He burns and SCREAMS, growing angrier. He
runs at Oscar.
Oscar continues to roast Stay Puft. Amazingly, Stay-Puft is
SHRINKING. By the time Stay Puft reaches Ecto-1, he is just
three feet tall.
Oscar steps on a pedal on Ecto-1’s roof, and a wide, flat
GHOST TRAP shoots out the bottom of the car. Stay Puft steps
right over the trap.

94.
Oscar steps on another pedal and the trap OPENS. Stay Puft
gets caught in its LIGHT.
Stay Puft SCREAMS and Oscar keeps his beams on him. Oscar
looks away and doesn’t notice little Stay Puft escape from
the trap and run away into an alleyway.
The trap closes. Oscar turns and stares straight ahead. He
breathes heavily, blinking.
Josh walks out of the firehouse, yawning. He sees the giant
trap and the melted marshmallow around the area.
JOSH
What was all that noise?
OSCAR
I think I just caught the Stay Puft
Marshmallow Man.
Oh.

JOSH

A beat. Josh reaches down, grabs a handful of marshmallow,
stuffs it into his mouth and heads back into the firehouse.
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - NIGHT
Oscar runs into the lab, banging a spoon on a metal pot.
OSCAR
Let’s go, everyone! Wake up! Come
on, everybody! Wake up! Wake up!
Karanna lifts her head, groggy.
KARANNA
What...? Was I asleep?
OSCAR
Yes, everyone in the damn city is
asleep! Come on, wake up, Josh,
wake up!
Oscar shakes Josh awake. He looks up, sleepy.
JOSH
What’s going on?
OSCAR
I don’t know. But it’s bad. Really,
really bad.

95.
Oscar looks toward a television. The NATIONAL NEWS is showing
Evil Peter’s press conference.
EXT. CITY HALL - NIGHT
The Sandman, Evil Pete, Evil Dana, and a dozen of Peter’s
assistants stand outside City Hall. They close their eyes and
the skies darken. The Sandman floats up and points to City
Hall.
City Hall is transformed into a TWISTED, WARPED version of
the building: its white stone exterior turns black, the
columns near its entrance turn twisted and covered in spikes,
and a slimy, green, moss-like substance grows over it.
The entire front of the building turns into a giant spirit
gateway. DEMONS and GHOSTS fly out of it.
Evil Peter looks to the sky, his eyes closed, his arms
outstretched. He smiles.
INT. MIKE’S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Mike sleeps on the floor. A phone RINGS. Mike wakes up and
groggily answers it.
MIKE
Hello? What is it, Karrie? Get to
the firehouse? Why? Am I safe? Why
wouldn’t I be-Mike looks out the window. He is shocked.
MIKE (CONT’D)
Uh, no. I wouldn’t say safe.
EXT. NEW YORK CITY STREET - NIGHT
The streets are overrun with GHOSTS and DEMONS. Mike runs
with Christine, who leans on him, half-asleep. The ghosts and
demons laugh and SMASH and destroy the city.
Mike grimaces as a car EXPLODES nearby. He turns to a TV
store as they pass by it.
MIKE’S POV A TV on display shows a news story about Evil Peter’s press
conference and the Sandman.
Mike continues his trek with Christine.

96.
MIKE
Man. Oscar’s step-dad is a dick.
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - NIGHT
Oscar, Mike, and Jessica stand around Karanna, who is seated
at a computer. Sounds of chaos can be heard outside.
KARANNA
Okay, here’s what we know. Peter
Venkman has been inhabited by a
demonic spirit known as Breygron
the Watcher, leader of the Breygron
clan. This is his true form.
An image of a HIDEOUS, SEVEN-FOOT-TALL SKELETON APPEARS,
dressed in twisted battle armor.
MIKE
Eesh. Someone needs a sandwich.
KARANNA
Breygron sees Earth as a
battleground. A place where the
demons and spirits of the spirit
world can come and have the
ultimate war, with the winner
receiving Earth to do with as he
pleases.
OSCAR
The first fight just went down
right in front of me, so that means
other beings are probably already
here, battling for the city.
KARANNA
We need to put aside any
reservations about who it is we are
facing here, and remember that that
is not Dr. Venkman. Breygron is
using him as a shell. We need to
get that thing out of him, and find
a way to stop it. Are we ready? We
don’t have much time.
OSCAR
Let’s go. We have to save New York.
Oscar, Karrie, Mike, and Jessica slide down the fire pole.

97.
INT. FIREHOUSE LOBBY - NIGHT
Oscar, Karrie, and Mike put on their proton packs. Jessica
approaches.
JESSICA
Guys, I really think I should go
with you. You’ll need all the help
you can get.
OSCAR
No, Jess. Stay here in case
anything happens. We might not
be...we're gonna need you here, if
this doesn't go the way we want it
to.
JESSICA
But I’ve been practicing with one
of the spare proton packs and you
need-MIKE
Jess, I’m sorry. It’s too
dangerous. Stay here and keep Josh
and Christine safe. Okay?
Oscar and Karanna hop in Ecto-1. Mike opens the driver’s side
door.
Jessica looks around.
JESSICA
Hey...where are Josh and Christine?
Mike looks around. He thinks.
MIKE
Oh, shit. C’mon, guys. We gotta
move.
Mike hops in Ecto-1.
EXT. NEW YORK CITY STREET - NIGHT
Christine and Josh, entranced, walk toward City Hall. Spirit
Energy and dark clouds swirl around the area. Otherworldly
FIRES burn in the sky.
In front of City Hall is a giant, golden THRONE. Evil Peter,
halfway between human and demon, is waiting, tapping his
claws on the arm-rest.

98.
INT. ECTO-1 - NIGHT
Oscar, Mike, and Karanna drive through the haunted city.
Ghosts and demons are everywhere, fighting each other. The
sky is swirling, angry.
MIKE
Oh my god. This is insane.
Karanna presses buttons on a calculator. She grows concerned.
KARANNA
I just want to tell you guys that I
love you.
What?

OSCAR

MIKE
I don’t think this is really the
time for that, Karrie.
KARANNA
I just calculated the chances of
the world surviving until tomorrow,
and the changes are six hundred
million seven hundred thousand 439
to one.
A beat.
MIKE
Okay. So maybe it is the time for
that.
OSCAR
Maybe we should all get things off
our chest. Stuff we've always
wanted to admit. Since it's the End
of the World.
A moment passes.
OSCAR (CONT’D)
I just want to thank you guys. The
last three weeks have been awesome.
I've had the time of my life. I'm
really thankful we all got to do
this.

99.
MIKE
No problem, bro. And thanks for
convincing me to do this
terrifying, insane job. I really
appreciate it.
KARANNA
I have a reoccurring dream where we
are all babies.
Oscar and Mike laugh loudly.
What?

OSCAR

KARANNA
I don’t know. It's our heads, but
on the bodies of babies. We all
live together in a nursery, and
there's a nanny that takes care of
us and changes our diapers. I think
it's because I'm worried we are all
stuck in a state of permanent
adolescence, and we-Mike slams on the brakes and Ecto-1 skids across the street.
The Ghostbusters look up.
GHOSTBUSTERS’ POV Evil Peter stands in the middle of the road.
EVIL PETER
Hello, Mike. Hello, Karanna. Hello,
son. Dear old dad would like a word
with you.
INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - NIGHT
Jessica is working on the Tesla Converter. She stares at it.
Jessica turns around and scans a nearby wall of news
clippings about the original Ghostbusters: there’s one about
Slimer, one about Zuul, one about Vigo.
Jessica thinks.
JESSICA
Wait a second. The Tesla Converter
doesn’t open a Spirit Door.
Jessica realizes something.

100.
JESSICA (CONT’D)
It just powers the door.
INT. FIREHOUSE BASEMENT - NIGHT
Jessica searches for something. She finds it -- a large
object in a metal crate, standing upright. She opens the
crate with a crowbar and steps back, studying what she has
found.
JESSICA’S POV It’s the painting of Vigo the Carpathian.
EXT. CITY HALL - NIGHT
The Ghostbusters exit Ecto-1 and approach Evil Peter.
EVIL PETER
I’m so glad you made it for the
next battle. I saved you a front
row seat.
MIKE
You know, it’s guys like you who
give wrestling fans a bad name.
OSCAR
Remember, guys: that’s my stepdad’s body. Slime him and get that
thing out of him.
Mike, Oscar, and Karanna hose Evil Peter with slime. The
slime flies right through him.
MIKE
What the hell?
EVIL PETER
Wow. That really hurt. Ooo, you got
me there. Ouch.
KARANNA
That’s not Peter. He just took
Peter’s form.
EVIL PETER
You hadn’t figured that out yet?
And here I thought you were the
smart one. Like that vessel would
be strong enough to hold me.

101.
Evil Peter looks to the sky and TRANSFORMS. He is no longer
human - he is now BREYGRON, a seven-foot-tall demon with a
SKELETON BODY and HORNED SKULL HEAD. He wears leather armor
and his fingers are long and sharp as blades.
MIKE
No offense, Osco, but I think I
wish it actually was your step-dad.
OSCAR
Me too, but it’s not, so one, two,
three, roast it!
The Ghostbusters blast Breygron with proton beams. Breygron
withstands the attack and ROARS, stomping his feet. A
SHOCKWAVE of BLUE ENERGY throws the Ghostbusters to the
ground.
The Ghostbusters crawl and hide behind a car, injured.
KARANNA
Our equipment was never meant for
something this powerful.
Ya think?

MIKE

Oscar looks to the sky.
Oh no.

OSCAR

OSCAR’S POV Josh and Christine are floating in the sky above City Hall,
entranced. A SPIRIT DOORWAY forms between them.
Breygron sits in his throne.
BREYGRON
Let the next battle for Earth
begin!
Two spirit beings, a GIANT PRAYING MANTIS and a CLOAKED
WIZARD, emerge form the portal. They begin battling each
other, destroying the city around them.
Mike, Oscar, and Karanna watch the fight.
MIKE
I got my money on the bug. How
about you guys?

102.
INT. FIREHOUSE BASEMENT - NIGHT
Jessica has the Tesla Converter hooked up to the Vigo
Painting. She turns the converter on. It SPARKS.
ENERGY swirls around the painting. A DOORWAY appears in it.
Jessica stares at the painting, shocked.
EXT. SPIRIT WORLD - NIGHT
Jessica’s head appears through a doorway and she gets a
glimpse of the Spirit World - a twisted, warped land with
mountains and chasms and swirling spirits in a stormy sky.
Jessica looks around.
JESSICA
Um, hello? Anybody here? Hello?
EXT. CITY HALL - NIGHT
The Ghostbusters hide behind a car as the Cloaked Wizard
blasts the Praying Mantis with yellow energy. The bug
dissipates into smoke and disappears.
Oscar jumps out and points his proton gun at the Wizard.
Now!

OSCAR

Oscar, Karanna, and Mike blast the Wizard. He points at a car
and the car flies toward Karanna and Mike.
Get down!

OSCAR (CONT’D)

Oscar tackles Karanna and Mike just as the car flies over
their head and crashes into a tree.
MIKE
You know those times when you feel
like you’re accomplishing
something? This is not one of those
times.
KARANNA
We can’t just keep fighting the
winners of these matches. We have
to think of something out the box,
we have to--

103.
BREYGRON
And the winner of the second main
event battle is the wizard known as
Sam Haim. He will now be challenged
by...the Grendel!
The GRENDEL -- a twisted, lanky, clawed DEMON -- appears from
a doorway. He SNAPS and HISSES at the Wizard.
Breygron crosses toward the Ghostbusters.
BREYGRON (CONT’D)
But first, it seems our guests here
are not content with being mere
viewers and can’t help but get
involved in the action. So, let’s
take care of them, shall we?
The three spirits focus on the Ghostbusters - Sam Haim
attacks Karanna, the Grendel attacks Mike, and Breygron
attacks Oscar. The Ghostbusters are vastly overmatched,
falling to the ground in agony as the Spirits’ energies
strangle them.
Aaaarrggh!

OSCAR

INT. FIREHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - NIGHT
Jessica stands in the science lab. She speaks to someone offscreen.
JESSICA
Let’s go. Are we ready?
MAN (O.S.)
Yes. We just need one more thing.
The man grabs the five DEMON TOTEMS from under the biohazard
glass.
EXT. CITY HALL - NIGHT
Sam Haim, Breygron, and the Grendel loom over the
Ghostbusters. The Ghostbusters lay on the sidewalk, beaten.
MIKE
Well, this is it, fellas.
Everyone’s gotta go sometime.

104.
OSCAR
I’m sorry you got involved with
this, Mike. None of this woulda
happened to you if you hadn’t met
us.
MIKE
Don’t worry about it, Oscar. How
else would I have spent my last
year of college? Partying, living
it up? Nah, this is much better
than that.
Karanna looks up, shielding her eyes.
KARANNA’S POV Sam Haim, Breygron, and the Grendel have linked spiritual
energies. They focus their power on the Ghostbusters.
Oscar closes his eyes and turns away, terrified.
A HELICOPTOR is heard, its WHIRRING BLADES coming closer.
Oscar looks up.
OSCAR’S POV A helicoptor is approaching.
EXT. HELICOPTOR - NIGHT
ECTO-2, the Ghostbusters’ helicoptor, approaches City Hall.
Standing in its open side door is Jessica, holding on to a
bar and looking at the city below. She is dressed in a
JUMPSUIT and wearing a PROTON PACK.
EXT. CITY HALL - NIGHT
The three Spirits and the Ghostbusters watch as the
helicoptor hovers over them. A rope drops from it and Jessica
slides down and unhooks herself.
Jessica?!

MIKE

KARANNA
What in the world?
OSCAR
Is it weird that I’m really turned
on right now?

105.
Breygron is unimpressed.
BREYGRON
This is foolish. You really think
one little human is going to help
you?
JESSICA
Oh, you must be mistaken. I didn’t
come alone.
Four ropes drop from Ecto-2. The four original Ghostbusters,
Ray, Egon, Peter, and Winston, slide down. They are in full
Ghostbusters gear. Winston and Ray use the double proton
pistols as Ray used earlier.
The Original Ghostbusters step forward.
RAY
You, sir, have messed with the
wrong scientists.
PETER
Sending us to the Spirit World,
keeping us there for weeks?
Torturing us? I bet the Matrix
sequels were your fault, too,
weren’t they?
WINSTON
Basically, what they’re trying to
say is: dude...ya’ll are screwed.
EGON
Proton streams on full thrust, now!
The Original Ghostbusters and Jessica blast the three
spirits. The three spirits scream in agony but fight back.
The original Ghostbusters struggle to keep the beams on them.
PETER
Uh, hey, new guys? Laying on the
street? We could use your help?
The New Ghostbusters jump up. They focus their proton guns on
the Spirits and blast them.
The combined Ghostbuster forces are too much: the three
spirits are pushed back into the spirit door. Breygron is the
last to go, struggling, SCREAMING.
BREYGRON
No! My tournament is not finished!
Noooooooo!

106.
The doorway closes and the three spirits are gone.
Oscar runs to Peter and hugs him.
PETER
Hey, Oscar. How are ya, pal? What,
you act like we've been locked in
another horrible world for the past
three weeks or something.
OSCAR
Pete, oh thank god! Where’s Mom? Is
she okay?
Dana steps out of Ecto-2. Her and Oscar embrace.
DANA
Oscar, oh Oscar! What happened to
you? Are you all right?
Dana looks over Oscar’s uniform.
DANA (CONT’D)
When did all this happen?
OSCAR
Well, the inter-dimensional demon
with the skull head, he took Pete’s
place, posed as Mayor, and nearly
destroyed the city.
PETER
There goes my approval rating.
Winston surveys the area.
WINSTON
So you helped save the world, but
basically burnt City Hall to the
ground in the process? At least the
young Ghostbusters are taking after
the old ones.
Egon and Mike are concerned. A WIND picks up. Egon checks his
PKE.
EGON
City Hall hasn't reverted back to
its normal form yet. Mike, is there
something we're missing?
Mike points up.
EGON’S POV -

107.
Josh and Christine still float in the air, possessed, over
City Hall. A new Spirit Door opens between them and begins
overtaking the area.
Ray watches.
RAY
The portal is reopening! The Spirit
World is crossing over into this
one!
The purple energy from the Spirit World warps everything it
touches: the trees turn gnarled, the grass is replaced with
slime, the cars turn rusted and hollowed out.
WINSTON
Oh, shit...
GHOSTS, SPIRITS, and DEMONS descend from the City Hall stairs
and into the city. They gleefully attack everything.
The Ghostbusters, old and new, fight off the wave of incoming
spirits.
BREYGRON’S face appears in the portal between the stairs.
BREYGRON
You have stopped my tournament, but
you will not stop your extinction!
Your world is mine! Lay down and
accept your fate!
Egon yells over the chaos.
EGON
To Ecto-2! Everybody, now!
The old and new Ghostbusters run to Ecto-2.
EGON (CONT’D)
We don't have enough manpower to
take on these things! The city is
being taken over!
WINSTON
The world is being taken over.
Ray reaches in his pocket and retrieves the five demon
totems.
RAY
We need to bring these to Josh and
Christine!

108.
OSCAR
No, Josh said those things will
bring us doom and death! We
shouldn’t even be touching them!
JESSICA
It wasn’t Josh that said that, it
was the spirit inside of Josh! The
spirit was afraid of the totems,
not Josh!
RAY
These are imbued with positive
spirit energy! The ghosts inside
Josh and Christine, Breygron, all
of them came from these totems!
PETER
Okay, so we put the ghosts back in
the Jenga pieces and the gate
closes. What are we waiting for?
EGON
It's not that easy. These totems
are essentially traps that held
Breygron and his clan for a
century. If the totems were to
enter the Spirit Doorway, they
could once again trap Breygron, and
close the gate forever. But, to do
that, we must step with the totems
into the gate. When the gate
closes, whoever is holding these
totems will not be coming back.
PETER
Your plans always have such
wonderful endings, Egon.
The new and old Ghostbusters look at each other.
Winston reaches out and takes one of the idols.
WINSTON
I’ll do it.
DANA
But Winston, your wife. Your new
grandson.
WINSTON
Tell him I went down fighting.
Ray takes an idol.

109.
RAY
No way I’m letting Z go alone. I’m
going with him.
Peter takes the last three idols.
PETER
Then that settles it.
No, Pete!

OSCAR

PETER
I’m sorry. This world is gonna need
new Ghostbusters. Egon has to be
the one to stay here and train you
guys.
MIKE
No, we can’t handle that! We pretty
much suck at this, to be honest!
PETER
This is how it has to go. Ray, Z,
and I will head up to the portal.
You others blast us a way there.
A silence.
RAY
It’s the only thing that makes
sense.
The new and old Ghostbusters stand and ready themselves.
Peter and Dana embrace. She is crying.
PETER
I’ll be back, somehow. I promise.
DANA
I'm not allowing myself to live
without you. I'll find you. I'll
never stop looking.
Winston and Ray run toward the stairs. Peter follows them.
Egon and the new Ghostbusters zap the ghosts blocking the
stairway. Oscar looks to Mike.
OSCAR
I’m not letting it go down like
this.

110.
KARANNA
Neither am I.
MIKE
C’mon. Let’s go.
Mike, Karanna and Oscar run toward the stairs. Jessica and
Dana notice.
Oscar!
Damn it.

DANA
JESSICA

Jessica runs after them.
EXT. TOP OF DEMON STAIRS - NIGHT
Ray, Winston, and Peter approach the gateway. A BLUE, CALMING
energy emanates from the idols in their hands.
PETER
Well, fellas, here we go. Into the
breach once more.
RAY
Together till the end, Dr. Venkman.
MIKE (O.S.)
Sorry, old timers. You’re gonna
have to let the new guys take over.
Peter turns to see Karanna, Oscar, and Mike.
PETER
No, Oscar, go back! Get away from
here!
OSCAR
We’re not gonna let you do this!
It’s our responsibility!
RAY
It’s too late! The Spirit Door is
closing on us!
The BLUE energy from the totems is overtaking everything--the
Spirit Door, City Hall, the Ghostbusters.
Mike looks up.
MIKE’S POV -

111.
Josh and Christine, on either side of the portal, are
reacting violently, their spirit forms flashing in and out,
revealing their human forms. They are floating downwards.
MIKE
Karrie! Get Josh down from there!
Karanna runs toward Josh. Mike reaches desperately for
Christine. The BLUE ENERGY grows.
Mike grabs Christine’s hand and pulls her down. Her eyes meet
his. She is terrified.
EXT. CITY HALL - NIGHT
Egon and Dana watch from below. Egon gets an idea.
EGON
Dana, can you drive stick?
DANA
I think so, not since I was a
teenager.
Egon tosses her car keys.
EGON
Get us over there.
Dana hops in Ecto-1 and starts it up. Egon climbs on top of
the roof and mans the giant proton gun. He hooks it up to two
SLIME TANKS.
EGON (CONT’D)
I'm not sure if there's an allpowerful, all-seeing being that
watches over the universe, but if
there is, please let this work.
EXT. TOP OF DEMON STAIRS - NIGHT
Oscar, Winston, Ray, and Pete huddle together, embraced by
the blue light.
RAY
It’s closing! It’s closing!
Everyone brace yourselves!
WINSTON
You gotta get away from here, kids!
Peter grabs Oscar’s arm and yells over the noise.

112.
PETER
Oscar, go! Now. For me!
OSCAR
I can't, Dad! I can't let you guys
do this!
Mike stares into Christine’s eyes. He squeezes her hand.
MIKE
It’s okay, Chris. Everything is
going to be-ZAP! The blue energy explodes with a flash! The Earth shakes
and grumbles. The bodies of the entire Ghostbusters crew
begin to fade away. Christine watches as Mike’s face slowly
disappears.

EXT. CITY HALL - NIGHT
Dana pulls Ecto-1 right up to City Hall’s steps.
On the roof, Egon pulls the trigger of the proton cannon and
BLASTS the Spirit Door with GREEN SLIME. The BLUE ENERGY from
the totems, the SPIRIT ENERGY, and the SLIME react against
each other violently. Egon may have made things worse.
Egon struggles to keep the slime pouring onto City Hall.
EXT. TOP OF DEMON STAIRS - NIGHT
The entire Ghostbusters crew grimaces as the energy
builds...then BOOM!
With a giant EXPLOSION, the spirit doorway closes and all
spirit energy fades! The buildings and cars and City Hall
revert back to normal.
INT. ECTO-1 - NIGHT
Dana looks away from the explosion, then realizes all is
quiet. She looks ahead.
DANA’S POV All of Evil Peter’s evil ASSISTANTS emerge from City Hall.
Their bodies revert back to normal. WALT is among them,
confused as his SANDMAN form fades away.

113.
Dana jumps out of Ecto-1.
EXT. TOP OF STAIRS - NIGHT
Dana and Egon reach the top of the demolished stairs. They
search among the rubble.
Egon lifts a piece of debris.
EGON
I found someone!
Egon helps the person up. It is Ray.
EGON (CONT’D)
Ray, Ray! You’re all right! Are you
feeling okay?
RAY
Whoa. Where are we, Egon? Is this
the Spirit World?
EGON
No, this is New York City.
Ray looks around at the destruction.
You sure?

RAY

Dana finds Pete and Oscar.
DANA
Oh thank god, thank god...
Dana helps them up. They embrace.
PETER
See, honey? I told you we'd be
fine. Save for the deafening
explosion and everything, that was
a piece of cake.
Peter looks toward Oscar.
PETER (CONT’D)
You have any idea how dangerous
that was, pal?
OSCAR
Of course I do. I’m a Ghostbuster.
Peter turns to Dana.

114.
PETER
You sure I’m not this kid’s real
dad?
Mike stands from the rubble, carrying Christine. She awakens
and tries to stand.
MIKE
Hey there, hey, take it easy.
You’re with us now. It’s okay.
Christine looks up at him.
Oh, great.

CHRISTINE

MIKE
What? I just save your life, I save
New York, I save the entire world,
and that’s how you react? Really, I
thought by now you would-CHRISTINE
Mike? For once, stop talking.
Christine kisses Mike, long and passionately. Mike is
surprised, then very pleased.
Karanna appears from the rubble. She is carrying Josh the
same way Mike was carrying Christine. A beat.
JOSH
(woozy)
My hero.
Egon and Ray descend the stairs toward Ecto-1. Karanna and
Jessica follow them.
RAY
What kind of audible was that you
called there, Iggy?
EGON
A not-very-likely-to-succeed one. I
modified Ecto-1’s proton stream to
throw slime, hoping that its
positive energy would-JESSICA
Of course! The positively charged
slime would act with the totems’
positive energy and help them
neutralize the negative spirit
doorway!

115.
KARANNA
Why didn’t I think of that?
Ray reaches Ecto-1. It’s in bad shape, smoking and sizzling.
RAY
She’s gonna need some big-time
repairs. It’ll be a while before
they can use her proton gun again.
EGON
(smiling)
Before they can use it again?
RAY
Yeah. You’re right, Egon. We are
getting old. It’s time for a new
generation.
Ray looks toward Oscar, Karanna, Mike, and Jessica, talking
and laughing about their crazy experience.
Ray looks back to Egon.
RAY (CONT’D)
But can I at least help them out
once in a while?
Winston surveys the area. He smiles.
WINSTON
Man, I love being a Ghostbuster.
Winston laughs and joins his friends in the celebration.
The GHOSTBUSTERS theme kicks in.
We see the END CREDITS over images of the Ghostbusters, old
and new, being celebrated by the people of New York.
After the credits...
EXT. CITY HALL - DAY
Ecto-2 sits alone near City Hall, away from the Ghostbusters
and the celebrating crowd. Inside, a GREEN GLOW appears in
the cockpit.

116.
INT. ECTO-2 - DAY
Slimer peeks his head over Ecto-2’s driver seat. He looks at
the steering wheel and gurgles. He turns to the back of the
helicoptor.
SLIMER
(barely audible)
You ready?
Stay Puft, now only four feet tall, salutes Slimer and
buckles his seat belt.
Slimer grips the wheel and laughs maniacally. The helicoptor
takes off.
EXT. HAWAIIAN RESORT - DAY
LOUIS TULLEY (60) takes two tropical drinks from a BARTENDER
(30) at a beach-side bar.
LOUIS
Thanks. Hey, this one is with diet
vodka, right? I'm on this crazy
workout program and I've been
trying to watch my figure, so I've
been-The bartender turns away from Louis and helps another
customer.
LOUIS (CONT’D)
Okay, thanks, talk to you later.
Louis leaves the bar and walks toward three beach chairs
overlooking the ocean.
LOUIS (CONT’D)
Here ya go, Janine. I got you extra
pineapple, like you like.
JANINE (O.S.)
Oh, thanks, sweetie, but I already
got a drink.
Louis reaches Janine.
LOUIS
You did? From who? Did someone
bring--Aaaaah!

117.
LOUIS’ POV JANINE MELNITZ
either side of
Slimer holds a
sunglasses and
brown.

(50) sits in her chair, sipping a drink. On
her are Slimer and Stay Puft in beach chairs.
massive margarita while Stay Puft wears
soaks up the sun. His white hide is toasty

Slimer looks up at Louis.
SLIMER
(barely audible)
Hi! Sit down! Sit down!
Louis thinks. He shrugs.
LOUIS
All right. But you guys are gonna
have to get your own rooms.
Louis sits next to Janine.
JANINE
What can I say. I’m a sucker for
free drinks.
Janine and Louis share a toast.
Stay Puft sips a straw in a giant punch bowl that’s nearly as
big as him. He sighs with refreshment.
Aaaaaah!

STAY PUFT

Stay Puft lowers his sunglasses and gives the camera a wink.
FADE OUT.