Freddy vs Ghostbusters (2004)

  |  Short, Comedy


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Every town has an Elm Street, and Denver is no exception. The man of your dreams crosses paths with the boys in gray--who will win the battle for 1980's supremecy?


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Director:

Hank Braxtan

Writers:

Hank Braxtan, Tim Johnson

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3 February 2007 | Edwardh1979
7
| Worth watching at least once
There was definitely effort put into this film. Even though it was made on a $500 budget, the special effects took them several months to create. The acting is exactly what you would expect from a "fan made" film. Most of the bad acting seems to come from the females for some reason. They were obviously acting against their will for their geeky boyfriends and it clearly shows. One of the main worries I had before watching this film was if the actors were going to try to play the roles of the original ghostbusters from the films or were they playing as new and original characters. Thankfully, they are indeed playing as different characters that are related somehow to the original Ghostbusters and have a different office etc. I was glad I didn't have to sit through fan-boy actors trying to impersonate Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Even though this film borrows a bunch of inside jokes from the Ghostbusters and Freddy films, there is a good amount of original humor to be found here as well. Overall, the makers of this fan film accomplished what they wanted and I strongly feel that they succeeded at it. It's roughly a half-hour long, so whether you end up loving it or hating it, you at least won't have to sit through 2 hours of it. Since this is a fan-made film, it is a free download from the creator's website at http://www.braxtanfilm.com/fvgb.html Enjoy

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The faux newspaper front pages seen in the movie have references to many websites including Bloody-Disgusting.com, IndieTrailers.com, TheForce.net, ProtonCharging.com, and Forever Horror (http;//www.michalak.org/fh/). All of these websites were especially helpful in the promotion and support of the fan film in some form or another.


Quotes

Freddy Krueger: Run, Neil, run!


Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a brief scene in which Freddy is confronted by Jason Voorhees the same man he fought in Freddy vs Jason (2003)


Alternate Versions

In 2005 a "Director's Cut" was released, with the following changes:

  • Theme song begins in a different place during the opening title and is extended into the following scene.
  • Different music during remainder of scene.
  • Some of the Nancy/Neil phone conversation is cut.
  • A blue filter added to the scene where the guys put on the uniforms.
  • Cut Eugene's "Geez, these are heavy, Doc" line when wearing proton pack.
  • Different sound effects and music during the bar room "bust".
  • Blood stains on the wall and buzzing-flies sound effects added to Neil and Ed's discovery of Chuck's body.
  • Yellow filter added to the mattress-burning scene.
  • "To Be Continued" text changed from red and white to purple.
  • The phone conversation where Neil learns Nancy won't wake up is cut. Instead Neil answers the phone at the office, then we see the Ghostbusters' truck pulling up outside Nancy's house.
  • Louder music volume when the Ghostbusters enter Nancy's house.
  • Added music and yellow filter to Jared's dream sequence.
  • Louder music after Jared's dream death.
  • Added sound effect, music and red filter when the Ghostbusters enter the dream world.
  • Louder music when Freddy enters the real world.
  • New sound effects and music when the dream ghosts attack Neil.
  • Louder music after Freddy is trapped.
  • Yellow filter over Freddy vs. Jason scene.


Soundtracks

Bad to the Bone
(uncredited)
Written by
George Thorogood
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Storyline

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Genres

Short | Comedy

Details

Release Date:

13 May 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Denver, Colorado, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$500 (estimated)

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