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The Collect Call of Cthulhu 

The Ghostbusters are fighting creatures in the sewers, chasing down cults and research comic books to succeed in the their mission - to recover the Necronomicon that gets stolen from the public library.

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Dan Aykroyd (characters), Harold Ramis (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Arsenio Hall ... Winston Zeddemore / Mr. Howard (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Dr. Egon Spengler / Ted Kline (voice) (as Maurice La Marche)
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ... Dr. Peter Venkman (voice)
Laura Summer ... Janine Melnitz (voice)
Frank Welker ... Dr. Raymond Stantz / Slimer / Clark Ashton (voice)
Jodi Carlisle ... Alice Derleth / Candi
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The Ghostbusters are fighting creatures in the sewers, chasing down cults and research comic books to succeed in the their mission - to recover the Necronomicon that gets stolen from the public library.

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27 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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After retreating from Cathulhu, Peter mocks Egon by calling him a Pollyanna. A principle, based on a 1913 novel, that indicates at the subconscious level, the human mind has a tendency to focus on the optimistic while, at the conscious level, people have a tendency to focus on the negative. This subconscious bias towards the positive is often described as the "Pollyanna principle." See more »

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At the climax of the episode when lightning strikes Cthulhu, Alice is thrown against Peter by the blast. Her position changes from face down to back down and then back again from shot to shot. See more »

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Winston Zeddemore: I thought *you* were suppposed to rotate the tires.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I figured why bother? They rotate enough when the car's moving.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Hey no problem, we'll just put on the spare and...
Dr. Peter Venkman: That *was* the spare.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Cthulhu Rising
4 March 2018 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

This is my fifth favorite episode of the show. This episode really introduced my to one of my favorate authors H.P. Lovecraft whom I never knew about until I saw this episode.

It's really cool seeing the Ghostbusters going against Cthulhu whom is one of the famous god/monsters from Lovecraftian lore. It's true that the confrontation between them doesn't last too long but hey's it's a giant monster against people the size of action figures from Cthulhu's perspective there really isn't much to it.

When Cthulhu comes it's doesn't disappoint the design is true to the one from Lovecraftian lore from the tenticles, amphibian features, all messed up. Really like the choice in the red color, really adds to the menice as he's the color of blood. I remember seeing this episode when I was seven, I was really scared of this monster, as he's about the size of Godzilla or King Kong, I honestly was afraid this creature might one day come down and decide to walk to where I was living.

However what really drives this episode is in the investigating and suspense which is great as it is a build up that really gives you a sense of dread and doom which is the essential element in all Lovecraft's stories. By it's nature this episode is a love letter the H.P. Lovecraft, we see throughout the episode there are several references to the author and his works. There is also a bit of replay value to the episode as there are several more you might have missed.

In the eyes of one of the old ones, the Ghostbusters may not have a prayer.

Rating: 4 stars


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