…Be truthful, now.
Via Do-Gooder Press.
This Ghostbusters clip is, in its way, an excellent example of: a, why it’s hard to do cosmic horror properly in movies; and b, why horror leans on comedy quite a bit.
Without going too deep into the weeds; the problem here is that Spengler obviously should feel terrified – he’s facing a cosmic horror that’s attempting to destroy the planet – but it’s hard to show something like that on the screen and not make it look clunky. In a weird sort of way, making it funny can at least help making it clear that what you’re seeing is transgressive, or something like that. I don’t know. All I know is that there are at least three bits in this clip that I can quote from memory…