Hidden Meanings Coded Into Ghostbusters? Trailer For New Documentary, Spook Central

On the basis of this trailer, Spook Central is looking somewhat like Room 237, the recent documentary about far-flung and hell-bent viewer interpretations of The Shining. Except it isn’t about a Stanley Kubrick film, something we would expect to  attract a lot of crazy talk. It’s about Ghostbusters.

I guess anything that mentions the occult will draw a certain amount of “specialist interest.”

Here’s a free poster quote if anybody wants one:

Spook Central? Crank Central, more like.

That looks every bit as amusing as Room 237, and every bat as daffy and spurious. Scratch that – it looks twice as daffy and spurious, and Room 237 was already full of the hysterically tenuous.

I’m sure there are a lot more possibilities for this odd new subgenre yet.  Surely Wes Anderson’s OCD approaches lend themselves to this kind of “study.” And Christopher Nolan certainly has a few of the right fans.

I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody starts faking these things too, hiring voice over artists to read a prepared, possibly satirical script rather than rounding up real theorists for interviews. Especially if these films keep finding distribution.

Or maybe they’ve already begun…

Thanks to Tyler Foster for the embed.

Under Pressure, Midtown Comics J Scott Campbell Riri Williams Cover Cancelled. One Of Them.

How Marvel Will Increase Orders For Inhumans Vs X-Men Party Promotions

Joss Whedon Wants To Take On A Star Wars Movie

“Everything Is An Advert For Everything Else” – Tom Scioli Talks Transformers Vs. GI Joe And Young Animal’s Super Powers


Infamous Murders Get More Printings


Dark Horse Registers Trademarks For Golden Age Fantasy And Horror Comics That Fought The Senate Subcommittee

Giant Killer Plants Are Bad For Your Engine

Alan Moore Exposes The Corrupt, Secret History Of Warner Bros, With Kevin O’Neill

Tilda Swinton Doing Very Nice Things

What’s It Like To Be Surrounded By Zombies?