Take a Look Inside Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History

Halloween is rolling up tomorrow, and there’s no better time to recall the classic 1984 Ghostbusters movie! 

This week, Insight Editions published Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, a comprehensive overview of both of the original films, and the subsequent animated series, video games, toys and collectibles that followed. The book also goes behind-the-scenes of the Ghostbuster movies with interviews profiling Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver; with director Ivan Reitman and producers Michael C. Gross and Joe Medjuck also sharing their thoughts on the franchise. 

Insight Editions has passed along a few images from inside Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History that offer new views of the popular Stay Puft Marshmellow Man and the Ectomobile! But first, a humorous shot of three of the original Ghostbusters covered in the remnants of Stay Puft’s body!

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Coated in simulated marshmallow, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray pose for a publicity still.

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A number of Thom Enriquez designs for the Stay Puft marshmallow man that experiment with differing approaches to height, mass, and shape.

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The full-size Stay Puft suit is prepped for filming as VFX director of photography Bill Neill takes a light meter reading.

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Inside a fireproof Stay Puft costume, a stunt performer prepares to be ignited by Joe Viskocil.

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Concept illustrations for the revised Ectomobile by Benton Jew (top) and John Bell (bottom).


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Stephen Dane’s illustration of the Ghostbusters II’s Ectomobile, featuring a roof rack even more stuffed with gadgets than before.


Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History is out in bookstores everywhere. You can also buy it online from Amazon.com and other retailers. 

Photo Credits: Ghostbusters TM and © 2015 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Images excerpted from Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History by Daniel Wallace. Used with permission of Insight Editions.