Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ghostbusters - Rogue Busting - Perry Kent

Panel 1
Egon, Venkman, and Winston stand by the car as red lights flash through the Ghostbuster's station. Venkman shouts back into the depths of the station.

1. VENKMAN: Come on Ray! We got a call!

Panel 2
Ray shouts back with a look of confusion on his face. He is standing next to a completely emptied locker and is in only his underwear and white tank-top.

2. VENKMAN (OP): Let's go!

3. RAY: All my gear is missing!

4. VENKMAN (OP): Ask the intern about it!

Panel 3
A small framed Ghostbuster zooms through traffic on a white motorcycle. The figure is wearing the proton pack and has a white full-face motorcycle helmet with the classic Ghostbusters symbol on the side.

5. SFX (motorcycle): vvvrrooomm!

Panel 4
The motorcycle pulls to a stop outside of an apartment building, with the classic screech of the tires.

6. SFX (tires): sssccccccrreeeeeeech!

Panel 5
Full reveal of the Ghostbuster intern, as she stands in front of the motorcycle the nuetrona wand in hand. The white Ghostbuster motorcycle helmet can be seen in the background on the white motorcycle.

7. INTERN: Let's go bust some ghost butts. 

- END - 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters: Chicago Heat – MK Stangeland Jr.

(Set in the same universe as the original Ghostbusters movies, but with a branch that has been established in Chicago [In contrast to the New York ‘Home Office’ where the original team is still located] with a new team of characters.)

(4 Panels)

Panel 1: Two GHOSTBUSTERS-style vehicles, with license plates labeled ECTO-5 and ECTO-6, charge down the streets of Chicago during the late hours of the night, complete with blaring sirens.

SFX: WEE-do! WEE-do! WEE-do! WEE-do!

SCHMIT (1): (From the driver seat of ECTO-6) Hey guys, remember when I said how cool it would be to have car-mounted Proton Beams?

SCHMIT (2): (From driver seat of ECTO-6) And you were all ‘No, Charles, that’s a stupid idea!’?

Panel 2: SAMANTHA McCAIN emerges through a hatch on the top of ECTO-6, armed with an oversized proton pack gun, the kind designed to be mounted on a turret.

McCAIN (1): Yes, we get it, Chuck.

McCAIN (2): We got it the first five-hundred thousand times.

Panel 3: ECTO-5, driving just ahead of ECTO-6, with NORMAN HULTZ in the drivers seat and LEE EVRITS poking out the top with another oversized proton pack turret, much like McCAIN.

EVRITS (1): For the record?

EVRITS (2): I still think they’re a stupid idea.

HULTZ: They’re only stupid if they don’t do their job.

Panel 4: A team of ghosts rushes from out of a nearby intersection, it would practically run ECTO-5 and ECTO-6 over if it were physical and wasn’t flying; it’s an entire team of an old-school, horse-drawn fire truck, complete with four firemen and four horses pulling it through the sky.

SFX: [Horse Whinny of some kind]



Monday, July 25, 2016

Ghostbusters - Ghost in the Machine - Grant McLaughlin

1 - On Abby, looking down at her phone worriedly.  Erin and Jillian lean in from either side to try to see what's up.

ABBY: Girls...

2 - Outside of Ghostbusters HQ.  Ecto-1 roars out of the garage and takes a tight turn towards the situation.

CAPTION (ABBY): We've got a situation.

3 - On Ecto-1 racing through the streets of New York, sirens blaring.

PATTY (from within): Where exactly am I headed?

4 - Inside Ecto-1.  Abby leans forward and places her phone within Patty's field of vision (without blocking her ability to see the road, of course).  Perhaps have Patty's eyes go wide in surprise (but not absoultely necessary).

ABBY: Here.

5 - On Ecto-1, its breaks bringing the car to a screeching halt.


6 - On Abby's phone.  It's opened on a tweet that reads "Ghostriding all up on the East Side!!".

PATTY (off-panel): Abby, you really need to keep better track of popular culture.

GHOSTBUSTERS: "Ghost Hunt Busters" -- David Press.

1.1 WIDE SHOT: A black van sits in front of a house that has its front door open and looks like no one has been in the place for years. The VAN has a yellow LOGO on the side of it saying “SAPS”.
I’ve always been a fan of those shows  “Ghost Adventures” and “Ghost Hunters” where people wander into abandoned buildings and take photos of shadows with their infrared cameras. So think of the people in the “SAPS” crew being those types of ghostly spelunkers. They are about to have an encounter they are never going to forget!

CAPTION [Location]:            Watertown, NY. 23:01pm.

1.2: Four people walk up the jagged stone path towards the house, carrying cases and backpacks filled with equipment. KRIS, is bald-headed with a goatee; JIMMY has long black hair—kind of a grungy dude; JANELLE has jet black hair and glasses; and FRANK has a shaved head and a neck tattoo because he’s that sort of dude.

KRIS:                                      Can’t believe they call these houses “Zombie houses”.

1.3 INTERIOR: THE SAPS CREW are setting up cameras, laptops, and printers, checking flashlights and all of that sort of thing.

JANELLE:                              From what I understand these houses are left abandoned when folks can’t pay the mortgage.
JIMMY:                                  Or is it something else?!

1.4: The GHOST HUNTER team wonders into a dark hallway.

JANELLE:                              Well let’s hope there aren’t any actual zombies in here.
FROM OFF:                            You don't wanna go in there.

1.5 CUT TO: The voice. We’re looking up at the GHOSTBUSTERS [from the recent movie]. As stand looking triumphant, JILL HOLTZMANN is holding up the trap. 

HOLTZMAN:                        Spelunkers! Go play in your parents’ basement!
PATTY:                                  Yeah! Leave this to the professionals!


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Why Ghostbusters?

Who doesn’t love some nerds fighting ghosts? These characters have been a mainstay of my childhood for as long as I can remember, and the comedians playing the characters as well.

From Bill Murray to Kristen Wiig and Harold Ramis to Kristen McKinnon, it doesn’t matter who is playing them or who directs the movies. Seeing these great comedians destroy ghosts is hilarious and fun. With that in mind, let’s have a bit of fun with this week’s prompt and bust some ghosts.