As far as cartoons go The Real Ghostbusters remains a revered piece of pop culture for many of my generation. Running from 1986-1991 it allowed us to enjoy the further paranormal adventures of Venkman and Co. every Saturday morning. For it’s time the show was very irreverent in that it drew on the events of both feature films. Kenner was a tremendous promotional partner and had a fantastic toyline (how many of us had those role play Proton Packs?).
The one thing that The Real Ghostbusters did not do is shy away from terrifying its viewing audience. Below you will find some of the most terrifying paranormal entities from The Real Ghostbusters.
5 – Werechicken from Poultrygeist
IT’S A GIANT FUCKING CHICKEN THAT WILL EAT YOU!!!!!!!!
4 – Hob Anagarak from Cold Cash and Hot Water
An ancient Inuit demon that controls fire, has superhuman strength, the ability to teleport, and can project telekinesis doesn’t seem that bad does he? Or maybe it is due to the the fact that he looks like a cross between a Predator and a Yeti.
3 – Necksa from The Devil in The Deep
This big four armed Gorgo looking sea monster wanted to destroy New York and the world for that matter due to the fact that the water was just so … polluted. As one of the most powerful primal gods thousands of years old, he was awakened by unknowingly by some public utility workers. And one more thing … he was immune to the Ghostbusters’ standard proton throwers.
2 – The Thing from The Thing Is Mrs. Faversham’s Attic)
“What’s that noise in the attic?”
“Oh just a large purple ectoplasmic cloud mass that is fueled by hatred and revenge. It can manifest itself in a variety of objects and propel bolts of psychokentic energy”
1 – Boogieman from The Boogieman Cometh & The Boogieman Is Back)
As I’ve said here before the Boogeyman as depicted in The Real Ghostbusters is truly the stuff of nightmares. Despite appearing in just two episodes, the Boogeyman could have cemented the top spot in this countdown with just his appearance alone. We haven’t even begun to talk about how he warps through your closet door while your sleeping to capture your soul.