A Ghostbusters Fan Documentary Hits Netflix Next Week

A part of the poster for Ghostheads.
A part of the poster for Ghostheads.

Next week is a big one if you’re a fan of Ghostbusters. The main news, obviously, is the first new movie in over 25 years hitting theaters. What you may not know is there’s a second film coming too. It’s the fan documentary Ghostheads, which will hit Netflix July 15.


The documentary, directed by Brendan Mertens, was funded primarily through crowd-sourcing and premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival. It not only discusses the history of Ghostbusters, but dives deep into Ghostbusters fandom, a niche that hasn’t has a light shined upon it until recently.

The film features interviews with Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Paul Feig, and the timing of its public release, tied to the theatrical reboot, is no coincidence.


“We’d love people to go and see the reboot, and then, kick back with a nice frosty Ecto-Cooler and watch our movie at home so they can see how the film has impacted the lives of so many,” said producer Lee Leshen. “Who knows? Maybe we’ll help some people find their own inner Ghosthead!”

Here’s the latest trailer.

And the full poster.

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Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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Ghostsheads*, eh?

*I’m pretty sure everyone else in the world has made this easy joke already, and I’m just really late to the party.