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When is Ghostbusters (1984) on TV & How to Stream It

There’s something strange…in the neighborhood…who ya gonna call?  Ghostbusters!

Ghostbusters is another great spooky movie that has become a must-watch in October. Why? Because Halloween makes us here at Nerd Much? want to watch all the spooky movies we can. When October comes around, you can find us streaming Hocus PocusThe Nightmare Before Christmas, The Addams Family, and the first couple of Ghostbuster movies.

Luckily, if you’ve got cable TV, you can find a couple instances where you can watch Ghostbusters on TV without having to rent it or buy it. Of course, if you don’t want to be beholden to the TV schedule, you can always stream Ghostbusters online pretty easily (don’t worry – we cover how to do that, too).

When is Ghostbusters on TV?

If you’re wondering when you can watch Ghostbusters on TV in October 2019, you can find the entire list of when it’ll be shown on Freeform (who has the exclusive cable rights for it) below:

  • Monday, October 7th: 8:25PM
  • Tuesday, October 8th: 3:00PM
  • Saturday, October 12th: 7:00AM
  • Sunday, October 20th: 12:35PM
  • Thursday, October 24th: 3:40PM
  • Friday, October 25th: 11:30AM

So, as you can see, there’s only ONE primetime showing of Ghostbusters on TV this October – which is a bit of a bummer.

See Also: All Halloween Movies on TV in October 2019

Is Ghostbusters on Netflix in 2019?

No, Ghostbusters isn’t no Netflix right now.

Is Ghostbusters on Hulu?

No, Ghostbusters isn’t on Hulu, either. Bummer.

Where to Stream Ghostbusters

If you’re not able to watch Ghostbusters on TV this October because you’re working or have other plans or forget to set your DVR, you can always watch Ghostbusters without cable by streaming it. In fact, here’s every way you can stream the Ghostbusters movie right now:


Amazon Prime Video

You can stream Ghostbusters on Amazon Prime Video for just $3.99, or you can buy the digital download Ghostbusters version to keep for $9.99.

Google Play

You can rent Ghostbusters online via Google Play for $3.99 or you can buy the digital download for $12.99.


You can stream Hocus Pocus on iTunes for $3.99 or buy it for $14.99 here.

See Also: Halloween Memes 2019


You can stream Hocus Pocus on Vudu for $2.99 or buy it in SD for $13.99.


You can rent Hocus Pocus right on YouTube for $3.99 here.


What is Ghostbusters Actually About, Anyway?

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Ghostbusters is a movie about three scientists that study parapsychology at Columbia University that get kicked out because they keep performing unethical experiments on their students. Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Egon Spengler decide to restart their careers to trap and remove ghosts from haunted buildings—calling themselves the Ghostbusters. Through fighting off the threatening ghosts and ghouls, the men get a lot of negative press since fighting off danger causes damage to towns and mayhem to the people.

While trying to fight off the uninvited ghosts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatens the Ghostbusters because they think they are frauds. The EPA agent throws them all in jail for threatening the town and ‘pretending’ to trap ghosts. New York City is under attack by the ghost of the ancient Sumerian God named Gozer, a very dangerous and dark ghost that could bring an end to all of humanity.

Is There Any Historical Basis for Gozer? Not really, according to this redditor.

Who are you gonna call to save the city from danger? The Ghostbusters! The agent has no option other than to free the Ghostbusters from jail to help trap Gozer and save the city from impending doom. Once the town is saved from the threatening ghosts and ghouls, the Ghostbusters become the new heroes of New York City— where the people of New York have found a new appreciation for the quirky ex-scientists who turned a hobby into a city-saving career.

More About The Ghostbusters Movie

This cult-classic was released in 1984 and made waves in the movie industry, bringing in almost $300,000,000. This imaginative thriller is funny, and exciting for all ages. It is rated PG for crude language and for some thrilling scenes. Back in its time, this film wowed audiences around the world with its computer-generated special effects, that are still applauded today. These effects are what make this movie the thriller that it is—especially the details on the ghosts, including the famous and flawless scene of the attack of the marshmallow man.

Ghostbusters Movie Cast

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The list of notable talented actors/actresses featured in the original Ghostbusters (1984) cast is another reason why this film is so popular. The main characters are as follows: Dr. Peter Venkman is played by Bill Murray, Dr. Raymond Stantz is played by Dan Aykroyd, Dr. Egon Spengler is played by Harold Ramis, Dana Barrett is played by Sigourney Weaver, Louis Tully is played by Rick Moranis, Janine Melnitz is played by Annie Potts, and Walter Peck is played by William Atherton.

Ghostbusters Trailer

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