​What Does The Ghostbusters Post-Credit Scene Mean?


Throwback alert! The fun doesn’t end once Ghostbusters rolls its credits, be sure to stay seated for a post-credits scene that’ll spook fans of the original movies.

Want to know what this Ghostbusters scene is? Or have you already seen it but don’t understand what it’s about? No worries, Flicksided will break things down for you!

Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Chris Hemsworth, opened in theaters Friday. Despite the hate, several movie fans have rushed to theaters to catch the film its opening weekend. Reviews and feedback has mainly been positive. The movie is even Certified Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes. It goes to show — don’t knock it till you try it!

Audiences are praising Chris Hemsworth’s role as Kevin, and Leslie Jones as the hilarious Patty. But they are also walking out a bit confused.

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After the credits roll, viewers are treated to a small scene that is a major throwback to the original movies, but most don’t get what it is. Even if you have watched the original and don’t know what the heck is going on, it’s okay! It has, after all, been a long time since the first Ghostbusters premiered. So let’s recap! But first, please note that major spoilers are ahead if you have not yet seen Ghostbusters in theaters.

The scene begins with the Ghostbusters’ crew back at their new headquarters. The ladies are working on bettering their tech and Patty is listening to an EVP recording. A look of confusion flushes Patty’s face and she looks at the others and asks, “What is Zuul?” Erin (Kristen Wiig), Abby (Melissa McCarthy), and Holtzman (Kate McKinnon) look back at Patty with shocked faces.

Let’s take things back to 1984. In the original supernatural comedy, Zuul is a “Gatekeeper” who torments and eventually possesses the body of Dana, portrayed by Signourney Weaver. Freeing Dana was not easy, Zuul caused a lot of problems around the city before the Ghostbusters were successful. Awesome throwback AND cliffhanger. Does this mean Zuul is coming? More importantly, will fans see a sequel?

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Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s consider the possibility of director Paul Feig simply wanting to give the original film a shoutout or throw a little easter egg at fans. My guess? A franchise is probably on its way, but production wants to see how Ghostbusters does at the box office first.

And by the looks of it, judging by what we have heard so far, Ghostbusters is doing awesome.