New fan art recreates the iconic 1930’s American Gothic painting with Slimer from Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
New fan art recreates iconic 1930 painting american gothic with ghost hunters‘Slimer and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Director Ivan Reitman ghost hunters (1984) resonated with critics and the public alike, spawning a multi-billion dollar franchise that is set to continue with the fall release of Jason Reitman’s sequel Ghostbusters: the afterlife. Several actors from the original films are expected to reprise their roles, including Bill Murray as Dr Peter Venkman, Dan Aykroyd as Dr Raymond Stantz, Ernie Hudson as Dr Winston Zeddmore, Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett and Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz.
Ghostbusters: the afterlife follows a single mother of two, Callie (Carrie Coon), daughter of Egon Spengler of the late Harold Ramis, who moves to Summerville, Oklahoma to live on a farm left to her by her father. Callie’s children, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) eventually stumble in coming up with their grandfather’s Ghostbusting gear, including proton packs and the famous Etco-1. After fixing the hearse, the movie trailers show Trevor and Phoebe wearing Ghostbusters clothes and chasing “Muncher,” a blue ghost vaguely resembling Slimer from the first movie. The promotional material also teased the return of the God of Destruction, Gozer Gozerian, and, of course, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, the mascot of the fictional Marshmallow company.
Artist Butcher Billy on Instagram recently shared art imagining Grant Wood’s american gothic from the Art Institute of Chicago with Slimer and Stay-Puft as subjects. This new piece is doubled American ghost. Check it out below:
It’s no exaggeration to say that Slimer and Stay-Puft are not just memorable parts of the original film, but staples of the ghost hunters universe. However, as the innocent-looking Marshmallow Man became Gozer’s giant physical manifestation during the heyday of ghost hunters, Slimer is the first ghost ever captured by the Ghostbusters, who eventually becomes something of a pet (at least in the animated series). The latest trailer for Ghostbusters: the afterlife showed the character of Paul Rudd in a grocery store as he watched the Puft Mini Marshmallow come to life and come out of the wrappers. Fortunately, these little marshmallows seem a lot friendlier than the one that tried to destroy New York City.
Wood’s painting was inspired by the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, and its subjects by the farmer and his daughter (who is often mistaken for his wife) whom he imagined living in the house. Although it was interpreted to symbolize the repression associated with rural life, Wood claimed it reflected his appreciation for the people of Iowa. While the next Ghostbusters: the afterlife does not take place in Iowa, nor does it take place in New York, which has become synonymous with ghost hunters franchise. By changing location and changing his tone, Jason Reitman seeks to honor his father’s work, an art already listed in the Library of Congress.
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Source: Butcher Billy
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