Director: Ivan Reitman
Areas Featured: New York Public Library
Sometimes, the first scare is the most memorable. At the beginning of the supernatural comedy classic Ghostbusters, the three O.G. spirit-chasers—Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)—begin their road to meeting the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man by investigating a haunting inside the New York Public Library.
In the building's lower level they encounter a dead yet still uptight woman who, even from beyond the grave, won't tolerate any noise inside her place of reading. With little more than her pointer finger before her mouth, giving the universal "Shush!" hand sign, the first-ever Ghostbusters specter gives Big Apple residents yet another reason to leave books alone. -MB