Fact Du Jour – July 26, 2019 – John Belushi’s “Inspiration” From Beyond The Grave

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Special effects guru Steve Johnson designed the angry ghost character “Slimer” for the 1984 film Ghostbusters. He has said that a late-night cocaine binge in which he claimed to have been visited by John Belushi’s ghost helped bring “Slimer” to life after several months of having worked on it. Read more about this story here. Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis both said they wanted “Slimer” to be a tribute to their dead friend.

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