Synopsis: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Director(s): Paul Feig
Production: Sony Pictures
  5 wins & 24 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

So, the Aldridge Mansion is the only

19th century home in New York City

preserved both inside and out.

At the time of its construction,

it was one of the most

elegant homes in existence.

Um, interesting fact.

This grandfather clock was on the Titanic

and was saved by Sir Aldridge.

A Romanian woman and her child were

forced to leave the lifeboat to make room.

Uh, over here,

you can imagine Sir Aldridge

entertaining his wealthy guests.

It's said that, in this very room, P.T. Barnum

first had the idea to enslave elephants.

And if you'll follow me...

Now, I'm gonna tell you

something a little spooky.

On the morning of October 25th, 1894,

Sir Aldridge awoke, furious,

when his breakfast was not waiting for him.

So he called to his servants,

but none of them responded.


Because, during the night, one by one,

they had each been stabbed to death

in their sleep.

It was later discovered

they were murdered by his eldest daughter,

Gertrude Aldridge.

Sir Aldridge once wrote in his diary,

"I know God makes no mistakes,

"but I believe he may have been drunk

when he built Gertrude's personality."

Now, to spare the family public humiliation,

instead of turning her in to the police,

they locked her in this basement.

And they fed her...

...through this slot.

Years later, when a new owner moved in,

they dug out her remains.

But, after repeatedly hearing strange sounds,

he sealed it shut.

That's right.

No one has opened this door since then.


Follow me.

Maybe steer clear of the door.

Sorry, Sir Aldridge. I got to get out of here!

Oh, Garret, you idiot.




No! No!


Daniel. Teresa.

Dr. Roberts. Robert, hello.

- Erin, sweetheart. Hi.

- Hello, Phil.

- Good morning, Jack.

- Hi.

- Did you hear the news?

- Tell me.

I'm lecturing in the big hall today.

- Darling, that's wonderful.

- I know.

- This is what you're wearing?

- What?

I have someone I want you to meet.

Phyllis, I would like to introduce Erin Gilbert.

She specializes in

theoretical particle physics.

I'm a huge fan.

This is such an honor to meet you.

Phyllis is guest lecturing

in Daniels' astrophysics and cosmology.


Erin just learned she's being published.

Yes, well, I'm very proud.

I don't allow my lab

to submit to journals anymore.

I think journals tamper with the process

and ultimately hurt scientific research.

Yeah. It's like when scientists get caught up,

you know, in those dumb awards.

- You know...

- Oh, awards are massively important.

Yes, no, I was saying

it'd be dumb not to go after awards,

'cause that's where science really shines.

It's, unfortunately, the only way

to draw attention to good science.

- Excellent point.

- Mmm-hmm.

All right. I should be going.

Hey, Simon.

Well, I'm going to lecture right now

in the big hall.

It's good that it's big, too, 'cause I've got

a lot of big ideas I'm going to be spreading.

Hey, good luck on your tenure review.

Make me proud.

Fingers crossed.

Not that crossing your fingers

means anything, 'cause it doesn't.

Oh, I couldn't disagree more.

It's been proven that superstitions

can have tremendous performance benefits.

Exactly. I'm wrong about everything.

All right. Well, I'm gonna try to get out

of here without stepping on these cracks.

I don't want my mom calling me, like...

Oh, see, when they change direction,

you've got to...

So, you know her?

Oh! Ding dong.


Sean, that is an excellent question.

As you can see from my calculations,

we will soon be able to combine

general relativity and quantum theory.

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Katie Dippold

Katie Dippold is a screenwriter, actress, and comedian. She was a writer on the NBC series Parks and Recreation and wrote The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The Heat won the 2014 American Comedy Award for best screenplay and favorite comedy of the year at the People's Choice Awards. more…

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