‘Ghostbusters II’ ‘Psychic’ Backtracks on End of the World Prediction
Actress Chloe Webb has assured Ghostbusters fanatics their Valentine’s Day will be safe after predicting the end of the world would fall on February 14, 2016 in the film’s 1989 sequel. Webb played psychic Elaine, who told Bill Murray’s character an alien had informed her armageddon would fall on the most romantic day in 27 years, during a segment on fictitious TV show World of the Psychic.
But, as her end of days fast approaches, the actress has posted a new video online to promote upcoming documentary Ghostheads, about the Ghostbuster fan base, assuring devotees all will be well on Sunday. “That alien texted me out of the blue to say that the world was not ending on Valentine’s Day 2016,” she says in the video. “That prediction was based on the fact that the slime was rising at such a rate.” The slime was ectoplasm from the ghosts Murray and his fellow Ghostbusters were chasing in the two films. “He (alien) said, ‘As long as there’s more love than slime, the world goes on,” Webb added, before wishing everyone a happy Valentine’s Day. She appears in the new documentary alongside Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver, director Ivan Reitman, and Paul Feig, the man behind the upcoming Ghostbusters revamp, which is set for release in July. Brendan Mertens’ fan-appreciation movie will be narrated by Robin Shelby, the actress behind Ghostbusters II‘s Slimer spook. The stars will discuss the “cultural impact” of the original films and what it’s like meeting avid fans, who dress up as their favorite characters at conventions. A Kickstarter.com campaign to fund the marketing of the documentary, which is set for release to coincide with the new Ghostbusters film, launches on Thursday. An Indiegogo.com crowd funding campaign last year raised $30,000 to help Mertens and producer Tommy Avalone complete filming.