YEAR: 1984


This supernatural comedy was the last film that John DeCuir Sr. designed. This film marked the symbolic passing of the torch from father to son as DeCuir served as Production Designer and DeCuir Jr. joined him as Art Director. 


Ghostbusters follows the endeavors of three scientists on the trail of supernatural activity in New York City. After being kicked out of their department at Columbia University when their grant runs out, they start a “professional paranormal investigation and elimination service.” But when they stumble upon a portal to another dimension that threatens to destroy earth, their ghost-busting business becomes a world-saving business. 


Nominated for 2 Oscars:

Best Effects - Visual Effects; Best Music - Original Song

3 Golden Globes:

Best Motion Picture; Best Actor in Comedy or Musical; Best Original Song


Ivan Reitman


John DeCuir Sr. - Featured Artist -Production Design

John DeCuir Jr. - Art Direction

Marvin March - Set Decoration

Art Department

Jack E. Ackerman - property master

Brent Boates - creature design consultant

Paul J. Campanella - stand-by painter

Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. - property master: New York

Kurt Conner - creature design consultant

Robert Crumheller - set decorator: New York

George Eckert - set designer

Thom Enriquez - creature design consultant

Bob Kline - creature design consultant

John Jay Moore - art director: New York

Donald L. Nobles - construction coordinator

Terry Windell - creature design consultant

Bernie Wrightson - creature design consultant

Michael Denering - scenic artist (uncredited)

Steven Ladish - props (uncredited)

Benjamin Resella - scenic designer (uncredited)

Mark Siegel - sculptor (uncredited)

Louis Zamora - labor foreman (uncredited)