Yep, the world will reportedly end this Valentine's Day, and it was all predicted by a psychic in 1989's Ghostbusters 2
What’ve you got planned this Valentine’s Day? Gorgeous day out with your beloved? Romantic meal for two from Marks and Sparks?
Well, we’re sorry to break it to you, but you’re probably not going to get as far as dinner because the world is going to end this weekend. Soz.
How do we know this? It was all predicted many moons ago (well, 25 years ago) in Ghostbusters 2.
A scene from the 1989 sequel shows Bill Murray’s character Dr Peter Venkman interviewing a psychic called Elaine (Chloe Webb) on his show The World of the Psychic.
It’s then that Elaine makes her worrying prediction, saying: ‘According to my source, the end of the world will be on February 14th in the year 2016.’
Now, we’re not ones to trust ‘sources’ (ahem), but if old Elaine has got this right then that’s this very weekend. Yikes!
Venkman doesn’t seem too bothered about our imminent demise though, responding dryly: ‘Valentine’s Day. Bummer.’
Still, we’re kinda hoping that Elaine has got it all wrong, because we were rather looking forward to seeing the new Ghostbusters movie – featuring an all-female lead cast – when it’s released later this year.
The film sees Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, along with fellow SNL funny-women Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, step into the roles made iconic by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson in the 1984 original.
Rumours of the all-female line-up began earlier this year, after a remake starring the original cast was ruled out after Murray wouldn’t commit.
But many of the classic film’s stars – including Lost In Translation star Bill, as well as Eighties superbabe Sigourney Weaver – are said to have filmed cameos for the 2016 reboot, set for release this summer.
Of course, we may all be stardust by then. So maybe bring that Valentine’s dinner forward a day, just in case. We’d hate for your two for £10 meal deal to go to waste.