The Ghostbusters is now a franchise with a history that stretches back four decades, across movies, TV shows, and most importantly, children’s fruit-flavored beverages. (Ecto Cooler, we’ll never forget you.) If you missed any of that history, and you want to get caught up in a hurry before seeing the new Ghostbusters in theaters, we’re here to help.

In ScreenCrush’s latest franchise recap video, we take a look at Ghostbusters, from the first film, into The Real Ghostbusters, and then through Ghostbusters II, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, and then Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the new Ghostbusters: Frozen EmpireWe’ll break down the lives of Peter Venkman, Ray Stanz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Abby Yates, Erin Golbert, and more.

Plus, we’ll explain how Dan Aykroyd has a surprising family history with ghosts, and how that helped inform the creation of the franchise. Recapping busting, it makes us feel good, you see. Watch the whole video below:

READ MORE: Our Full Review of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

If you liked that on the entire franchise history of Ghostbusters, check out more of our videos below, including our attempts to explain Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II to a dog (uh, Doug), our look at all the Easter eggs in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and our full franchise history of the Godzilla and Kong Monsterverse. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is now playing in theaters everywhere.

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