The Flasher Ghost was one of several ghosts to appear after Rowan broke the barrier between the living and the dead. He appeared in the 2016 movie.


During the madness of the invasion of ghosts, this ghost appears on the corner flashing a fleeing man and woman among many to skirt past this perverted ghost.


  • Kyle Brown came up with several rough sketches of ghosts for Times Square. The less risque version of the Flasher Ghost was chosen.[1]
  • There was push back from Sony executives about the Flasher Ghost being deemed offensive after they saw preliminary art depicting a demonic mouth and tongue replacing the private parts of the character. The preliminary art was never going to be used anyway.[2][3]
  • The scene with the Flasher Ghost was filmed at 260 Franklin Street during the Boston shoot.



  1. Kyle Brown Facebook 7/29/16 Kyle Brown writes: "More #Ghostbusters #conceptart for the Time Square ghosts. This was a blast! It was totally blue sky, just some rough sketches trying to come up with different goofy ghost archetypes to populate the third act. The Flasher does show up for a split second, sans some more questionable features lol."
  2. Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:38:55-01:39:03). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "I remember, uh, the Flasher Ghost in the script getting push back and notes. That he would be offensive."
  3. Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:39:41-01:40:04). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "There was preliminary art done by our amazing artists, take a shot, and they drew versions of the Flasher that had him with an enormous, like, demon mouth and tongue coming out right where his--his junk is and--and the higher ups at the studio saw that but to me it was always like, well, no, of course we're not going to do that."


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