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.
- Kyle Brown came up with several rough sketches of ghosts for Times Square. The less risque version of the Flasher Ghost was chosen.
- 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.
- The scene with the Flasher Ghost was filmed at 260 Franklin Street during the Boston shoot.
- 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."
- 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."
- 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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