Hydrochloric Acid[1] was an item in the Ghostbusters Headquarters lab; seen in the 2016 movie.


After Erin Gilbert saw the NY1 News coverage on TV of Jennifer Lynch debunking the Ghostbusters, she slammed her head on the table but accidentally knocked a bottle of Hydrochloric Acid on the floor. Jillian Holtzmann was sad to see her favorite acid go. Kevin Beckman walked in to the lab area and offered to get it. Erin told him to be careful. Kevin asked them what that thing was that threw out that man out the window the other day. Holtzmann was dismayed, told him it was a ghost, and asked him if he knew what their business was about. Kevin proposed a plan to sell the restaurant since they haven't had customers. He stepped forward right into the acid. Kevin's slippers were damaged. Holtzmann told him it was Hydrochloric Acid then instructed him to get the baking soda. Kevin sprinkled the baking soda over the acid. She commended him. Kevin remarked it stank. Patty called him a big, beautiful dummy. Kevin revealed he could not see. Holtzmann informed him that was the fumes from the acid. Abby Yates told him to go in the back to the eyewash station. Kevin asked where that was. Abby told him to go back by the bathroom then go left until he hit something. They soon heard a thump then Kevin groaned.


  • Holtzmann notes it was her favorite acid.[2]



  1. Jillian Holtzmann (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 12 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:17:30-1:17:31). Sony Pictures. Jillian Holtzmann says: "It's hydrochloric acid."
  2. Jillian Holtzmann (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 12 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:17:07-1:17:08). Sony Pictures. Jillian Holtzmann says: "Aw, my favorite acid."