In an look on “A Shuttle to the Motion pictures with Alex Zane” with each “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman and his son Jason Reitman, who directed “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” Zane talked to the pair about listening to the sound of the unique Ecto-1 siren in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and how it introduced him to tears. Jason Reitman then felt it a great time to point out that one of the crucial sounds that the Ecto-1’s siren is constructed on is that of a cat screaming. “I have by no means cried at a cat screaming prior to,” the host answered.
Zane is not the one one that will get nostalgic over the unique sound of that transformed hearse. In a 2019 thread within the r/films subreddit, u/GizmosArrow began a thread asking what movie noises may also be known in an instant, and u/literated, u/Ryderman1231, and u/Nihilismisanthrope all cited the Ecto-1 for example. Two different customers, u/ThePookaMacPhellimy and u/WanderingThespian, additionally discussed the proton packs from the flicks. Little did they know that the nostalgic sound is constructed on cat terror.
In reality, in accordance to the New Orleans EMS Twitter web page, they experimented with ambulances in 2021 that used the Ecto-1 siren as an alternative of a standard ambulance siren and located that it did a greater activity at transferring site visitors than the outdated siren did. Whether or not that is on account of the nostalgia that folks really feel from listening to the siren, or just because maximum people know to transfer out of the way in which of a screaming cat, stays a thriller.