Funny or Die Mashes Up ‘Ghostbusters’ With Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ (Video)

Netflix movie from Dan Gilroy is available Feb. 1

Last Updated: January 16, 2019 @ 9:58 AM

One of the most bizarre looking new movies of 2019 is “Velvet Buzzsaw,” a horror satire starring Jake Gyllenhaal about an art critic who discovers the paintings of a newly discovered artist are haunted and capable of murder.

Funnily enough, the concept has something in common with another satirical classic, “Ghostbusters.” Ivan Reitman’s movie is also about a haunted painting, that ugly looking Vigo the Carpathian that comes to life and tries to take over the world. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together … mass hysteria! That sort of stuff.

Well getting in the “Ghostbusters” spirit after news dropped yesterday that Ivan’s son Jason Reitman is making a secret “Ghostbusters” film, Funny or Die has mashed up the latest Netflix sensation with the Bill Murray classic for a pretty convincing fake trailer.

Suddenly Gyllenhaal’s line in the film, “something goddamn strange is going on” sounds a bit more ridiculous when the “Who you gonna call” theme is playing over the top of it.

“Velvet Buzzsaw” is written and directed by Dan Gilroy and also stars Rene Russo, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen and Natalia Dyer. It lands on Netflix Feb. 1.

Watch the fake mashup movie trailer from Funny or Die (via Entertainment Weekly) above.