The Real Ghostbusters was an animated spin off from the first Ghostbusters movie. It served as a spiritual filler series between the 1984 movie and the 1989 sequel. It was praised by critics and fans alike and is still considered by many to be one of the greatest shows of the 1980s.
"When Halloween Was Forever" was the first of the Real Ghostbusters Halloween Specials and aired on 1st November 1986. It was written by the legendary J. Michael Stracynski. This is the debut of the recurring villain in Samhain. The plot is A UBN News van pulled up to where Ecto-1 was parked. Cynthia Crawford quickly started the report and stated it was hours before Halloween Eve started. Inside the building, the Ghostbusters are on the job and trapped several hairy ghosts. As Crawford quoted Peter Venkman, the weakened door falls down. The weary Ghostbusters marched out with one smoking Trap each. Peter stopped for an interview and denied any difficulty during the job. They then headed back to their headquarters and Peter noticed Egon is in deep research. Winston wonders why the job was so hard. Ray wondered if it had to do with Halloween approaching. Peter asked what was going on, but Egon refused to tell him. Peter then threatened Egon saying that he'll tell Slimer there is a cupcake in his sock, Egon then tells him he suspects that the large increase in P.K.E. readings centers around ancient ruins that were brought in from Ireland two weeks ago. They date back to the seventh century. Ray and Egon begin to notice a connection between the ruins and the origins of Halloween. Winston suggested they investigate but Peter is nonchalant about it.
An interesting episode that brings Halloween to the realm of Ghostbusters, A great villain and well written by JMS. Definitely one to watch.