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Le Maison [1] or simply "The House" [2] is a very powerful and complicated ghost creature featured in "Home is Where the Horror Is" episode of Extreme Ghostbusters.

History

For the past 50 years, a house somewhere in the Bronx, accumulated a long history of bizarre occurrences. [3] [4] Those who grew up in the neighborhood knew the location as a haunted house. [5] [6] However, the creature took the form of a house, allowing people to enter itself, devoured their flesh, and imprisoned their souls to slowly dissolve over time. [7] By 1997, they look like they were half-eaten (which Eduardo retorts they smelled like "rancid meat"). It was 'haunted' by many of its past victims' spirits and essentially every object inside the house was a part of the entity. One of the most prominent parts of the house was its inhabitant, an old woman (and big green slug) which serves as a "mouth" for it. The inside of the whole building was actually green ectoplasm, like the lining of a stomach. However, the true "heart" of this creature was the house's door knocker.

On a Tuesday night around 6 to 6:30 pm, [8] two boys named Frankie and Len approached the house and tried to sell chocolate bars. They were kidnapped and bound to the house in a thick ectoplasm. Three days later, the boys' parents went to the Ghostbusters for help. Kylie Griffin realized this entity was one of many from legend who would feast on midnight at the start of the summer solstice. [9] As the Ghostbusters entered the home and went through it, the house inhabited physical forms and attacked them, such as furniture, cuckoo clock birds, and a conglomerate of kitchen items. They eventually found the boys but the house attempted to eat Garrett Miller. The Ghostbusters set their Particle Throwers to maximum dilation and caused the house to cave-in. The house's victims were released and allowed to peacefully disperse. However, when Eduardo Rivera picked up the door knocker, it transformed into flying snake-like monster, but was immediately zapped and trapped.

Trivia

  • There was a figure in the Extreme Ghostbusters toyline called "House Ghost" that had the appearance of the old woman in her green slug creature form.
  • Le Maison's victims in the beginning looked like zombies and then in the end where they were released they looked like cartoon ghosts, this resembles the movie "Scooby Doo on Zombie Island" where many victims were cursed to be trapped on the island (as zombies) until Scooby and Mystery Inc. defeated the werecats allowing them to rest in peace.
  • The maid ghost refers to the entity as "Le Maison" or "The House" translated from French.
  • Le Maison was the second ghost house in the Ghostbusters continuity. The first was the one from the The Real Ghostbusters episode, "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" but the general theme of ghosts trapped in a house was used previously in "The Haunting of Heck House".
  • Eduardo refers to the house as the Roach Motel. [10]

Appearances

Extreme Ghostbusters

References

  1. Le Maison's Victims (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 9:57-9:59). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Maid says: "One cannot be late for Le Maison's feast."
  2. Kylie Griffin (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 12:35-12:37). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kylie says: "It's the French word for "house"."
  3. Egon Spengler (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 4:29-4:38). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "My Nexus search has turned up numerous newspaper accounts of possible ectoplasmic infestations and disappearances. This house has a long history of bizarre occurrences. So be on your toes."
  4. Le Maison (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 5:36-5:38). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Old Woman says: "Oh, I've been hearing that story for the past 50 years."
  5. Frankie (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 0:16-0:18). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Frankie says: "You don't believe all those dumb haunted house stories, do you?"
  6. Frankie and Len's Parents (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 4:17-4:24). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Father says: "There's this house on the street where the boys were selling their candy... we never believed it, but people say it's haunted."
  7. Kylie Griffin (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 14:08-14:16). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kylie says: "The house is like a parasite, feeding on the flesh of its prisoners. And when it's done, it entraps their spirits so that it can slowly dissolve them over time."
  8. Roland Jackson (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 4:59-5:01, 5:14-5:17). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland says: "But two boys disappeared Tuesday night...It would have happened about 6:00 Tuesday night."
  9. Kylie Griffin (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 3:39-3:40, 3:45-3:50). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kylie says: "Speaking of the dead, the summer solstice is here...that many ancient cultures believed that on this, the longest night of the year, demons and spirits come out at midnight to feast."
  10. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 6:24-6:26). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Welcome to the Roach Motel. You check in, you don't check out."


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