According to Ghostbusters II, the world is ending this Valentine's Day


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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, folks. Settle your dues, complete your bucket lists, tell that one person you've always loved them; the world is ending on Valentine's Day. According to Ghostbusters II, at least. 

The scene in question occurs early in the Ghostbusters sequel, as the film sets about establishing where our characters have moved onto since the fateful night of Gozer's attack on New York City. We're reintroduced to Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) as he's hosting TV show World of the Psychic, welcoming on two claimed psychics each offering a different prediction for when the world's end would occur. 

The first, "cutting it a little bit close", predicts the world's end at New Year's Eve of that year. The other, Elaine, has a very different date in mind. 

"According to my source, the end of the world will be on February 14th in the year 2016," she states.

"Valentine's Day. Bummer." Venkman replies, before enquiring as to where Elaine may have procured this prophetic date. An alien, apparently, in the Paramus Holiday Inn. Or, as she later clarifies, a spaceship made to look like the Paramus Holiday Inn; "I was having a drink at the bar, alone, and this alien approached me. He started talking to me. He bought me a drink, and then I think he must have used some kind of a ray or a mind control device because he forced me to follow him to his room and that's where he told me about the end of the world." 

Fingers crossed Elaine is wrong. If not for the simple reason total apocalypse would prevent us all from seeing Paul Feig's new Ghostbusters movie, when it hits UK theatres 15 July.