The Spawn of Cathulhu

The Spawn of Cathulhu

The Spawn of Cathulhu are hideous, demonic monsters that are both creations and minions of Cathulhu and minor villains in the episode "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series.


The Spawn of Cathulhu are acolyte creatures that serve Cathulhu. While they resemble their master, the Spawn are far smaller in size. The Cult of Cathulhu, worshippers of the Old One, forced several to serve them in the name of their god. One was dispatched to the New York City Public Library to steal an English translation of the Necronomicon recently put on display. It surprised a security guard and caused him to faint but the Spawn left with the tome.

While tracing the Spawn to the sewers, the Ghostbusters encountered many at once. The Ghostbusters zap them with Proton Streams, but this proves ineffective as they regenerate after the streams damage their bodies. They improvised and boiled the water to create a smoke screen and escape. Peter Venkman lost a boot during the strategic retreat.

After Cathulhu was defeated by the Ghostbusters and the stars were no longer in a favorable alignment, it seems likely the Spawn also dispersed and the Cult of Cathulhu upon their defeat, no longer control the creatures.


After the Ghostbusters received a call from the New York Public Library, Egon Spengler concluded the creature was a Class 7 Corporeal Entity. Once at the library, the P.K.E. Meter picks up on "high paranormal readings" from the spawn's residue.



           Ghostbusters Villains

Ghostbusters: Gozer | Stay Puft Marshmallow Man | Terror Dogs (Zuul & Vinz Clortho) | Library Ghost | Zombie Taxi Driver
Ghostbusters II: Vigo | Janosz Poha | Jack Hardemeyer | Scoleri Brothers | Theatre Ghost | Washington Square Ghost | Mink Coat
Ghostbusters (2016): Rowan North | Mayhem | Electrocuted Ghost | Gertrude Aldridge

The Real Ghostbusters: Grundel | Samhain | Cult of Cathulhu (Cathulhu, Spawn of Cathulhu & Clark Ashton) | Tiamat | Ghostmaster | Nurgot | Ulyoth | Vampiric Alien Ghost | Old One Cult (Old One, Vladimir Pavel Maximov & Dmitri Smerdyakov) | Wat | Sandman | African Fetish Ghost | Mee-Krah | Sleaze | Werechickens | Dr. McCatheter | Doomsday Stone | Quetzalcoatl | Quoatles | Glob | Toy Ghost | Possessed Subway Trains | Spectral Mass | Valkyries | The Crimelord | Barrow Wights | Dark Entity | Bat-like Things | Malachi | Killerwatt | Electric Possessor Ghosts | Pallo Mansion Ghosts | Rickey Roach | Winchester Wolf | Sammy K. Ferret | Victor | Apshai | Arzun | Ghash | Anshar | Kishnar | Master of Shadows | Evil's Baseball Team | Big Green | The Creature | Jack Higgins | Stag Pirates | Blacky
Extreme Ghostbusters: Achira | The Ringleader | Evil Clown Toy | Demonic Clowns | Tempus | Piper | Mistress | Demi-Dog | Cohila | Harasvelg | Shanbahac

Tiamat | Phantom Train Conductor | Senta | Morgan Le Fay | Zombies | Idulnas | Gozerian Terror Bear | Gozo | Koza'Rai | Dumazu | Cult of Dumazu | Ismael McEnthol | Massive Evil Clown Manifestation

Video Games
Cult of Gozer (Ivo Shandor, Black Slime Behemoth, Azetlor, Spider Witch & Chairman) | Sloars | Juvenile Sloar | Cruster | Crusto | Gozerian Servitors | Scuttler Queen | Hound Demons