'Ghost Hunters' the movie? Not quite, but close

By now, we all know conventions of the ghost hunting paranormal investigator shows. We understand the what the K-II and thermal cameras are for, and most of us can define EVPs, debunk orbs and predict that a lot of ghostly activity in people's homes can be attributed to electrical and plumbing issues.

Although I still love watching them, the reality-TV paranormal shows follow a certain formula - largely attributable to Ghost Hunters on Syfy - much like Survivor, Top Chef and America's Next Top Model does. That formula allows us to anticipate and follow along, and it even spoon feeds us the suspense in the exact right moments.

Now, those formulas have influenced the movies. As far as I know, the indie flick Ghosts Don't Exist, produced by Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, is the first fictional entry of paranormal pop culture to play directly off of those conventions. And honestly, there hasn't been a ton of great ghost movies lately, so maybe this modern pop-savvy approach is the way to go.

The movie doesn't have much in the way of famous faces, but the new trailer looks good. I'm intrigued. The synopsis from the films site is as follows:

A popular ghost hunter losing faith in what he believes is about to retire, but decides to take one last case when a potential client guarantees he’ll provide the proof he’s been looking for.


Upon arriving at the home, the client announces that he will make good on the promise by contacting the team himself, from the beyond.


We'll keep track of this one and let you know as we learn about release dates and such. The trailer is below.

-aaron sagers

1 comments:

LizKauai said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this film!