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Ghost Asylum – TV series review

Ghost Asylum (2014 – )
Stars: Brannon Smith, Chasey Ray McKnight, Scott Porter, Scott McDougal, Chris Smith
IMDB Rating: 8.0
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Plot: GHOST ASYLUM follows the most passionate paranormal team in America, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, as they examine some of America’s most frightening asylums, sanitariums and mental hospitals. Their goal isn’t just to conjure spirits and collect evidence but they are on a mission to physically capture restless souls with their cutting-edge ghost traps and self-trained Tennessean wit.

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Review: I watched the first episode of this new series. All I can say is that these boys are passionate about their hobby.

I did like the “solar panel ghost attractor” which seemed to be a take-off from Ghostbusters, and there were a few too many “cut to commentary” for my likings, but that seems to be the norm for reality TV shows anyway.

Some Paranormal shows are interesting enough to follow the series, some are not. This series would fit into the middle somewhere. The show itself had some interesting facts about the history of the hospital they were investigating. One aspect I do like from any paranormal series is how much history of a location the cast will share with their audience, and these boys did a good job on that.

Being this was the first episode, it will be interesting to see how many gadgets these boys will come up with, budget allowing of course from Destination America.

I will say it is a far cry from GAC or Ghost Lab, but it is early days for the lads.

Verdict: Don’t cross the streams!
My Rating: 6 out of 10

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Killer Contact – TV Show Review

Killer Contact – TV Series. 2013 –

Plot: A paranormal team travels to the world’s most haunted locations where infamous crimes were committed. They try to solve these cold cases by the only method they know; gathering evidence with the help of the supernatural using their technical ghost hunting equipment and role-playing scenarios to communicate with them.

Starring: Austin Cook – The Point Man; Greg Niecestro – The Antagonizer; Hector Barragan – The Tech Guru ; Adam Leidenfrost – The Brain; Molly O’Connolly – The Role Player.

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Review: Being an enthusiast for good Paranormal Shows (such as Ghost Adventures, and Ghost Lab), I dove right in for this one, expecting to see a new show that had the merit to go a long way…. How wrong I was with this one… Killer Contact is a new paranormal show on Syfy.

Thankfully, we are only subjected to 6 episodes of this “pearl”, and one can only hope that there will not be a “season 2”. In the season premiere, the “team” head off to jolly ol’ London to solve the mystery of “who is Batman“… Errr, I mean “who was Jack The Ripper“…A riddle that has eluded investigators and Scotland Yard for a good 125 years. But, lo and behold, these “eager young Ghost Hunting cadets” manage to solve this age old mystery in the span of 2 days. (yeah okay). But, there is more. We were briefly treated to see Molly “trying to seduce Jack”, which was quite laughable. Seriously girl, if you want to seduce Jack The Ripper, wouldn’t it make sense to be dressed in Victorian Era clothing, and NOT in one of your skirts that you obviously hit the club scene every weekend in?

The 2nd episode the team head off to Transylvania, to investigate the legend of Dracula.  I admit I fell asleep after the 30 minute mark, but I did stay awake long enough to see Greg yell and scream like an idiot to try and lure Vlad out of hiding. Seriously, IF Vlad is still haunting the castle, I seriously doubt he would understand a word of English, unless he has been attending English classes in the afterlife…

I doubt if I will watch the 3rd episode, based on what I have seen so far. I have seen some good Paranormal shows, and I have seen bad ones. But this one falls into the category of L for Lame.

My advice. Switch over to GAC instead. More entertaining 🙂

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