Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
It is well-established that low-budget supernatural films do well, and jokey low-budget party movies also do well. So why not combine the two?
This year’s Slamdance festival saw the premiere of Ghost Team One, a film that is being positioned as a sort of “Paranormal Activity meets Project X” combo. We saw a trailer back in January, which was effectively a red-band look that emphasized the film’s weirdness. Now that Paramount is getting ready to release the film, in October, there’s a new look at the movie. This one really emphasizes the “party” aspect, with a bit of supernatural activity thrown in.
That trailer sidesteps some of the weirdness in favor of putting across an image of the film that is basically “nerds recruit hot girl, and wackiness ensues.” Which, all things considered, is probably an OK sales tactic for this sort of thing. I’d rather see more of the weird stuff, though — the other aspects are generally a dime a dozen.
Ghost Team One opens on October 11. Trailer via Apple.
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