Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
This weekend, A Haunted House made over $18 million. In a few months, Scary Movie 5 will probably make more. Both are “found footage” comedies in the mold of Paranormal Activity. If you watched the trailers back to back, you’d have a difficult time telling them apart. Which is why I think Ghost Team One is a film to keep an eye on.
Directed by Scott Rutheford & Ben Peyser, Ghost Team One is similar to those big budget Hollywood films in that it’s a comedy set in a haunted house. There are important differences, however: it has no major stars, it was done on the cheap, and has personality to spare. The film avoids tropes created by Paramormal Activity and uses realistic characters to create actual comedy, mostly centered on two guys creating a documentary to impress a beautiful girl. Ghost Team One will premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT later this week. Check out the trailer now to put this film on your radar. Read More »