GHOST TEAM ONE

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
DECEMBER 26, 2013

Not funny enough to be a complete satire and not serious enough to be a healthy evolution to the haunted house genre of film, “Ghost Team One” takes the found footage, “Paranormal Activity” approach to what can only be described as a failed raunchy comedy, with very little raunch and almost no comedy. With so much potential for comedy and sex in an R rated film such as this, the team never really allows for anything the viewer may enjoy. Instead, we’re left to the same devices we constantly expect, with nosey neighbors, a high strung, recovering addict roommate, and a love triangle between the gorgeous bombshell, the wannabe ladies man, and the geek. Were this to take on the form of a National Lampoon film with at least the hint of sexuality, this film could have reached a much larger audience of college kids and minorities, but instead, it falls completely flat, only earning its rating from its constant talk of sex and masturbation as well as a scene where a ghost goes down on one of the main characters, but even this isn’t treated with humor and instead is robbed of all its hilarity, remaining stoic and not the least bit scary. If you’re going to play this right, lose the clothes, up the ante, and grow some fucking balls, because “Ghost Team One” is a complete waste on all fronts.

RELEASE DATE
October 11, 2013

DIRECTOR
Ben Peyser

WRITTEN BY
Andrew Knauer

STUDIO
The Film Arcade

R
(for strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, some drug use and violence)

COMEDY
HORROR

84 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Ben Peyser

COMPOSER
Mike Plas

EDITOR
John DeJesus

CAST
Carlos Santos
J.R. Villarreal
Fernanda Romero
Tony Cavalero
Meghan Falcone
James Babson

PRODUCED BY
Adam Mutchler

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