So I will start off by saying this film is not a parody movie. Ghost Team One is a hilarious new horror comedy starring Carlos Santos and J.R. Villarreal. The film revolves around two guys that notice a little paranormal activity going on at their place. Things start to pick up as a young lady decides to hang out with the two as she also believes that an evil presence is residing with them. Soon after the movie becomes a Harold and Kumar type romp with both roommates falling for the stranger as more and more activities happen in the house. Add to the now sober third roommate who ultimately becomes possessed and we have ourselves a cult classic.
Fans of the parody movies should enjoy Ghost Team One as it truly does what they all want to achieve without the gimmick factor. This film is a comedy first as there really aren't too many scary parts though I will admit I jumped at one scene. The two main characters are goofballs and ultimately fall in love with the stranger Fernanda played by Fernanda Romero. Brad (J.R.) also has a love interest Becky that starts off as a one night stand and ends with her being a part of the team. The house is being haunted by a spirit of a deceased madam named Lady Azalea who ran a brothel in the house. The spirit really kicks into gear after the boys have a party which happens to be the same night they meet Fernanda. During the party Sergio (Carols) hears someone making love in a room only to find out no one is there. He has his first encounter with Lady Azalea which causes him to cower in the bathroom for the remainder of the night. Brad at first does not believe in the ghost but soon gets his own visit from the spirit that turns out to be one of the funnier parts of the movie.
The downside of Ghost Team One is the sexual references are a little over the top but that will sit just fine with the Bro community. A majority of the movie revolves around both Brad and Sergio falling for Fernanda but they are unaware of what her true intentions are. Unfortunately these instances cause the movie to drag and the masturbation scenes will turn some away. The roommate Chuck played by Tony Cavalero is one of the highlights of Ghost Team One as we meet him through his daily video blog about his fight to remain sober. Once he is possessed by Lady Azalea he starts to revert back to his old party self which is not a good thing for all involved.
There is tons to enjoy about Ghost Team One and I think you find yourself unable to stop laughing during certain moments. The film is a little longer than it needs to be but I think many fans won’t mind. The effects in the film aren't too different from any found footage movie but it’s refreshing to see the film go in this humorous direction. If you were a fan of A Haunted House then Ghost Team One is right up your alley. This is a horror film you will want to watch with your friends so invite them all over sit back and enjoy this movie on demand now.
Ghost Team One is currently playing in limited theaters and most on demand outlets. It’s rated R with a running time of 107 mins. It is directed by Ben Peyser and Scott Rutherford and stars Carlos Santos, J.R. Villarreal, Tony Cavalero Meghan Falcone and Fernanda Romero.