The found footage genre has all but done pretty much everything it can, but still shows no signs of going away. The horror aspect seems to have latched onto it more than most especially with the possession aspect. The latest, Ghost Team One is taking that same idea but giving it a comedic twist in hopes to bring something new to the table, but does it record footage worth your time make you want to flee in horror?
Ghost Team One follows two roommates who set out to make a documentary about a murder that took place in their house decades ago in order to impress a girl who thinks the ghost still resides there. What starts out as just a project that they hoped would get them laid turns into a sex filled nightmare as they try to figure out how to get it out of their house. This film has the idea and look to make for a great comedy, but manages to fall short on some levels. The first half of the film plays as a sex comedy with some funny moments, but never pushes it quite to the full on sex comedy aspect. Once they establish all the silly characters and find its stride it steps over to the haunting nature and things become hit and miss. There are some funny moments in relation to the sex haunting merger, but it tends to go so silly at times that it loses its clever nature. As a whole everything comes together fine and makes for some good laughs, but there were just so many missed opportunities here that could have made this movie awesome.
These kinds of films are an acquired taste and will most likely have mixed responses with some digging it. Either way these kinds of films are ones that should be seen for yourself as everyone is sure to react differently to it. In addition to the film this Blu-ray also includes bloopers, deleted scenes, Chuck’s Video Diary, and a behind the scenes featurette. Decide for yourself when Ghost Team One hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 17th.