|DVD Spirit Stalkers
Run time: 97 min
Director: Steve Hudgins
Writers: Steve Hudgins
Stars: Steve Hudgins, P.J. Woodside, Jessica Dockrey
The Spirit Stalkers reality show, once a big hit, faces cancellation without a ratings boost, which leads the investigative team to Gloria Talman, whose house is rampant with unexplained ghostly activity.
|Plot Keywords: house, activity, haunting, investigator, blood|
Release Date: 16 June 2012 (USA)
Budget: $10,000 (estimated)
This provided an almost voyeuristic experience in horror as it seemed so realistic. The blend of a scientific examination of phenomenon with the horror of the unexplainable was a potent mix. This was the key in character building a compelling storyline that delivered in explosive style. If you like watching the reality TV stuff where ghost hunting goes on this will seem like a natural thing to watch and gets your guard down as it starts to lead into a territory that if far from familiar in such programmes. This was really a very good production and if it had not been it would have easily resulted in the screen horror being discounted as something one can distance from as light entertainment. This was instead a dose of heavy entertainment. I would recommend it, but suggest that you do not watch it alone.
Spirit Stalkers is an intelligent group of investigators who work together to explain away claims of the paranormal. As Rueben (the leader of this group) explains, "You don't prove the existence of a ghost by actually going out and finding one… you prove the existence by ruling out every other logical explanation there is…" The problem is that these folks are so good at their jobs that never once have they ever encountered anything that can be classified as a spirit from "the other side." This would not be such an issue if it wasn't for the fact that they perform their duties in front of the camera, for the entertainment of the viewers that tune-in to their reality television show "Spirit Stalkers." Their ratings are on the line week after week.
Gloria Talman has recently become the owner of a large, older home and has a dream of perhaps turning it into a bed and breakfast. Maybe she should have checked with the spirits haunting the estate before signing on the dotted line. Maybe it is just the house settling. Perhaps there is just a draft. Whatever is going on, it's enough to drive anyone to the brink of calling in "The Ghost Busters." Of course Ghost Busters is just a movie but Spirit Stalkers are real, plus they have a proved track record.
Gloria's home may be just what this team has been hoping for. The disturbances in this house may defy any logical explanation. If so, then what we are left with is a Spirit Stalkers dream come true. Some dreams are better left to the sleeping.
Spirit Stalkers is a Big Biting Pig Productions masterpiece. Technically superior to any BBP Production that has come before. Which is saying something, since all of their films are setting the standard for the independent horror/thriller genre. Once again they raise the bar and put you on the edge of your seat. So if that is where you like to be I say go ahead and take a seat in front of Spirit Stalkers as they try to explain this one away.