What’s the one thing we want more than anything with Halloween approaching? Well, the one thing we don’t need is another American ghost hunting show, but that’s what Netflix has delivered.
There’s nothing wrong with US paranormal reality shows as such, it’s just that we’re a little limited on choices from this side of the pond, but perhaps ’28 Days Haunted’ will turn out to be one of the better ones.
Although the trailer doesn’t give much away, it suggests that we should prepare ourselves for what appears to be the cursed lovechild of every paranormal channel on YouTube and ‘Big Brother’.
The series sees three teams of fairly well-known paranormal investigators, including Shane Pittman and Sean Austin at haunted locations across America.
You can watch the official teaser trailer for ’28 Days Haunted’ below…
The hand-picked teams will spend four weeks together and will be given the chance to participate in a paranormal experiment based on the theories of the late, Ed and Lorraine Warren. If any of these teams stay the duration at the haunted locations in Colorado, Connecticut and North Carolina, they’ll gain acclaim and recognition for being a part of what Netflix are calling “the most important advancement in paranormal research in the last several decades.”
To ensure the smooth running of the series, Netflix have called in Tony Spera, the son-in-law of the Warrens. As well as serving as a paranormal consult on the series, he also hosts alongside Aaron Sagers, a familiar face in the paranormal world having previously appeared on the US version of ‘Paranormal Caught On Camera’ and ‘Paranormal Paparazzi’, as well as making guest appearances on ‘Portals To Hell’ and ‘Paranormal Lockdown’.
Demonologists, Ed and Lorraine, are the most famous husband and wife paranormal team of all time, having investigated such cases as the Amityville haunting, Annabelle the cursed doll and the Enfield Poltergeist case. Together they devoted decades of their lives to exploring, authenticating, and documenting some of the most famous paranormal incidents ever reported until Ed’s death in 2006. Lorraine remained a prominent member of the paranormal community until she passed away in 2018 at the age of 92.
It’s fair to say that at the time of writing this it’s hard to find a positive comment amongst those left under the show’s official trailer on YouTube. Most are along the lines of “this looks unintentionally but enjoyably hilarious” or “I commend these wonderful people for doing all this with a straight face.” While some are a bit more scathing, “I hope this is a comedy because this looks so painfully fake.”
’28 Days Haunted’ will be available to stream on Netflix worldwide from Friday, October 21.