Celebrity Ghost Stories

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Stars' supernatural encounters are theatrically spooky.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The show isn't out to convey any specific/overt positive messages; it's mostly concerned with promoting the existence of ghosts and other paranormal activity.

Positive Role Models & Representations

There's not much in the way of obvious role model content here. Some of the celebs respect the idea that the dead are communicating with them, while others are just frightened by the experience.

Violence

Some stories describe how the deceased were abused during their lifetime. Children's deaths are also sometimes discussed. Some ghosts allegedly throw, push, and/or harm things (including animals). Some of these events are reenacted, but the actual violence is blurred.

Sex
Language

Words like “hell” are audible. Occasional stronger curses like “s--t” and “f--k” are bleeped.

Consumerism

The show's focus is more on the celebs' creepy encounters than their fame and/or performances.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Occasional references to drugs and drinking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series -- in which celebrities describe their personal encounters with the supernatural -- features often-eerie reenactments of the hauntings. Some of the reenactments have violent content too, including distorted images of physical abuse and discussion of potentially upsetting topics like children's deaths. Celebs sometimes use salty language when narrating their stories (words like “hell” are audible, though those like “s--t" and “f--k” are bleeped), too. Bottom line? The show offers plenty of creepy thrills, but younger and/or more sensitive viewers may find it a little too spooky.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byDoctor Who Lover May 2, 2012

Great show, but know your kid

Great show, I watch it as much as possible. But this is only my opinion, especially because I LOVE shows like this, and I've loved scary things and Hallowe... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old December 3, 2011

Pretty Good, From What I Remembered.

Well, I watched it once, and I remember a little of it. As I remember it, it's not even scary! I thought it was very interesting! Man, I sound like a nerd... Continue reading

What's the story?

In CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES, movie, TV, and music stars describe their personal encounters with the paranormal. Performers like Carrie Fisher, Scott Baio, Sammy Hagar, and Joan Rivers offer first-person accounts of supernatural events that range from receiving messages from departed loved ones to angering the spirits of their home’s previous tenants. Each story is dramatically reenacted with the help of special effects and eerie music.

Is it any good?

This celebrity-themed series differs from other ghostly shows in that it offers viewers the chance to be entertained by people who whave the talent to tell a good ghost story. The stars' fame also makes their stories seem a bit more believable than the average scary tale. Thanks to the show's sometimes over-the-top reenactments, some of the tales come across as theatrical rather than frightening. But viewers who like spooky stories about the paranormal will find the show somewhat amusing.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different ways that the media approaches the subject of paranormal activity. Do you think shows like this are intended to make people believe in ghosts? Or is it just about providing chilling entertainment?

  • Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not? Do you find discussions about the paranormal interesting, scary, or just plain silly?

  • Did you know that some cultures consider ghosts and spirits an important part of their belief system?

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