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Celebrity Paranormal Project

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Scary-but-dumb reality loser isn't for kids.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Good paranormal investigations. Some language & conversations=16+

I find this show authentic and credible. It's a very good show with real reactions from celebrities on paranormal occurrences. I wish they would have not edited-in the spooky music, noises, and wavy videography, though, and just let us hear exactly what the people heard that were there. Also, I would have liked to have seen more responsibility on helping the spirit/spirits move on. Some actors did that, but most shows did not address that concern. 16 and over because there's a lot of foul language and in the Bonaduce episode, there are several sexual conversations.
age 5+

I lost six brain cells watching this

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

As if reality shows couldn't get any more ridiculous, now CELEBRITY PARANORMAL PROJECT has reared its ugly head. Yet despite the silliness of the whole thing, you may find it hard to walk through the dark house alone after turning off the television. Kids should definitely stay away, but even teens could experience some sleep disturbances after watching. In one episode, for example, the group set up camp at the abandoned Waverly Hills Sanatorium, where 63,000 people died of tuberculosis in the early 1900s. One celebrity pair visited the operating room, where TB patients had their rib cages opened to expose their diseased lungs. Busey, a enthusiastic believer, sawed through a rib bone in order to re-enact the activity of the room and draw out the ghost who supposedly wanders the halls. Then, in order to build tension in an otherwise dull experiment, the camp leader asked the pair to split, sending Busey's partner out into the dark hallway alone. While she was there, she heard footsteps, saw shadows, and felt a presence -- next thing you know, she was screaming her lungs out while viewers watched her horrified face on the mini-cam, Blair Witch-style.

While some of the participants seemed truly affected by their surroundings in that episode, it was hard to believe the so-called evidence of paranormal activity that they discover. And it seemed particularly revealing that the one participant (Toccara from America's Next Top Model) who seemed to really grasp the ridiculousness of the experiment was the only one not to feel a presence.

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