A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
No redeeming social value.
Violence & Scariness
Discussion of severe violence, including murder. Some blurry, computer-generated re-enactments of violence. Lots of scary tension.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some female participants wear tight clothing. Some discussion of abortion, sex before marriage, etc.
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Tons of bleeped curse words -- most of which are obvious, despite the bleeping.
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Products & Purchases
Participants are often from other reality shows, so in a way, these other shows are being promoted.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this scary, pointless reality show features close-up shots of people (mostly C-list celebrities) being truly scared, as well as computer-generated images of ghosts and other paranormal activity. Participants engage in creepy acts like tying up a noose or sawing through bone in order to draw out spirits. Scenes are often dark, shadowy, and sometimes pierced with unexplained screams. Some participants treat others poorly, and in at least one episode, two people are engaged in a screaming match. There's lots of cursing, too, though most is bleeped.
Is It Any Good?
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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