Parents' Guide to

Deep South Paranormal

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Reality ghost hunts are creepy, salty, but entertaining.

TV Syfy Reality TV 2013
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+


Pseudoscience and "Reality TV" hits another all new low. This series has no redeeming value whatsoever. The main characters are horrific stereotypes of southerners. The dialogue is contrived, grammar is dreadful all adding up to poor obscure working class folks being exploited by a network who are scraping the bottom of the barrel for ad dollars while viewers either snicker at the casts' expense or just turn the channel in disgust. Trust me, you must have something more productive to do with an hour of your life... like picking lint balls off of old sweaters.

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

DSP features all the expected trappings of paranormal reality entertainment, like lots of dark shadows, weird noises, EVP (electronic voice phenomena) readings, patterns on thermal imaging cameras, and electromagnetic field meters (EFM) -- all pointing to the idea that ghosts are roaming the sites the team is exploring. But what adds to the interest are the additional techniques used by this Bayou-based team, which combines paranormal science and customs that reflect their Southern heritage in order to speak to the spirit world.

There are enough eerie moments to give viewers some fun jitters, but it's also amusing to watch these folks showcase their colorful personalities when they interact with each other and the things from the beyond. Meanwhile, some folks will find the stories and folklore shared by local historians and residents that tie these alleged hauntings to the region's rich history interesting. You may or may not believe it all, but it certainly scares up some fun entertainment.

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