Parents' Guide to

Ghost Adventures

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Haunted house investigations more creepy than scientific.

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age 12+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 10+

Absolutely LOVE this show!

I have always been fascinated in the paranormal. Ever since I was a kid, I could see the ghost of my deceased grandfather. I am now a mother to 10 year old twin boys who, like me, can see their deceased great grandmother (who passed when they were just 3 years old, but they were very close). I explained to them that it is a gift to be able to see loved ones on the other side. Since then, they too have been fascinated by the paranormal. I was watching Ghost Adventures before they were even born. After their great grandmother passed, and they understood what that meant, I didn't have them watch GA, but I also didn't discourage it. They love the show, and feel as though Zak, Aaron, Jay and Billy are part of our "paranormal family".

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age 13+

No music. ( background)

The music is too much. We can't hear what you hear its annoying really. Very loud also. Some shows have no music. Love it. We hear what they hear. Music very frustrating. Sometimes its louder than the guys talking. No music please.

Is It Any Good?

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The team attempts to bring some scientific rigor to their investigations as they try to document the presence of the supernatural. There's also some history -- the investigators discuss the grisly incidents that may have created restless sprits -- and a good bit of ghoulishness, thanks to amped-up spooky music and frequent quick cuts to creepy (and usually unrelated) images.

The result is kind of muddled. The team does sometimes seem to have encounters with the unexplained, but they don't do much with their evidence; they replay it a few times, say "wow!" and then move on. At times, locked in a haunted house in the dead of night, Zak and his colleagues seem truly unnerved -- even frightened. But watching them get scared isn't very scary for viewers. This series isn't nearly as thorough as the Ghost Hunters franchise, which pioneered this genre, nor does it offer the chills that people might want from seeing a haunted house.

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