Parents' Guide to

Ghost Hunters

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Reality fare for sci-fi addicts; can be creepy.

TV Syfy Reality TV 2004
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+

Never saw any ghosts, apparitions ... Nothing

I've watched ... it seems ... about 100 shows. Never once have they shown any visible signs of apparitions ... no ghosts, no white smoky clouds. Occasionally, a vague photo of indistinguishable movement is shown. Cameras are limited. There are none that display multiple angles. Often, the most interesting events seem to occur where no cameras are set. One participant even stated that he has never seen a ghost in all the time he worked there. Something is amiss. Even when they apparently investigate a demonic presence, they conclude that these spirits are never dangerous. It's a perfect outcome type of show. In the real world, perfect outcomes never ever continue without dangerous encounters. Spirits can be vindictive. If you have ever watched some other reality shows ... it might make sense that Ghost Hunters was accompanied by a medium, as a safeguard. Nope, dangerous repercussions never occur. I smell ... fake!
age 18+



Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (17 ):

Hawes and Wilson investigate everything from a ghost named George who terrorizes a young family, to an inn that's reportedly haunted by the ghost of a bride who died there on her wedding day. Viewers follow the team as they interview the client, gather evidence, and present their conclusions.

Ghost Hunters will appeal to sci-fi enthusiasts, but although the producers heighten the drama with expert editing, the show might disappoint non-believers. Young or particularly sensitive viewers might also be frightened by some of the subject material, but other than that (and a few bleeped swear words), there's little for parents to be concerned about. For the most part Ghost Hunters is an entertaining hour suitable for tweens and up.

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