A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The investigators often talk about how people died and why they might have become spirits; people who were murdered, tortured, or suffered unusually heinous deaths seem to be considered more likely to become ghosts.
Violence & Scariness
No actual violence, but the investigators visit many old locations that are reported to be haunted and often discuss in graphic detail the manner in which the alleged ghosts may have died. Some of these sites were famed for torture, and some have been converted into museums featuring torture devices and skeletons. Most of these haunted sites are just really creepy.
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Very little swearing. Sometimes people say "fricking."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this reality show doesn't have any violence or gore, it's still pretty eerie. The investigators visit real locations that are alleged to be haunted and try to find evidence of actual paranormal activity, often by spending an entire night in very spooky surroundings, which can be scary even for older viewers. Graphic descriptions (words, no images) of how people died are frequent. And, because much of the show is shot at night, often in underground dungeons or catacombs, the producers use night-vision cameras that only heighten the creepy factor.
Is It Any Good?
If there really are spirits out there, the Ghost Hunters will find them. These adventurous investigators spend their days and nights -- mostly their nights -- wandering through deserted dungeons, old torture chambers, creepy castles, and any other site rumored to be haunted, using high-tech tools to hopefully capture evidence of the paranormal.
The history lessons are always interesting, but the show's flaw is the actual investigation. Though watching the team wander through these creepy old buildings, usually in the middle of the night, can be nerve-wracking, it's hard to get away from the fact that not much is actually happening. Occasionally the team spots something strange, something that'd difficult to explain rationally. But most of the footage ranges from the tedious to overly dramatic, with the producers using editing and music to create excitement out of empty rooms.
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