Parents' Guide to

Haunted Collector

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Haunted object investigations are informative but spooky.

TV Syfy Reality TV 2011
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Another good paranormal show!

I love this show and find it really unique. However, kids may or may not like it since it's sort of historical. They do investigations like most paranormal shows but they also try to figure out if a specific object is causing the disturbances. Nothing too scary,but definately gives you the creeps. The great thing about the show is that it tells the history behind certain objects, which can be quite interesting. It also gives another side to the paranormal realm that people don't normally think of (spirits being attached to objects). The team usually ends up finding and taking something, but a lot of times the activity doesn't fully subside.

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The series takes a curiously informative approach to understanding paranormal activity, combining the history of communities, buildings, and antique objects. Zaffis' commitment to helping people restore a sense of peace in their lives gives the show credibility, while he also educates both his team members and viewers about the difference between phenomena caused by the dead and what's ultimately created by the living.

Updates about what happens after the supposedly possessed items are removed aren't always offered, leaving viewers to wonder whether Zaffis and his team were actually successful in their efforts. Meanwhile, the show's flair for the dramatic -- which comes in the form of ominous-sounding music and added visual effects -- sometimes makes it seem a little hokey. But folks who like this sort of thing will definitely find it entertaining.

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