Parents' Guide to

Haunted Highway

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Not-too-creepy paranormal searches on America's back roads.

TV Syfy Reality TV 2012
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


Jael does ok because she is willing to investigate on her own in scary places, so I give her credit for that. The problem is every time she hears something that scares her, SHE SQUICKS AND SCREAMS. WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT? SHE SCARES OFF WHATEVER IT WAS. I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE CAN KEEP QUITE WHEN SOMETHING SHOWS UP. ISN'T THAT WHAT NOT TO DO. I FEEL THEY WOULD BE BETTER OFF GETTING RID OF HER. She ALWAYS has to be told to shhhhhh. JUST UNBELIEVABLE AFTER HOW LONG SHE'S BEEN DOING THIS FOR A LIVING AND SHE RUINS IT.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

The series attempts to create some Blair Witch Project-like suspense by relying on a first-hand reporting style that requires the cast to record themselves rather than having a camera crew follow them into deep lakes and dense forests. Footage from high-tech devices like thermal imaging cameras and ominous music is added in to increase the creepiness factor.

The show's over-produced scenes filled with footage of little more than dark shadowy places may spook younger kids, but despite the casts' best efforts, chances are that teens and adults will find it hard to take any of it very seriously. Those who like paranormal-themed shows may find it entertaining, but there's not much here for those who don't.

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