So my girlfriend and I are going to go see this movie tonight: http://www.paranormalactivity-movie.com/ The first one is called Ghost Adventures and is shown on the Travel channel. The jist of it is three guys travel around to haunted locations and get locked in for the duration of the night, all the while trying to provoke, antagonize and instigate any spirits within. Their methods may not be the wisest but they definitely get some of the best results from any of the other shows on TV. Regularly capturing EVPs and apparitions on a regular basis, this is one of the more "exciting" shows worth watching.
There's been a lot of buzz generated around this movie, and the fact that it is being shown in very limited engagements probably adds to the hype. So we're going to go tonight for the midnight showing (that's the only time they play this movie) and see what it's all about. We both have an interest in the paranormal (well, me more than her) so we're hoping this movie lives up to the hype and doesn't turn out to be just a collection of some cheesy scares. But so far from all the reviews that doesn't seem to be the case.
Speaking of which I thought I'd also leave some links to some paranormal shows on TV that I enjoy watching just in case there is anyone else out there that is interested and doesn't already know about them:
The second show is Ghosthunters which airs on the SyFy channel. I consider this to be the more mainstream of the shows. "Starring" Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson; a couple of plumbers from Rhode Island that also moonlight on the side as paranormal investigators. They occasionally get some good evidence (particularly in the earlier seasons), but while Ghost Adventures relies primarily on provoking spirits to get results and evidence, Ghosthunters is content to just sit back and take measurements of anything odd going on and "let the spirits come to them" type of approach. Not the most exciting, but still worth watching if this topic interests you at all. Also, be aware that this show was so popular that it triggered a spin-off series titled Ghosthunters International - basically the same exact show except a different team of investigators who travel around the world as opposed to staying in the USA.
And lastly we have Paranormal State - a relatively low-key show on A&E. It contains a group of students from Penn State investigating and helping various people who report to have paranormal activity in their homes. Personally I think the show is too short (30 mins.) because as it is they rarely catch any evidence and the majority of the show focuses on the plight of the family involved rather than actively trying to catch evidence. They'll get some EVPs every now and then but compared to the above two shows this is probably the most tame as far as direct evidence is concerned.
So those are my recommendations. Please note as a pre-emptive strike at trolls: I don't really CARE if you don't believe in this stuff; that's NOT the point of this blog. So please save the condescending, inflammatory, trolling comments for another thread/blog to get your rocks off. For those who ARE interested in this stuff please enjoy. Also, if you have your own recommendations please feel free to list them as well.