Paranormal State 5 Seasons 2011

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15. Hostage to Fear TV-14 CC

P.R.S. is summoned to help a family who has been haunted for years by spirits lurking in the house. Upon arrival the team finds a family that has become prisoners in their own home. Ryan leads the team in investigating the history of the property and surrounding area, seeking to uncover answers to help this family take back their home.

Starring:
Ryan Buell
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
April 11, 2011

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Hostage to Fear

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Product Details

Genres Reality TV
Director Chad Calek
Starring Ryan Buell
Season year 2011
Network A&E Television Networks
Producers Julie Auerbach, Eve Rodrick, Coalin Smith
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30 minute shows that keep you watching!
Chris
I think its amazing how many paranormal shows there are right now, however this is the only one that focuses on helping people!
goldie
Was a good series with what seems like genuine people helping others in need.
Carl O. Williams

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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie C on October 14, 2011
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First to the technical issues. With all the tech ppl and all the cameras on a computer screen showing multiple rooms, and all the equipment; they never show us one thing beyond the faces of the ppl reacting. They saw something move, saw a shadow, saw a figure. GREAT! Yet there's never any video to show us what they saw. "Did you hear that?" "What was that sound?" Well gee, who knows since all we as the viewer get to hear is the scary background music they throw in.

I have no doubt the crew is telling the truth as to what they see and hear, but you'd think for a show trying to capture it would actually show us things. We see nothing. This big camera crew and all they focus on is Ryan's face, Katrina's face, Michelle's face, their personal reactions etc..

I'm intrigued by the topic of anything paranormal and this has become such a complete disappointment. There's snipets here and there where you get a moment of excitement because they actually show something for half a second. It's a fleeting moment that passes quickly.

The biggest let down is Ryan himself. His whole reason for starting this quest and all his emotional moments of talking about his experiences as a child and how hard it was for nobody to believe him. He seems to have become very numb to this and now does the same thing to other ppl. In just about every episode, he is so eager to dismiss what the ppl pleading for help are telling him that is going on, what they've seen, what they've heard, and how they've felt.

In his talks with the crew, before he's even met the clients, he makes comments that things are probably hallucinations, bad dreams they probably had, mental issues, and even lying.. the one thing he himself still talks about in an emotional way about being so difficult for him.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. G. Gagliano VINE VOICE on October 24, 2011
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I LOVE this stuff. I am a huge fan of paranormal research and while most investigations don't turn up anything, I still get a thrill out of it. If you are a fan of this type of genre, you will love this DVD.

What I Can Tell You:

I am a huge fan of A&E and I am also a huge fan of paranormal shows. Trying not to compare it to other widely popular shows, Paranormal State is headed by Ryan Buell who is also the director seems to really care about his cases. Although he is a little less empathetic than he was in earlier seasons. This series is different from the others because they use a psychic medium and often times bring in a priest to cleanse the house of any spirits. If you enjoy paranormal documentaries you will be interested in Paranorm
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23 of 32 people found the following review helpful By The Fez ! on September 22, 2011
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Must say I have watched this show for the " entertainment " value more than anything, but with the latest release totally over it. I am not sure how dedicated the " team " is to helping people, if they are at all. It seems they love certain phrases and for people that do this sort of thing they seem VERY alarmed if they think they find something. Notice how the show is more and more of them blurting out and NOT of any real event or pick up, notice how they " see " shadows but the camera's never catch a thing, notice how there are hot spots and they seldom watch these area's, notice how short the " dead " times actually are, notice how they always do things in the dark for effect when many cases reported have daytime sightings etc.. It may also be my feeling of disappointment but in this last series there are more and more mirrors, more and more shots of Ryan looking at himself in them, surely he has earnt enough money by now to buy his own mirror or is he just vain ????? Maybe the director is possessed by mirror's or his mother was attacked by one but something is strange here and it's not the filmed vision presented which is after all, why one would buy this ! Maybe the most Paranormal thing is why we all still buy this stuff when ...................
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Abrams on November 15, 2011
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I find this show very entertaining, Usually with seasons you have a few good episodes and a few boring episodes. Paranormal State season 5 is a DVD set that I'd recommend to any fan of the show. I don't think this season has 1 bad episode. Totally worth the money to have in your collection. Enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adam Vincent on May 29, 2013
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Each episode is relatively the same, way to much hype over minor sounds. In a word, lame. Not worth the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carl O. Williams on March 28, 2014
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Shame the series had to end. Was a good series with what seems like genuine people helping others in need.
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By B. D. Burrough on September 11, 2014
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About the same as most of these kind of shows, but I do like the "investigating the unknown" tyoe shows. You have to go in knowing nothing earth-shattering is going to be discovered whether they are hunting ghosts,"squatches" or ufos. Obviously if they did find something it would be on the news long before the show aired. But they are entertaining and at least make you think. The group of investigators on this show are young and seem to have a fresh perspective on things. The backstories at the homes they investigate are usually interesting too. The episodes are only half an hour so they don't have as much time to show investigations but they also don't have to fill an hour by repeating a possible EVP 30 times.
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By WEIMARDOODLE on August 10, 2014
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I LOVED THIS SHOW!! It scared the everything out of me. I believed these guys were probably for real if any of em were. So I got frightened out of my gourd several times over 5 years. Come to find out they might not have been totally on the up and up, but you know how rumors are. I, however, don't care one way or the other because those scares were my gold standard of scares and I could count on 2 or 3 top of the line "make your dog walk through the dark room first" scares. I DO LOVE A TERRIFYINGLY GOOD SCARE.
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