Ghost Stories Season 1 and 2
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Ghost Stories is the bone-chilling series that takes you to the very places where terror lives, recounting the most intriguing, creepy and terrifying tales of the undead from far and wide. From the haunted beaches of Galveston, Texas where the ghost of a drowned nun still roams to the New Jersey prison still haunted by a former inmate who was hanged over 160 years ago for the vicious stabbing of his girlfriend to a Manhattan restaurant haunted by the ghost of a long deceased girl these morbid tales are not for the faint of heart.
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A lot of the reviews are bashing the show for having a "cheesy narrator". I personally think the narrator added to the show, with his over-the-top humor and creepy voice. It makes the show more entertaining, and it didn't ruin a second. Do not expect any amazing special effects, just some documentary re-enactments and some theatrics and sound FX mixed in.
Each disc contains a decent amount of episodes, with 10 on disc one and 6 on disc two. Most episodes have a runtime of 22 minutes, with a couple lasting 45 minutes. These are the episodes-
--------- DISC ONE----------
1: Boise Theater (Boise, Idaho)
2: Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston, West Virginia)
3: Axe Murder House ( Villisca, Iowa)
4: Moundsville Penitentiary (Moundsville, West Virginia)
5: Peter Shields Inn ( Cape May, New Jersey)
6: Emma Sands ( Manhattan Bistro, New York City)
7: Fort Mifflin ( Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
8: U.S.S Hornet ( Almeda, California)
9: Sammie Dean (Jerome, Arizona)
10: El Fumador (The Cuban Club, Ybor City, Florida
My personal top 3 from this Disc is-
1- Axe Murder House, 2- Fort Mifflin, 3- Moundsville Penitentiary
----------- DISC TWO---------
11: J.J Stark ( Moon River Brewing Company- Savannah, Georgia)
12: Prince Suleymam ( New Orleans, Louisiana)
13: Sister Katherine (Hotel Galvez, Galveston Texas)
14: Toni Jo Henry (Calcasieu Court House, Lake Charles, Louisiana)
15: Joel Clough ( Burlington County Prison, Mount Holly New Jersey)
16: Dr. Edwards ( Linda Vista Community Hospital, Los Angeles, California)
My personal Top 3 from Disc Two,
1- Dr. Edwards, 2- J.J Stark, 3- Joel Clough
Overall, it was a great DVD, I recommend it to anybody wanting hours of entertainment.
At the beginning of the episodes, there are lots of pictures flashing and jerking around. The intermittent screams are annoying and make it difficult to hear the speakers. The narrator is also extremely irritating, and he always says, "Trust me" or "Believe ME" which got tiresome. Also weird was that no one corrected the speakers or said, let's do that over: saying down for up, seen for saw, communitive for communicative, etc. One of the interviewees who lived in the Villisca house as a child says, "There isn't a time I don't think about Villisca." So she thinks about Villisca non-stop?
In every episode that I watched (I didn't watch all - too boring) they talk about other ghosts, not the one the episode is supposed to be about. The Trans Alleghany Lunatic Asylum is talked about, next thing I know, they're talking about a train tunnel and a train came too fast, and the three railroad workers in the tunnel hurried to get into the cubbies, but some didn't make it in time. I guess they didn't have a train schedule, or maybe they thought they still had ten minutes or so. The engineer didn't give a reason for his speed. Did they ask him and he just clammed up? Also two children's ghosts were in the tunnel, but nobody knows why.. Then, it goes back the Lunatic Asylum, where a little girl named Lilly was born and died at age nine. Of what? Lilly's ghost likes to play ball and eat snacks. According to one psychic, Lilly's mother is a very elderly woman ghost whose name started with an "E". The narrator says he has seen the records (it shows a book with a hand covering up a name) and supposedly a woman with the first initial "E" was admitted in the 1920's. What's the big secret? Surely she is long dead by now.
One of the local women who was an expert on both the tunnel and the asylum says things like, "Me and three other ladies that was in my group..."
(I've since looked up Lilly and according to Stephen Wagner, paranormal researcher, she only lived a few hours. Her mother, Gladys Ravensfield, lost her husband in the civil war, and was raped by soldiers. This caused her to lose her mind, and be admitted to the asylum, where she gave birth to Lilly.)
Elma Sands was murdered (doesn't say how) by her lover in NYC, and he threw her body in a well. The well is now in the basement of a trendy bar in Soho. Her lover took her on a sleigh ride in December and to the place where the well was, but there was no snow. Lots of green grass. A bartender went downstairs to get a bottle of liquor, which was locked up behind a chain link fence. He unlocked the padlock, went inside, and when he came to leave, the lock was locked again. So he had to sit there and wait for someone to find him. They didn't interview the person who found him.
Some of the ghosts were the murderers. You'd think it would be the innocent victim, but no. One man killed his "girlfriend" in 1833, although she was dating other men and refused to attend a ball with him (she went with another guy and was brought back by a totally different one). So he pretends to be sick so she will take care of him. Why would she take care of him? He kills her with a knife that she gave him. In the reenactment, the woman is wearing dark red nail polish which was not in use in 1833.
The show is weak.
The voice track is like MST3K wrote the English localization, it feels raw and from the hip. The breaking of 4th wall and the industry jokes will last but I'm not sure how this will age as some of the pop culture references are getting old. Think of the dialog as a less refined version of Shin Chan. Seeing the number of the voice actors who wrote the English script, I imagine this was rather cathartic for them.
I do not see an age rating on this in Prime so I should point out that while this may involve elementary school kids, you probably do not want to show this to elementary school kids.
If you enjoy damaged humor you should get some laughs out of this series.