DeadTectives is described as an irreverent, laugh-out-loud blend of Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead and Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners.

DeadTectives follows a team of hapless paranormal investigators on a reality TV series who go on a quest to Mexico’s most haunted house in the pursuit of better ratings. However, when the true dark secrets of the mansion begin to reveal themselves, the hapless presenters quickly discover that this house is no hoax. With zero ghost-hunting skills (or really any other applicable skills) the team has to figure out how to bust the ghosts and escape the house with their lives.


In spirit and tone, Deadtectives could almost be called Beetlejuice-y at times, and of course that’s not a title that should be summoned lightly. But much like Tim Burton’s arguably best film, Deadtectives offers a groovy, free-wheeling energy that dips back and forth between scary and funny with shocking ease. Watch just about any other horror comedy out there and ask yourself how easy that is to accomplish.