With “A Haunted House“opening this weekend, and “Scary Movie 5” arriving in the spring, the horror comedy genre isn’t going away…but surely we can do better? Next week, the Slamdance Film Festival will get underway and directors Scott Rutheford and Ben Peyser will be bringing “Ghost Team One,” which will hopefully be a refreshing antidote to tired parody movies currently hitting the multiplex.
Starring Carlos Santos, J.R. Villarreal, Fernanda Romero and Tony Cavalero, the premise is familiar, with two roommates who endeavor to make a documentary about a murder that took place in their house years ago. Boasting a bit of a ‘Harold and Kumar‘ vibe, this exclusive trailer for the movie reveals that while it’s riffing on found footage films like “Paranormal Activity,” the movie has it’s own unique brand of humor that doesn’t rely on celebrity cameos to get a chuckle, and isn’t above poking fun at itself.
The Slamdance Film Festival kicks off on January 18th and “Ghost Team One” will have its first screening on Sunday, January 20th. Watch below.