GHOST TREK is not just a “parody” of paranormal reality shows. Yes, Ghost Trek makes fun of all the ghost hunting programs (to the point where some people they target have blocked them on Twitter) but it’s much more than that. The series is a high-brow meets low-brow satirical indictment of reality TV in general. Ghost Trek is a lampoon of our entire American society – how the absurd has become the norm and how nonsense has become believable all within the confines of today’s so-called “unscripted television” – and Ghost Trek is specifically tailored to appeal to the late-night stoner and fan boy crowd.
The all-new, half-hour uncensored episode of Ghost Trek had a sneak preview at Mad Monster Party 2013 (winner of Viewer’s Choice the previous year) and at XCON in Myrtle Beach, SC, to standing-room-only screenings – with the likes of Jake “the Snake” Roberts and “Melvin the Mop Boy” in attendance. The sleeper hit of Fright Night Film Fest 2011 and winner of “Best Comedy” with the first episode, The Kinsey Report, which aired in four webisodes on Dread Central last Halloween returns with the wordy, but wholly appropriate, Ghost Trek: Goomba Body Snatchers Mortuary Lockdown (and Panel Show).
Ghost Trek is a scripted, uncensored comic-horror series that follows the Paranormal Underworld Detective Society (PUDS) as they investigate haunts across the U.S. and abroad between tanning beds, babes, body-building, and bong hits – all the while risking life and limb capturing the undead and unexplained on video. In the all-new Goomba Body Snatchers episode, the Ghost Trek fans are lined up around the block to attend a panel show and live broadcast hosted by Rick Weiner of the Real Divorcees of Los Angeles County. Scary Carrie continues her unrelenting haze of the newbie, Jules Partridge. Zeke is called out about his tryst with Svetlana on live TV.
Clairvoyant Guy Swisher visits via satellite from the set of Psychic Brats. Joey Mayhem is accidentally dosed with a heaping helping of mushroom-laced omelets right before lockdown. The Gambini & Sons Mortuary is haunted by a high profile bondage photographer and notorious mob enforcer – both dismembered and sold to biomed companies by a mad junkie doctor.
Weasel and Ray-Ray bang their heads in a musical number. This episode lampoons everything from Goodfellas to “Ghost Adventures” – from Mapplethorpe to mad doctors – from “Real Housewives” to George Romero – from “Talking Dead” to teen icons. Sound crazy? It is. Very. I design all the crazy inserts, I shoot all the production photos and second unit material. Chris Pittman has been a joy to work with. He and I spent some 80 hours together editing and we got along famously.
The ensemble cast of Goomba Body Snatchers stars Michael Melendez, Jonny Fairplay, Julia Bullock, Christy Johnson, Disco Inferno, Kevin Johnson and Tim Ross, with appearances by Colt Cabana, Gia Allemand, Michael Bortone, and Brett Gentile. The newest episode is written and directed by Michael G. Plumides, Jr., with additional material directed by Robert Filion, and produced by Plumides, Chris Pittman, Robert Filion, and Bill Walker. Executive Producers are Michael G. Plumides and Anne Saunders.
The Ghost Trek series has been described as “… the funniest bunch of paranormal researchers since Peter Venkman, Raymond Stanz, and Egon Spangler” by Dread Central and “Ridiculously entertaining and deserving of a full season of follow up episodes” by Film Threat also getting rave reviews from Fearnet, Famous Monsters of FIlmland, and Arrow in the Head. Creator Michael Plumides has also written a feature film as well as six episodes.
Plumides is now shopping the concept to several television networks and hopes to have a feature film entitled, GHOST TREK: CONFEDERATE GHOULS in production by the fall of 2013. Plumides is also under contract with Morgan Creek Productions on Clive Barker’s Nightbreed presently in development.
Go here to check out the website, http://www.ghosttrektv.com/ , the fan pagewww.facebook.com/ghosttrektv , follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/ghosttrektv andww.youtube.com/ghosttrektv Here’s the “Goomba Body Snatchers Mortuary Lockdown” trailer
Here’s a make up featurette featuring Addy Miller (The Walking Dead) and Conor McCullagh (Face Off)
The next Ghost Trek screening will be held at the Gwinnett Center International Film Festival on July 27th at 8 PM.
Go here for more information: http://www.gwinnettcenter.com/International-Film-Festival.intlfilmfest.0.html