Is a found footage film porn if It’s about a horny ghost?

ghost team one movie

This is the kind of indie horror comedy/semi-parody movie I can really appreciate, because the young cast nails the material with just the right comic tone, timing, and delivery. Plus, it weaves nonstop dirty sex humor into a traditional found footage ghost film format. And while there’s plenty of cheap adolescent humor to be found here, it refreshingly avoids the pitfall of going for extreme gross out visuals. For whatever reason, that repulsive shit still thrives in sex comedies – I blame it on what I assume are the tasteless proclivities of straight male audiences.

A year before Paranormal Activity decided to add some Latin flavor to its franchise with The Marked Ones, this film featured a bunch of young ghost hunters of color with cameras. Two buddies – one confident, one shy – have a party in the house in which they rent rooms. The shy guy tells a girl he likes that they’re doing a documentary about ghostly activity in the house just to impress her. Turns out she’s totally into the paranormal, finds out there was indeed a murder in the house, and decides to join their investigation…which stirs up some actual activity…

ghost team one nightly visitor

A horny female ghost begins haunting them.

ghost team one ouija

While the girl is busy trying various paranormal methods to communicate with the ghost, the boys end up competing for the girl, using those same methods in their attempts to get with her. Funny scenes include a sexually charged session fingering a Ouija board and a staged sexual performance to turn on the ghost, which turns into an unexpected—and unwelcome—threesome.

Ghost Team One

Meanwhile, the boys have a third roommate, who is your typical white asshole racist. But his tune seriously changes in the final act…when he becomes the conduit through which the horny ghost communicates with them. This guy is hilarious.

ghost team one exorcism

He basically becomes possessed by a geisha girl, dressing the part, playing with his nipples, and tucking so he can flash his girl parts.

ghost team one roommate pinch

He also talks dirty to the boys during the exorcism…quite graphically when he describes what one of the boys needs to do to get the demon out of him.

ghost team one go down

If anything needed to be changed about Ghost Team One, it would be that the climactic finale should arrive sooner. Yes, as usual, my wish is for a shorter running time. The film is 85 minutes long, and I’d say losing a good ten minutes would tighten up the pace. For instance, an entire segment involving an author that wrote a book about the murders at the house could be completely eliminated; it becomes somewhat of a one-note joke and isn’t all that funny. Plus, the scene runs about ten minutes long…

Also, I wouldn’t mind more found footage of the roommate in his Speedo.

ghost team one roommate cheeks

About Daniel

I am the author of the horror anthologies CLOSET MONSTERS: ZOMBIED OUT AND TALES OF GOTHROTICA and HORNY DEVILS, and the horror novels COMBUSTION and NO PLACE FOR LITTLE ONES.

I am also the founder of BOYS, BEARS & SCARES, a facebook page for gay male horror fans! Check it out and like it at www.facebook.com/BoysBearsandScares.

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