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28 Haunted : REALITY OF VISIT TO FAMED PLACES FOR THE HAUNTED - For me : Fun

Updated: Feb 20, 2023

Yes, you did not read it wrong.


I watched this weekend, in one go, the Netflix series, 28 Haunted and I confess that I had fun with what was presented. I strongly recommend watching, to get out of the common place of what is watched on Streaming. The “quotes” are my manifestation of how strange the situation seemed to me, whether in a character, situation or even in production.


The Plot:


Based on a theory proposed by Ed and Lorraine Warren, the famous couple from the “conjuringverse” horror/thriller films (The Conjuring 1 and 2, which are very good and The Conjuring 3, which for me is just a movie - Annabelle, The Nun, etc.), the series brings three teams of investigators to three different haunted locations. Participants are not told where they will spend the next 28 days.


During their stay, investigators cannot contact anyone from outside and must uncover secrets that haunt their temporary residences. About the “famous” couple above, I give more details in the comments. The series takes on real-world locations that have long been associated with paranormal activity.


The description and explanation of popular methods of supernatural investigation keep the public hooked while professionals try to solve the mystery. Naturally, the show's supernatural nature, combined with unexplained events, has many viewers wondering how real it is.



This is where, in part, the “fun” of the series lies.


And why "fun"?



Truth becomes highly a matter of perspective in relation to shows or movies centered on paranormal activities. This is one of the main reasons why people doubt the authenticity of the events featured in '28 Haunted'. theory in a somewhat scientific way to obtain evidence. However, skeptics would be hard-pressed to consider the show an accurate representation of reality. Apart from the situations of "other people's shame" that hover in the series.


I'll explain, without going into the merits if what happens in the series is real or fake, there are already several websites discussing this, in fact one of them just below the end of the text. Right away, in the first episode, there is a citizen there who introduces himself as the son-in-law of the Warren couple, named Tony Spera, and director of an institute, let's say, respected, the #NESPR, or New England Society of Psychic Research, link below at the end. I believe that this presentation right off the bat is to give an air of “credibility” to the whole thing.


We are introduced to three groups of people, who are sent to three “haunted” locations, namely, two inns, and one a museum. Tourist places, I've already started to remember the hotel I stayed in New York, which was built in 1919.


They are mediums, demonologists (yes the profession exists, there must be someone like that here on LinkedIn lol…), and equipment technicians. Behind the scenes, the son-in-law I mentioned above and an expert, who makes comments, giving a documentary air. It looks more like found footage (I've already talked about this subgenre of horror here: https://www.joaofalanga.com/post/deadstream-um-filme-nojento-bizarro-e-divertido-a-disgusting-bizarre-and-fun-movie?commentId=3a781a1f-9dfc-45c6-8f0e-3d3893616b31 ) - site in portuguese.


That's the fun part that addresses the "credibility" of the program. The other fun part is the situations themselves. I won't give too many spoilers, because if I tell too much, it spoils the experience.


There are situations that, yes, give a certain nervousness, but this is due to the fact that the soundtrack, and the narrator, create a tense atmosphere to the scene. By the way, congratulations to the production of the program, for the choice of the narrator, I was more tense when he spoke than for the situations themselves.


And no, no ghosts will appear, and no evil entities will appear. The show is really up to the people who are in the haunted places.


I will highlight a character (???) that intrigued me. I don't know because I take the situation too seriously or he forces the situation too much. This one for me is by far the best. The guy has the profession of a demonologist, he takes exorcism artifacts with him. He is in the haunted place together with a psychic, and throughout the episodes he is feeling bad and, according to the Warren's son-in-law and the specialist, he is being influenced by an evil force. He, the demonologist named Jeremy, starts complaining of headaches and sleeping all day.


By the fifth episode Jeremy the #demonologist has a "battle" with evil forces from the haunted place. He becomes ill, production is called, and he is taken to the hospital. Seriously, it happens and it's filmed.


I keep imagining the production employee having to explain to the on-call doctor what happened to Jeremy. "He was facing an evil spirit/entity and then..." . This for me is the highlight of the series. And what is part of the other fun parts of the series.


There is another situation that is worth noting: the Bath of Deprivation of Senses, which is nothing more than a children's pool with a tent on top. Such a situation occurs in another place where Jeremy is and a person dives into that bathtub in a solution of water and salt (bags and more bags of salt). I also highlight hearing aids that pick up spirits' voices. Much bolder design than JBL bluetooth speakers. The sound must be much better than the type of music that is usually played in these boxes.


I don't want here, making it clear, to humiliate anyone and undo the work of those who are involved with spiritualist religions or something like that. In fact, there are many people in this area who show much more empathy for people than the so-called “Christians”.


I also don't want to get rid of anyone who believes in this kind of thing. I myself think that yes we are influenced by the energy of the place, but not in the way it is treated in the show.


But I had fun. Watch it, if you want to get out of the conventional streaming: dragons, superheroes, the evil entities themselves, real serial killers, etc. It's to watch in one go, keeping the atmosphere of suspense.



Below are some fun facts:


Warren's Son-in-Law Institute website: https://tonyspera.com/


Website that better describes the series for those who don't want to watch:


Series website on Netflix (I didn't get paid for the Netflix ad!) :https://www.netflix.com/br/title/81397887

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