mgplumidesjr 
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Re: “Nightlife: Costume Party and Screening of Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report

FILMTHREAT.COM review calls GHOST TREK, "ridiculuosly entertaining..."


"Shot like a paranormal reality show, Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report is an impressive mockumentary about a band of supernatural investigators known as the Paranormal Underworld Detective Society (P.U.D.S.). Lead by the charismatic Dr. Zeke Wallace, the P.U.D.S. crew inspects supposed haunted locales and attempts to record their findings for their TV show.

This “pilot episode” jumps right into the action as the team prepares to investigate the house of Tyler Rae Kinsey—a young pageant queen who was brutally murdered. They load their vans up with videographers, security guards, and a hilarious psychic named Guy Swisher. Once they’re in the house, they employ night vision camera techniques pulled directly from shows like “Ghost Hunters.”

The horror elements of Ghost Trek work perfectly with the comedic mockumentary style. When Wallace and his cohorts explore the Kinsey’s basement, they come face to face with a demonic little girl…to which they respond with “It’s Tyler Rae’s guh-guh-guh-GHOST” (see: Scooby Doo). And in addition to the supernatural aspects of their show, the P.U.D.S. cameras also capture the behind-the-scenes drama of putting on a show for a corporate network. From photo shoots to producer meetings, Ghost Trek pokes fun at the absurdity of trying to combine Otherworlds with the business world.

One last note, the cast delivers great performances across the board. Even with the show’s interesting premise and wacky comedy style, none of the actors ever come off as too over-the-top or annoying. Everyone plays their part well and the ensemble works as a whole. Professional wrestling fans should be excited to see Glenn “Disco Inferno” Gilbertti and Scott “Colt Cabana” Colton as the “Goon Squad” – two members of the P.U.D.S. Team security force. Ghost Trek is ridiculously entertaining and deserving of a full season of follow-up episodes.

Shot like a paranormal reality show, Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report is an impressive mockumentary about a band of supernatural investigators known as the Paranormal Underworld Detective Society (P.U.D.S.). Lead by the charismatic Dr. Zeke Wallace, the P.U.D.S. crew inspects supposed haunted locales and attempts to record their findings for their TV show.

This “pilot episode” jumps right into the action as the team prepares to investigate the house of Tyler Rae Kinsey—a young pageant queen who was brutally murdered. They load their vans up with videographers, security guards, and a hilarious psychic named Guy Swisher. Once they’re in the house, they employ night vision camera techniques pulled directly from shows like “Ghost Hunters.”

The horror elements of Ghost Trek work perfectly with the comedic mockumentary style. When Wallace and his cohorts explore the Kinsey’s basement, they come face to face with a demonic little girl…to which they respond with “It’s Tyler Rae’s guh-guh-guh-GHOST” (see: Scooby Doo). And in addition to the supernatural aspects of their show, the P.U.D.S. cameras also capture the behind-the-scenes drama of putting on a show for a corporate network. From photo shoots to producer meetings, Ghost Trek pokes fun at the absurdity of trying to combine Otherworlds with the business world.

One last note, the cast delivers great performances across the board. Even with the show’s interesting premise and wacky comedy style, none of the actors ever come off as too over-the-top or annoying. Everyone plays their part well and the ensemble works as a whole. Professional wrestling fans should be excited to see Glenn “Disco Inferno” Gilbertti and Scott “Colt Cabana” Colton as the “Goon Squad” – two members of the P.U.D.S. Team security force. Ghost Trek is ridiculously entertaining and deserving of a full season of follow-up episodes."



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Posted by mgplumidesjr on 10/24/2011 at 11:00 AM

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In the wake of Dave Brockie's death, it was with a sad heart that I received this news - two Southern punk legends have now passed within a short period of time. When I was sixteen I used to go to the Record Bar at Southpark, which incidentally is no longer there, to buy albums. Joe Young worked there. I thought he was a really cool "older" guy so I applied for work but they never hired me. A number of years later, I opened the 4808 Club where Antiseen played on several occasions, once opening for Soundgarden in 1989. Later that month, Jeff and Dee were married at the club. while Joe, Greg, and Tom played the wedding march. The story made the grocery store tabloids. Joe told me several days later at Repo Records on Central Avenue, "We were in The Sun, you know that tabloid at the Harris and Teeter. The headline was, 'Rock-n-Roll Wedding' right next to 'Boy Raised By Billy Goat - Eats Tin Cans'." Joe, you always did it your way, uncompromising and with genuine discontent. You will be missed.

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There was no "Mafia" or, at least, not in the "Sopranos" or "Godfather" syndicate sense. But there were organized crime groups, mostly homegrown. There was also "The Outlaws', the notorious motorcycle gang who controlled much of the element - and did extort from whorehouses and nightclubs, insisting on peddling their drugs and prostitutes in each establishment. When my cousin and I were sixteen we worked on one of the properties that had been burned - it was supposedly an ill-reputed house. I was told the Outlaws tried to strong arm the operator into paying them and when he wouldn't, they set it on fire. And the two men who burned down the C'est Bon Club, were convicted - after admitting to robbing the jukebox and setting fire to the club to cover their tracks.

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Re: “Things to do for Halloween

The above link isn't working because of the exclamation point so click this and become a fan! Hope to see everyone all zombiefied on October 31st at SMALL BAR! Yay!

www.facebook.com/ghosttrektv

Posted by mgplumidesjr on 10/18/2011 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Things to do for Halloween

HEY CREATIVE LOAFING! ADD THIS TO THE LIST!

Want to meet the most popular ZOMBIE in the nation? ADDY MILLER, the "Little Zombie Girl" from THE WALKING DEAD appears on Halloween Night at the NC Fright Factory and at SMALL BAR afterward for a special screening of GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT (where she plays our "Ghostly Pageant Princess!") And it's totally FREE! Come out as your favorite Zombie or Ghost Hunter! Sponsored by the NC Fright Factory, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Oh, that's at 8 PM in Charlotte, North Carolina at the NC Music Factory located at 935 N. Graham Street, Charlotte, NC 28206. And if you mention GHOST TREK, you get $3 off the admission at the NC Fright Factory! http://ncfrightfactory.com/ Happy Halloween from www.ghosttrektv.com and www.facebook.com/ghosttrektv!

Posted by mgplumidesjr on 10/18/2011 at 6:10 PM

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