Tonight’s episode of Ghost Hunters took the TAPS team to the site of a tragic crime from June 24, 1973. On that night, an arsonist set the Jimani Lounge in New Orleans on fire. As a result, 32 men died and very few were able to escape. The person who ignited the blaze reportedly committed suicide. The owner of the location was only 12 when the fire happened under his father’s ownership. According to the TAPS team, many of the victims of the inferno were members of the gay community. For that reason, many people didn’t pay much attention to the fatal fire — some families were reportedly even too embarrassed to claim their own dead. This deadly crime has resulted in a pounding of paranormal activity. Some claim seeing burned bodies while others have spotted orbs, shadows and flashes of light. What was the TAPS team able to find?
This week’s episode of Face Off took a twist from Batman and his Batmobile by forcing the eight remaining contestants to create a superhero and sidekick that would use a specific vehicle. While I have been a huge proponent of this show, I must admit that this episode wasn’t very compelling to me. It’s not because the talent and creations were lackluster, but I’ve never been much of a superhero fan. I am more of a monster guy, which is an element that this show often ties in. I think the horror-based challenges offer more of an interesting turnout. There are loads of photos of all the finished superhero creations inside!
Being a huge horror fan, I was super excited that TAPS traveled to Camp Rutledge in George — a location of a “Friday the 13th movie” — for the first investigation on tonight’s episode of Ghost Hunters. The creepiest paranormal claim at the location is some who reported seeing the spirit of a young boy who looks like he drowned. Some folks even claimed they saw unexplained wet footprints inside a cabin. Holy crap! This is just like the original “Friday the 13th” story in which a young Jason Voorhees drowns before coming back from the dead to kill stupid camp counselors in a slew of silly sequels. Sadly, the show never acknowledged the “Friday the 13th” connection, which would have made it the only neat part of the episode.
The main challenge on this week’s episode of Face Off was one of the coolest the show has ever seen. Each of the contestants had to create a completely original take on one of the iconic characters from “Alice in Wonderland” that had become a virus-infected zombie. What a cool concept! Unfortunately for one contestant, their creativity didn’t pay off as the judges sent another packing.
After making his emotional goodbye on Ghost Hunters back on May 16, Grant Wilson is officially gone from the hit paranormal spookfest. Now, the TAPS team is moving on with all-new investigations without Grant there at their side. The episode kicked off with a very brief history from Jason Hawes explaining how TAPS formed. Grant was slightly mentioned here, but there was hardly anything else discussed about him and the massive hole he’s leaving in this successful show. So, TAPS started their new era in Charleston, South Carolina to the Old City Jail where Lavinia Fisher — America’s first female serial killer — spent her last few days alive before she was executed in 1820. It was definitely one of the most frustrating episodes I’ve ever seen, which ignited in one moment that was so stupid I think the show made a big mistake by including it in the final edit.
Face Off, one of the best reality shows currently on television, continued tonight with yet another fun-filled hour of masterful makeup talent. For the third spotlight challenge of the season, the 10 remaining contestants were paired up in teams to create a completely original take on the traditional Chinese New Year dragon. The twist? Each creation had to perform a choreographed high-action dance in front of the judges on the reveal stage. Each contestant also had to implement traits into their creations from their personal sign of the zodiac. In the end, the final products weren’t my favorite makeups I’ve ever seen on the show, but the majority were impressive nonetheless.
Tuesday’s episode of Face Off began with immediate drama. Rod — last week’s top makeup artist — was walking around with his wrist wrapped up as he explained to others that he hurt himself during the first challenge. But despite his injury, he wasn’t going to quit as they dashed into the second major challenge of the season — creating an original pirate character who has become one with the sea. As the first individual spotlight challenge, the 11 remaining contestants were randomly assigned to a specific item they had to incorporate with their character. And, in a Face Off first, the person with the best makeup would win pirate’s booty worth $5,000.
Just because Grant Wilson is gone from the show, the TAPS team isn’t done. The ghastly gang is still seeking spirits as a new 14-episode season of Ghost Hunters premieres Wednesday, September 5 at 9 p.m. on SyFy. Under the leadership of Jason Hawes, the usual TAPS members are back on the spooky hunt in a variety of creepy locations. Where are they going? We’ve got the dastardly details!
It’s back! One of the best reality shows on television has returned with yet another awesome season filled with talent. But there was a bit of mystery heading into tonight’s big debut of Face Off‘s third season. If you look at the official cast photos, you will only see 11 new contestants. But throughout tonight’s big 90-minute premiere there were 12 people in the game competing for the $100,000 top prize. Joe is the missing 12th contestant from those images despite being a major focal point throughout the entire premiere. But why on earth would SyFy leave out one of their contestants from the official cast photos? I’m guessing it has something to do with his unexpected actions at the reveal stage prior to the first elimination. On top of that, he’s part of an absolutely terrible final makeup that is so bad the judges don’t even want to look at it.
Wow. Fun. Exciting. Entertaining. Those words are the best way for me to explain the upcoming premiere episode of Face Off season three on SyFy. As a fan of the show, I was lucky enough to receive a DVD screener of season three’s first episode and it definitely delivers the goods. On top of showcasing some outstanding makeup talent, the 90-minute debut features the most drama Face Off has ever seen. That drama leads to something that has never ever happened at the Face Off reveal stage. Excited yet?