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Continuing Serial:

The Shitty Poltergeist

written by Michael Holmes
directed by Rebecca Larsen

Beth and Dan just bought a house! And it's to die for.

Next Time: Episode 4
Began 2/2/19

Episode One (2/2/19)

Summary: Beth and Dan are a couple who have just bought a house that has turned out to be haunted - and property values are plunging; they're stuck and can't afford to sell. They call in ghost hunters Eric Van Denken and Eleanor Ribble, and tell them there's a voice that seems to be laughing at them ironically... and it turned on a marathon of Tim Allen's awful sitcom "Last Man Standing" and they couldn't shut it off. As the poltergeist - a crusty man in a stained bathrobe who they can't see - moves a chair around, Eric informs the couple that the situation is serious. The poltergeist feels a connection to the place and resents anybody else being there. The ghost hunters will have to stay in the house for days - maybe weeks - to sort this out. When Eric and Eleanor consult each other privately, though, we learn that they're decidedly low-rent ghost hunters; their last few attempts at ridding people of poltergeists have gone bad. But Eric is determined; this is his last chance to save his reputation. Even if it kills them all.

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Photos by Lana Rae Jarvis

Episode Two (2/9/19)

Summary: Eric and Eleanor are a year behind on their rent and on the verge of being kicked out of their apartment, which they have to sneak into to get their fake "paranormal" equipment in order to avoid the landlord. We learn that they're frauds - but in 2016, Eleanor had a paranormal experience that even Eric, who can always find a scientific, rational reason for the hauntings they investigate, can't explain. They return to Beth and Dan's as the poltergeist is rummaging through the snacks the couple recently brought. As Eric pretends to investigate the basement, Beth and Dan tell Eleanor that a previous resident died in this house in the 2000s after starting to fix it up. As Eleanor informs them the spirit is tied to this space, the poltergeist passes through, and Eleanor gets a whiff of something she finds familiar - Drakkar Noir, the men's cologne. The ghost seems to recognize her as well.. Suddenly, Eric starts screaming for help from the basement, and Beth, Dan and Eleanor set off for the basement together as the spirit returns to eating the cookies.

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Photos by David Rodriguez

Episode Three (2/16/19)

Summary: Eric has been hit in the head by something in the basement, and the others tend to him while Beth goes out to get ice. Eleanor finally realizes who the spirit is: Frankie - the best friend of her ex-husband, who she had an affair with. But Frankie isn't behind whatever is happening in the basement. As increasingly scary noises come from below, the gang fearfully prepares to investigate...

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Photos by David Rodriguez

Cast

Heather Roberts Beth (Eps. 1-2)
Joe Hernandez-Kolski Dan (Eps. 1-3)
Bart Tangredi The Spirit (Eps. 1-3)
Alisa Tangredi Eleanor Ribble (Eps. 1-3)
Devon Michaels Eric Van Denken (Eps. 1-3)