I Love Love Love Love Love THIIIISSSS!
I never turn down a ghost story show, soooooooo I've seen some pretty great ones and I've seen pretty awful ones.
I was absolutely blown away by Dead Crossroads.
In fact, I straight up can't even handle right now. Can. Not. Even. Handle.
- The background music: Simply marvelous - it's beautiful, totally haunting, and just perfect for mood setting.
- The settings and scenery: FANTASTIC. I mean, seriously, how can you not love gorgeous decaying French chateaus.
- The investigators: Urban Explorers! Be still my beating heart!
- The stories: Some of the best bone-chilling AND heartbreaking tales I have ever heard.
- The episodes themselves: 15 stunning minutes of sinister intrigue.
- Fun Fact: This is the first French ghost show. Ever.
Fans of history, legends, urban exploration, photography, ghost stories, architecture, and documentaries will most likely see this show as a startling yet heartfelt look into some of France's incredible (and forgotten..........?) dark history............
A word I've seen thrown around quite a bit in relation to this show is: Innovative. I couldn't agree more. I consider myself a ghost story aficionado and I've never seen anything quite like this. Never.
That all said, I think it's important to add that I have a loving beef with French horror. It Messes With Your Head, Man! I have yet to see a French horror film or short story doesn't try to scramble your brain into a tasty little breakfast burrito. It's just how they roll.
DAMN YOU FRENCH HORROR
I'm not even joking with you, folks. If you haven't spent quality time with French horror films then you have no idea what I'm talking about and my powers are useless. If you have and understand what I'm talking about, then, well, good for you. I guess that's all I have to say about that... French horror, it's something else.
But back to the show! Okay, yes, Dead Crossroads is about two dudes walking around with a camera, but it's also so much more. And true, this is a Ghost Story series, but the ghosts aren't always the scariest element. There, now I've given you something more to think about.
This show is also not a night vision ghost hunt riddled with censor beeps. Instead, the narrator takes you on a historical tour of the buildings while the explorers simply show you around. GENIUS
On top of it all, the episodes are only 15 minutes long. Long enough to get you hooked, short enough to make you wail for more. I'm still wailing.
In all: Extremely well done, Fabien Delage and Julien Mazzitelli. You've created a terrifying masterpiece of art and story telling. Please please please keep it up!
Recommended pairing: take hold what ever old object you hold dear and then shatter it to pieces. OR sit on the edge of your seat and simply prepare for an awesome mind and eye adventure. Popcorn and snacks are a must. Large group, small group - it don't matter, so long as everyone is tuned in fully. Best watched late at night right before you go to bed.