Ghostfacers

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Name Harry Spangler (formerly)
Ed Zeddmore
Maggie Zeddmore (formerly)
Kenny Spruce (formerly)
Alan J. Corbett (deceased)
Ambyr (former intern)
Actor Travis Wester
A.J. Buckley
Brittany Ishibashi
Austin Basis
Dustin Mulligan
Mircea Monroe
Dates
Location Wisconsin
Occupation Paranormal investigators
Episode(s) 1.17 Hell House
3.13 Ghostfacers
4.17 It's a Terrible Life
Ghostfacers Web Series
9.15 #THINMAN

The Ghostfacers was the name adopted by Harry Spangler and Ed Zeddmore for their reality TV series pilot about a group of paranormal investigators. The Ghostfacers is run out of Ed's parents' garage. Ed and Harry had previously run the Hell Hound's Lair website as seen in 1.17 Hell House.

The Ghostfacer Strategy

  1. Homework
  2. Infiltration
  3. Face Time

Members

Harry Spangler & Ed Zeddmore

Harry & Ed are self proclaimed "professional" paranormal investigators and co-runners of the website Hell Hound's Lair and star in their reality series show Ghostfacers together.

Spruce

Kenny Spruce (full name: Kenneth Warren Spruce) is a cameraman with the Ghostfacers team. His expertise with cameras goes the lengths of reading the instruction booklets that came with the equipment. He appears in 3.13 Ghostfacers.

Maggie Zeddmore

Maggie Zeddmore is the adopted sister of Ed Zeddmore and a researcher with the Ghostfacers team who appears in 3.13 Ghostfacers and Ghostfacers Web Series.

Alan J. Corbett

Alan J. Corbett is an intern/cook with the Ghostfacers who appears in 3.13 Ghostfacers and is killed by the ghost of Freeman Daggett. He returns as a death echo and ultimately destroys the spirit that killed him.

Ambyr

Ambyr was a former Ghostfacers intern who appears in the Ghostfacers Web Series. She is attacked by the ghost of Janet Myers and is scarred for life, leading her to quit her intership with the Ghostfacers.

Episodes

3.13 Ghostfacers

Harry & Ed

Phase I: Homework. Ed and Harry pull up in their vintage AMC Gremlin doing the fake slo-mo. They reveal they can start ghost hunting at six o’clock thanks to the flexibility of their jobs at the Kinkos, and they hold their strategy meeting with the team a la Ghost Hunters in Ed’s parent’s garage. Corbett is the intern/cook and very gay, Maggie is Ed’s adopted sister, Spruce is 15/16 Jew and 1/16 Cherokee thus making him a “shamanologist.” They review a legend in which every four years on February 29th Morton House becomes the most haunted place in America.

Sam and Dean work a case at the same place where the Ghostfacers are shooting the pilot for their reality show. Every leap year, beginning at midnight, a ghost who used to be a janitor at a local hospital kills people and keeps their corpses at the Morton House for company. Since the ghost hides the bodies of his victims, all the deaths were reported as missing persons cases. Their victims spirits remain trapped in the house in a death echo, reliving their deaths in a loop. Any living person in the house at midnight, which on that night happens to be Sam and Dean become trapped in the house for the ghost hunt one by one.

Phase II: Infiltration. The Ghostfacers break into the Morton House, hearing the roar of the Impala and Grand Funk Railrod’s “We're An American Band” in the background. They see Sam and Dean roll by scoping out the place. They setup “Command Center One: Eagle’s Nest” in the main room and start rolling the cameras, which never stop the entire episode, no matter what horrors happen, much to the ire of Sam and Dean.

Phase III: Face Time. The Ghostfacers search the house with their instruments, taking readings and run into Sam and Dean impersonating cops. Ed recognizes them from their earlier encounter in Texas. Sam and Dean try to get them out of the house by showing them the missing persons reports, but Team 2 records a ghost reliving his horrible death. Sam and Dean figure out they’re dealing with a death echo, which isn’t the real threat. Corbett disappears and they don’t make it out before midnight, trapping them in the house for the evening.

After going off alone, Corbett gets taken by the ghost and Sam and Dean find the office of the home’s owner, Freeman Daggett, who was a janitor at the hospital before he died in 1964. He was a survivalist, and took corpses from the morgue to keep him company. After a large EMF surge Sam mysteriously vanishes.

The ghost, Daggett, holds a birthday party in the house with three dead bodies he had stolen from the morgue before his death along with Corbett and Sam. Daggett slides a sharp metal spike through Corbett's neck killing him, and trapping his spirit in a death echo. Dean figures out that a survivalist usually keeps a bomb shelter and heads for the basement, but the basement door locks behind him, separating him and Spruce from the others. The others meanwhile put themselves in a salt circle and see the ghost of Corbett reliving his death. Dean finds the bomb shelter just before Sam gets his own spike through the neck. Sam reveals Daggett was “Norman Bates” type, lonely, and killed himself after stealing the bodies, and each February 29th he takes people for his “party”. Ed talks to Corbett to get him out of his death echo and manages to get through just in time for Corbett to take on Daggett, who is tossing around Sam, Dean and Spruce in the basement.

Everyone (minus Corbett) leaves alive the next morning, taking Ed and Harry back to the fireplace to lament over the loss of their friend in a completely exploitative way, even showing the typical reality confessional moment. They show their pilot to Sam and Dean, who warn them that revealing such ghostly secrets usually land them in straitjackets or gets them a punch in the face or both. Sam and Dean go but leave a bag behind, and Ed pulls out the large electromagnet, which erases all the hard drives including the Ghostfacers pilot. Sam and Dean peel off in the Impala, confessing they didn’t think the show was half bad.

4.17 It's a Terrible Life

Sam and Dean, who's memories have been erased by Zachariah, are regular people and find that they have a ghost haunting and killing people in the office building that they both work in. The Ghostfacers return in an instructional video on their website which teaches people how to hunt ghosts, and is used by Sam & Dean. Ironically all that they learn off the website they taught to the Ghostfacers themselves which Ed and Harry do credit, but refer to Sam and Dean repeatedly as "those Winchester douchnozzels."

9.15 #THINMAN

Ghostfacers Web Series

The New Ghostfacers!.jpg

Ed, Harry, Maggie, and Spruce, joined by Ambyr, investigate the site of the death of Janet Myers. The Ghostfacers successfully put Janet to rest by smashing all the mirrors she's tied to, but Ambyr is scarred for life and the Ghostfacers temporarily disband as a result before Harry brings them back together.

Castiel in the Ghostfacers Series

Misha Collins filmed an episode with the Ghostfacers in the UK during the Hell Hounds 2009 Con.

“We did do a bit with Misha Collins [Cas],” A.J. continues. “He came up to us and told us he wanted to be on our show. We pitched an ‘Interview With an Angel’ piece to Kripke, who loved it. We had a blast shooting it. However, that was before Supernatural got picked up for another season, so now it is tightly under wraps.” A.J. tells us it will be released someday. “The people at our London Ghostfacers convention are the only people who have seen it.” Source

Part of the webisode was leaked in August 2011. On October 23rd 2011 A.J. Buckley posted on his Twitter account a link to the full video, including an intro and outro filmed during the Hell Hounds 2009 Con. Source

The Ghostfacers Theme Song

Ghost! Ghostfacers!
We face the ghosts when others will not, we're-
Ghost! Ghostfacers!
Stay in the kitchen when the kitchen gets hot!
Ghost! Ghostfacers!
We face the nightmare, we face the dread!
Ghost! Ghostfacers!
We face the faceless--WE FACE THE DEAD!

In the haunted night, looking for the fight of our life
with the after-life!
When you trip and fall, into the super-natur-all
We're who you're gonna call,
cause we face them all!

Trivia

The Offical Ghostfacers website.
  • The last names Zeddmore and Spengler are references to Winston Zeddmore and Egon Spengler, characters from the movie Ghost Busters.
    • That the name Ghostfacers is another reference to Ghost Busters goes without saying.
  • In December 2008, shortly before Christmas, a Ghostfacers video greeting for the holidays appeared on YouTube and various media blogs.
  • In January 2009 the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced that 3.13 Ghostfacers was nominated for a media award in the category of "Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)."
  • At Comic Con 2009, they did an intro clip to the preview of season five footage from Supernatural.
  • In March 2010, ten Ghostfacers webisodes were produced (Source).

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