Ghost hunters are ripe for parody. There has been a deluge of horror movies about a team of paranormal investigators spending the night in an allegedly haunted house. Typically they start out skeptical but we all know angry ghosts are inevitable. There are variations but ghost hunting tales are stale at this point.
Saturday Morning Massacre, which is being called a live-action Scooby Doo (yes, there’s even a dog), establishes itself well and early on seems as if it will be a sharp and amusing horror-comedy.
The funniest scene in the movie happens near the beginning. The team of young paranormal investigators is making their way through a rundown building, and suddenly it appears as if there could be something supernatural present. Team lead Nancy (Ashley Spillers) opens a series of doors in a narrow hallway as the group grows increasingly anxious, and eventually they stumble upon a small group of adults and children.
Turns out there was a group of child pornographers using the building. They used stories of ghosts to keep people away. The police had been conducting an investigation for months. It’s pretty hilarious when a very perturbed officer mercilessly berates the team for potentially ruining their investigation.