Oh jinkies, it’s the Ghost Adventures drinking game!

On Friday, I went to a friend’s place to have dinner, gossip, and play the Ghost Adventures drinking game. If you’re not familiar with Ghost Adventures, it’s a show about grown men who have decided to investigate supposedly haunted areas and their theory is that they can draw the ghosts out via taunting. It’s three men, standing in the dark, illuminated by night vision cameras in an empty room, screaming at nothing. In a word, it’s amazing. It’s like a slumber party for dudes minus the nail-painting and lasting psychological damage. If people think *I’m* an overacter (and the majority of the population does), I’ve got NOTHING on these guys.

We watched two episodes, one from the first season when they visit a country-music bar that they have heard is “the gateway to hell” and the second was the newest episode, where they revisit that place. The first time around, they went crawling through some drainage pipes and then had themselves locked into the building at night. The ringleader of this ridiculous spectacle, Zak, began to complain about some heat and pain on his back after screaming at the ghosts that if they wanted to attack someone, they ought to attack him. His shirt was lifted, and to the sounds of much dramatic freaking out by all of them, they discovered that he had three faint scratches on his back. Zak’s voice started cracking as he demanded at the air to know why something had injured him, when it’s patently obvious that he had injured himself earlier in the day in the drainage pipes because his skin was not reacting in a way that would be consistent with scratches that had supposedly just occurred. Zak decided to consult a ‘priest’ (I have my doubts) about his injuries, and the priest claims that it’s three scratches to represent the holy trinity. Demon ghosts are all about god symbolism, you see. Totally.

When Zak returns to the scene for the next episode, he again freaks out and claims that this is where he got his ‘scars’. Really, guy? Three light, faint scratches managed to scar your delicate skin? The scars are never shown and I am calling shenanigans. I also called shenanigans when the ‘priest’ insisted that the camera be shut off when he was supposedly exorcising one the guys. SHENANIGANS. You can’t have a show about taping everything to prove that there are ghosts and then shut off the cameras when it’s easier than faking demonic possession.

Regardless, the drinking game is as follows:

1. One drink per Zak voice over 2. Two drinks per Aaron “OMG” freak out and run 3. One drink per EVP 4. Chug for entire duration of a ‘possession’ 5. Two drinks per disproportionate conclusion Zak comes to when talking out loud (for example, if they hear some random clicking sound–“Is that the sound of the gun that Roger Rogerson loaded before taking the life of his girlfriend and then himself?”) 6. One drink per new piece of unexplained electronic equipment 7. One drink per ridiculous camera angle

…we drank a LOT.

 

38 Comments Oh jinkies, it’s the Ghost Adventures drinking game!

  1. christopher575 October 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I love Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. It’s really clever.

    1. admin October 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

      I think the majority of the Nightmare movies were pretty clever, or at least Freddy was pretty clever instead of being the typical sort of silent slasher monster. I refuse to see Michael Bay’s Nightmare movie, however. Why is he allowed to touch the things I love? πŸ™

      1. christopher575 October 4, 2010 at 7:22 pm

        I saw it and enjoyed it. I think they should have pushed it even further, though. If there’s a sequel, there totally needs to be meth use.

      2. christopher575 October 4, 2010 at 7:22 pm

        I saw it and enjoyed it. I think they should have pushed it even further, though. If there’s a sequel, there totally needs to be meth use.

      3. tbass October 5, 2010 at 8:49 am

        I actually liked the remake.. it was surprisingly well done.. and actually kind of scary. I love the original seven Nightmare movies more than anyone should though.

      4. tbass October 5, 2010 at 8:49 am

        I actually liked the remake.. it was surprisingly well done.. and actually kind of scary. I love the original seven Nightmare movies more than anyone should though.

    2. admin October 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

      I think the majority of the Nightmare movies were pretty clever, or at least Freddy was pretty clever instead of being the typical sort of silent slasher monster. I refuse to see Michael Bay’s Nightmare movie, however. Why is he allowed to touch the things I love? πŸ™

  2. christopher575 October 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I love Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. It’s really clever.

  3. irrationalrobot October 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Speaking of Frankenstein…

    I really, really liked this version from TNT, but it is really hard to find anymore- perhaps Scarecrow has it. It is more closely based on the book than most other versions, makes me want to read the book. πŸ™‚

    I’ve actually got the cheesy universal box set of the Frankenstein legacy collection, perhaps I could make it through the whole set by Halloween.

    1. admin October 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm

      Re: Speaking of Frankenstein…

      I will check it out! I still haven’t been to Scarecrow yet, this would be a good reason to make my first visit. πŸ™‚

    2. admin October 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm

      Re: Speaking of Frankenstein…

      I will check it out! I still haven’t been to Scarecrow yet, this would be a good reason to make my first visit. πŸ™‚

  4. irrationalrobot October 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Speaking of Frankenstein…

    I really, really liked this version from TNT, but it is really hard to find anymore- perhaps Scarecrow has it. It is more closely based on the book than most other versions, makes me want to read the book. πŸ™‚

    I’ve actually got the cheesy universal box set of the Frankenstein legacy collection, perhaps I could make it through the whole set by Halloween.

  5. golfshirt6 October 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    This is the best review of Ghost Adventurers I have ever read. Spot on! There is one episode (I forget which one) where he pretends to be possessed. It is AWESOME.

    Really all it involved was him having an intense look in his eyes and not answering his friends when they asked, “Are you possessed?”

    1. admin October 4, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Ash mentioned that one! She said that yes, basically, it was just a prolonged stare and the Worst. Possession. Ever.

    2. admin October 4, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Ash mentioned that one! She said that yes, basically, it was just a prolonged stare and the Worst. Possession. Ever.

  6. golfshirt6 October 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    This is the best review of Ghost Adventurers I have ever read. Spot on! There is one episode (I forget which one) where he pretends to be possessed. It is AWESOME.

    Really all it involved was him having an intense look in his eyes and not answering his friends when they asked, “Are you possessed?”

  7. popfiend October 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    πŸ˜€

  8. popfiend October 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    πŸ˜€

  9. electriclime October 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    They did an episode in Ireland at Leap Castle. It was ridiculous like OMG.
    So when I went to Ireland in March, we tried to book a tour at Leap Castle, but because of those three fuckers, they don’t do group tours anymore.
    Through some very vigilant stalking communication, we manage to contact the owner of the Castle who said he hated the publicity those guys brought to his home and that every group that comes through wants to yell and scream at ghosts, so he had to put a stop to it.

    1. admin October 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm

      I am shocked and amazed that anyone wants to emulate those douchebags.

    2. admin October 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm

      I am shocked and amazed that anyone wants to emulate those douchebags.

  10. electriclime October 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    They did an episode in Ireland at Leap Castle. It was ridiculous like OMG.
    So when I went to Ireland in March, we tried to book a tour at Leap Castle, but because of those three fuckers, they don’t do group tours anymore.
    Through some very vigilant stalking communication, we manage to contact the owner of the Castle who said he hated the publicity those guys brought to his home and that every group that comes through wants to yell and scream at ghosts, so he had to put a stop to it.

  11. lilysnape October 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wat? That sounds worse than that awful Travel Channel show where they freak out at every dust orb that comes into picture.

    1. admin October 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      This show is on the Travel Channel, it might be the same show!

    2. admin October 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      This show is on the Travel Channel, it might be the same show!

  12. lilysnape October 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wat? That sounds worse than that awful Travel Channel show where they freak out at every dust orb that comes into picture.

  13. splatterhouse October 5, 2010 at 5:30 am

    I’ve been watching the ads for that episode and the one where he rants about the house that “almost ruined me” OMG. He’s such an annoying twat, is it worth watching for the lulz?

    1. admin October 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

      It is ONLY worth watching if you’re with like-minded people to mock it. Otherwise, I imagine watching it would be a frustrating experience because they are seriously, seriously annoying twats.

      1. splatterhouse October 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

        i think that’s a good base rule for any so-bad-it’s-good. i’m going to make friends play this drinking game with me.

      2. splatterhouse October 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

        i think that’s a good base rule for any so-bad-it’s-good. i’m going to make friends play this drinking game with me.

    2. admin October 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

      It is ONLY worth watching if you’re with like-minded people to mock it. Otherwise, I imagine watching it would be a frustrating experience because they are seriously, seriously annoying twats.

  14. splatterhouse October 5, 2010 at 5:30 am

    I’ve been watching the ads for that episode and the one where he rants about the house that “almost ruined me” OMG. He’s such an annoying twat, is it worth watching for the lulz?

  15. pezking124 October 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Hooray Night of the Blood Beast!

    Also, I don’t think I could be forced to sit through an episode of Ghost Adventures if I were chained to a chair. I would just find a way to kill myself somehow. And then, not come back as a ghost.

    1. admin October 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm

      I bet you would come back as a ghost if I screamed at the air where you died, if only because I could interpret whatever random sounds I heard as being from you. Killing yourself is how the Ghost Adventurers win.

    2. admin October 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm

      I bet you would come back as a ghost if I screamed at the air where you died, if only because I could interpret whatever random sounds I heard as being from you. Killing yourself is how the Ghost Adventurers win.

  16. pezking124 October 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Hooray Night of the Blood Beast!

    Also, I don’t think I could be forced to sit through an episode of Ghost Adventures if I were chained to a chair. I would just find a way to kill myself somehow. And then, not come back as a ghost.

  17. conceptcanibal October 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    BAGGINS!

    Aww Zac, I love my Friday night’s spent with you and your homies.

    Good times, good times:)

  18. conceptcanibal October 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    BAGGINS!

    Aww Zac, I love my Friday night’s spent with you and your homies.

    Good times, good times:)

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