28 Days Haunted review – spooky series is a serious scare fest

October 21, 2022
Romey Norton 15
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Reviews


Teams of paranormal investigators test the 28-day cycle theory in America’s most haunted locations. I watched through my fingers, and I jumped so hard my slipper flew off. 

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Teams of paranormal investigators test the 28-day cycle theory in America’s most haunted locations. I watched through my fingers, and I jumped so hard my slipper flew off. 

It’s Horror month, so of course, Netflix releases a Horror reality series – this is our official review of 28 Days Haunted season 1.

Who doesn’t love watching a team of semi-brave people going through haunted locations in the dark, searching for evidence of the paranormal? I absolutely love these horror-reality series, from Most Haunted to Ghost Adventures, hoping to get a glimpse of a ghost or just to see people screaming and running. Series like this always have a good mix between serious and seriously ridiculous.

Around Halloween, it’s no surprise that Netflix has now jumped on the spooky bandwagon and released the series 28 Days Haunted.

In this series, we watch three separate teams attempt to spend twenty-eight days in some of America’s most haunted locations, taking on paranormal experiments based on the theories of Ed and Lorraine Warren

If you’re a paranormal investigator fan, there are some fairly well-known paranormal investigators, including Shane Pittman and Sean Austin, taking part in this series, so it’s not just your average Joe going in for a laugh. You can tell they take this extremely seriously.

Demonologists, Ed and Lorraine, were one of the most renowned paranormal investigators of our time. They’ve investigated high-end cases such as The Amityville and Annabelle, the famous cursed doll, which have inspired films of similar names.

Following in their footsteps, this series shows us some important advancements in investigating what happens after we die. Ed and Lorraine had a theory that it takes 28 days to break the veil between the living and the dead, and they called it the “28 day cycle”.

Here we have a mix between psychic mediums, demonologists, and paranormal enthusiasts all attempting to put this theory to the test. If they’re successful this will change the way we see and investigate the paranormal. 

It’s scary. This series had me jumping and my jaw dropping. The team is putting themselves in a situation where they face extreme isolation and trauma, and I know I couldn’t do it.

Even in the first episode one of them gets into a coffin, blindfolded, to try and get closer to their energy. I wouldn’t be brave enough to do this in the daytime, let alone in a haunted house at night. They’re not allowed any outside contact, and before they go to the location they are blindfolded and not told anything. I like this as they can’t have any preempted opinions or influences, and can’t try to kid an audience. 

They talk us through how they investigate, the tools they use, such as a spirit box and rem pods, their abilities, and what they have experienced in the past. The teams all experience some seriously spooky stuff, and there were times I was hiding behind my hands watching. We do learn about the history of the properties after the investigators have given what they believe to have happened, and they are all pretty spot on. 

There is a mixture between good spirits and evil spirits that come into play here. Will all the teams last the 28 days? I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s worth watching to find out.

This series has six episodes lasting roughly thirty minutes each, which means you can binge-watch them all in one night, so close those curtains, turn off the lights and see if you can survive the night.

What did you think of the Netflix horror reality series 28 Days Haunted season 1? Comment below.

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15 thoughts on “28 Days Haunted review – spooky series is a serious scare fest

  • October 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Why go to these places when anytime things start to happen they “sensitive” get all scared and run away. Isn’t that why you went? Is communicating with the dead the whole reason why you do what you do? So don’t quit when things start to amp up. If you want the dead to use you, to communicate through you, then let them… Don’t freak out anytime things get intense. Your goal is to prove the existence of the paranormal right? So then prove it.

  • October 22, 2022 at 4:28 am

    . Please tell me you are kidding??
    This is honestly the worst ‘ghost hunting’ show I’ve ever seen. I pretty much have seen them all by now… I’m just dumb like that. I have left 4 comments total on various websites in hopes they will see just how much pure hatred I feel for this show. Not only cuz all the mistakes, but because they do everything in the first 15 minutes that skeptics and the like make fun of believers for. This show is on a huge platform that definitely has the money & they still managed to churn out second hand embarrassment, obvious fakery, editing flaws to this degree like it’s a public access show. I mean did anyone even WATCH, or listen for that matter, the trash they ended up with before putting it up on netflix? You could have done a ton of good for the community.. instead you chose to embarrass not only yourselves, but the Warren’s and those crappy actors you forced on us. Ps. Apparently everyone and their mom is a medium… or demonologist. jeremy!!Jeremy!!! Jeremy!!! If I never heard that name again it would be too soon.

  • October 22, 2022 at 8:47 am

    Soooo, they all did the 28 days cycle, all had exactly the same experiences, at exactly the same points throughout the cycle, and they all concluded the experiment in the same manner was this due to the experiment working? I think not. When the pentagon (from centuries ago) was found under the only hotspot in the Captains garden, which also happened to be the only spot that wasn’t covered in grass. One of many examples that made me think this is an absolute nonsense of a show, but it was entertaining all the same.

  • October 22, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    I came for the comments because I needed to know for myself if I was alone in how I felt . It was entertaining enough for me to finish watching, however, on the second to last episode I realised that I felt like I was still waiting for it to start .
    Unfortunately, the dramatisation of how afraid everyone got from one tiny sound gave them all away. It was so ridiculous. How are they so afraid ,if they had had any experience before ? The scariest thing that happened were footsteps and that was enough to end the investigation for the night. Lol.

  • October 23, 2022 at 3:07 am

    They act like the family was murdered in Madison Dry Goods location when no one was ever killed there! There was a funeral home in that building once and the owner turned the place into a museum. He’s hoping to sell people entrance to that part of the building that was never haunted by this family. That part I know for sure as a resident, but Colorado? Come on people! We’re supposed to believe a newspaper clipping stayed in perfect condition for 50 years right underneath the moisture from a manhole.
    I’m now the one haunted by the time wasted watching the absolute worst trash Netflix ever put out.

  • October 23, 2022 at 3:09 am

    It would be fun if for once the paranormal investigators on these shows weren’t puffed up self-proclaimed demonologists and psychics. Stop with the “What was that?” or “What the hell was that?” and all the fake fear-mongering. And what’s up with the sprinkling of holy water and prayers? Investigate. Be Quiet. If something is going on, which it never is, be quiet long enough to hear something. Stop with the ghost monitors and earphones and radio static nonsense. The Warrens were onto something. They were believable because they were mordantly dignified. There’s nothing sharp or interesting about dimwits.

  • October 23, 2022 at 8:01 am

    well first thing… the second camera crew is very strange to have on a show like this. If there was a way to prove the stuff the ghost boxes said weren’t added in , then yes that is super creepy . the behavior of the “psychics” is somewhat predictable … stuff you might see on movie. I just have a hard time believing the stuff that they caught on camera wasn’t just added in digitally or setup somehow. for some reason this show just reminds me of the Blair witch project, was scary when it was first released as a lot of people didn’t know if it was a movie or real …. now we all know that its not real. probably the same case here.

  • October 23, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Having a secondary professional camera crew recording during your investigation is very strange, red flag …. these camera guys got balls of steel if all this stuff is happening around them and stick around, not one of them jumps or yelps the entire time ? . It reminds me of the Blair witch project in the sense that it was a scary movie when it first came out . A lot of people didn’t know if it was real or a movie , but we all know now that it was fake and just a movie, and more than likely so is this show . There is some creepy stuff that happens caught on camera but i find it hard to believe it wasn’t added in digitally or just setup magic tricks. The ghost boxes response gave me goosebumps at first but most likely just added in to the script . The psychics behavior was super predictable like you see in the movies. The psychics get funnier as it goes on . I will say its still better than ghost adventures as far as entertainment goes.

  • October 23, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Total Cr*p! I’m turned it off after the first show. These are nothing more than High Paid actors. Nothing about what they said would lead me to believe that they are “ghost” hunters. Everything they did was too Over Acted. The noises could have been made by people placed in the room to bang on floors or walls, the doors opening could have been pushed by someone that was standing behind it and the closing of the doors can be done with the aid of clear rising line. After one show, this is the Worst acting “paranormal” show that I have ever watched.

  • October 24, 2022 at 5:26 am

    It was entertaining, I’ll give it that. But that’s it. It’s not real in the slightest. The one hot spot in the yard is the one small spot that doesn’t have grass right in the middle of the yard. The random pristine newspaper clipping hiding in the cellar or whatever room that was. The vase that went flying, the door shut, the swinging candle, and the cabinets opening were all terribly staged. None of that was legit. And the soundbox only picked up perfect words in order…. I watch legit paranormal investigators on YouTube and whatnot. You can clearly see the difference, especially in equipment.

  • October 24, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Personally, I loved when Jereme looked directly into the camera in the finale, implying he was still possessed. What a king!

  • October 24, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Super funny, 100% worth watching just for the “God” helmet that they picked up at a toy store and super glued some wires onto. I honestly don’t know how the camera guys didn’t just lose it watching that scene. Filming him slumped over with this dollar store robocop helmet on his head pretending to panic.
    It’s somehow even dumber than the “Haunted” show they did a few seasons of. If “The Room” was about ghosts this is how it would’ve turned out. The intense music makes it so much better. I can’t even express how amazingly stupid it is, it’s just a shame that they can’t make another season since you can’t replicate a turd this perfect.

  • October 25, 2022 at 2:53 am

    “Serious scare fest”
    You’ve got to be joking! It was poorly staged, terribly acted, and overall just laughable. You scare WAY too easy.

  • October 25, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Seriously, what a load of bollix! The freshly engraved headstones ?! And the headset on yer man wtf….thankfully I cleaned my kitchen while I watched this cause I would’ve hated myself for wasting precious time

  • October 26, 2022 at 6:47 am

    I recently binged watched the whole series of season 1, as storylines go it was entertaining as a reality based show it was totally laughable in respect to the persons playig at being paranormal investigators with the exception of the one women investigating the double murders of the two women she was far more believable than any of the others. The Lawson Case, which I assume Serpa was counting on to draw attention away from the poor perfomance from the other two sites was horrendous. First of all what respectable southern woman would not accompany her man to the hospital and not be at his side. All the investigating was only done at night and only one group bothered to check the outside area. In the case with the two women killed even though he had a visual image of the killer no notes were recorded of the person and at the end his self righteous attitude that he had freed the spirits without really doing anything. I can only hope the actors that Serpa got to do this were paid well but not enough to ever put out something as phoney as this ever again. I did have one moment of enjoyment in the Lawson segment at the end when the camera man used some forethought and had the man at the grave site leave the audience with a glare that he infact was still possesed, I dont know what they wlll do with that footage but I strongly advise against a sequel.

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