The Scream Team (2002 TV Movie)
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The scariest part of the movie was probably at the beginning when Zachariah Kull is first introduced. This movie is all a round funny, but every time Zachariah comes on I get shivers even after seeing the movie a few times.
Kim Coates did an amazing job of keep you scared, and let me tell you he is anything but scary.
I definitely recommend this movie, but beware little children will get scared easily.
"You should watch Scream Team! I liked the four ghosts and all the characters and how they try to help each other. If it ever comes out on video you should get it. I thought it was funny." -Christopher
"It was a little scary, but I liked it! It was funny and I liked the end. There was a ghost who threw fireballs, his name was Zachariah. Scream Team was a good movie."
"It's really kind of scary and this guy throws fire. I liked it." -Nora
Okay, maybe I should worry about Nora and the fire thing. But the movie was very good, very well written and a cut above most tv fare. And I agree with Mary-Kate, having Melissa Hart's company behind it obviously helped propel it to a much higher standard. This movie quickly became a Halloween favorite with our family. Way to go, Disney, and the 'team' behinnd the 'scream'! Hopefully, the DVD is forthcoming...
This one turned out to be quite an entertaining and enjoyable children's style horror film. One of the better aspects here is the fact that it tries to ditch the comedy in favor of more traditional horror-related themes and manages to get pretty good at incorporating them. The scenes of the ghost in the underground pit, the first chase through the woods and the encounter in the burnt remains of the former house are all quite exciting encounters that are based around the spirit itself being something to be feared. He's treated seriously by everyone and there's no jokes or gags built up around him, so it allows him to be a serious threat, judging from his actions is well-deserved and gives him a serious aura that's deserving in a horror film. The few injections of comedy are handled by the bumbling ghosts and a few wise-cracks from the kids, which aren't terrible surprisingly and actually add a little bit to the movie's opening when they discover the secret world and how it all works out, and by mixed together with the strong plot that's pretty chilling and could serve as the basis for a more adult-themed effort by removing the ghostly helpers but still save everything else is a strong suit, and really all that's really wrong here is the story's hectic nature, containing a lot of ideas but not really allowing them to each get fleshed out so it feels all-over-the-place, but overall this one isn't that bad.
Rated Unrated/PG: Mild Violence and children-in-jeopardy.