DEADTECTIVES (2018) Reviews and overview


‘Fake hunters. Real ghosts. Complete dicks.’

DeadTectives is a 2018 American comedy horror feature film directed by Tony West from a screenplay co-written with David Clayton Rogers, Mark Riley and Cris Rice. The movie stars Martha Higareda, Chris Geere, Tina Ivlev and David Newman.


A team of hapless paranormal investigators on a reality TV series travel to Mexico’s most haunted house in the pursuit of better ratings. However, when the true dark secrets of the mansion begin to reveal themselves, the hapless presenters quickly discover that this house is no hoax.

With zero ghost-hunting skills (or really any other applicable skills) the team has to figure out how to bust the ghosts and escape the house with their lives…

DeadTectives is set to debut on Shudder on July 18, 2019.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Tony West pulls off the near-impossible with his new film Deadtectives: he’s crafted a tonally perfect horror comedy, one that balances scares, laughs and heart-tugs with equal success. There’s not a single beat that doesn’t work in this hilarious, spooky film, and that’s a rarity, indeed.” Bloody Disgusting

” …we slowly get some pieces of information about the previous owners and some really well developed scare and humor set pieces. It has a cartoony, stage set look to it which really helps sell the comedy. Deadtectives is a hoot.” Gayly Dreadful

“The beginning is rough; the comedy sitcom-y, the horror forced and toothless, but near the halfway mark, the film strikes a balance between jokes and scares—and leans into the spooky. It compares well to Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners…” Brent McKnight, The Last Thing I See

Cast and characters:

  • Martha Higareda … Abril
  • Chris Geere … Sam Whitner
  • Tina Ivlev … Kate
  • David Newman … Lloyd
  • José María de Tavira … Javier
  • Pablo Guisa Koestinger … Dead Sushi Chef
  • Nuria Blanco … Dead Mother
  • Cecelia Antoinette … Ethel
  • Cris Rice … Konrad
  • Mark Riley … Bob
  • Maria Cargutié … Zoey

Filming locations:

Mexico City, Mexico
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico