THE PARAPOD: A VERY BRITISH GHOST HUNT (2021) Reviews of comedy horror

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‘You won’t believe it… but he will’

The ParaPod: A Very British Ghost Hunt is a 2021 British comedy horror film about a paranormal believer and a sceptic.

Together, the pair take to the British roads in a souped-up hearse, they visit the UK’s most haunted village, the home of the world’s most violent poltergeist, the underground labyrinths of Edinburgh, and everywhere in between. What follows is a rollercoaster of conflict and hilarity, as Barry tries – with increasing desperation – to find the proof to convince his cynical friend that ghosts are real…

Directed by and co-starring Ian Boldsworth, the movie also stars Barry Dodds, Carol Fieldhouse and Chris French. Produced by Bil Bungay.


” …the real pleasure here – in fact, the whole premise of the movie – is the relationship between Boldsworth, whose delivery recalls prime Ricky Gervais, and gullible Dodds, who never seems to get wise to his partner’s endless windups…” Bloody Flicks

“Despite the large amounts of humour on offer, The ParaPod does also makes for a very interesting and thought-provoking watch. One minute I found myself siding with the sceptic, the next I was firmly in the believer camp. The finale doesn’t quite land as well as the build-up seemed to suggest it would, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed The ParaPod…” CineChat

“Boldsworth and Dodds have that Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington appeal of a duo on opposite sides of a belief, but whose quest to reach some sort of understanding generates comedy gold. It could have done with a little trimming, but Parapod is still great entertainment, with some moments of visual splendour – a drone shot of a snow-kissed church is excellent.” On: Yorkshire Magazine

Release date:

The ParaPod: A Very British Ghost Hunt will be released by Blue Finch Film Releasing and Infinite Hermit in UK cinemas and On-Demand on 27th September 2021.

Cast and characters:

Ian Boldsworth … Self
Barry Dodds … Self
Carol Fieldhouse … Self
Chris French … Self

Technical details:

108 minutes (!)
Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1

Working title:

The ParaPod Movie


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