Reality and fiction fuse in this interesting piece focusing on the paranormal world, as a TV editor called Sam struggles to accept where the lines of reality lie when asked to change their show so that it is more in line with popular reality TV shows. As Sam also deals with their own past, they falls into a downward spiral while being challenged with what is real or not.
Builds up tension well and challenges what we perceive to be ghosts
Emily Carding played Sam with such a subtle preciseness in all their emotions and actions, that even when watching them, we became emotionally involved. Change as a whole in life is a tough transition to make, so when Sam heard from their new boss about making changes to the TV show, the sarcastic frustration that emerged in the first instance made the journey a strong one; particularly as more footage emerged from past shows they had helped created and what Sam was supposed to aim for in future ones involving potentially fake reenactments of ghost hunts. As soon as Sam saw the reality of what was ahead of them, we saw another subtle change from being a confident person, into someone who was vulnerable by not dealing with their own ghosts - until now. Carding was mesmerising to watch in this role as we saw their character slowly became more and more drunk while they watched the details emerge from the camera footage on their computer as the play progressed.
As that footage went on, we saw on a separate TV screen all that Sam saw in real time. In itself, this was a clever device, as it kept us watching to see if there were any links between the past and present as Sam saw it. However, this did let the piece down slightly in the sense of overlapping too much with Carding's words once or twice as Sam dictated emails to their new boss via their voice recognition system on their iPad. For some, this may have been a little confusing with the struggle of who or what to focus on at that moment in time and the intensity of Carding's words were potentially lost. Despite this, the usage of the technology added to the chaotic state of Sam's mindset as more details were revealed. To see what happened next, go and watch There's a Ghost in my House if you dare...
There's a Ghost in My House showed many layers of the human mind as it deals with trauma and change accordingly. This is not a show for the faint hearted, but if you love a show that builds up tension well and challenges what we perceive to be ghosts, then this is the one to watch.