|Name|| Harry Spangler|
|Actor|| Travis Wester|
|Episode(s)|| 1.17 Hell House|
4.17 It's a Terrible Life
The Case of the Showcase Slasherface
The Ghostfacers was the name adopted by Harry Spangler and Ed Zeddmore for their reality TV series pilot about a group of paranormal investigators. The Ghostfacers is run out of Ed's parents' garage. Ed and Harry had previously run the Hell Hound's Lair website as seen in 1.17 Hell House.
The Ghostfacer Strategy
- Face Time
Harry & Ed are self proclaimed ‘professional’ paranormal investigators and co-runners of the website Hell Hound's Lair and star in their reality series show 'ghostfacers' together.
Kenny Spruce (full name: Kenneth Warren Spruce) is a cameraman with the Ghostfacers team. His expertise with cameras goes the lengths of reading the instruction booklets that came with the equipment. He appears in 3.13 Ghostfacers.
Maggie Zeddmore is the adopted sister of Ed Zeddmore and a researcher with the Ghostfacers team who appears in 3.13 Ghostfacers.
Amidst a prank war Sam and Dean travel to Richardson, Texas to visit a reputedly haunted house where they run into Ed and Harry repeatedly. The legend of the ghost thought to be haunting the house is that of Mordechai Murdoch but the Winchesters are unable to find any evidence other than what is posted on the Ghostfacers website. Sam thinks that as people view the website, they are willing into reality what they read there and therefore creating the ghost. In order to “kill off” Mordechai, the boys tell Ed and Harry that they have found out that being shot with iron rounds will kill him. They wait for the boys to post it on their website, and enough people view it for it to become real.
Sam and Dean return to the house to finish off Mordechai, but Ed and Harry are there and tell them that their servers crashed, so the new legend will not manifest. As Mordechai attacks them, Dean sets the house on fire, figuring that without that part of the legend Mordechai won’t exist. Sam and Dean farewell Ed and Harry – Sam with a prank call from a Hollywood producer and Dean with a fish in the back of their car.
Phase I: Homework. Ed and Harry pull up in their vintage AMC Gremlin doing the fake slo-mo. They reveal they can start ghost hunting at six o’clock thanks to the flexibility of their jobs at the Kinkos, and they hold their strategy meeting with the team a la “Ghost Hunters” in Ed’s parent’s garage. Corbett is the Intern/Cook and very gay, Maggie is Ed’s adopted sister, Spruce is 15/16 Jew and 1/16 Cherokee thus making him a “Shamanologist”. They review a legend in which every four years on February 29th Morton House becomes the most haunted place in America.
Sam and Dean work a case at the same place where the Ghostfacers are shooting the pilot for their reality show. Every leap year, beginning at midnight, a ghost who used to be a janitor at a local hospital kills people and keeps their corpses at the Morton House for company. Since the ghost hides the bodies of his victims, all the deaths were reported as missing persons cases. Their victims spirits remain trapped in the house in a death echo, reliving their deaths in a loop. Any living person in the house at midnight, which on that night happens to be Sam and Dean become trapped in the house for the ghost hunt one by one.
Phase II: Infiltration. The Ghostfacers break into the Morton House, hearing the roar of the Impala and Grand Funk’s “We're An American Band” in the background. They see Sam and Dean roll by scoping out the place. They setup “Command Center One: Eagle’s nest” in the main room and start rolling the cameras, which never stop the entire episode, no matter what horrors happen, much to the ire of Sam and Dean.
Phase III: Face Time. The Ghostfacers search the house with their instruments, taking readings and run into Sam and Dean impersonating cops. Ed recognizes them from their earlier encounter in Texas. Sam and Dean try to get them out of the house by showing them the missing persons reports, but Team 2 records a ghost reliving his horrible death. Sam and Dean figure out they’re dealing with a death echo, which isn’t the real threat. Corbett disappears and they don’t make it out before midnight, trapping them in the house for the evening.
After going off alone, Corbett gets taken by the ghost and Sam and Dean find the office of the home’s owner, Freeman Daggett, who was a janitor at the hospital before he died in 1964. He was a survivalist, and took corpses from the morgue to keep him company. After a large EMF surge Sam mysteriously vanishes.
The ghost, Daggett, holds a birthday party in the house with three dead bodies he had stolen from the morgue before his death along with Corbett and Sam. Daggett slides a sharp metal spike through Corbett's neck killing him, and trapping his spirit in a death echo. Dean figures out that a survivalist usually keeps a bomb shelter and heads for the basement, but the basement door locks behind him, separating him and Spruce from the others. The others meanwhile put themselves in a salt circle and see the ghost of Corbett reliving his death. Dean finds the bomb shelter just before Sam gets his own spike through the neck. Sam reveals Daggett was “Norman Bates” type, lonely, and killed himself after stealing the bodies, and each February 29th he takes people for his “party”. Ed talks to Corbett to get him out of his death echo and manages to get through just in time for Corbett to take on Daggett, who is tossing around Sam, Dean and Spruce in the basement.
Everyone (minus Corbett) leaves alive the next morning, taking Ed and Harry back to the fireplace to lament over the loss of their friend in a completely exploitative way, even showing the typical reality confessional moment. They show their pilot to Sam and Dean, who warn them that revealing such ghostly secrets usually land them in straitjackets or gets them a punch in the face or both. Sam and Dean go but leave a bag behind, and Ed pulls out the large electromagnet, which erases all the hard drives including the Ghostfacers pilot. Sam and Dean peel off in the Impala, confessing they didn’t think the show was half bad.
Sam and Dean, who's memories have been erased by Zachariah, are regular people and find that they have a ghost haunting and killing people in the office building that they both work in. The Ghostfacers return in an instructional video on their website which teaches people how to hunt ghosts, and is used by Sam & Dean. Ironically all that they learn off the website they taught to the Ghostfacers themselves which Ed and Harry do credit, but refer to Sam and Dean repeatedly as "those Winchester douchnozzels."
Ed, Harry, Maggie, and Spruce, joined by Ambyr, investigate the site of the death of Janet Myers. The Ghostfacers successfully put Janet to rest by smashing all the mirrors she's tied to, but Ambyr is scarred for life and the Ghostfacers temporarily disband as a result before Harry brings them back together.
Castiel in the Ghostfacers Series
“We did do a bit with Misha Collins [Cas],” A.J. continues. “He came up to us and told us he wanted to be on our show. We pitched an ‘Interview With an Angel’ piece to Kripke, who loved it. We had a blast shooting it. However, that was before Supernatural got picked up for another season, so now it is tightly under wraps.” A.J. tells us it will be released someday. “The people at our London Ghostfacers convention are the only people who have seen it.” Source
Part of the webisode was leaked in August 2011. On October 23rd 2011 A.J. Buckley posted on his Twitter account a link to the full video, including an intro and outro filmed during the Hell Hounds 2009 Con. Source
The Ghostfacers Theme Song
We face the ghosts when others will not, we're-
Stay in the kitchen when the kitchen gets hot!
We face the nightmare, we face the dread!
We face the faceless--WE FACE THE DEAD!
In the haunted night, looking for the fight of our life
with the after-life!
When you trip and fall, into the super-natur-all
We're who you're gonna call,
cause we face them all!
- The last names Zeddmore and Spengler are references to Winston Zeddmore and Egon Spengler, characters from the movie Ghostbusters.
- That the name Ghostfacers is another reference to Ghostbusters goes without saying.
- The Ghostfacers made an appearance at Comic Con 2008.
- They also have their own Ghostfacers Website.
- In September 2008 the team starred in a tie-in comic written by Eric Kripke called The Beast with Two Backs.
- In December 2008, shortly before Christmas, a Ghostfacers video greeting for the holidays appeared on YouTube and various media blogs.
- In January 2009 the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced that 3.13 Ghostfacers was nominated for a media award in the category of "Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)."
- At Comic Con 2009, they did an intro clip to the preview of season five footage from Supernatural.
- On October 30 2009, the first Ghostfacers Convention - Hell Hounds 2009 - was run by Rogue Events in York. An webisode was filmed during the Con featuring Misha COllins and lots of fans.
- In March 2010, ten Ghostfacers webisodes were produced Source.