Vampires, possessions, horrible hotels, exorcisms, devil worship and hauntings. Nearly every basic cable network has some show that takes you into the real story behind the paranormal, but none of them have Linnea Quigley on board.
Yes, that’s right, the scream queen is the producer and host of this show, which has twelve episodes that cover the undead, demonic possession, devil worship, witchcraft, the Devil’s Gate Dam, the queen Mary, Verdugo Hills Cemetery, black-eyed kids, celebrity deaths, the curse of St. Francis, a clown motel, hauntings, the Cecil Hotel, the Fouke Monster, Bigfoot and UFOs.
Directed by Jeff Sheldon and Victor Huesca, the series starts strong but really fails to break new ground and often resorts to merely filming PowerPoint presentations, rendering dynamic personalities like Aleister Crowley to bullet points and clip art. Also, that very same episode endlessly recycles footage from the Church of Satan documentary Satanis. At first, I thought, “Well, footage of Lavey speaking in that era isn’t easy to come by,” but then I realized that they just took around several minutes of that movie, such as the interviews with neighbors of the Church’s Black House at 6114 California Street.
If you love the paranormal, you probably won’t learn anything new. But hey, if you’re a fan of Linnea — and honestly who isn’t — this gives you the opportunity to support her producing and hosting efforts.
Linnea Quigley’s Paranormal Truth is streaming on nearly all on demand platforms.