Taking place in the near perfect conclave of Milton’s Head, the first season, consisting of 6 episodes, slowly builds up steam as sexual betrayals, romantic entanglements and deadly encounters lurk around every corner.
Free is good. Of course, free and spooky is better. Therefore, everyone should be thankful that director-writer Justin H. Guess has offered up Paradise University, a web series (with no charge) featuring UFO sightings, paranormal investigations, clairvoyants, vicious murders, werewolves and so much more!
With a listed $500 budget, Guess does much with his limited resources. Most importantly, he builds steady interest in the series’ characters, slowly revealing their angst filled pasts and family histories. That the participants, for the most part, are an interesting variety of gay and lesbian characters serves the plotline well, also. Thankfully, Guess doesn’t serve up gym ripped twinks but shy small town boys, vengeful warlocks and curious academics, all whom defy the ordinary.
As with many micro produced projects, the quality of the performances varies here. But, while some cast members are obviously awkward and lacking in presence, a number truly shine. Declyn Charles (as wicked man eater Alester), Joe Bailey (as sensitive hero Jack), Blayne Ackerman (as justice seeking Travis) and CJ Doyle (as friendly horn-dog Rickey) all compel, making one anxious for the show’s second season, which premieres on September 8th, 2014.
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Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!