Two years ago, studio consultant, Stephanie Weier, languished as she read script after male-dominated script that marginalized women to an afterthought. Inspired by film icons like Cher Horowitz and Elle Woods, she set out to create a web series that captured the quintessence of the Beverly Hills debutante, while paying tribute to her favorite genre of film and television, paranormal activity. Beverly Hills Ghost Club was born.
Following the real ghost hunting expeditions of four twenty-something women, BHGC flips the script on horror’s most widely perpetuated clichés — the dumb, bumbling, frightened female — putting the quartet in charge of their paranormal investigations, with undaunted panache. And in true Beverly Hills fashion, the ladies do it with a certain savoir faire. Who says you can’t ghost hunt in stilettos?
Heading into its second season, BHGC will be following the fearless four to more prominent, and most ghostly, haunts — including UC Channel Island and the Metropolitan State (Mental) Hospital. Even more, “ghost heads” (as BHGC fans are called) can expect to see some familiar faces as celebrity guests will be accompanying the ladies on their paranormal adventures. At the top on their invitation list — Felicia Day and Dan Aykroyd.
Amy Senger is an L.A. transplant by way of Washington, DC, and co-founder of 1X57, named to Washingtonian’s Tech Titans list with her partner Steven Mandzik. Follow her on twitter @sengseng and follow the Pacific Punch @ThePacificPunch or email amy@1×57.com.