There’s something about former Disney Channel stars and a sudden pivot to ghost hunting. Last year, Demi Lovato released Unidentified with Demi Lovato, a reality show meets docuseries about Peacock about his alien and ghost-hunting adventures. Now Vanessa Hudgens is releasing a reality film based on her spiritual journey of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, which is described as The job meets simple life.
As reported by Varietythe unscripted film Dead Hot: Season of the Witch highlights the musical high school the actress-turned-“Sneakernight” singer’s journey with her best friend, musician GG Magree, as they learn about witchcraft, ghost hunting and connecting with the spirit world.
The 90-minute reality film is currently in post-production after Hudgens and Magree recently completed eight days of filming during their trip to Salem. It is described as an “intimate journey into the supernatural realm” that serves as a “coming-of-age story that explores identity, female power and sisterhood”.
Hudgens has apparently been flirting with the paranormal for a while now. Earlier this year on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Hudgens says she talks to ghosts. “I’ve come to terms with the fact that I see things and hear things,” she said in April. “The unknown is scary. But I recently said, ‘No, it’s a gift and something I have the ability to do, so I’ll look into it.’
“They’ve been doing little spells since they were kids, and they were really, really into this world,” said Julie Pizzi, president of Bunim-Murray Productions, which distributes the film. “It’s entertainment first, but there’s a real personal and spiritual journey that they both have together. It’s so emotionally raw that it really created such a beautiful narrative. It’s a lot empowerment of women.
We don’t know yet when dead hot will be released, but we’re crossing our fingers for a Halloween release. In the meantime, you can take advantage of the buffy the vampire slayer meets the modern goth beauty that is the promotional poster, featuring Hudgens in buns and a cropped white tank top, with Magree rocker parachute pants and a rosary. There is, because there is of course, an emblazoned pentagram in the “O” of dead hot.”