Fright Club on discovery+, have you seen it? If not, you are missing out on a good laugh, a slight case of nyctophobia, and real footage of paranormal events that have never before been captured on camera. In the new series, the Ghost Brothers — Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey — join Jack Osbourne for a “frighteningly friendly competition to freak each other out with the creepiest, craziest paranormal evidence ever caught on camera. They'll speak to the terrified eyewitnesses who captured it and get insight from psychic mediums, UFOlogists, cryptozoologists, and other renowned experts, before deciding on each episode's ‘nightmare clip’ — the one that haunts your dreams and keeps you up at night!”
The Atlanta-based Ghost Brothers are the only known Black-American paranormal team in the U.S. Fright Club is their third successful series with Discovery. They’re known for blending comedy with a straightforward approach to the preternatural or otherworldly. You might be surprised that the Ghost Brothers lead pretty normal lives when they’re not investigating the paranormal. Dalen is considered the “adventurous ring leader” of the trio of friends, but also designs fashion and is an entrepreneur. Juwan is an Eagle Scout, and Dalen’s frat brother and best friend. Marcus is a father and talented barber, and is considered the most spiritual member of the Ghost Brothers. I sat down with the Ghost Brothers to learn what’s the most chilling thing they’ve witnessed, what viewers can expect from Fright Club, why everyone can relate to a show about the paranormal, and how they keep their composure when they’re freaked out on camera.
Who are the Ghost Brothers?
Dalen Spratt: Three best friends [who] reside in Atlanta [and] were blessed to do something extraordinary in front of the world, man.
So tell me a little bit more about Fright Club for a first-timer watching the show? What should they expect to see?
Marcus Harvey: It’s the Ghost Brothers with Jack Osbourne, and it’s like your homies gabbing on a TV show, talking about funny-dope clips, UFOs, stuff you never seen before.
Juwan Mass: The Ghost Brothers are like the players in Fright Club. It’s us being the analyst or the commentators because, on Fright Club, we’ll review possible clips from investigative shows we may have been a part of or other investigative shows. So it’s really dope to have both perspectives.
Dalen Spratt: It feels like Fright Club takes us back to our roots before us ever getting into the paranormal. So you know how you are at home and see some crazy stuff on TV and be like, “Man that’s not real?” You have a funny joke about it, but [Fright Club] makes us realize that some of that stuff we see on TV — it’s real.
Marcus Harvey: I think Juwan and me have the same kind of thought process on this, but it's like having your four funniest homies in a group chat and recording that joint live.
Juwan Mass: It’s like you sending each other memes, or you sending each other videos, sending each other photos, and all you're doing is cracking jokes. But yet trying to have the best content, bruh. It's hilarious.
What's the craziest thing you guys have come across just out in the field?
Dalen Spratt: Man, on the show, you see what people will call a shadow figure and I know people may think, “Oh, you seen a shadow.” But nah, we've literally caught on camera a black shadow walking through the center of a room. Not on the wall. Not on the ceiling. Walk in like he has somewhere to be, like he was gonna clock-in at work you know.
You guys don't get scared? How do you feel in those moments?
Dalen Spratt, Marcus Harvey, and Juwan Mass: Hell yeah!
How do you deal with that? That fear, I guess, of still having to be keep your composure, still keep the show going and having that fear.
Dalen Spratt: I guess, for me it's called payday. It happens every Friday. LOL. For me, I get that courage every Friday, like yeah.
Juwan Mass: It's the best way for me, honestly. I think I just enjoy having my friends with me. You know what I mean? Like, we've been through a lot together outside of paranormal. Yeah, like now that I'm in this paranormal space, at least I can say, “Yo, I know that they have my back, you know." So that provides me a certain level of comfort.
I can relate to that. Back when I was in high school, we had this legend called Burnt Factory. And the legend was: A lady got raped there, back in the day, by this little group of white men. The lady's body is said to be out in the field because she was dumped out by the factory. And so if you go out there at night, there's like this little ash or light in the darkness that you'll see or like some burning ashes in the distance. And no one really goes out there to stay. But it was a dope thing. It reminded me of that time when I saw the trailer for the show.
Marcus Harvey: That's what we try and do though, bro. We try to get more Black folks into it. We want to spark that interest. I'm saying, there's a lot of things out there that's in our own neighborhoods. It's some legends that you can really go to and check that joint out. And so, I think that’s what our show does. Yeah man, it kind of gives people some relatability because you can only kind of do what you see sometimes. So you see some dudes [who] are just like you. It’s like, “OK, those are some real brothers … They're not hollow. They got some soul about themselves.” [You] see us doing it and say, “I should try this myself.”
Yeah, and it's relatable. Because I grew up in the country, so I'm like a country boy. I know for us, there are always a lot of myths and legends that they tell us growing up that we always, you know, go and see for ourselves. But I don't know how it is growing up in the city. I don't know if it's that same type of vibe and same type of atmosphere growing up. But I know in the country, we always have things that we would always go and do and see because we always had that folklore, I guess.
Dalen Spratt: It's funny you say that. I know, growing up, I used to go visit my grandma and it was real country. And I heard growing up there were some train tracks and the story out there was: Back in the day, a busload of kids … were on the train tracks and got hit by a train. Now if you go and put your car on these old train tracks, you can put baby powder on the back of your car and see the hands of the children pushing your car away. But then I remember becoming an adult and googling that story and realized like 100 cities have that same exact story.
Where can we download the app, view the show, and stream with discovery+?
Marcus Harvey: You can get the app anywhere man, on Google Play, your app store, your iPhone App Store. discovery+ they have a special right now. You know how everybody does, man, “We got a special right now. Get a plate, two sides, and you get all that for a month for $4.99.”
Dalen Spratt: Aye, Marcus, I would subscribe!
Juwan Mass: Set up a payment plan real quick, LOL. That's funny. That is funny, that's hilarious. You can definitely get it on either platform, Google Apps or the Apple Store, and then you can also do DiscoveryPlus.com. And you can subscribe there as well. But nah, everybody should check out Fight Club. Rule No. 1 of Fright Club is tell everybody about Fright Club. Tell everybody.
Dalen Spratt, Marcus Harvey, and Juwan Mass: Everyone, you, your mom, and your cousin too. All of them.
How can we find you guys on social media?
Marcus Harvey: @themarcusharvey keeping it real funky, man.
Juwan Mass: Juwan Mass. That's on all platforms. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @juwanmass.
Dalen Spratt: @dalenspratt on Instagram.
See the Ghost Brothers and Jack Osbourne on Fright Club, with discovery+ releasing new episodes on Tuesdays. The latest episode, “Ghosts Gone Wild,” features the Ghost Brothers and Osbourne creeping each other out with “paranormal evidence of a poltergeist picking on a pair of pugs, a glowing donut-shaped UFO, and hilariously disturbing footage of ghosts getting freaky in an old brothel.” Check out a clip from the episode titled, “Cemetery Ghost,” below.