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Screener Squad: Dead Boy Detectives

Dead Boy Detectives Series Review


This new Netflix series is based on the Neil Gaiman/Matt Wagner comic books, which are themselves spin-offs of The Sandman (and some cameo casting establishes that the same is true of the show). Dead Boy Detectives is the story of Edwin and Charles, two youths cut dead in their prime, stuck between worlds, and their only motivation in (after) life is to solve mysteries for other ghosts. They’re joined by Crystal, who can speak to the dead but has lost all her memories after a demon possession and the demon wants her back. The show plays like a “Monster of the week” while being geared towards young adults/teens. Though at first glance… most of the “teenagers” cast for this show probably are not on their parent’s insurance policies anymore… Besides a few fumbles, the show does a very good job of staying scary for a younger audience. Check out what Lewayne, Dogget, and Chad have to say about Dead Boy Detectives.


CREATED BY: Neil Gaiman, Matt Wagner, and Steve Yockey

STARRING: George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, Kassius Nelson, Briana Cuoco, Ruth Connell, Yuyu Kitamura, Jenn Lyon, David Iacono, Lukas Gage, Michael Beach, Joshua Colley, Max Jenkins, Caitlin Reilly, Lindsey Gort, Sherri Saum, Gabriel Drake, John Brotherton, Tamlyn Tomita, Donna Preston, Kirby Howell-Baptiste




Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)

Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”



Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)

Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on




Lewayne White (Screener Squad)

Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.




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