Phil Ting tries a hand at horror

San Francisco politics are truly frightening — or are they?

Phil Ting's people over at ResetSanFrancisco.org inject some pretty cheesy activity into this year's Halloween season with a video spoofing the horror franchise “Paranormal Activity.”

Scroll down to watch Reset San Francisco's production of “Para-Mayoral Activity.”

Screaming low budget, the video proves to be more of an insidery gigglefest than a spookfest. With nods to various SF mayoral candidates, we see Ed Lee's infamous mustache aggressively stalk a frightened young woman, campaign literature mysteriously appear and disappear, and David Chiu's mascot “Chiubacca” make an adorably tiny appearance.

Leland Yee's coveted sunscreen (a reference to Yee walking out of a store with sunscreen when he was a teenager) wins the most boring cameo award — it simply lurks behind a bathroom mirror.

And last but not least, a creepy doll spins over the sleeping girl chanting “Muni is magic,” an allusion to Bevan Dufty's tear-jerking commercial that features him and his daughter.

Although the video is bound to garner more blank stares than shrieks from the general public, Reset's attempt may not be in vain if it ends up appealing to voters in the scary movie bloc.

juliachan@sfexaminer.com

 

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