Co-founders Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla star in the YouTube Red original film

By Derek Lawrence
December 08, 2016 at 04:27 PM EST


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If getting a new roommate wasn’t already awkward enough, the trailer for Ghostmates wants you to know it could always be scarier.

In the exclusive first look at the YouTube Red original film, Smosh co-founders Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla star as a pair of roommates: one very much alive and the other not so much.

After an argument with his girlfriend, Eddie (Hecox) dies in his apartment under not ideal circumstances — choking on his neck tie with his pants down and an adult movie playing. (But it’s not what you’re thinking.) Yet, for some reason Eddie doesn’t move on to the afterlife, continuing to haunt his place, even after Charlie (Padilla) moves in.

The new living arrangement isn’t ideal for Charlie, who, while he was warned the previous tenant died there, couldn’t have imagined he’d be haunted by a pantless ghost. Charlie has the added pressure of being the only person who can see Eddie. Well, Charlie and T-Pain.

“No, no, no,” the rapper says when his fellow ghost asks if he wants to best friends. “I’m probably going to go find Tupac.”

With the help of T-Pain, Eddie realizes he needs to make things right before he makes it to the Heaven. To accomplish that, he sets out to hook up his ex, Jessica (Francesca Galassi) with Charlie.

Ghostmates will be released Dec. 14 on YouTube Red. Check out the haunting new trailer below.


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