“Ghostober“, the highly successful, multiplatform event is back with more than 55 hours of spine-tingling new series/specials and returning shows for the Halloween season, including hair-raising ghost hunts, tales of the supernatural and show-stopping pumpkin carvings from Travel Channel, Food Network and discovery+. Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Jack Osbourne, filmmaker Eli Roth and Food Network star Sunny Anderson are just a few of the fan-favorite celebrities who will participate in this year’s event.
Over the last few years, Discovery’s “Ghostober” event has been held throughout the whole month of October, however this year Halloween comes early this year. Beginning September 12 the Ghostober Preview Party will give fans a sneak peek of upcoming “Ghostober” programming, hosted by Atlanta’s premiere ghost hunting team, the Ghost Brothers, with special appearances by Ghost Hunters star Jason Hawes and psychic medium Cindy Kaza.
The fright-fest jumpstarts into high-gear with the highly anticipated and terrifying return of hit series Ghost Adventures and its all-star paranormal investigation team Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley. Then, expanding on the successful creative partnership with master of horror Eli Roth, come two fear-inducing tales of terror not for the faint of heart – Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet and Urban Legend. Ghost Hunters Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti are also back with a brand-new season of investigations alongside a few special guests.
Adding to the robust lineup this year, a truly terrifying film from master of horror Eli Roth and Zak Bagans, The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno and three brand new specials will also make their debut: Ghost Adventures: Devil’s Den, The Curse of Robert the Doll and Ghosts of Flight 401.
Exclusive new offerings will also be coming to discovery+ this October when Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey pop the trunk for Season 2 of Ghost Brothers: Lights Out and across the pond in the United Kingdom, Jack Osbourne revisits his childhood home and former haunts in Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming, while Spooked Scotland (UK) makes its debut for the first time in the US as Haunted Scotland exploring the country’s greatest supernatural mysteries.
Meanwhile, Food Network brings a completely different flavor to Ghostober with eye-popping creepy confections in a new season of Halloween Baking Championship, hosted by John Henson, along with the return of the ever-popular series Halloween Wars, where paranormal investigator Zak Bagans returns as the host as he picks some of the world’s most haunted places as inspiration for the cakes.
Travel Channel and Food Network are also partnering with Six Flags to bring the “Ghostober” excitement to all thirteen Six Flags theme parks from September 11th through to Halloween.
‘Ghostober Preview Party’ (New Special)
Monday 12th September, 10pm, Travel Channel / discovery+
It’s that time of fear again, Ghostober is here! To celebrate, the Ghost Brothers, along with special guests Jason Hawes and Cindy Kaza, are throwing an office Halloween party featuring sneak peeks of the scary-good lineup of shows and specials for Ghostober this year! (One-hour special)
‘Halloween Baking Championship’ (New Season)
Monday 12th September, 9pm, Food Network / discovery+
On this season of Halloween Baking Championship, host John Henson is the caretaker of a haunted hotel and will be welcoming the competitors to an eight-week stay, unless their baked goods fail to impress the judges, in which case they will have to “check out” and take the elevator to the mysterious 13th floor from which guests never return. Judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young determine whose devilishly delicious desserts earn the title of Halloween Baking Champion and an all-expense trip to the 10 most haunted hotels in America. (Eight episodes including six one-hour episodes and two super-sized, two-hour episodes)
‘Ghost Adventures’ (New Season)
Thursday 15th September, 10pm, Travel Channel / discovery+ (US/UK) | UK: Friday 23rd September, 9pm, Really Channel
Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley continue their terrifying travels to haunted destinations in a brand-new season of Ghost Adventures, where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin their ‘lockdown’ investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery. (Nine one-hour episodes)
‘Halloween Wars’ (New Season)
Sunday 18th September, 9pm, Food Network / discovery+
Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans is back to inspire another terrifyingly epic season of Halloween Wars! Nine teams of cake, sugar, and pumpkin artists unite to prove their skills are scary good…and the results will be frightening. This time, Bagans is introducing the teams to some of the most haunted places in the world to inspire frighteningly fun and edible Halloween creations that scare even host Eddie Jackson and judges, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira. At stake is the title of Halloween Wars Champion and a trip to one of the most beautiful and haunted cities in the world – Paris, France. (Eight one-hour episodes)
‘Haunted Scotland’ (New Series)
Friday 23rd September, with three episodes streaming on discovery+
In Haunted Scotland, renowned American medium Chris Fleming and Scotland’s Gail Porter lead an expert paranormal team to investigate the chilling crimes, supernatural sightings and terrifying stories across one of the most haunted countries on earth: Scotland. With exclusive access to places that have never let a film crew in before, they will try to make contact with the spirits to explain the paranormal mysteries that have haunted Scotland’s most iconic landmarks for centuries. (Ten one-hour episodes)
‘Help! My House Is Haunted’ (New Season) *UK Only*
Friday 23rd September, streaming only on discovery+ UK
Travelling the length and breadth of the UK, three paranormal experts in different fields seek to uncover and prove the existence of paranormal phenomena using intuition, daring and cutting-edge technology.
‘Ghost Adventures: Devil’s Den’ (New Special)
Thursday 29th September, 9pm, Travel Channel / discovery+
Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley are in Downey, California, to investigate the shuttered Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center given the ominous designation of the ‘Devil’s Den’ by both guards and inmates. In the terrifying, two-hour special, Ghost Adventures: Devil’s Den, the crew go behind the barbed wire to find out if the evil inside is not the real-life horrors of detention, but the Devil itself. (Two-hour special)
‘Shock Doc: The Curse of Robert the Doll’ (New Special)
Friday 30th September, 8pm, Travel Channel / discovery+
Considered the most haunted doll in the world, Robert the Doll lives behind glass in a museum in Key West, Florida, where every year thousands of visitors who fail to follow his rules find themselves cursed. Victims have experienced illness, injury, accidents and even death. But what makes Robert curse? What evil entity lives inside him? This latest ‘Shock Docs’ installment explores the true origin of Robert the Doll, uncovers the story of his first owners in 1905 and seeks to find out why this doll is so nefarious. (Two-hour special)
‘Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet’ (New Series)
Friday 30th September, 10pm, Travel Channel / discovery+ (US/UK)
Few things are more profound than the quiet bond between a person and their pet. But what if an evil presence takes hold of the animal, and uses the trusted companion to get to us? Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet explores the true, terrifying tales of what happens when evil spirits, curses and demons take over family pets and turn them against their terrified owners. Each episode will follow the chilling and deeply personal story of someone who has had their profound and loving relationship ripped apart by supernatural forces beyond their control. (Four one-hour episodes)
‘Ghost Hunters’ (New Season)
Saturday 1st October, 9pm, Travel Channel / discovery+
The renowned TAPS team is back with a new season of the paranormal show that started it all. Original Ghost Hunters members Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, along with Shari DeBenedetti, revisit their most chilling cases and investigate disturbing new hauntings inside mansions, businesses, historic sites and more. Armed with state-of-the-art technology, their proven methodology and a few special guest investigators, TAPS tackle disturbing paranormal activity head-on, leaving no stone unturned to reach the dead among the living. (Eight one-hour episodes)
‘Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming’ (New Series)
Sunday 2nd October, streaming only on discovery+
Jack Osbourne returns to the UK to revisit his childhood home and past haunts in the county of Buckinghamshire – a notorious paranormal hotspot – seeking the dark truth behind terrifying, unexplained mysteries and experiences he had there as a young boy. On his journey, Osbourne makes stops at the family home where he spent his formative years, a local theater and ancient pub, and Missenden Abbey, a notoriously haunted locale that was the scene of regular childhood school trips. (Three one-hour episodes)
‘Ghost Brothers: Lights Out’ (New Season)
Friday 7th October, with three episodes streaming only on discovery+
The Ghost Brothers – Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey – flip the switch on paranormal lore by shining their own light on its darkest secrets in the second season of Ghost Brothers: Lights Out. The dopest brothers on camera hunting ghosts, these candid and unorthodox paranormal investigators explore iconic haunted hotspots to find out if the legends are really true and if these places are still plagued by the horror of the events that occurred there. They are ready to expose the haunted holdouts hanging around these locations with unconventional experiments. (Eight one-hour episodes)
‘Shock Doc: Ghosts of Flight 401’ (New Special)
Friday 28th October, 8pm, Travel Channel / discovery+
It is one of the greatest supernatural mysteries in U.S. history. On December 29, 1972, Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing over 100 souls. Soon after, ghosts from Flight 401 began to haunt the land and other airplanes. In the all-new ‘Shock Doc’ special Ghosts of Flight 401, for the first time ever, on the 50th anniversary of the crash, paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and psychic medium Cindy Kaza will attempt to make contact with the ghosts of Flight 401 and find out the horrifying truth about what really happened that fateful night. (Two-hour special)
‘Urban Legend’ (New Series)
Friday 28th October, 10pm, Travel Channel / discovery+
The classic horror movie series continues under the creative guidance of master of horror Eli Roth. This nightmarish anthology series showcases classic urban legends as you’ve never seen them before. Based on widely shared “true” stories that happened to a friend of a friend…of a friend, each episode of Urban Legend is a mini-horror film cinematically crafted to deliver a hyper-suspenseful and tension-fueled experience. Featuring lurking psychopaths, murderous mysteries, creepy creatures and twisting tales, these disturbing legends prey on our most deeply embedded fears to shock and terrify. (Eight one-hour episodes)
‘The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno’ (New Special)
Monday 31st October, 9pm, Travel Channel / discovery+
The Haunted Museum, produced by Zak Bagans in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth, is a horror film anthology series that presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas museum. The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno, a ‘Ghostober’ special, features the terrifying story of a boy and his father who steal an old suitcase from an antique market, and soon discover a weathered tent inside that opens a portal to a cursed circus world from the past. In this mysterious and haunted place, they encounter a terrifying entity that will stop at nothing to capture their souls. (Two-hour special)