Ghostober Is Set To Takeover The US Travel Channel & Discovery+ For Halloween 2021

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Ghostober 2021

Discovery have revealed their Halloween schedule as Ghostober returns to the Travel Channel for a fourth year and grows to include the Food Network and HGTV.

Halloween lovers in the United States who can't wait for their favourite time of the year can get ready to experience a season of amplified fright and freakish fun with more than 50 hours of shows as part of the Ghostober programming event.

For the first time ever, the annual Halloween television extravaganza will see three Discovery-owned channels and Discovery+ come together to deliver 14 series and specials.

Travel Channel, Food Network, HGTV and the streaming service, Discovery+, will host the larger-than-ever Ghostober IV, designed to appeal to viewers who live for the creepy, scary, adrenaline-inducing stories that define Halloween.

The main event as always is a 'Ghost Adventures' special. This year Zak Bagans takes his team on an especially personal lockdown. Joined by Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, the GAC return to the place where their journey began. The emotionally-charged special, 'Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel', will settle once and for all a mysterious, evil feud that's been cast over this haunted Nevada town.

But that's not all, there's plenty more to come from Zak this October including the premiere of 'The Haunted Museum' on Discovery+, a new  horror anthology series produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth. Each episode tells frightening tales inspired by some of the most terrifying, cursed artefacts on display at Zak's own Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.

Also on the Travel channel, medium Amy Allan and retired homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi are back on the case with a brand-new season of 'The Dead Files', as the duo combine their unique skills to help solve paranormal mysteries plaguing property owners.

On the scariest night of the year itself, which this year falls on a Sunday, fans of the paranormal will get to see the revival of the series that started it all. Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti, along with a few other familiar faces, take on epic haunted locations in a sneak peek of the brand-new season of 'Ghost Hunters'.

Exclusively on Discovery+ this October, brother-and-sister duo Jack and Kelly Osbourne reprise their ghost hunting roles together as they embark on an eerie investigation aboard the supremely haunted RMS Queen Mary ocean liner in 'Jack & Kelly Osbourne: Night Of Terror'. The pair are in for a night of frights with unsettling and aggressive paranormal activity, laced with classic Osbourne expletives and sibling squabbles, of course.

If scares are your preference, also streaming over Halloween is 'Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life', a new series from the master of horror that recounts real-life stories of hauntings that have taken a terrifying toll on unsuspecting people. 

As well as all of this, look out for new episodes of 'Paranormal Caught On Camera', 'These Woods Are Haunted' and 'The Alaska Triangle', which drop throughout the month.


Which paranormal show are you most looking forward to this Ghostober?


If the spooky season and themed food go hand-in-hand for you, then the Food Network are dishing up some fiendish treats you won't want to miss out on this Halloween, beginning with a new season of 'Halloween Baking Championship'. This time, the bakers create killer treats that pay homage to quintessential 1980s horror films. 

The frightening food offerings continue as disastrous cooks face their fears in the kitchen and tackle terrifying ingredients in the new special, 'Worst Cooks In America: Halloween Redemption 2'.

As well as this, paranormal superstar Zak Bagans makes his Food Network debut on 'Halloween Wars'. The seasonal favourite returns with new episodes and Zak will be providing creepy inspiration for the teams challenges as they compete to create frightening confections.

October wouldn't be complete without some 'Outrageous Pumpkins', an ode to astounding carved creations. This new season, hosted by Alyson Hannigan, takes the pumpkin-carving tradition to another level as talented carvers compete for the grand prize.

If home improvement and real estate is more your thing, then look out for an HGTV show with a twist as Emmy-nominated actor Anthony Anderson and his mother, Doris Bowman, host the new series 'House Haunters'. The duo takes over properties to devise humorous gags to scare, startle and surprise visitors – it's a hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank show that's full of Halloween fun.
Show Date Premieres On
Paranormal Caught On Camera September 9 Travel Channel & Discovery+
These Woods Are Haunted September 10 Travel Channel & Discovery+
The Alaska Triangle September 10 Travel Channel & Discovery+
Halloween Baking Championship September 13 Food Network & Discovery+
Halloween Wars September 19 Food Network & Discovery+
Worst Cooks In America
Halloween Redemption 2
September 26 Food Network & Discovery+
Ghost Adventures
Goldfield Hotel
October 1 Discovery+
The Haunted Museum October 2 Discovery+
Outrageous Pumpkins October 3 Food Network & Discovery++
House Haunters October 7 Discovery+
Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life October 8 Discovery+
The Dead Files October 23 Travel Channel & Discovery+
Jack & Kelly Osbourne: Night Of Terror October 24 Discovery+
Ghost Hunters October 31 Discovery+
"Halloween is a big holiday for our lifestyle brands, and while in past years each brand has delivered on themed programming in its own way, this year we joined forces to build on Travel Channel's popular Ghostober special event," said Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer, Discovery, Inc.

She added, "we combined the ghost-themed series and specials from Food Network and HGTV with Travel Channel's compelling content to curate an incredible season of scary, fun and bingeable shows across platforms. With stars like Anthony Anderson, Zak Bagans, Doris Bowman, Alyson Hannigan, Jack and Kelly Osbourne and director Eli Roth bringing the creative for these series and specials to life, fans of Halloween can watch scary stories and visual treats all month long."

This year's bigger-than-ever Ghostober is complemented by exclusive digital and social content on every platform, all month long, including original digital series 'Haunted Hotspots' on Travel Channel's Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, plus exclusive videos, photos and more from your favourite shows and hosts.

Below are further details of shows airing on the Travel Channel, Food Network, HGTV and Discovery+ this Halloween.

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'Paranormal Caught On Camera'

Paranormal Caught On Camera

Thursdays beginning September 9 on Travel Channel
A panel of experts analyse footage from some of the world's most eye-opening and terrifying paranormal videos. From poltergeist activity to lights in the sky, these firsthand accounts just might turn skeptics into believers.

'These Woods Are Haunted'

These Woods Are Haunted

Fridays beginning September 10 on Travel Channel
'These Woods Are Haunted' investigates the most shocking unexplained paranormal encounters in the wild. From gator hunting in Louisiana's bayou to ice fishing in Illinois, and deer hunts in Montana, these are the real-life stories of people who embarked on an outdoors adventure - only to be scared out of the woods by ghosts, monsters, and other unexplained phenomena.

'The Alaska Triangle'

The Alaska Triangle

Fridays beginning September 10 on Travel Channel
The Alaska Triangle" - has been home to so much unusual activity that it has struck fear across Alaska and the world.

'Halloween Baking Championship'

Seven episodes starting September 13 on Food Network, including three super-sized, two-hour episodes and four one-hour episodes.

This season pays tribute to 1980s classic slasher movies, kicking off with host John Henson welcoming the competitors to Camp Devil’s Food Lake where only their baking skills will help them survive. Each week the bakers must create killer cakes, creepy cupcakes and more to showcase their skills in challenges that pay homage to quintessential horror films. Judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young determine whose desserts earn $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion.

'Halloween Wars'

Zak Bagans In 'Halloween Wars'

Seven one-hour episodes starting September 19 on Food Network.

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans has spent the last 15 years experiencing the scariest supernatural encounters ever recorded, and for the first time he shares those experiences with the eight Halloween Wars teams of expert cake and sugar artists in the new season. Over the course of the season, Zak takes inspiration from his collection of dangerous and mysterious artifacts from his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas to challenge the teams to create intricate cakes that are as frightening as they are tasty. One team will be eliminated in each episode by a panel of judges featuring award-winning cake decorator Shinmin Li, and chefs and cookbook authors Aarti Sequeira and Eddie Jackson, and the last team standing will earn $25,000.

'Worst Cooks In America: Halloween Redemption 2'

Premieres September 26 on Food Network
Four ghoulishly disastrous Worst Cooks recruits return for another stab at boot camp and they will once again face their fears in the kitchen and tackle terrifying ingredients. With coaching from chefs Anne Burrell and Michael Symon, the culinary hopefuls will create a spooktacular feast for a panel of culinary experts. The recruits start by making a dish using a mystery ingredient they have been assigned; after Anne and Michael pick their teams, the chefs will teach them to make a buffet for a Halloween gathering in order to win a kitchen upgrade worth $5,000 and culinary redemption.

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Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel

'Ghost Adventures: The Goldfield Hotel'

Begins streaming October 1 on Discovery+
The 'Ghost Adventures' crew heads back to Goldfield, Nevada, to settle – once and for all – a mysterious evil feud that’s been cast over the town. In a highly personal and emotionally charged investigation, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley revisit the haunted town where their journey began … and head back inside the infamous Goldfield Hotel, a landmark with a bloodied past. New frightening paranormal incidents call the GAC back in their final attempt to unmask a vengeful presence that only grows stronger – and more menacing – by the day.

'The Haunted Museum'

Zak Bagans Haunted Museum

Nine episodes streaming from October 2 on Discovery+
The creepy collection of haunted artefacts housed inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum are getting the spotlight in 'The Haunted Museum', a new horror film anthology series produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth. The series presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak Bagans' Las Vegas museum. Zak, a devoted collector of the macabre, is opening his museum vaults and sharing the secrets and stories behind a curated selection of his most prized haunted items through scripted shorts produced by Roth and his accredited team and with featured commentary from Zak.

'Outrageous Pumpkins'

Premieres October 3 on Food Network
'Outrageous Pumpkins' with host Alyson Hannigan takes the traditional Halloween pastime to the next level. Seven extraordinarily talented pumpkin carvers duke it out in an outdoor pumpkin competition that defies imagination. Each week, the carvers dive headfirst into the most insane, eerie and outrageous challenges executing their intricate Halloween designs to impress judges Terri Hardin and Marc Evan. Only one will earn the coveted title of Outrageous Pumpkin Champion and take home $25,000.

'House Haunters'

Begins streaming October 7 on Discovery+
Emmy-nominated actor and producer Anthony Anderson,star of the ABC sitcom Black-ish, along with his mom and co-host of ABC’s To Tell the Truth, Doris Bowman, will combine their love of all things home—and mischief—to host the new Discovery+ series 'House Haunters'. During this hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank series from the producers of Impractical Jokers, Anthony and Doris will take over properties and devise hilarious gags for unsuspecting house hunters, real estate agents, handymen and even a few HGTV stars, including Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent ('The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project') and Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt ('100 Day Dream Home'). Throughout House Haunters, with dozens of hidden cameras in place and working from a nearby unmarked van, Anthony and Doris will scheme to scare, startle and surprise visitors to the homes – executing humorous high jinks with creepy dolls come to life, mysterious pests on the loose, home decor that has a mind of its own or seemingly haunted spaces.

'Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life'

Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life

Begins streaming October 8 on Discovery+
From master of horror Eli Roth, 'A Ghost Ruined My Life' shares the shocking stories of hauntings that have left emotional (and sometimes physical) scars on those unlucky enough to have experienced them. Equal parts terrifying and evocative, every hour-long episode will expose viewers to the real-life stories of survivors who have been dragged through hell and back and now struggle to rebuild their shattered lives.

The Dead Files

The Dead Files

Six one-hour episodes staring October 23 on Travel Channel
Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan are back on the case. Utilizing his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each haunted location. Allan, a physical medium who sees and communicates with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there. Keeping their findings hidden from each other, the team avoids all contact with one another – coming together only at the very end to reveal their shocking discoveries to the property owners, and each other.

Jack & Kelly Osbourne: Night Of Terror

Jack & Kelly Osbourne: Night Of Terror

Begins streaming October 24 on Discovery+
Jack Osbourne introduced his sister, Kelly, to the paranormal last year and turned her skepticism into a curiosity of the unknown. Now, he’s bringing her to the queen of all haunted locations – the RMS Queen Mary. For decades, people have ventured onto the ship, docked in Long Beach, California, for a glimpse at the other side. However, since it shut down to the public in early 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic struck, the hallowed halls of this once-elegant ocean liner have grown silent – but hardly empty. The skeleton crew of security and maintenance workers have experienced unsettlingly aggressive paranormal activity including scratches, threatening footsteps thundering down the hall and vivid apparitions. Now, Jack and Kelly will come aboard to investigate the infamous ghost ship alone.

'Ghost Hunters'

Ghost Hunters - Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango

Begins streaming October 31 on Discovery+
The revival of the series that started it all is here. 'Ghost Hunters' comes exclusively to discovery+ with a brand-new season featuring original team leader Jason Hawes, joined by Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti. A special Halloween event kicks off the new run, as the TAPS team take back the paranormal reins in epic haunted locations. Joining the hunt inside one of America’s scariest prisons are a few familiar faces and special guests, including Amy Bruni and Adam Berry.


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