Ghostober Is Set To Takeover The US Travel Channel & Discovery+ For Halloween 2021
September 16, 2021 1:00 AM ‐ Television • Paranormal • Halloween • Long Reads
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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.
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.
|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+|
|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'
'These Woods Are Haunted'
'The Alaska Triangle'
'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.
'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
'The Haunted Museum'
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.
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.
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