With October just around the corner, you're probably starting to wonder what ghostly shows are lined up for your viewing pleasure this Halloween. After all, when it comes to television Halloween is the Super Bowl of the paranormal world.
Throughout October and in the run up to the night of All Hallows' Eve the TV schedule is sure to be filled with many of your favourite paranormal and supernatural movies, but it's the paranormal shows we're all waiting to find out about. You can read the full list of 2019 Halloween TV specials that will be airing in the UK and in the USA below. The schedule will be updated as more shows are announced.
Sadly, here in the UK it's fair to say that the TV guide is looking pretty dull this year. Other than a few classic horror movies dotted around the schedule, most channels in the UK don't have any Halloween television specials this year at all.
The only channel making an effort for Halloween is Really, which over the last few years has become the go-to channel for paranormal shows, especially around Halloween and their legendary #FrightDay night programming. Last year they brought viewers 13 nights of spooky shows during their #13NightsOfFrights event.
Really have been teasing followers of their social media pages that there are exciting Halloween announcements to come, but incredibly they're still being tight-lipped about their plans, despite it now being just week away from the start of their Halloween programming.
However we do know about one major change this year. For the last four years Really have brought us a 'Most Haunted' Halloween special, but this year Yvette Fielding and the team won't be returning with a new series or a special. Karl Beattie, the show's executive producer has hinted that they will be streaming some kind of Halloween event online. There's more details on that below.
We also know that 'Help! My House Is Haunted' won't be part of the channel's Halloween line-up, but the show does return to Really for a second series in November. This time round Barri Ghai and Chris Fleming are joined by self-styled "ghostorian," Jayne Harris.
We can only speculate on the rest of the Halloween line-up, which is likely to include the new season 17 of 'Ghost Adventures', which has been shown in the US, but not yet in the UK. The live Halloween specials of 'Ghost Adventures' aren't normally shown in the UK because of the time difference, but perhaps as this year's special isn't live it might be shown in the UK and if it does it would be on Really.
Really's Halloween line-up could also include the new 'Ghost Adventures' spin-off miniseries, 'Serial Killer Spirits'. The team embark on a terrifying journey across America to find out if evil energy lingers within the infamous locations associated with the country's most notorious serial killers.
It's been almost three years since 'Ghost Hunters' graced out screens, but in August Grant Wilson and the team return in the US. Could the new series be making its UK debut on Really over Halloween? Grant, who has previously appeared in over 150 episodes of the show, has put together a new handpicked team of professional ghost hunters in order to investigate hauntings across the United States.
The third season of Adam Berry and Amy Bruni's 'Kindred Spirits' aired in the US earlier in the year. The series has been well received by fans of paranormal reality shows and there have already been calls to give it an airing in the UK. So, could 'Kindred Spirits' be part of this year's Halloween line-up?
There's also a chance that Really might team up with the UK Haunted for a live special, but will this be streamed online again like last year, or are UK Haunted and Really coming together for a televised special on the night of Halloween? There's more on this rumour below.
As well as Really, there's also Quest Red and 5STAR, which also have paranormal offerings, but have not confirmed anything yet for this year. All three channels are available on Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media.
It's also likely that the BBC
will air a Halloween special or two, last year they brought us a genius live episode of 'Inside No. 9'. Although Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith are unlikely to return this Halloween, the BBC might have other Halloween treats up their sleeves.
Although not strictly Halloween themed, BBC's One re-make of H. G. Wells' classic sci-fi novel, 'The War Of The Worlds' does fall under the umbrella of paranormal... but, although we've known series which will be set in Victorian Britain has been coming for a while, we don't have an exact date.
We do however know that the series will be broadcast at some point in Autumn 2019. In 1938 the legendary radio dramatisation of the Martian invasion story was originally aired. The date of the broadcast was October 30, so perhaps the BBC's new three-part version will begin on its anniversary.
The US Travel Channel is this year continuing its tradition of bringing viewers 31 days of Halloween-themed programming for Ghostober starting Tuesday, October 1st and and culminate with 'Ghost Adventures' annual live special, which will this year be broadcast from the real life house that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie.
The month-long programming event promises viewers spine-chilling tales of ghosts, witches and the unexplained that will leave you hiding under the covers. The schedule is made up of fright-filled premieres of new series, Halloween specials and returning favourites.
The big news is that Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures team will embark on a two-hour investigation entitled, 'Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse'. It's also been confirmed that the team will feature in a new spin-off mini-series called 'Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits' which will premiere on the Travel Channel as part of Ghostober.
You can see the full list of Halloween treats airing as part of Ghostober below...
There's sure to be plenty of new supernatural shows to enjoy on streaming platforms this Halloween too. Last year Netflix brought us 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' and Mike Flanagan's creepy ten-part series 'The Haunting Of Hill House'.
Neither shows will be returning this Halloween, but a second season of Hill House will return to Netflix in 2020, it will be called 'The Haunting Of Bly Manor' and will revolve around a new haunting, but with some familiar faces.
We know that 'Most Haunted
' won't be part of any television channel's schedule this Halloween, but a video uploaded to the show's official YouTube channel
has revealed Yvette and the team's plans for Halloween. They'll be embarking on a live investigation on the night of the 31st which fans will be able to watch on YouTube. The supernatural action kicks off at 9pm.
Last year UK Haunted teamed up with the Really channel for a paranormal investigation that was streamed live exclusively on Really channel's Facebook page. Another online only event hasn't yet been confirmed for this year, but we've seen a few clues that they might be planning something together.
Elsewhere, the first series of Phil and Sara Whyman's online ghost hunting series 'Are You Haunted?' came to an end in September, but the team are planning on releasing a "bonus episode" for Halloween. It will include unseen footage, behind the scenes, and outtakes from season one.
's Vicky Grant
and James Pykett
from Haunted Insight are embarking on a 12 hour lock-in at the Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre in Hinkley. The investigation will take place in early-October with the content being released on October 31st.
And the UK Ghost Hunting
team, who recently made it on to Pick TV's 'Paranormal Captured', will be releasing a new video in time for Halloween. The investigation of St. Johns Museum in Warwick will feature some familiar faces, including Dr. Ciarán O'Keeffe, MJ Dickson, Lori Shaffer, and Hazel F Williams.
If that's not enough terrifying television for you, then you could check out Netflix's latest supernatural offering that was added to the platform this month. 'Marianne' is an eight-part, French series that includes elements of hauntings, witchcraft and plenty of horror that's not for the faint-hearted.