From returning favourites on television, Netflix and Discovery+, to brand new supernatural movies, there's lots of paranormal
entertainment to look forward to in 2022.
Below you can find out about all this year's biggest releases that we know of so far and get details of new and returning ghost hunting television shows from the UK and USA, Hollywood blockbuster movies, and dates to remember.
Paranormal Television & Series Premiering In 2022
Help! My House Is Haunted
2022 is set to be a big year for the 'Help! My House Is Haunted' team, they return to Discovery+ on January 21 with a six-episode run of celebrity specials.
Each hour-long episode will follow three of the UK's leading paranormal investigators – exorcist and medium Ian Lawman, paranormal consultant Barri Ghai, and paranormal researcher and historian Jayne Harris – as they use their supernatural specialities to exorcise the haunted properties of some of the UK's best known celebrities.
The celebs opening their doors to the television ghost hunters include 'Geordie Shore' star Charlotte Crosby, 80s icon Toyah Willcox, and model and author Alex Best.
Back2back who produce the series have also been on the lookout for new haunted houses suggesting that a fourth series of the show might be on the way, perhaps it might even land later in 2022.
Last year a teaser trailer offered a sneak peak of the delayed fourth season, of the Netflix smash. The 30-second-long trailer mostly recaps iconic moments from the show's three-season history, but flashes a few clips of the new season up while breaking the news "in 2022 the global phenomenon returns."
We don't yet have an exact date for the upcoming fourth season, but by mid-2022 it will have been three years since the last season premiered on Netflix, this is due to a delay because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The teaser does give us some glimpses of new footage, including a creepy grandfather clock, Eleven in a spot of bother, and the gang in what looks like a haunted house.
Little is known about the new season at this time, however we do know that the show's creators continue to be heavily influenced by 1980s pop culture. For season four the Duffer Brothers' have cast the iconic 'Nightmare On Elm Street' actor, Robert Englund.
The critically acclaimed and much-loved sitcom 'Ghosts' returns to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a fourth series this year, following its successful Christmas special last month.
When we return for Series 4, Button House is open for business, well, the gatehouse is. Can Alison and Mike make a success of the humble B&B or will the interfering ghosts once again scupper their plans?
The Haunted Hunts
Danny Moss and the team are back for 2022 with the fifth series of their British paranormal show. Series five of 'The Haunted Hunts', entitled 'Cemeteries Of The Dead' will premiere this Spring on Amazon Prime and The Haunted Hunts XTRA, the show's official Patreon stream.
We don't know much about the new series yet, but Danny has told fans to can an eye on the show's official social feeds for more details on 'Cemeteries Of The Dead' in the coming weeks and months.
The Haunted Museum
We don't yet have a date on this one, perhaps around Halloween again, but Travel Channel and Discovery+ have green lit a second season of 'The Haunted Museum' which is slated to premiere this year.
The scripted horror anthology series is produced by renowned filmmaker Eli Roth in collaboration with 'Ghost Adventures' star Zak Bagans, based around hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak's own Las Vegas museum.
Discovery+ has announced that a second season of 'UFO Witness' is on its way as UFO expert
and former federal criminal investigator Ben Hansen joins forces with UFO researcher and journalist Melissa Tittl to investigate official government documents and remarkable new evidence now coming to light.
No date for the upcoming season has been announced, but it's been confirmed that eight new one-hour episodes will stream globally on Discovery+.
Scream: The True Story
Launching Friday, January 14 on Discovery+, a new 'Shock Doc' explores the real fright that inspired 'Scream', one of the most successful horror movie franchises of all time.
The special delves into the real-life horror of a murderer who believed he was a possessed, the horrific story of serial killer Danny Rolling, aka The Gainesville Ripper.
Paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and renowned psychic medium Cindy Kaza join forces to uncover the truth behind Rolling’s claims that a demon made him kill.
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Craig Charles: UFO Conspiracies
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Craig Charles, star of the cult sci-fi comedy series 'Red Dwarf', has teamed up with renowned space journalist, astrophysicist, and award-winning author Sarah Cruddas to host a show exploring some of the most remarkable UFO sightings from around the world.
'Craig Charles: UFO Conspiracies' comes to Sky History this January with each episode is also available to stream on demand for subscribers of Now TV.
The pair hope to separate fact from fiction in their specially created UFO Hub, while the BBC 6 Music DJ is a firm believer in extraterrestrial visitation and a long-time UFO enthusiast, Sarah is a little more sceptical about the likelihood that alien craft have visited Earth.
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The legendary TAPS team return to our screens in early January with an all-new supernatural hunts. Original members Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, along with Shari DeBenedetti, reunite to revisit their most chilling cases and investigate disturbing new hauntings.
Armed with state-of-the-art technology, their proven methodology and special guest investigators, TAPS tackles disturbing paranormal activity head-on, leaving no stone unturned to reach the dead among the living. Twelve all new one-hour episodes will drop on Discovery+ weekly from January1 .
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Daisy May Cooper is set to star alongside Tim Key in a new six-part comedy series that will take you on a road trip across England at a time before roads even existed, a time when the country was gripped by civil war, famine, plague and of course witchcraft.
'The Witchfinder' follows a failing witchfinder, played by Tim Key, and takes us back to the year of our Lord 1647 when the fear of witchcraft is rife.
His tasks is to transported a suspected witch, played by Daisy May Cooper, across East Anglia on her way to a trial that could change the witchfinder's fortunes forever, but the captive is the worst possible travel companion.
The series is created by Neil and Rob Gibbons, the writers and directors of 'This Time With Alan Partridge', and will air on BBC Two and iPlayer later this year.
We Are Not Alone
'We Are Not Alone' is a new feature-length comedy special from the creators of 'Ghosts', which is coming to Dave and UKTV Play later this.
Set six weeks after an extraterrestrial known as the Gu'un invade and conquer Earth, the invaders are now tasked with making sense of out confusing and chaotic planet. They are helped by Stewart, the Gu'un's official human liaison played by Declan Baxter. It is Stewart's job to deliver the aliens' message to the world and help the human race adapt to the extraterrestrial's new regime.
However, the Gu'un are unaware that Stewart is secretly aiding the human resistance while harbouring a crush on one of their members, Elodie, played by Corrie's Georgia May Foote.
Coming to Discovery+ in 2022 at an as yet unknown date, global pop superstar Kesha and her famous friends explore all things supernatural in a newly green-lit series. The Grammy-nominated singer has a deep passion for all things supernatural and paranormal and has spent most of her life searching for answers to the world's biggest mysteries.
Expanding on her fascination with the unknown and all she's learned from her successful supernatural podcast, 'Kesha & The Creepies', she is executive producing and documenting her exploration in a cinematic, hands-on paranormal series chock full of mysterious adventures. The series which has the working title, 'Conjuring Kesha', has been green lit for six one-hour episodes and will premiere on Discovery+ next year.
The UK's Really channel has announced a new British paranormal show is set to land on the Discovery-owned network and its streaming platform, Discovery+ this year.
In this new eight-part series an expert paranormal team take their investigations underground and promises to bring viewers the stuff of nightmares as they hunt for ghostly activity in the subterranean world. Whilst above ground a support team will monitor the below-ground investigation.
Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life
'Eli Roth Present: A Ghost Ruined My Life' returns for a second season this year. The series that shares shocking stories of real-life hauntings premiered in October on Discovery+ the Travel channel in the US, and the Really channel in the UK.
Equal parts terrifying and evocative, each episode exposes viewers to the stories of survivors who have been dragged through hell and back and now struggle to rebuild their shattered lives.
Landing on Discovery+ this year, a new ten-part series that aims to put Scotland's paranormal hotspots on the map. The show will see Scottish television personality Gail Porter lead an expert paranormal team to investigate supernatural sightings and terrifying stories from the most haunted country on earth. Exploring some of Scotland's most beautiful, wild and mysterious corners in their quest, the team has three days to crack Scotland's most chilling hauntings and help local communities come to terms with their worst nightmares.
Are You Haunted..?
Technically Phil and Sara Whyman aren't returning with the 'Are You Haunted..?' team in 2022, they're already here. The British team dropped the first episode of their third series at the end of last year. The series continues in to the new year, as the team tackle a host of new locations across the UK using their trademark back-to-basics investigation approach.
As always, the husband-and-wife paranormal investigators will be joined by their intrepid team of experienced ghost hunters, made up of Jane Carrigan, Dale Dickinson, Ben Woodward and Wayne Dean. The team will once again look for proof of ghostly activity in many unique and previously untapped paranormal hotspots across the country.
Portals To Hell
There's no word on whether Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman will be returning in 'Portals To Hell' in 2022, but there's a good chance the ghost hunting duo will be back for a third season this year.
We last heard from the pair in May 2021 when Discovery+ brought us nine new episodes including a two-hour special, which saw them dig into the twisted and terrifying tale of a sprawling farm that once was home to a family of serial killers and is now said to be haunted by its evil history.
For the last few years 'Most Haunted' have been uploading new content to their official YouTube channel. There's no official word on a television return, but the show's host, Yvette Fielding, recently said in an interview that the show could soon return to television with a run of 60 new episodes.
The fearless TV presenter hinted that after a three year absence the show could be set to return to a new channel during an interview with Mark Dolan's GB News show,
Of course, this hasn't been confirmed and there's no date for a new series, but Yvette told the television host, "it's very exciting, because we just sold 60 episodes to the United States, and then I think they're coming over here to the UK, which is really exciting."
Travel The Dead
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Last year television ghost hunter, Katrina Weidman, has announced she was teaming up with Heather Taddy for a new paranormal web series for her official YouTube channel.
'Travel The Dead' was originally due to premiere in September, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the series failed to make its debut. Does this mean that fans will finally get to see the paranormal web series this year? Only time will tell.
Paranormal Movie Releases In 2022
The highly anticipated new movie, 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' was technically released in 2021, but many would have missed out on seeing it on the big screen due to the ongoing pandemic.
However, as of this week you'll be able to enjoy the movie, which stars Mckenna Grace and 'Stranger Things' star Finn Wolfhard, from the comfort of your own sofa. The movie is available to stream on demand in the US now and from January 10 in the UK.
Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode once again in the upcoming new thrilling chapter of the rebooted 'Halloween' series, which sees the saga of killer Michael Myers and Laurie continue. 'Halloween Ends' is the final part of 2018 trilogy directed by David Gordon Green. The next instalment is due for release on October 15, a year after 2021's 'Halloween Kills'.
Orphan: First Kill
The prequel to the 2009 movie 'Orphan' was originally titled 'Esther' whenthe project was announced in February 2020. The upcoming movie will see Isabelle Fuhrman reprising her role as Esther, and Julia Stiles and Rossif Sutherland joining the cast. 'Orphan: First Kill' is due for release on January 28.
Neve Campbell and Cortney Cox reunite for another showdown with Ghostface in a new instalment of 'Scream', and this time he's terrorising smart homes. The fifth 'Scream' movie is due for release by Paramount Pictures in January 2022.
The pair reprise their roles as Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers in the next instalment of the franchise that picks up the gory action 25 years after a streak of brutal murders. The original movie famously opened with a scary scene involving a landline telephone - "what's your favourite scary movie?" But this time around, being set in the present day means that Ghostface has a whole new array of gadgets to torment his victims with.
Staring Jared Leto, Michael Keaton and Adria Arjona 'Morbius' is due for release in April and tells the dark tale of biochemist Michael Morbius who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn
Forced to travel with her boyfriend, Laine, she begins to experience premonitions associated with the urban myth of The Creeper. Laine believes that something supernatural has been summoned - and that she is at the centre of it all. The film is a continuation of the 2003 movie 'Jeepers Creepers 2' and aims to introduce the Creeper to a new generation.
Coming in February, the movie deals with a mysterious force that knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler is convinced she has the key to saving us all - but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman believe her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find that they might have prepared for the wrong mission.
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