Find out which new ghost hunting shows, paranormal
TV and supernatural entertainment will be premiering this October on Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, Channel 4, Discovery+, Disney+, Netflix, Sky and YouTube.
We've also included a few recent shows that you might have missed that are sure to get you into the spirit of the spooky season. In some places the list is regionally specific, taking in to account the best shows from broadcaster in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, as well as global streaming platforms.
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Netflix looks like the clear winner in terms of delivering the treats this Halloween. Their lineup includes Mike Flanagan's new supernatural horror series 'The Midnight Club', as well as the streamers first move into the world of paranormal reality shows with a new ghost hunting series called '28 Days Haunted'.
The Midnight Club
The producers of 'The Haunting Of Hill House' has dropped on Netflix and is available to stream in full now. The 10-part horror series follows a group of eight terminally ill teenage patients at the very creepy looking Brightcliffe Hospice, who meet in the library every night at midnight to share scary stories. They make a pact and agree that the next of them who dies will give the rest of the group a sign from beyond the grave. After one of them dies, bizarre occurrences begin.
28 Days Haunted
The series sees three teams of fairly well-known paranormal investigators, including Shane Pittman and Sean Austin at haunted locations across America. The hand-picked teams will spend four weeks together and will be given the chance to participate in a paranormal experiment based on the theories of the late, Ed and Lorraine Warren. If any of these teams stay the duration at the haunted locations in Colorado, Connecticut and North Carolina, they'll gain acclaim and recognition for being a part of what Netflix are calling "the most important advancement in paranormal research in the last several decades."
After the Brannock family moves into what was supposed to be their suburban dream home, it quickly becomes a living hell. Ominous letters from someone calling themself "The Watcher" are just the beginning as the neighborhood's sinister secrets come spilling out. Inspired by the true story of the infamous "Watcher" house in New Jersey.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow
A father (Marlon Wayans) and his teenage daughter (Priah Ferguson) are forced to team up and save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc.
Volume 3 releasing over Halloween means new episode os the iconic and gripping series. It returns with a three-week event featuring more unexplained deaths, baffling disappearances, and bizarre paranormal activity. Unsolved Mysteries Vol 3 is from the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of 'Stranger Things'.
Discovery+, the streaming home of paranormal, supernatural and ghost hunting shows. Not only can you stream British shows like 'Help! My House Is Haunted' and 'Spooked Scotland', but also other spooky favourites including boxsets of 'Ghost Adventures', 'The Holzer Files' and 'Paranormal Lockdown'.
As always the streaming platform have launched their annual Ghostober programming event, which also takes place on its sister television networks - the Travel Channel in the US and Really in the UK. This year Ghostober will bring fans of the paranormal more than 55 hours of must-see supernatural programming. The lineup includes paranormal superstar Zak Bagans, Food Network Star Sunny Anderson, filmmaker Eli Roth, ghost hunter Jack Osbourne and actor John Henson Among.
Most of the shows listed below will be available to Discovery+ subscribers globally, but premiere dates may vary by country and some shows may only be available in certain regions.
The scares begin with the launch of a new season of 'Ghost Adventures' on Thursday, September 15. In the new season Zak and the crew push their boundaries to the max as they tackle their most powerful and high-stakes paranormal investigations to date. In a groundbreaking two-part episode airing on Thursday, October 20 and Thursday, October 27, the crew are the first to investigate inside Los Angeles' infamous Los Feliz Murder House, a home with a gruesome and violent history that has been closed off for years. The team are quickly caught in the grip of a dark and dangerous presence that incites unsettling behavioral reactions and mind-blowing evidence.
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Ghost Adventures: Devil's Den
The team continue their haunted journey to search for evidence of the afterlife in a two-hour special 'Ghost Adventures: Devil's Den' on Thursday, September 29. The team go behind the barbed wire of the shuttered Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center in Downey, California, a facility given the ominous designation "Devil's Den" by both guards and inmates. During their petrifying lockdown, the crew explore the presence of a lingering dark and disturbing energy that still resides inside the building's eerie halls, seeking to uncover whether it is from the real-life horrors of detention, or worse – the devil itself.
Ghost Brothers: Lights Out
October 7 - November 11
The new season launches with three episodes on October 7, with further episodes dropping weekly until November 11. Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey visit some of the most iconic haunted locations including: the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, where they confront entities from the past; the legendary Bobby Mackey's Music World Nightclub; and the Perron family farmhouse, the location that inspired the feature film, 'The Conjuring'. The Ghost Brothers are seeking the truth in the spiritual realm and won't rest until they uncover what haunts these locations.
Jack Osbourne's Haunted Homecoming
October 2, 9 & 16
Over the last decade Jack Osbourne has conducted close to 100 paranormal investigations all over the US, 'Haunted Homecoming
' sees Jack return to his roots at some of the old haunts from his childhood in the UK where he had his first paranormal experiences.
Help! My House Is Haunted
September 23 - December 30
'Help! My House Is Haunted' will kick off a run of 15 new episodes in September as the British paranormal show returns for its fourth season, which will premiere exclusively on Discovery+. The team consists of ordained exorcist Ian Lawman, paranormal historian Jayne Harris, and technical expert Barri Ghai. Together they investigate haunted homes in an attempt to gather evidence, communicate with spirits and return these places to the hands of the living.
Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet
September 30 - October 21
'Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet' explores the true, terrifying tales of what happens when evil spirits, curses and demons take over family pets. Each of the four one-hour episodes 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. Using dramatic recreations, the real owners share how the beloved member of their family, that once had brought joy to their lives, transformed into the most horrible situation imaginable.
Eli Roth's Urban Legend
October 28 - December 16
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. This nightmarish anthology series, under the creative guidance of master of horror Eli, showcases eight one-hour episodes of classic urban legends as you've never seen them before.
The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno
'The Haunted Museum', produced by Zak Bagans in collaboration with Eli, is a horror film anthology series that presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak's Las Vegas Museum. 'The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno', a two-hour special for Ghostober premiering on Halloween night, 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.
Travel Channel (USA)
Some of the hottest titles already streaming on Discovery+ are making their way back to Travel Channel this Ghostober, such as the explosive two-hour documentaries from Zak and the crew, 'Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel' and 'Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel'. Plus the critically acclaimed new series with global pop superstar Kesha, 'Conjuring Kesha'. In addition, new episodes of the fan-favorite 'Paranormal Caught On Camera' and arced series 'Ghosts Of Devil's Perch', continue throughout the month.
Really Channel (UK)
Here in the UK, the Really channel has put together an eight-night spooktacular starting on Monday, October 24. The channel's Ghostober programming event is headed up with the television premiere of the first series of 'Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted',
a spin-off of the series hosted by Barri Ghai, Jayne Harris and Ian Lawman. In this six-part series the team investigate paranormal activity at the homes of British celebrities, beginning with George Best's ex-wife Alex, who has been tormented by poltergeists moving things around in her house.
The night of Halloween itself, which this year falls on a Monday, is actually the most underwhelming of the programming event. At 10pm there's a chance to see 'Ghost Adventures: Horror At Joe Exotic Zoo', which was 2020's Halloween special that has been available on Discovery+ in the UK for the last two years. The two-hour long episode sees Zak Bagans lead his crew to investigate rumours of bodies and tortured spirits at the Greater Wynnewood Animal Park.
However, Brits won't have to wait to see this year's Halloween special. 'Ghost Adventures: Devil's Den' will air on Really on Friday, October 28. The two-hour special sees the team continue their haunted journey to search for evidence of the afterlife behind the barbed wire of the shuttered Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center in Downey, California.
The channel will also bring viewers brother-and-sister duo Jack and Kelly Osbourne's two-hour-long 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.
There's also four new 'Shock Docs' to lose yourself in. Each instalment goes to the heart of a true horror story and offers a peek into its history. Look out for 'The Curse Of Lizzie Borden' which features psychic medium Chris Fleming, 'The Devil Made Me Do It' explores the inspiration behind 2021's third 'Conjuring' movie, 'The Curse Of The Highgate Vampire' delves into the hauntings of the infamous cemetery including tales of vampires, and 'Demon In The White House' which uncloaks the historic origins of the horror of two grieving First Ladies.
Canadian broadcaster T+E's original horror anthology series, 'Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life', returns for its second season during the channel's annual Creep Week event, October 8 - 16.
Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life
Season 2 World Broadcast Premiere, October 14
Executive produced by award-winning film director, producer, writer and actor Eli Roth, T+E's original anthology series unveils shocking, modern-day real-life stories of hauntings that have left emotional (and sometimes physical) scars on those unlucky enough to have experienced them. Reminiscent of Roth's vivid cinematic masterpieces, each episode will play out like mini horror films, immersing audiences in the world of those being haunted and hunted by ghosts.
Season 4 World Broadcast Premiere, October 12
Explore chilling stories of paranormal activity inside medical institutions. In each episode, nurses, aides and support workers give first-hand accounts of ghosts, entities and past occupants coming back from the grave to seek revenge or to warn of impending danger.
Paranormal: Caught On Camera
Season 5 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, October 13
Watch as eyewitness' capture amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world while a panel of experts break down the footage and analyze what was captured.
Season 2 Canadian Broadcast Premiere, October 16
Hidden away in museums, laboratories and storage rooms are the most remarkable and mysterious objects on Earth. Using new research and 3D technology we can get under their skin like never before. From the unbelievable, to the ancient and the truly bizarre. Welcome to the world's strangest things.
BBC & iPlayer (UK)
The ghostly residents of Button House made a spirited return to BBC One in September in the critically acclaimed and much-loved supernatural sitcom. The new fourth series is available to stream in full on BBC iPlayer now. Once again, the sitcom follows a cash-strapped young couple who have inherited a rickety country mansion, only to find it teeming with needy ghosts. In the show's fourth series, Button House is open for business, well, the gatehouse is. Can Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) make a success of the humble B&B or will the interfering ghosts once again scupper their plans?
Steaming on iPlayer now a new slasher-horror-comedy-thriller set on a cruise ship. Welcome aboard the ship of nightmares. Searching for answers about his missing sister, Jamie joins the crew on a mysterious cruise liner. Conspiracy, comedy and a slice of slasher.
Channel 4 (UK)
From the makers of 'The End of the F***ing World', Somewhere Boy stars Lewis Gribben as Danny, whose dad has kept him locked away in their home for 18 years, safe from the 'monsters' outside. But one day, Danny's world comes crashing down.
Amazon Prime Video
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The Devil's Hour
Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine star in this gripping six-part psychological thriller. Lucy wakes every night at exactly 3:33am. Nothing in her life has made sense for a long time. But the answers are out there, somewhere, at the end of a trail of brutal murders.
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Hocus Pocus 2
Streaming now, two young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. The Disney+ exclusive is the sequel to the classic Halloween film from 1993, starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, who return for the 2022 version.
Werewolf By Night
A black-and-white horror short, directed by composer Michael Giacchino. 'Werewolf By Night' follows a lycanthrope superhero who fights evil using the abilities given to him by a curse brought on by his bloodline.
An Interview With A Poltergeist October 31
To celebrate the launch of HAUNTD, the new streaming platform have put together a night of exclusive paranormal programming that kicks off from 8pm on Halloween night. The lineup includes a unique paranormal experiment which will see comedian and ghost hunter, Barry Dodds, attempt something that no one has ever dared attempt before, to interview a poltergeist.
Sky & NOW TV (UK)
A new horror starring Christina Ricci lands on NOW TV this month. 'Monstrous' tells the story of a traumatised woman fleeing from her abusive ex-husband with her seven-year-old son. In their new, remote sanctuary they find they have a bigger, more terrifying monster to deal with.
PARAFlixx paranormal+, the streaming service devoted to all things paranormal has announced some treats for subscribers as part of its second annual Halloween programming event. 'HALLOFlixx' aims to showcases real and raw paranormal evidence throughout October.
The month-long celebration of all things spooky includes new supernatural content from the longest-running indie paranormal series 'The Ghost Finders', award-winning series 'Expedition Entity', and paranormal talk show 'Our Haunted Lives'.
Season three of 'Ghostwriter' premieres on Apple TV+ from October 21. When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, four kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost's unfinished business.
Adam and Chris from Haunted Scouse have announced details of their Halloween special and confirmed they'll be giving followers the chance to see what happened when they investigated one of the country's best known haunted locations, Ancient Ram Inn. The episode premieres at 8pm on Halloween night on the investigators' YouTube channel
For the last few years Yvette Fielding has taken her team on Halloween ghost hunt. The team have announced that they have something planned for this year, but have not yet announced the location of the live event or the exact time, although we do know it'll be streamed live exclusively on YouTube on Halloween night.
Halloween 2022 Television News
We've gone through the television guides and scraped Britain's biggest online paranormal teams' plans to create an hour-by-hour guide to keep you entertained on the evening of October 31, 2022.
'28 Days Haunted' dropped on Netflix ahead of Halloween and within day stormed the streaming platform's top 10, but despite this the show has been heavily criticised on review sites.
'28 Days Haunted' has given Netflix viewers a peek into the strange world of paranormal investigation and left them baffled by the odd-sounding array of ghost hunting gadgets used in the show.
If you're new to ghost hunting television shows, then Netflix's new six-part series, '28 Days Haunted' is an accessible and jargon-free place to start.
HAUNTD, a new paranormal streaming platform, has your Halloween night sorted with an evening of exclusive content, including Barry Dodds' interview with a poltergeist.
The lowdown on Netflix's ground-breaking paranormal experiment based on the work of Ed and Lorraine Warren and details of the teams and locations where it'll be conducted.
Coming to Canadian network T+E this Halloween, 'Haunted Gold Rush' featuring never-before-seen photos and video evidence of suspected ghosts caught on camera.
This year's 'Ghost Adventures' Halloween special, 'Devil's Den' will air on the Really Channel on October 28 and stream on Discovery+.
This Halloween 'Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted', the six-part spinoff series of the popular British ghost hunting show, comes to the free-to-air channel, Really.
Ghostober comes to the Really channel this Halloween with the first series of 'Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted', new 'Ghost Adventures' and a selection of paranormal documentaries.
The Shudder special, 'The Last Drive-In: Joe Bob's Haunted Halloween Hangout' premieres on October 21 and features special guest, the legendary Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira.
The third volume of 'Unsolved Mysteries' brings Netflix subscribers nine new baffling cases as the gripping series returns with a three-week programming event.
T+E's original horror anthology series, 'Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life', returns for its second season during the channel's annual Creep Week event, October 8 - 16.
'Most Haunted' hosts Yvette and Karl have announced that they'll be embarking on a live investigation on Halloween night at an as-yet unnamed location. Here's everything we know so far.
Midmorning presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby meet a family who spend their spare time hunting for ghosts and attempting to speak to spirits, a lifestyle that has led to many people dubbing them the real-life Adams Family.
Netflix makes its mark on the ever-growing paranormal reality genre as it locks down three teams of ghost hunters in some of America's most haunted locations for 28 days.
The producers of 'The Haunting Of Hill House' drop their new ten-part supernatural mystery series on Netflix today just in time for Halloween.
Fed up with flicking through the channels faster than a cackling Spirit Box and finding nothing? Then HAUNTD, the free-to-watch streaming platform dedicated to paranormal is for you.
The Ghost Brothers are back on the haunt with the much anticipated second season of 'Ghost Brothers: Lights Out' on Discovery+.
British paranormal investigator and blogger, Kate Cherrell, says that Jack Osbourne's new Discovery+ series she features in is a show for paranormal enthusiasts.