Zak Bagans Teams Up With Filmmaker Eli Roth For New Horror Anthology Series
The creepy collection of haunted artefacts housed inside Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum are getting the spotlight in a new horror anthology series produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth.
'The Haunted Museum' has been given the green light and will launch exclusively on Discovery+ later this year. The series will consist of a special two-hour episode, plus eight additional hour-long episodes.
The horror anthology series will present the frightening and hellish tales behind the spooky relics on display in the Ghost Adventures star's Las Vegas museum, by way of scripted shorts produced by Roth and his accredited team, and with featured commentary from Zak himself.
Zak's extensive collectibles, numbering in the thousands, are exhibited across the 30-room, 14,000-square-foot mansion near Charleston Boulevard and 6th Street in Vegas. The attraction houses thousands of items from supposedly haunted and demonically possessed objects to rare collectables links true crime to Hollywood pop culture and haunted history.
The attraction is said to be packed full of so many disturbing haunted items that guests are required to sign a waiver to enter and under 16 year olds are not allowed in.
Eli said, "I've been a fan of Zak for many years and absolutely love his passion, drive and incredible research on all things paranormal. He has amassed a collection unlike any in the world, and we are thrilled to tell the stories behind these truly terrifying objects. What I love most is that the objects are all real and that people can go and see them if they dare. Zak opened the vault to us to pick the scariest and most fascinating variety of objects, and we have an amazing team of filmmakers bringing these stories to life. The show will not be for the faint of heart. Some people have nightmares simply looking at photos of the objects, and now we will be able to tell the stories of how these objects came to be possessed by something truly terrifying."
Zak added, "Eli Roth is a master of horror, and I couldn't think of a more talented visionary to help bring the stories of my haunted collection to life. These are no ordinary objects, they impart fear and terror on those who come into contact with them. Now, with Eli's expertise for thrill-provoking storytelling, viewers will get the ultimate frightening glimpse into their real horror."
The television ghost hunter has a relentless passion to identify, research and collect haunted objects from all over the world. In 2017, his museum opened its door to the public, revealing Zak's frightful and fascinating collection to those brave enough to enter. But visitors often get far more than just a visual experience. Many bear witness to the hellish, dramatic and sometimes demonic effects of the items that fill its galleries. Dizziness, chills, convulsions and scratches are par for the course here, giving the Haunted Museum a reputation for not just providing glimpses of the paranormal world, but entrances into it.
Now, Zak is opening the museum vaults, sharing the secrets and stories behind a curated selection of his most prized haunted items, including the Dybbuk Box, a carved wooden statue owned by actor Steve McQueen, the Westerfeld dollhouse, actor Bela Lugosi's mirror, the Devil's Rocking Chair and more. Complementing Zak's testimony, each object's backstory is retold via its own mini horror film, scripted and produced in collaboration with renowned director Eli Roth.
It's not yet known which of Zak's haunted artefacts will appear in the series, but there's plenty to choose from in the museum, which is home to four famous haunted dolls, Gretchen, Cynthia, Lilly and Peggy - who is said to cause people to have heart attacks.
Other infamous haunted items on display in Zak's museum include a chair from the room where Michael Jackson died, and the infamous van that was fitted out as a mobile assisted suicide wagon by the controversial, Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
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