HAUNTED HISTORY (2013) – Review

History Channel‘s HAUNTED HISTORY is just in time for the upcoming Halloween holiday. Eight intriguing episodes on 2-discs that are teeming with information regarding various haunted sites or paranormal ‘hotbeds’ scatted across the country. The series goes above and beyond to educate the viewer about the haunted sites, and dead people who could still be lurking around in spirit.
Haunted History DVD

The show take viewers on a visual “haunted” tour through a supernatural lens that looks into the may mysteries that still surround location where horrific deaths and terrifying encounters have taken place.  Investigators attempt to understand why hauntings happen, and how they relate to old events. From the battlefield of Gettysburg to Salem, Massachusetts, audiences will learn more about the sites, their history, and who (or what) can be found there.

Haunted History is a ghastly show–there’s no getting around this fact. Each episode explore locations and incidents that are unpleasant and offensive. For example, Charles Manson and his followers to a giant building constructed to coincide with the opening of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago with one purpose in mind–to kill as many people as possible. Within minutes of viewing an episode, there is an eerie and unsettling tension as viewers hears tales, eyewitness accounts of ghostly observations,  actual historical records verify horrid accounts of each location including the names and identities of the deceased and victims.

The question to answer is this: can the episodes convince its viewers of the possible existence of ghosts or other realms? Perhaps. What can be taken away from the show–America has one too many places where terrible things have happened. The events surrounding them are too far fetched and creepy without the addition of its ghosts. “Haunted” is both educational and unnerving.

I’d say that it is perfect viewing for the spooky month and nights of October.

The 2-Disc Haunted History DVD set does not include specific extras. English subtitles (SDH). Presents in a 16×9 widescreen format (1.78:1). 2.0 Dolby Digital audio. Feature runtime 360 minutes. 

Art and supplementary materials courtesy ©2013 of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, the History Channel. ©2013 A&E Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Review Summary:

Are voices, spirits and apparitions trying to tell us something about past events?

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