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Travel Channel Unveils Full October Schedule Including Extreme Hotels, Vampires, and a Four-Part Ghost Adventures



A quest to highlight out-of-this-world expeditions; heart-pounding adventures; scary, tasty treats; and ghost stories from fascinating places has Travel Channel stars crisscrossing the globe in October; and we have your full details right here!

The month begins with a special premiere of “Extreme Hotels” as Anthony Melchiorri checks into haunted hotels around the world. Josh Gates searches for evidence of life beyond the stars in “Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials,” while Don Wildman heads to Transylvania to unearth the real story behind bloodsucking, immortal demons in “Vampires: Mysteries at the Museum.”

The thrills increase when Zak Bagans leads a four-part “Ghost Adventures” lockdown in Vicksburg, Mississippi, considered one of the world’s most haunted cities; and the new series “Xtreme Screams” premieres with back-to-back episodes of the ear-piercing screams heard at hair-raising rides and attractions.

Here are more details about Travel Channel’s October series and specials:

Out-Of-This-World Expeditions

“Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials” / Four-Part Special
It is mankind’s eternal question: Are we alone in the universe? Adventurer and explorer Josh Gates sets off on an epic 50,000-mile, multi-continent quest across North America, South America, Africa, and Europe, searching for evidence of life beyond our planet and the truth behind longstanding extraterrestrial legends. From exploring ancient signs of aliens on remote Easter Island to hunting for meteorite fragments in Zimbabwe, Gates boldly goes where no adventurer has gone before.
Airdates: Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

“Expedition Unknown: After the Hunt” / Four After-Show Specials
For fans that can’t get enough of “Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials,” each hour-long episode will revisit Gates’ journey in a candid, behind-the-scenes forum. Gates and his team dig deeper into their astounding findings, further analyze key evidence, and reveal never-before-seen footage from the expedition.
Airdates: Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Extreme Screams

“Xtreme Screams” / New Series
Fear has a sound, and “Xtreme Screams” will ensure that thrill-seekers’ screams – heard at exhilarating rides, attractions, and experiences around the world – will reverberate in viewers’ ears long after they watch each heart-pumping episode. From Colorado’s Terror-Dactyl, which launches riders 100 mph over Manitou Springs, to a heart-pounding jump off the 260-foot high Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, one thing each adventure has in common is the ear-piercing shrieks coming from those brave enough to try it!
Airdates: Sunday, October 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Fun Food

“Food Paradise” – “Scary Good” / Special Episode
Take a terrifying tour of some of the most haunted, or just plain haunting, restaurants in the country. From kitschy kitchens that celebrate All Hallows’ Eve year-round to dining in dungeons or grabbing drinks with your monster squad in an old jailhouse, one thing remains the same: No matter where we go in “boo paradise,” the food is always scary good.
Airdate: Sunday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Spooky Adventures

“Extreme Hotels” – “Haunted Hospitality” / Special Episode
Host Anthony Melchiorri faces his fears—braving the most haunted hotels in the world. From Ottawa Jail Hostel to Chillingham Castle, the hotelier’s beliefs and nerves are put to the test as he travels to creepy castles and mansions, staying in rooms with fearsome stories from housekeepers and groundskeepers.
Airdate: Monday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

“Vampires: Mysteries at the Museum” / One-Hour Special
The vampire legend may be over 1,000 years old, but Dracula and other vampire myths continue to both frighten and entertain us. Host Don Wildman heads to Romania to explore its rich medieval history, mystical folklore, and dank caves filled with bats to unearth the real story behind the vampire legend – and it’s even more frightening than we could imagine.
Airdate: Thursday, October 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

“Ghost Adventures” – “Hauntings of Vicksburg” / Four-Part Special
Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and the “Ghost Adventures” team head to haunted Vicksburg, Mississippi, exploring the lasting impact the Civil War’s Siege of Vicksburg has had on the city. The team searches for paranormal evidence during lockdown investigations in McRaven Mansion, considered to be the most haunted building in the South; an antique doll museum said to contain dolls that come alive; an abandoned hospital; and the site of the Battle of Champion Hill.
Airdates: Saturday, October 7 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday, October 14 and 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

“Haunted USA” / Four One-Hour Specials
See America’s towns and cities like never before on this spellbinding tour of the historically spookiest and most spirited destinations in the country. From enchanted hotels to bewitched bar rooms, “Haunted USA” shows off some of the strangest and scariest paranormal places.
Airdates: Sunday, October 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

“Ghost Adventures” – “Museum of Madness” and “Annabelle’s Curse” / Two-Part Halloween Special
“Ghost Adventures’” Zak Bagans has opened a Haunted Museum in downtown Las Vegas, housing his collection of haunted and cursed objects. With several new items on hand, Bagans calls on experts from previous “Ghost Adventures” investigations to tap into the energies within each object. In the second half of the two-part special, Bagans invites three lucky fans to the museum to further investigate the dark entities. Then Bagans ups the fear factor with the arrival of the famously haunted doll Annabelle, who comes with very strict rules: no physical handling, no provoking, and a quart of holy water must be on standby in case of possession.
Airdate: Saturday, October 28 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT

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Must-See: Magician/Comedian Andy Gross Rips His Assistants Head Off



Ah, nothing like a good “Magic makes people lose their goddamn minds” video to smooth out the weekend. With that in mind check out this hilarious new video from Magician / Comedian / Ventriloquist Andy Gross aka SplitMan.

In the video below, Gross rips his assistant’s head off, over and over…. it is a neat trick to be sure, but the fun of the video is really seeing the reactions of the random people on the street.

Give the video a watch below and brighten your own day and the days of your friends and family. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think of this trick in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!


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Hell, Yeah! Mark Hamill Wants a Star Wars Horror Movie



People often wonder why I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan on the planet. In fact, I’m kind ‘meh’ on the movies if we’re being honest here. This is mostly because I was an Alien kid growing up and Star Wars did little for me.

Anyhow, I have been waiting for a full-on Star Wars horror film since I saw the horror-ish sequel The Empire Strikes Back, and it turns out I’m not the only one who thinks it’s a solid idea.

So who thinks Star Wars should make a venture into terror? None other than Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

You know what I’d love to see?“, Hamill told IGN in an interview. “A Force Ghost that’s, like, actually frightening. Not somebody that’s beatifically smiling down from the clouds or coming to give exposition – you know, a ghost is scary! But we’ll see. My work here is done.”

You’re damn right your work here is done, Hamill. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been waiting for a straight horror Star Wars movie for forever now, so let’s hope Hamill’s comments spark something in the powers that be.

What do you think of Mark Hamill’s idea for a Star Wars horror movie? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!


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Rob Zombie Adds Jeff Daniel Phillips to the Cast of 3 From Hell



It was just the other day that we let you guys know that Dee Wallace and Austin Stoker had joined the cast of Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell. And today we have further casting news.

Yes, Rob Zombie just confirmed over on Instagram that his Lords of Salem, 31, and Halloween 2 mainstay Jeff Daniel Phillips will be joining in on the killer sequel as well.

I’m a fan of what Phillip’s has done with all of his roles in Rob Zombie films thus far so I’m more than hopeful that he’ll be an extremely welcomed addition to this new film.

Are you excited about this casting? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and Dee Wallace.

The Devil’s Rejects synopsis:

After a raid on the rural home of the psychopathic Firefly family, two members of the clan, Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), manage to flee the scene. Heading to a remote desert motel, the killers reunite with Baby’s father, Capt. Spaulding (Sid Haig), who is equally demented and intent on maintaining their murder spree. While the trio continues to torment and kill various victims, the vengeful Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) slowly closes in on them.


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