Destination Fear

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.1  (1,816)

Destination Fear is one of the most intriguing paranormal reality shows that aired on the Travel Channel from 2019 to 2023. It features Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden, and Tanner Wiseman, three friends who share a fascination with the paranormal and a desire to explore haunted locations. The show takes viewers to some of the most terrifying and isolated paranormal locations across America.

Each episode of Destination Fear follows the team as they set out to explore some of the most haunted places in America, from abandoned hospitals to abandoned prisons to insane asylums. They use advanced paranormal investigation equipment like thermal imaging cameras, night vision cameras, and EVP recorders to capture evidence of any paranormal activity.

The show's format follows a set pattern. At the start of each episode, the team gathers to plan their route for the night. They discuss the history and reputation of the location, and then drive to the site in their iconic blacked-out van. Once they arrive, they set up their equipment and set out to explore the location.

The team is genuinely fearless and determined to capture evidence of the paranormal. They spend hours inside the haunted locations, often pushing themselves to their limits to capture evidence of ghosts, apparitions, and other unexplainable phenomena. This commitment to their task results in some of the most terrifying footage in paranormal reality TV history.

Throughout each episode, the team shares their experiences and evidence with viewers. They show the results of their EVP recordings and thermal camera footage to try and figure out what they captured. They also share their thoughts and feelings about the places they visit, often expressing their fear, both during and after the investigation.

What sets Destination Fear apart from other paranormal reality shows is its unique style. Rather than relying heavily on jump scares and music to increase the suspense, the show is more about the atmosphere of the locations they visit. The producers of the show deliberately do not use any music during the episodes, so the fear and tension is primarily built out of the sounds, shadows, and strange occurrences in the locations.

Another exciting aspect of the show is the bond between the three friends, Dakota, Chelsea, and Tanner. They are not only paranormal investigators, but they are also very close friends. This means that they are aware of each other's triggers, anxieties, and fears. They genuinely care about each other's well-being and provide support whenever needed. This dynamic adds an extra layer of authenticity to the show and helps viewers to connect with the team.

Overall, Destination Fear is one of the most captivating paranormal reality shows on the air. It features a unique style, terrifying locations, and an authentic trio that captures the audience's hearts. If you're a fan of the paranormal, you will undoubtedly be drawn into the show's chilling world and eagerly await each new episode.

Destination Fear is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (47 episodes). The series first aired on October 26, 2019.

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Norwich State Hospital
8. Norwich State Hospital
January 13, 2023
Dakota Laden saves the darkest, bleakest location for the last stop of one twisted road trip. This infamous psychiatric hospital in rural Connecticut is so diseased with dark history and demonic energy that it may be the final nail in the coffin for the "Destination Fear" team.
Mid-Orange Correctional Facility
7. Mid-Orange Correctional Facility
January 6, 2023
The team falls deeper into the darkness at a deteriorating juvenile detention center near a quiet New York village. Dakota Laden is eager to establish a close bond with the youthful spirits, but quickly discovers to be careful what you wish for in this nightmarish facility.
Ashmore Estates
6. Ashmore Estates
December 30, 2022
Alex Schroeder has a big surprise in store for Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden and Tanner Wiseman when he takes them back to a decrepit Illinois poorhouse so scary that they swore never to return. But will tragic new information about this location force the team to re-evaluate the haunting?
Winchester Mystery House
5. Winchester Mystery House
December 23, 2022
Chelsea Laden pulls the team out of the darkness and into the California sunshine ... but only for a minute as she plunges them into the haunted madness of a legendary mansion. The crew takes a shot in the dark to see what energy is at play behind its walls.
Old Historic Harriman Hospital
4. Old Historic Harriman Hospital
December 16, 2022
Tanner Wiseman may have found the G.O.A.T. of all haunted locations when he picks out a deserted Tennessee hospital for the next stop. Rumors of bizarre hauntings swirl around this eerie, unexplored facility, but nobody can explain why. Can the team unlock its disturbing secrets?
Defiance Jr. High School
3. Defiance Jr. High School
December 9, 2022
The team learns the true meaning of "school spirit" at a vacant junior high school in Ohio. From jangling keys luring them to a killer custodian's lair to a mind-boggling encounter in the gym, Dakota Laden and crew are the victims of a non-stop haunted hazing.
Cresson Sanatorium and Prison, Part Two
2. Cresson Sanatorium and Prison, Part Two
December 2, 2022
Dakota Laden's diabolical dive into darkness continues when he blindsides the team with a double dose of terror at an abandoned Pennsylvania sanatorium. Can they handle a night in the cell block where one of America's most horrific serial killers was housed?
Cresson Sanatorium and Prison, Part One
1. Cresson Sanatorium and Prison, Part One
November 25, 2022
The team faces a trifecta of terror at a decaying sanatorium in rural Pennsylvania. If a ghostly mimic and child spirits aren't enough to shake up the crew, Dakota Laden has a dark and twisted experiment up his sleeve to amp up the fear at this foreboding facility.
Where to Watch Destination Fear
Destination Fear is available for streaming on the Travel Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Destination Fear on demand at Philo, Hulu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 26, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (1,816)