Freak Encounters

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 6.2  (67)

Freak Encounters was a featured television show that aired on Animal Planet from 2010 to 2011, with a total of 12 episodes in its only season. The show is a paranormal reality series that follows a team of three experts in capturing footage, investigating, and exploring the paranormal world while on a unique adventure, trying to uncover and identify strange creatures that lurk within the fringes of the animal kingdom.

The three featured cast members of the show include Andy King, Brooks Gray, and Ken Hall. Andy King is a wildlife photographer, Brooks Gray is a hunter and tracker, and Ken Hall is an animal behavior specialist. These three eccentric personalities serve as the eyes and ears of the shows, who bring their expertise and experience to capture proof of the existence of cryptids or creatures, mythical animals whose existence has been speculated or unproven.

The show's premise is that these three individuals investigate and explore different locations worldwide in every episode to track down and observe bizarre and "freaky" animal encounters, which are usually outside the purview of science, conventional zoology or research. The show is a combination of a wildlife show and a paranormal reality show that mixes fact and fiction, and is often humor filled.

The team receives a lead to investigate unusual and exotic cryptid sightings of a new creature, with descriptions that sound like something ripped from myth and legend. The team dove into every investigation armed with gadgets like thermal and night vision cameras, recording equipment, and good old-fashioned explorer’s gear like binoculars and flashlights.

The show's format is mainly investigative, as the cast tries to scientifically prove the existence of creatures that are widely considered to be unfounded or imaginary. The team approaches each investigation with a scientific mindset and use advanced technology and analytical tools to present reliable evidence and observational techniques in catching these fantastic creatures on camera.

The show is structured by introducing the story behind each cryptid sighting, with interviews of people who have seen strange sightings in the wilderness or in their own homes. The show's team would then venture into the area, establish base camp, and begin their investigation, often unveiling some surprising hidden truths that the locals didn't know about their environment.

One of the standout aspects of the show is that it circumvents the cliches of many traditional paranormal shows, where the actual investigation segments are always the shorter portions of the episode. Instead, the main focus of the show is to learn more about the suspected cryptids and to capture visual evidence of their existence. The show's producers led by Paul Yates and Tony Lee understood this' goal, and the editing team ensured that every moment counted in the show to keep the audience's interest piqued, making it a worthwhile watch.

Another highlight of the show was the team, whose chemistry and rapport added an exciting dimension to the investigations. Each member brought their skills, as well as a unique sense of humor that kept their energy and excitement levels high. The three cast members were clearly passionate about their work, and their enthusiasm for what they were doing was infectious, often leading to amusing moments.

In conclusion, Freak Encounters was a fascinating paranormal reality series with a unique approach to investigating cryptids. It portrayed the investigation process, and the personalities of the cast in a manner that was both intriguing and enjoyable. The series was a creative entry into the genre and provided viewers with an entertaining and sometimes thought-provoking take on the unexplainable. The viewer would always walk away from each episode fascinated and eagerly awaiting the next episode to see what unexplainable creature they would encounter next.

Freak Encounters is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on October 19, 2010.

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16. Saurians
August 27, 2011
Fallon thinks she's assisting an archeological team that has stumbled upon a series of mysterious artifacts. As evidence is uncovered, it's clear that they have invaded the nest of the lizard alien called the Saurian, and its eggs are about to hatch.
Giant Rat
15. Giant Rat
August 27, 2011
Anthony thinks he's taken a job helping a home inspector earmark houses for demolition. However, upon closer inspection, he discovers a 4-foot giant rat has taken over the house and is feeding on human flesh.
Jersey Devil
14. Jersey Devil
August 20, 2011
Ivett thinks she's helping an animal control team track down a missing dog. However, when they discover the true cause of the pet's demise, it's the legendary Jersey Devil and it's on the attack.
Tunnel Monster
13. Tunnel Monster
August 20, 2011
Sara thinks she's taken a job appearing on a new TV show with a rat exterminator. But when she gets deep into the city's tunnel system, she encounters a vicious tunnel monster, and it's on the hunt for blood.
12. Genoskwa
August 6, 2011
Jedidiya takes a job working on what she thinks is a documentary filming wild bobcats. Little does she know that the crew is really on the hunt for the Genoskwa, a ferocious cousin to the Sasquatch.
11. Pukwudgie
July 30, 2011
Alex thinks she's working on an archaeological expedition deep in the woods. Unfortunately, the crew's presence has disturbed a long lost tribe of evil Pukwudgies, and no one is safe.
Vampire Virus
10. Vampire Virus
June 18, 2011
Camille takes a job with a geological expedition team searching for mineral deposits in a remote quarry. When deep drilling in the rocks accidentally releases a bizarre burst of smoke, it's clear that a deadly airborne virus has been unleashed
Death Worm
9. Death Worm
June 18, 2011
Mya thinks she's helping a geological research team at a remote quarry. As the night unfolds, she discovers they've awakened a nest of vicious, monster-sized death worms, and they're on the attack
Lizard Swamp Man
8. Lizard Swamp Man
June 11, 2011
Matt takes a job for the evening working at a truck inspection depot. But when a crate of mysterious cargo is found and a vicious lizard swamp man escapes from it, all hell breaks loose.
Monster Spider
7. Monster Spider
June 11, 2011
Chris signs up for a job assisting a building inspection team that is taking inventory of an abandoned warehouse. As the night progresses, mysterious attacks on the team get more and more vicious, and the culprit is none other than a monster spider.
Mega Snake
6. Mega Snake
June 4, 2011
Colin has taken a job assisting a security company resetting the alarm system at an abandoned warehouse. Unfortunately for him, the previous tenants have left behind a man eating, 30-foot mega-snake and it's on the loose.
Area 52
5. Area 52
June 4, 2011
Russell thinks he's assisting a law firm cataloguing research documents in a remote government warehouse. Throughout the night evidence of scientific experiments are uncovered, leading Russell into a face-to-face encounter with an alien/human hybrid.
4. Mothman
November 8, 2010
Colby thinks he's taken a job working with a highway construction crew surveying a remote stretch of rural road. But when disaster strikes, the culprit is none other than the dreaded Mothman - and Colby could be next.
Wild Man
3. Wild Man
November 2, 2010
Mike thinks he's helping a wildlife team study bears in the forest, but their research leads to the capture of a pre-historic Neanderthal being. However, when this "Wild Man" breaks free, will the team survive his anger and live to tell the tale?
2. Werewolf
October 26, 2010
Heather thinks she is helping investigate a series of mysterious car accidents on a remote stretch of road. Unfortunately the cause of these crashes is no mystery. It's a bloodthirsty werewolf.
1. Ahool
October 19, 2010
Christian joins up with a wildlife research team investigating aerial attacks on animals in the forest. Unfortunately the culprit is no typical predator. It's a giant, terrifying, mutant bat, known as an Ahool, and it has Christian in its sights.
Where to Watch Freak Encounters
Freak Encounters is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Freak Encounters on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Animal Planet, FuboTV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 19, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (67)