The Dead Files

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 19 Seasons
  • 6.7  (3,155)

The Dead Files is a paranormal show created by the Travel Channel. It focuses on investigating haunted locations across the United States. There are several factors that make The Dead Files an interesting show to start watching. The investigators bring unique skills to the show. Steve DiSchiavi is a homicide detective who retired from the New York City Police Department after working with them for more than 21 years. Amy Allan is a physical medium who specializes in communicating with the dead. Steve uses the experiences he had and the skills he learned while he was on the NYPD so he can interview people, search each haunted property, and conduct other research. Amy uses her ability to communicate with the dead in order to find out similar information.

The Dead Files also has a unique kind of investigation. There isn't an entire group of people moving from room to room asking unseen entities questions, for example. They also don't arrive together, nor do they sit alone in different rooms. During an investigation on The Dead Files, the investigators don't work together; instead, they work separately. Their individual findings are also kept secret from each other. This is done to make sure one investigator's findings don't affect the other investigator's findings.

Each episode alternates between each investigator's separate search. An episode begins with Amy walking through the haunted location. She uses this time to contact any spirits haunting the location; however, before she does this, her husband and assistant, Matt, removes any items that could affect her communication. This includes personal items, such as photos. Her walkthrough is intercut with scenes of Steve's investigation. He's shown researching the location's history and interviewing anyone who has witnessed the paranormal phenomena. This includes the current owner or owners, any previous owners, and any other witnesses. Sometimes, Amy works with a sketch artist to find out what the spirits or other paranormal entities look like. At the end of each episode, they meet with the property owner or owners. During this meeting, they discuss what they learned during each investigation.

The Dead Files is an interesting show to start watching. The investigators, Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan, do a good job at combining their differing backgrounds and skills to find out what's really going on in each case. How the investigations are done and the structure of the episodes also make this show different.

The Dead Files is a series that is currently running and has 19 seasons (306 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 2011.

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The Eternal Haunting
13. The Eternal Haunting
October 25, 2023
A surge of violent paranormal activity leaves staff and guests scared out of their minds at Kentucky's infamously haunted Octagon Hall.
12. Isolated
October 25, 2023
A father and daughter fear something evil is possessing them at a remote cabin in Tennessee.
Burning Hatred
11. Burning Hatred
October 25, 2023
A terrified daughter fights for her parents' lives as the paranormal engulfs her childhood home in Indiana
10. Imprisoned
October 25, 2023
A couple calls out to Cindy and Steve for answers when dark forces in their suburban home threaten their marriage -- and their lives -- in Arizona.
Nowhere to Hide
9. Nowhere to Hide
September 22, 2023
Everything seemed picture perfect for Job and his family until his cousin's murder blew open the paranormal floodgates in their Colorado home. Desperate for answers and terrified for his children's safety, Job reaches out to Steve and Cindy for help.
Chaos in the Canyon
8. Chaos in the Canyon
September 15, 2023
Lisa and her husband poured their blood, sweat and tears into their California home. But renovations seem to have angered a malevolent force, putting their lives in serious danger. Out of options, Lisa turns to Cindy and Steve to save her family.
The Butcher
7. The Butcher
September 8, 2023
Romance novelist Donalyn has dealt with the paranormal most of her life, but nothing ever felt threatening until her daughter moved back home. Ever since then all hell has broken loose, and Donalyn
Shadows of Death
6. Shadows of Death
July 7, 2023
Cynthia and Pedro
Killer Smile
5. Killer Smile
June 30, 2023
Traci thought she found her family
Head Games
4. Head Games
June 23, 2023
Following a family tragedy, Paige's mother, Jennifer, moved into her Florida home for support. But instead of healing, unexplained activity has led to more grief. The two women need Steve and Amy's help expelling these dark forces before it's too late.
Cabin Fever
3. Cabin Fever
June 16, 2023
Lisa was living the dream when she became the proud owner of a metaphysical shop in Alabama. But it quickly turned into a nightmare when dark forces began terrorizing employees and customers. Amy and Steve may be Lisa's only shot at saving her business.
Sudden Fury
2. Sudden Fury
June 9, 2023
Annie thought she found her family's forever home in Florida until mysterious noises, imposing shadow figures and unexplained bite marks ruined their lives. Now this frightened mom seeks Steve and Amy's help to reveal who -- or what -- is tormenting them.
Evil in the Everglades
1. Evil in the Everglades
June 2, 2023
When Lisa
Where to Watch The Dead Files
The Dead Files is available for streaming on the Travel Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Dead Files on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Travel Channel, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (3,155)