Another Reality Ghost Investigator Speaks Out Against Bagans
The reality ghost show drama continues as another investigator, Bill Hartley, from Trvl Channel’s Ghosts of Shepherdstown speaks out about that show’s cancellation. In a pointed confessional, Hartley explains that, in his words, a “douchebag in glasses on an adventure,” sought to shut it down after Discovery, which owns Trvl Channel, merged with Scripps Network which owned Ghost Adventures starring Zak Bagans.
Hartley, along with lead investigator Nick Groff and Elizabeth Saint, were the faces of Ghosts of Shepherdstown. And as he explains in the video, the show went on for two seasons. Hartley, under contract, was seemingly supposed to return to his role for season three, although he admits in the video he was questioning himself about returning.
However, after the merger, “the douchebag in glasses” protested its renewal because said bespectacled individual didn’t want to be associated with the same network as Nick Groff.
Allegedly there is a feud between Groff and Bagans which recently came to light after Groff himself went on social media to explain why his show Paranormal Lockdown was canceled. It’s rumored that Bagans used his celebrity to force an ultimatum on the network. Being the cash cow for the paranormal reality world that Bagans is, seemingly the network conceded to his demands.
The “Ghosts of” franchise continued with “Morgan City” and “Devil’s Perch” but without Groff or Hartley. Although neither investigator addresses Bagans by name, it is heavily implied that he is the one they are talking about.
Conversely, another paranormal investigator who used to work with Bagans on Ghost Adventures, Dakota Laden, took to Instagram to address the escalating rumors. Laden is the creator and host of Destination Fear which also airs on Trvl Channel. He states in the video that Bagans does not have a hand in the future of his show. Shortly after saying that, it was learned that Destination Fear was canceled after four seasons. But Laden asserts that although he isn’t supported by Bagans, he had no hand in why it ended.
Zak Bagans has made a name for himself in the reality television world. His many franchises are popular among fans of the genre. In 2017, the host opened the Haunted Museum in Las Vegas where it continues to be a favored destination.
Bagans is also an author and a host away from ghost hunting. He was featured on 2022’s Halloween Wars and partnered with horror director Eli Roth to produce The Haunted Museum an anthology series airing on Discovery+.
Bagans has remained silent about the allegations against him.
Spirit Halloween Unveils ‘Horror Babies’ Including Ghostface, Pennywise, and More
Spirit Halloween is unveiling the goods a bit earlier than usual this year. For example, these little horror babies that give us infantile versions of Ghostface, Leatherface, Pennywise and Sam from Trick r’ Treat. We were already excited when they announced all-new Killer Klowns From Outer Space items, but these horror babies are making sure that they bring the goods even earlier.
The breakdown of Spirt Halloween Horror Babies goes like this:
- Trick’ r Treat Sam Horror Baby: Equipped with his signature lollipop, this Sam baby will never get fussy – as long as his new family follows the rules of Halloween.
- Scream Ghost Face Horror Baby: Perfect for classic slasher fans, this sweet Ghost Face baby comes equipped with a prop bloody knife for a baby so cute he’s to die for.
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface Horror Baby: Featuring his signature mallets, fans will need to be careful to pacify this Leatherface baby if they want to avoid getting whacked.
- IT Pennywise Horror Baby: Straight from the sewers of Derry, this Pennywise baby is sure to give any guests a sweet scare.
Horror Babies are looking fantastic and bring that very cool bit of nostalgia with them. From Ghostface to Pennywise the lineup is looking fantastic.
Each of these hauntingly adorable Horror Baby is available for purchase for $49.99 on SpiritHalloween.com, now while supplies last.
‘Talk to Me’ A24 Trailer is Chilling Us to the Bone With New Approach to Possession
The very chilling, Talk to Me reinvents the possession genre by turning the entire genre on its ear and dropping the beat on the terror. Each moment spent in the trailer is very intense and full of atmosphere.
There is a bit of Breakfast Club combined with this intensely moody possession thriller.
The synopsis for Talk to Me goes like this
When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
The film stars Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes, and Chris Alosio.
Talk to Me arrives July 28, 2023.
Nicolas Cage Plays a Very Wicked Devil in ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Trailer
Joel Kinnaman plays alongside the very wicked Nicolas Cage! Why so wicked you ask? Well cause this time around he is playing none other than the devil himself and he is bringing all of his wicked charm and red hair with it. That’s right, the first trailer for the very off the wall Sympathy for the Devil is here.
Okay, is he really the devil? Well, you are going to have to watch to find out. But, it doesn’t change the fact that this whole thing looks like its a blast out of hell and a ton of fun.
The synopsis for Sympathy for the Devil goes like this:
After being forced to drive a mysterious passenger (Nicolas Cage) at gunpoint, a man (Joel Kinnaman) finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse where it becomes clear that not everything is as it seems.
Sympathy for the Devil arrives July 28, 2023!