Haunted Histories Collection – DVD Box Set Review


Just in time for Halloween, The History Channel presents this 20 episode Haunted Histories box set filled with ghouls, ghosts, zombies, and witches. Each episode of Haunted Histories delves into the folklore, myths, superstitions, and “true stories” of some of the world’s scariest tales.

Ever wonder where zombies originated from? The genesis of Halloween as we know it today? What about the origins of exorcism? Dracula’s family tree? Could Frankenstein’s monster really exist? These and many other topics are covered over the course of this collection.

Experts, authors, professors, and historians share their thoughts and insights into the some of the world’s darkest practices. This documentary series looks into the historical accounts that have resulted in some of out more prevalent and ongoing superstitions, beliefs, and spooky happenings.

The 20 episodes include: Hauntings; The Haunted History of Halloween; Poltergeists; Salem Witch Trials; Vampire Secrets; Haunted Houses; More Haunted Houses: Tortured Souls and Restless Spirits; Zombies; Voodoo Rituals; In Search of the Real Frankenstein; Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree; Exorcism: Driving Out the Devil; Witch Hunt; Exorcising the Devil; Voodoo Secrets; Haunted Tombstone; Haunted Washington, D.C.; Haunted Savannah; Haunted Hawaii; and Haunted Chicago.

For the ultimate collection of “scary” documentaries, I recommend the Haunted Histories Collection. It’s always fun to find out the truth behind the superstitions, creatures, and events we associate with the All Hallow’s Eve.

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