Ghostbuster and expert of all things paranormal, Dan Aykroyd, has lent his authoritative voice to ‘Hotel Paranormal’, an original new 10-part documentary premiering Friday, May 15 at 9pm on T&E.
Each episode in the series features unsettling stories of paranormal encounters that were experienced by people staying at grand hotels, highway motels and short-term rentals around the world.
We got a look at the first episode and its format definitely checks off everything avid paranormal fans are looking for: a dramatization of the event coupled with on-camera recounting by the person(s) involved plus insights offered by paranormal experts. The premiere even includes actual video taken during one of the paranormal encounters!
Aykroyd, of course, is the creator of the hit Ghostbusters franchise that was influenced by his family’s traditional interest in the paranormal at their home just north of the city.
“I was excited to come on board and narrate T+E’s Hotel Paranormal because I think the show is going to be a real skeptic-buster and as a believer in ghosts that makes me happy,” said Dan Aykroyd, who frequently resides at his ancestral home in the Kingston area. “I’ve been watching T+E’s paranormal programming for years and when you marry a great channel with gripping and entertaining real-life ghost stories, such as those told in Hotel Paranormal, I’m on board.”
“T+E is the home of paranormal programming and when we heard that Canada’s own Dan Aykroyd was a fan of our channel, we leaped at the chance to work together on our newest original series,” said Jamie Schouela, President, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media. “Now more than ever audiences are looking for gripping new TV shows to watch and we can’t wait to bring Hotel Paranormal to millions of Canadians, coast-to-coast.”
Hotel Paranormal reminds audiences they are never truly alone when staying in a hotel. Every year, millions of people spend the night in an unfamiliar space and most are unaware that hotels could hold dark secrets connected to a tragic past. Get shivers as guests and staff alike recall their bone-chilling revelations as they detail their unexplained encounters with the paranormal.
The first episode, titled ‘Paranormal Predator’, deals with a demonic spirit who takes possession of a travelling businessman in a Texas motel, a dark force unleashed by high school students in an Italian guest house, and an attack on a news reporter by an evil entity in a New England B&B.
Hotel Paranormal is an original Canadian series produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company. Sarah Zammit is the Series Producer. Michael Kot and Betty Orr serve as Executive Producers. Dave Tebby and Mick Grogan are Directors and Josh Pelham is the Co-Director. Overseeing the series for T+E is Sam Linton, Head of Original Content for Blue Ant Media’s Canadian channels. Blue Ant International oversees international licensing for Hotel Paranormal.
T+E is a Blue Ant Media specialty channel that offers an escape into a world brimming with fantasy, intrigue and unforgettable storytelling. From spine-tingling paranormal encounters to crush-worthy characters, T+E offers a mix of thrilling new series, fan-favourite cult series and can’t-miss TV specials for a destination that is totally entertaining.