Jeri Klein

October. The time of year when the veil between this world and the next is said to be at its thinnest, allowing spirits to easily pass from their realm into ours. It’s Samhain, Halloween, and all the spooky celebrations in between. 

But most importantly… It’s GHOSTOBER on discovery+! That’s right, gals and ghouls. The Discovery family of networks once a year, best ghost-themed programming on the planet is back! And this year’s lineup is sure to make you scream with delight. 

According to Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer of Discovery, Inc.: 

“Halloween is a big holiday for our lifestyle brands, and while in past years each brand has delivered on themed programming in its own way, this year we joined forces to build on Travel Channel’s popular ‘Ghostober’ special event. We combined the ghost-themed series and specials from Food Network and HGTV with Travel Channel’s compelling content to curate an incredible season of scary, fun and bingeable shows across platforms. With stars like Anthony Anderson, Zak Bagans, Doris Bowman, Alyson Hannigan, Jack and Kelly Osbourne and director Eli Roth bringing the creative for these series and specials to life, fans of Halloween can watch scary stories and visual treats all month long.”

While we recommend watching all of the devilishly haunting, Ghostober shows here are a few of our recommendations to get started: 

Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel New Special Begins Streaming today on discovery+

The GA crew (Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley) returns to Goldfield, Nevada, the haunted location that made Ghost Adventures a household name. This 2-hour Ghostober special, full of new and frightening experiences is one that you don't want to miss.

The Haunted Museum New Series Begins Streaming Saturday, Oct. 2 with Two-Episode Binge on discovery+ 

Produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth, The Haunted Museum takes a deep dive into the terrifying tales behind the haunted artifacts currently on display in Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas Haunted Museum. Consisting of scripted shorts by horror master Eli Roth and his accredited team, along with commentary that only Zak Bagans can provide, this series is sure to be every horror lovers' new favorite way to ring in the spookiest time of the year. 

Outrageous Pumpkins New Season Premieres Sunday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network 

There’s nothing quite like watching master artisans carve creepily awesome images into pumpkins of all shapes and sizes to put you in the Halloween spirit. And that’s exactly what Outrageous Pumpkins with host Alyson Hannigan is all about. For the next four weeks, she leads some of the nation's best pumpkin carvers through a series of eerie challenges, designed to test their craftsmanship and artistic prowess, all in the hopes of winning the $25,000 prize and the title of Outrageous Pumpkin Champion. 

Ghost Hunters New Season Sneak Peek – Special Halloween Event Begins Streaming Sunday, Oct. 31 on discovery+ 

No Ghostober would be complete without the show that started it all! That’s right. Ghost Hunters is back with original TAPS members Jason Hawes, Steve Gonzales, Dave Tango, and newer (but equally awesome) member Shari DeBenedetti, only on discovery+. The new series revival kicks off with a special Halloween event that’s sure to warm even the darkest of hearts, as only a Ghost Hunters' special filled with familiar faces and surprise guests can.