Eli Roth Conjures Up Haunted Tales for A Ghost Ruined My Life


Susan Leighton

Professor of horror, Eli Roth is launching a new reality series on discovery+. Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life is not your typical, run-of-the-mill paranormal fare. It’s very rare that these types of shows focus on the consequences of hauntings for the individuals who are plagued by them. However, Roth aims to place the spotlight on the aftermath of these supernatural events. 

The eight, one-hour episodes will focus on how the terrified victims of encounters with ghosts, demons or poltergeists attempt to put their shattered lives back together. However, achieving normalcy after such traumatic experiences is definitely not an easy task to accomplish. According to Roth: 

“I was shocked to see how many people experience this phenomenon, and they were grateful to share their stories for the first time on camera. It’s no joke – these people’s lives were ruined by the ghost, which seemed to be the spirit’s goal. They couldn’t work, they couldn’t sleep, they didn’t have the resources to move and if they did, the spirit often followed them.”

As a director, Eli Roth excels at evoking fear in his audiences. Anyone who has seen Cabin Fever, Hostel or Green Inferno knows that he understands terror which makes him an excellent choice to helm A Ghost Ruined My Life. For fans of Travel Channel’s, A Haunting, this series should fill that sweet spot between documenting the horrifying accounts and chilling re-enactments. 

In the first offering of Roth’s series entitled, “Portal to Hell”, a mother and her son are violently attacked and tormented by an evil spirit. The second episode, “Dark Entity”, tells the story of a couple who experiences a sudden loss of a family member only to find out that a dark apparition has attached itself to them. 

If you want a frightening beginning to the Halloween season then tune into Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life on Oct. 8 streaming on discovery+, or on platforms and devices from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.