30 September 2022 – Paramount+ launches UK original series HAUNTINGS from 28th October - just in time for Halloween.
The four-part premium series unpacks paranormal activities that have captured the imagination and defied explanation for years, including a poltergeist in London, hostile hauntings in Scotland, demonic drownings and the farmhouse tale that inspired Hollywood’s horror writers.
Alongside interviews with victims and witnesses at the heart of these paranormal occurrences, HAUNTINGS includes commentary from experts who attempt to explain the inexplicable.
Famous British cases are explored including The Enfield Poltergeist which inspired a major part of Hollywood’s “The Conjuring Universe” and made national news in the late 1970s. Featuring firsthand testimony from former BBC Radio journalist Roz Morris and former Daily Mirror photographer Graham Morris, the case remains shrouded in mystery.
In Scotland, the myth of George Mackenzie – Edinburgh’s famous medieval executioner buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh - is explored. After his spirit reportedly was awoken in the nineties, many visitors to the graveyard continue to share images of unexplained injuries blaming Mackenzie’s ghost. These activities hit a disturbing climax with a local graveyard tour guide’s flat mysteriously burnt down, preventing him from writing a book on Mackenzie, and exorcist Colin Grant sadly passing away shortly after visiting the tomb. Reports of paranormal activity in Greyfriars Kirkyard continue to occur even to this day.
Facing countless instances of scrutiny over the years, these stories of suspected supernatural activity cannot simply be explained away. Each episode dives deep into these cases, exploring the incidents from the first rumblings in the walls and moving furniture, to claims of levitating children, injuries and lives changed forever.
Combining personal testimony from exclusive contributors with archive footage and dramatic
reconstruction, HAUNTINGS provides a unique look at these tales of poltergeists, exorcisms and the paranormal.
HAUNTINGS joins Paramount+’s growing lineup of unscripted originals including: THE BOX,
RISE OF THE BILLIONAIRES and WHO KILLED MEREDITH KERCHER, alongside upcoming series including PERVERT: HUNTING THE STRIP SEARCH CALLER, LOVE RATS and CHALET GIRLS.
HAUNTINGS is coming to Paramount+ this October