Three New Series & Returning Favorite Head to Investigation Discovery This October
This October, Investigation Discovery, America's most-watched true crime network, celebrates the spookiest month of the year with the scariest stories of all: ones that are real. Featuring the premiere of three new series and the return of one hair-raising fan-favorite, ID's packed lineup is sure to make you question what that bump in the night truly is.
The month kicks off with a new series that hits a little too close to home. In HOME ALONE (Thursday, October 12 at 10/9c), quiet, suburban homes become the setting for unimaginable horror, featuring stories of angry stalkers, disgruntled exes and holiday celebrations turned bloody. Four days later comes the premiere of HORROR AT THE CECIL HOTEL (Monday, October 16 at 10/9c), which explores the shocking number of deaths and tragedies associated with Los Angeles' infamous Cecil Hotel, while examining if an underlying evil connects the sinister incidents or if they are a mere coincidence. The chills and thrills keep coming with the premiere of THE MURDER CASTLE (Saturday, October 28 from 8-11pm ET), a three-part miniseries examining the story of H.H. Holmes, an evil entrepreneur and America's first serial killer, who took advantage of the millions of people in Chicago for the World's Fair in 1893.
The final hair-raising event in the spookiest month of the year comes with the return of DEAD SILENT (Tuesday, October 17 at 10/9c), proving just how dark and desolate the great outdoors can be when no one can reach you or hear you scream.
The full schedule of eerie series in October is below in order of premiere date:
· HOME ALONE
Series Premieres Thursday, October 12 at 10/9c
When night falls and you're the only one at home, the coziest of houses can transform into a sinister, unfamiliar labyrinth. A noise in the yard or an unfamiliar shadow down the hall can send shivers down the spine, especially when you discover there is someone else in the house. In the suspense-filled new series HOME ALONE, a quiet suburban house becomes the setting for unimaginable horror. Highlighting stories of revengeful exes who refuse to disappear, the victims find that the walls around them are no longer a safe sanctuary
· HORROR AT THE CECIL HOTEL
Series Premieres Monday, October 16 at 10/9c
Since it opened its doors in 1924, there have been a staggering amount of deaths and tragedies associated with Los Angeles' infamous Cecil Hotel. Is there a correlation with these sinister incidents or is it a mere coincidence? Documenting three different unexplained mysteries, each eerie hour of HORROR AT THE CECIL HOTEL plays out like a true-crime story with a supernatural twist. The miniseries explores a simple question: is there an underlying evil that connects the disturbing events that seem to continually haunt the Cecil? As the stories evolve, the history of the nightmarish hotel plays a central character to the tragic events, exploring stories such as: the mystery of Elisa Lam who suspiciously drowned in the hotel water tank; a history of serial killers who stayed in Room 1402; and bizarre murder-suicides that tainted the hotel's reputation.
· DEAD SILENT
Season Two Premieres Tuesday, October 17 at 10/9c
In DEAD SILENT, myth, urban legend, and horror-movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted TALES too frightening to be imaginary. Showing just how dark and desolate the great outdoors can be when no one can reach you, each hour-long episode features one spine-tingling and terrifying true story, interwoven with expert commentary from local authorities, true-crime experts, and psychologists, as well as first-person accounts from many of the victims who survived these nightmarish events.
· THE MURDER CASTLE
Series Premieres Saturday, October 28 from 8-11pm ET
The three-part miniseries THE MURDER CASTLE delivers the definitive story of H.H. Holmes, America's first serial killer. H.H. Holmes was the alias of Dr. Herman Webster Mudgett, an evil entrepreneur who took advantage of the millions flocking to Chicago looking for work during the World's Fair in 1893. His pharmacy and World's Fair Hotel provided the perfect facade for the deranged madman to lure victims to his "murder castle." He designed the building himself and built it - in stages and in secrecy - so only he knew the deceptions, from an elaborate maze of death traps to rigging rooms with poisonous gas. He built the castle with stolen money and kept business brisk with dead bodies, selling his victims as skeletons for medical schools. Holmes racked up quite the body count, some believe as many as 200, while also accumulating substantial debt, and his bleak, financial prospects would eventually be his undoing.
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