The Dead Files

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The Dead Files
Genre Paranormal
Starring Amy Allan
Steve Dischiavi
Matthew Anderson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 57 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Jim Casey
Rob Rosen
David E. Gerber
(co-executives Ross Kaiman
Producer(s) Joseph Bradley, Angela Root, Brian Kniffel, Rob Mancini, Ashley Laub, Tracy Weatherby, Cameron Dieterich
(line prod.) Carrie Paul
(story prod.)Oliver Becker, Phil Abatecola, Tyler Jenkins, Brian Paterson
Editor(s) Jason Kothmann, Stephen Carr, Vasan Insixiengmay, Patrick Reilly, Michele Gitomer
Location(s) United States
Cinematography Rob Toth
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Painless Entertainment, Inc.
Distributor Travel Channel
Original channel Travel Channel
Original release September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) – present
Related shows Paranormal Cops
External links

The Dead Files is an American paranormal television series that premiered on September 23, 2011, on the Travel Channel. The program features psychic medium Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted. The show initially airs new episodes on Fridays at 10:00 pm EST.


Partners Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi investigate purportedly haunted locations to provide proof of paranormal activity. The partners each explore the case individually and then meet at the end of the episode to compare their findings with one another as well as to the occupant of the location.


  1. Location
  2. "Amy's Arrival" (walkthrough)
  3. "12 Hours Earlier" (Steve's arrival)
  4. Rooms/Floors (Amy's investigation)
  5. Interviewees (names)
  6. Research (Steve's investigation)
  7. "The Sketch"
  8. "The Reveal"

Each episode begins with Amy's initial walkthrough of the investigation site. Amy's assistant, Matt (her former husband), visits the location prior to her arrival and removes anything that might distract or influence Amy during her "channeling" session. (Items such as family pictures, trinkets, or personal effects.) In her walkthrough, Amy appears to communicate with ghosts and spirits and gather information to be used throughout the course of the episode. This walkthrough is intercut with footage of Steve gathering facts by researching the history of the location and interviewing witness who claim to have experienced paranormal phenomena. Amy will occasionally collaborate with a sketch artist to describe the entities she claims to have channeled during her walkthrough. In the episode's climax, Amy and Steve collectively meet with their client for the reveal of evidence.

Opening introduction:

Warning message:

Sometimes they also show a written statement that any evidence gathered during the show is inadmissible in a Court of Law.

Cast and crew[edit]

  • Amy Allan - A psychic communicator and medium who claims to have a sixth sense for channeling and communicating with the dead. She comes into a location unaware of its past and begins an initial walk-through of the location through channeling.
  • Matthew Anderson - Amy's assistant/interviewer/collaborator/husband. Known as a "cleaner", Matt will visit the investigation site before Amy appears, to remove any information that he feels might unwittingly distract her from communicating with spirits during a case. He also provides video evidence by recording Amy during her channeling session.

Series overview[edit]

List of Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and BD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1
1 22 September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) August 17, 2012 (2012-08-17) September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)
2 36 November 2, 2012 (2012-11-02) July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12) N/A
3 15[1] November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01) N/A N/A

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Travel Channel Greenlights New Original Programming + Renewals of Popular Primetime Series". The Futon Critic via press release. July 15, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 

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