The Dead Files
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|The Dead Files|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||10|
|No. of episodes||180 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Painless Entertainment, Inc.|
|Original network||Travel Channel|
|Original release||September 23, 2011 –|
The Dead Files is an American paranormal television series that premiered September 23, 2011, on the Travel Channel. The program features physical medium Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi, who investigate haunted locations at the request of their client to provide proof of paranormal activity. Each partner explores the case individually. They, along with their client(s), then come together to discuss of each discovered during the program's final segment, "Reveal," when they compare their findings with one another to determine "whether it is safe for them to stay or time to get out" for the client.
On May 28, 2019, it was announced that the eleventh season will premiere on July 11, 2019.
Each episode begins with Amy's initial walk-through of the investigation site. Prior to Amy's visit, her assistant and videographer, Matt (her former husband), removes anything that might distract or influence Amy during her "channeling" session, e.g. items such as family pictures, trinkets, or personal effects. In her walk-through, Amy appears to communicate with ghosts, spirits and other entities, and often Matt asks Amy vital questions in her walk-through.
Meanwhile, Steven conducts an investigation into the history of paranormal activity and the location and interviews the client(s), the clients' family members or employees (if business is involved) and local experts in genealogy, local history and law enforcement about his findings. The footage of Steve gathering facts is often edited with Amy's walk-through of the site's paranormal phenomena to highlight certain aspects of both's discovery.
Amy then collaborates with a sketch artist to describe the entities she claims to have channeled during her walk-through, which is called "The Sketch." Her sketch is presented during the Reveal and often aligns with Steve's photographic findings.
|“||[Amy]: My name is Amy Allan. I see dead people. I speak to dead people. And they speak to me. But there's only one way to know if my findings are real. I rely on my partner.
[Steve]: I'm Steve DiSchiavi. I'm a retired New York City homicide detective. And I know every person, every house, has secrets. It's my job to reveal them.
[Amy]: But Steve and I never speak.
[Steve]: We never communicate during an investigation.
[Amy]: Until the very end.
[Steve]: Then we uncover whether it's safe for you to stay...
[Amy]: ... Or time to get out.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||8||September 23, 2011||November 11, 2011|
|2||14||March 9, 2012||July 20, 2012|
|3||36||August 10, 2012||August 2, 2013|
|4||15||November 1, 2013||January 31, 2014|
|5||21||June 12, 2014||January 3, 2015|
|6||22||April 25, 2015||January 2, 2016|
|7||19||April 2, 2016||September 17, 2016|
|8||20||February 4, 2017||September 16, 2017|
|9||13||February 3, 2018||June 8, 2018|
|10||13||June 15, 2018||September 7, 2018|
- Apparitional experience
- Ghost hunting
- Paranormal television
- Haunted locations in the United States