The Dead Files

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The Dead Files
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes180 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Jim Casey
  • Rob Rosen
  • David E. Gerber (co-executive)
  • Ross Kaiman
  • Joseph Bradley
  • Desma Simon
  • Angela Root
  • Brian Kniffel
  • Rob Mancini
  • Ashley Laub
  • Janelle Land
  • Tracy Weatherby
  • Cameron Dieterich (line prod.)
  • Carrie Paul (story prod.)
  • Oliver Becker
  • Phil Abatecola
  • Tyler Jenkins
  • Brian Paterson
CinematographyRob Toth
  • Jason Kothmann
  • Stephen Carr
  • Vasan Insixiengmay
  • Patrick Reilly
  • Michele Gitomer
Camera setupMultiple
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Painless Entertainment, Inc.
DistributorTravel Channel
Original networkTravel Channel
Original releaseSeptember 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) –
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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.[1]


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.

Opening introduction:

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23)November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)
214March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)July 20, 2012 (2012-07-20)
336August 10, 2012 (2012-08-10)August 2, 2013 (2013-08-02)
415November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)January 31, 2014 (2014-01-31)
521June 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)January 3, 2015 (2015-01-03)
622April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)January 2, 2016 (2016-01-02)
719April 2, 2016 (2016-04-02)September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17)
820February 4, 2017 (2017-02-04)September 16, 2017 (2017-09-16)
913February 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
1013June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15)September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Medium Amy Allan and Former Homicide Detective Steve Dischiavi Return for a New Season of Travel Channel's "The Dead Files"". The Futon Critic. May 28, 2019.

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