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) – present
External links

The Dead Files is an American paranormal television series that premiered on September 23, 2011, on the Travel Channel. The program features physical medium Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted.[1][2]


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 with the occupant of the location to determine "whether it is safe for them to stay or time to get out".

Each episode begins with Amy's initial walk-through 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, e.g. items such as family pictures, trinkets, or personal effects. In her walk-through, Amy appears to communicate with ghosts and spirits and gathers information to be used throughout the course of the episode. This walk-through is inter-cut with footage of Steve gathering facts by researching the history of the location, and interviewing witnesses who claim to have experienced paranormal phenomena. Amy collaborates with a sketch artist to describe the entities she claims to have channeled during her walkthrough. In the episode's climax, Amy and Steve together meet with their client for the presentation of evidence.

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. ^ Moye, David (September 22, 2011). "Travel Channel Show 'The Dead Files' Pits Paranormal Against Criminology". HuffPost. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Rose, Lacey (August 4, 2011). "Travel Channel Orders 'The Dead Files'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 8, 2018.

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