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 9
No. of episodes 150 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Jim Casey
Rob Rosen
David E. Gerber
(co-executive) 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
Location(s) United States
Cinematography Rob Toth
Editor(s) Jason Kothmann, Stephen Carr, Vasan Insixiengmay, Patrick Reilly, Michele Gitomer
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Painless Entertainment, Inc.
Distributor Travel Channel
Original network Travel Channel
Original release September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) – present
Related shows Paranormal Cops
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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. 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 to determine "whether it is safe for them to stay or time to get out".


  1. Location
  2. "Amy's Arrival" (walk-through)
  3. "X 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"


  1. "Revisited"

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 walkthrough is inter-cut with footage of Steve gathering facts by researching the history of the location, and interviewing witness 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 reveal of evidence.

Opening introduction:

Warning message:

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Seasons Air date Number of episodes
1 2011 8
2 2012 14
3 2012 25
4 2013 14
5 2014 10
6 2014 3
7 2015 13
8 April 2016 13
9 Aug 2016 TBA

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