Behind the scenes of the creation of a haunted house

AMC is airing episodes of a new mini-reality series every night as part of its George Romero-hosted FearFest block of programming, and the show goes behind the scenes of the creation of a haunted house.

American Haunters is set behind the scenes of Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion in Wappingers Falls, New York, which AMC says “has become legendary for being at the forefront of live story telling, audience participation and interactive technology, and is one of the longest running haunted attractions in the nation.”

The 14 episodes, produced by Film Garden Entertainment, tell the story of the construction of this year’s haunted house. They’re just a couple minutes each and air during horror movie programming, at 8 and 10 p.m. ET every night through Halloween. All of the episodes are on AMC’s web site; here’s the first, which mostly just introduces the people who the series will follow:

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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