Celebrity Ghost Stories

Stars' supernatural encounters are theatrically spooky.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The show isn't out to convey any specific/overt positive messages; it's mostly concerned with promoting the existence of ghosts and other paranormal activity.

Positive role models

There's not much in the way of obvious role model content here. Some of the celebs respect the idea that the dead are communicating with them, while others are just frightened by the experience.


Some stories describe how the deceased were abused during their lifetime. Children's deaths are also sometimes discussed. Some ghosts allegedly throw, push, and/or harm things (including animals). Some of these events are reenacted, but the actual violence is blurred.

Not applicable

Words like “hell” are audible. Occasional stronger curses like “s--t” and “f--k” are bleeped.


The show's focus is more on the celebs' creepy encounters than their fame and/or performances.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Occasional references to drugs and drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this series -- in which celebrities describe their personal encounters with the supernatural -- features often-eerie reenactments of the hauntings. Some of the reenactments have violent content too, including distorted images of physical abuse and discussion of potentially upsetting topics like children's deaths. Celebs sometimes use salty language when narrating their stories (words like “hell” are audible, though those like “s--t" and “f--k” are bleeped), too. Bottom line? The show offers plenty of creepy thrills, but younger and/or more sensitive viewers may find it a little too spooky.

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What's the story?

In CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES, movie, TV, and music stars describe their personal encounters with the paranormal. Performers like Carrie Fisher, Scott Baio, Sammy Hagar, and Joan Rivers offer first-person accounts of supernatural events that range from receiving messages from departed loved ones to angering the spirits of their home’s previous tenants. Each story is dramatically reenacted with the help of special effects and eerie music.

Is it any good?


This celebrity-themed series differs from other ghostly shows in that it offers viewers the chance to be entertained by people who whave the talent to tell a good ghost story. The stars' fame also makes their stories seem a bit more believable than the average scary tale. Thanks to the show's sometimes over-the-top reenactments, some of the tales come across as theatrical rather than frightening. But viewers who like spooky stories about the paranormal will find the show somewhat amusing.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the different ways that the media approaches the subject of paranormal activity. Do you think shows like this are intended to make people believe in ghosts? Or is it just about providing chilling entertainment?

  • Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not? Do you find discussions about the paranormal interesting, scary, or just plain silly?

  • Did you know that some cultures consider ghosts and spirits an important part of their belief system?

TV details

Network:Biography Channel
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-PG

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Teen, 13 years old Written byDoctor Who Lover May 2, 2012
age 8+

Great show, but know your kid

Great show, I watch it as much as possible. But this is only my opinion, especially because I LOVE shows like this, and I've loved scary things and Halloween ever since I was around 4. Any way, great show, can get pretty creepy for younger kids, so know your child, especially because the creepiness varies between episodes and peoples stories. But I HIGHLY suggest this show, especially for sleepovers, and maybe even Halloween parties.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old December 3, 2011
age 10+

Pretty Good, From What I Remembered.

Well, I watched it once, and I remember a little of it. As I remember it, it's not even scary! I thought it was very interesting! Man, I sound like a nerd O_O. Well, maybe the effects, yes. But aren't shows based on paranormal activity supposed to be scary? Yes, yes they are.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bygreykangaroo September 20, 2010
age 10+

Some of the best ghost stories you'll hear!

Although some of the stars are people you may have never of heard of before, some are well-known. This is one of my favorite shows, though. It's really interesting, some stories are creepy and I watch it every Saturday night! Some are really good, and others aren't bad, but every episode is awesome.
What other families should know
Great messages


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