Parents' Guide to

Freak Encounters

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mythical monsters attack real people in mediocre prank show.

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Watched it as a kid

I havent watched it at all recently i watched it as a kid and loved it. It can be a little scary but they make it clear that it isn't real. (note: NOT a parent)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Freak Encounters combines two reality genres: the practical joke and the mythical investigation. One of these is done well. The pranks are well-planned and well-executed, and the victims are usually completely fooled. Their real sense of fear is compelling to watch, as is their obvious relief when they realize they are not about to get mauled by a monster. The educational component is less interesting. The experts describe legendary beasts, some less well-known than others, with plenty of guesswork. Sure, that's to be expected in a show about myths, but this section of the program just feels underdeveloped.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 19, 2010
  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: November 5, 2022

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