A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this series -- which looks at historical figures, places, and events and their relationship to hauntings and other creepy phenomena. -- may be too scary for younger and/or more sensitive viewers. Most episodes include reenactments of violent murders and/or tragic accidents, but no real blood is shown. Superstitions and various rituals are discussed, and some reenactments include drinking and and cigarette and cigar smoking.
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What's the story?
HAUNTED HISTORY looks at historical figures, places, and events that have been connected with ghostly phenomena. With the help of historians and storytellers, the show explores the legends and superstitions surrounding notorious hauntings and supernatural sightings -- from the high seas to famous five-star hotels, with highly stylized reenactments adding o the drama.
Is it any good?
Narrated by John Glover, Haunted History mixes documented facts and cultural legends to create an entertaining look at historical events. While viewers may not believe the ghostly accounts, the stories told here offer a chance to learn more about different communities and the various legends and superstitions that drive their cultures.
Folks who enjoy or are intrigued by supernatural phenomena will probably like what they find here. Others may just find the whole thing creepy. But regardless of how you feel about the subject matter, overall the series offers a unique way to talk about history.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how ghosts and supernatural phenomena are typically treated in the media. Where do these interpretations come from? Are they based on historical legends? Somebody’s imagination?
Why do cultures pass down legends and superstitions? Were you raised with any ghost stories or superstitions? Why do you think they were told to you? Was it to teach you specific lessons? To scare you?
Do you believe in ghosts?