Eli Roth and Zak Bagans continue their collaboration with a new season of The Haunted Museum, beginning this October.
The scripted series based on the artifacts on display in Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in Las Vegas will debut on Thursday October 26 at 10/9c on Travel Channel.
The premiere episode features a cursed bed from Nevada’s Bunny Ranch Brothel that supposedly had a hand in taking the life of Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof.
Other objects that get the spotlight this season include a cauldron found in serial killer Ed Gein’s home, evil puppets said to possess a person’s soul, an ancient, mummified head, a ritual coffin, a demonic guitar, and many more.
Check out the complete preview of Season 2 of The Haunted Museum below (courtesy of Travel Channel) for information about each episode as well as the history behind the cursed objects:
“The Devil’s Cauldron”
Premieres Thursday, November 2 at 10/9c
In this surreal take on the Ed Gein story, a nurse named Jessie inadvertently comes into contact with a cauldron once used by the infamous grave robber and murderer to render the flesh of his victims. When she becomes infected by the evil attached to the cauldron, she begins having terrifying visions and supernatural encounters with a horrifying stranger. As her condition worsens, Jessie descends into a nightmare traversing time and space.
Inspired Object From Zak’s Museum: After purchasing Ed Gein’s cauldron at a Gein estate sale in 1958, Evelyn Mair’s family had many negative experiences with the cursed item, forcing them to get rid of it.
“Satanic Six String”
Premieres Thursday, November 9 at 10/9c
A troubled teenager stumbles across an old guitar while exploring an abandoned farmhouse. When he plays it, he begins having nightmarish visions of a serial killer who is dead set on continuing his murderous rampage from beyond the grave.
Inspired Object From Zak’s Museum: This guitar was said to be owned by a 13-year-old boy who was found lying dead on his bed with the guitar draped across him. The seller’s online listing mentions black magic, devil worship and more.
“The Evil Puppet Twins”
Premieres Thursday, November 16 at 10/9c
After his ailing grandfather dies, teenager Arthur discovers two vintage puppets in his attic. Once released, the puppets begin to haunt the house with evil intent, looking for a new victim to control.
Inspired Object From Zak’s Museum: A pair of 1800s wooden marionettes with glass eyes that had to be removed from the Carmel Doll Shop in Pacific Grove, California, after a doll collector experienced a series of disturbing events.
“The Stone Face”
Premieres Thursday, November 30 at 10/9c
While working at a wealthy art collector’s mansion, a young man finds an ancient stone carving with supernatural powers that suck him into a hellish, hallucinatory nightmare.
Inspired Object From Zak’s Museum: A famous Iron Age carving haunted item Zak bought from the Metamora Museum with suspicions of having an ancient Celtic curse attached.
“Halloween Ritual Coffin”
Premieres Thursday, December 7 at 10/9c
A teenager steals a prop coffin on Halloween night unaware that it’s cursed with an ancient evil that latches onto him each Halloween after that. Three decades later, Richard has grown into a tormented serial killer who realizes his last option to break the curse involves recruiting help from the coffin’s previous owner.
Inspired Object From Zak’s Museum: According to Zak, “This miniature coffin is filled with a human skull, human hair, rattlesnake rattles, etc. I found it in Virginia City, Nevada, at a woman’s old storage unit. She told me a family owned it and said it was cursed and to never open it.”
“The Witch’s Head”
Premieres Thursday, December 14 at 10/9c
William, a wealthy collector of antique oddities, acquires an ancient, mummified head for his personal collection. When he inexplicably slips into an unresponsive state, his family soon discovers that they are being haunted by a malicious entity and are left to fend for themselves against an unimaginable evil.
Inspired Object From Zak’s Museum: One of the most visually terrifying items in Zak’s collection, he alleges it belonged to a Swedish man who was killed for witchcraft in Scotland.
“The Secret Society Skeleton”
Premieres Thursday, December 21 at 10/9c
A journalist named Georgia discovers an old 16mm movie buried in the yard of the Gothic mansion she has just moved into. Intrigued, she screens the film, only to be shocked by disturbing images of a secret society’s blood rituals. She becomes obsessed with unravelling the mystery and the skeleton they use in their rituals, but when she discovers a secret too frightening to ignore, obsession turns to madness as she becomes possessed by the dark forces surrounding her.
Inspired Object From Zak’s Museum: Inspired by two skeletons that belonged to an Odd Fellows fraternal society, likely part of initiation rituals that brought recruits face-to-face with their own mortality.
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