The Travel Channel has announced that horror icon Robert Englund will host Shadows of History, a new documentary series about creepy real-life events. Consisting of six one-hour episodes, the show will feature different strange stories pulled straight from the headlines.
Travel Channel general manager Jane Latman stated: “How can you make fascinating and petrifying stories even more scary? Add the genius of Robert Englund. As if tales of flying monsters, zombie cannibals and ghost ships were not enough, we are cranking up the volume for maximum impact. And our fans are going to go nuts for this legendary actor.”
Shadows of History is expected to premiere sometime later this year, exclusively on Travel Channel.
Robert Englund resurrects the frightening, odd and creepiest stories ripped straight from the headlines of yesteryear. Newspapers from America’s past document bizarre, mysterious accounts that seem too incredible to be true. With the help of historians and scholars, Englund makes every episode an immersive experience designed to raise goose bumps and quicken pulses. And every thrill ride is all the more terrifying because it isn’t the work of a science fiction writer, but originally a news article reported in the American press.