One of the brand new original projects to check out + this Ghostober is a horror anthology series titled The haunted museum, a collaboration between Eli roth and Zak Bagans.
Each episode of the new series features terrifying “horror mini-films” which are all based on some of the most cursed artifacts in the haunted Bagans Museum in Las Vegas.
“My museum is full of amazing objects and artifacts and the stories behind them. They are told daily by my guides at the museum. But being able to collaborate with Eli Roth, now telling the stories in a cinematic way, experiencing it in all the ways he does in his other horror movies that have given us nightmares… I mean, that is the ultimate, ”Bagans said. of his new series.
Roth said more about what to expect: “I’ve never seen an anthology show like this. I’ve never seen a show that tells you a terrifying story, and then you can see the object. If you were a child and you saw The monkey’s paw, or ‘La Caisse’ of Horror show, and then that thing was real, and it’s there, and it really exists, and there’s real people that’s terrified of it, I’d lose my mind.
The series is currently airing on discovery +. With 10 hours of terror on the horizon, here’s a look at 10 of the spookiest, most real-life haunted artifacts found in the Haunted Museum.
Bela Lugosi’s mirror
The idea of owning a mirror that once belonged to the iconic actor sounds alluring until you discover this artifact’s reputation for playing with your mind. Those who watched him reported spying on a dark figure behind them.
The devil’s rocking chair
This artifact shares links to Ed and Lorraine Warren and the file related to The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It. It is said to be the site of the exorcism of young David Glatzel, featured in the opening scene of the film. This article has a knotty reputation; the exhibition to close after reporting paranormal activity by guests.
Ed Gein’s Cauldron
Those who know the serial killer and cannibal Ed Gein, who inspired both psychopath and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, will have no problem figuring out why that particular item is cursed. Said to have been originally purchased in a 1958 estate sale, this antique cauldron could have been the killer’s favorite kitchen tool. It is now part of the impressive collection of Bagans.
Steve McQueen’s wooden statue
To everyone, actor Steve McQueen was known as the King of Cool in the ’60s and’ 70s. To horror fans, however, he is perhaps best known for his role in The blob. Regardless, the star doesn’t exactly have a reputation for owning haunted artifacts, which makes this carved wooden statue all the more intriguing. Fortunately, we’ll find out more about this in an upcoming episode of The haunted museum.
Charles Manson television
The haunted museum houses an entire room dedicated to Charles Manson memorabilia, but the TV is one of the most unexpected artifacts. This particular television is from Manson’s prison cell and bears engravings of the cult leader.
Staircase of the house of the demon
It was not enough to film a documentary about the house where the Ammons’ haunt occurred; Bagans also bought it. It’s even more impressive considering the house, dubbed Demon House, pissed off the seasoned paranormal expert more than any other. He eventually bulldozed the place, but not before leading back up the stairs to the haunted museum.
John Murrell’s Preserved Thumb
That’s right, the Bagans collection also includes body parts. In this case, it’s the pickled thumb of one of the most infamous outlaws, John Murrell. The story of Murrell’s buried treasure was immortalized in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but the outlaw has caused quite a bit of trouble in his life. So you know this artifact comes with a mischief story.
The Westerfield Dollhouse
Dollhouses are inherently scary, but the background of this artifact increases fear tenfold. It is a replica of a historic San Francisco house in which satanic rituals were performed by founder of the Church of Satan Anton LaVey and occult filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Look for this item to be featured in the upcoming series.
The Dybbuk Box has slowly developed a reputation in horror movies, but expect The haunted museum to dig into the story behind that particular artifact. The wine cellar initially sold on eBay would house a demon inside and directly inspired Ownership.
Peggy the doll
If there’s one thing that constantly seems to scare Bagans away, it’s the dolls. The Haunted Museum has a large collection of them, but Peggy stands out as one of the most haunted, thanks to her penchant for physical discomfort. Expect this little terror to be featured in an episode.
“I’ll tell you something,” Bagans said. “Many different items came into my collection, but when Peggy entered my museum, there was a bag on her head. When Jane Harris lifted this bag from her head, a swarm of black flies started flying all around my head – and this is the first time. We filmed lots of different episodes with lots of different first haunted artifacts, but after this swarm of flies started buzzing around my head, I got up and started destroying my own setting. I started hitting my own set and had to go out. We had to stop filming. This is what everyone should understand: these objects retain a lot of power. A lot.”
Log on to discovery + now to see haunted artifacts come to life in The haunted museum.