Two-Hour Halloween Event Airs Friday, October 30 at 9/8c on Destination America
St. Louis Media Personality and Exorcist House Aficionado Dave Glover to Serve as Interactive Correspondent
(New York, N.Y.) – With just two weeks left until Destination America makes U.S. history with the first-ever live televised exorcism, everyone involved is hard at work preparing for the most dangerous night on television – including the demonic entities. Based on preliminary reports from world-renowned psychic medium Chip Coffey, who will lead efforts to communicate with what lurks in the house during the live special, the demons know we’re coming.
EXORCISM: LIVE! airs Friday, October 30 at 9/8c on Destination America, the #1 home for paranormal programming this fall. Follow along as a team of seasoned paranormal professionals embarks on what is considered by many a dangerous mission to investigate the original Exorcist house for paranormal activity, contact its demons, and once and for all, bring peace to the most haunted home in America.
The two-hour live special will revisit the story and the frightening house that inspired the iconic movie The Exorcist on its 66th anniversary. In 1949 at a house in St. Louis, an exorcism was performed on 14-year-old Roland Doe to rid him of demonic possession. No one has ever attempted to cleanse the house of the spirits and demons that remain there, until now. EXORCISM: LIVE! will feature the cast of Destination America’s hit series GHOST ASYLUM, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, as well as psychic medium Chip Coffey.
Viewers will have the opportunity to take an active part in EXORCISM: LIVE! by following multiple live camera feeds set up around the house online at DestinationAmerica.com/ExorcismLive. Destination America encourages viewers to serve as extra eyes and ears for the team throughout the special by scanning the live camera feeds on their home computers and reporting mysterious activity either on the adjacent comment board or on Twitter. Tweet observations @DestAmerica using #ExorcismLive. Select tweets will appear live on air and help suggest where paranormal hot spots may be developing.
The social media maestro behind EXORCISM: LIVE! will be St. Louis media personality Dave Glover. As the Interactive Correspondent, Glover will report throughout the show about what’s trending on Twitter to inform the team of what room they should investigate next. If tweets pour in about anomalies in the attic, for example, the team will shift their focus to that area of the house.
Glover is no stranger to being the on-air voice for viewers, nor is he a stranger to the Exorcist house. The Dave Glover Show has been driving St. Louis home on local radio station FM NewsTalk 97.1 for more than 15 years, and the Halloween episode has become an annual favorite. In 2008, Glover ran a contest for three lucky listeners to win a nighttime investigation at the Exorcist house. Footage never before seen on television will reveal the immediate terror inflicted upon one winner and the frightening encounter that sent another running and screaming from the house.
Digital exclusives and extra information can also be found on DestinationAmerica.com. There, curious fans will find a history of the house and Roland Doe’s case as well as a field guide to the tools the EXORCISM: LIVE! team will have on hand throughout the show.
EXORCISM: LIVE! is produced for Destination America by Tremendous! Entertainment with Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, Rob Hammersley and Eddie Delbridge as executive producers. For Destination America, Fay Yu and Sara Helman are executive producers, Jodi Tovay is producer, Jane Latman is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and American Heroes Channel.
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in nearly 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters; A Haunting; Mountain Monsters; Buying Alaska; Buying the Bayou; and Railroad Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
About Tremendous! Entertainment
Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI) is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning reality television production company built on the motto “Where Character Matters,” which drives its approach on and off screen and allows the company to succeed in numerous unscripted genres from docu-series, survival and paranormal to food, history and travel. TEI delivers series that inspire, entertain and make a difference, including reality innovators like two-time James Beard award winner Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), now in its 13th year; Daytime Emmy Award-winning Rock the Park (ABC Stations); For Peete’s Sake (OWN); Ghost Asylum (Destination America); and Young Marvels (Ovation), among others. Led by Founder and CEO Colleen Needles Steward, the company is committed to telling great stories featuring passionate characters on a mission to change the world. TEI has state of the art production and post-facilities in Minneapolis, MN Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit http://tremendousinc.com/.