Well, Halloween just got a whole lot creepier. On Friday -- the eve of Halloween -- Destination American will air its eeriest program yet: a live exorcism. The special -- titled “Exorcism: Live!” -- will take place in the very same St. Louis home that inspired the 1973 horror film, “The Exorcist,” after a young boy named Ronald Doe was allegedly possessed 66 years ago.
“As we step into one of the most haunted and well-known spirit destinations in America, ‘Exorcism: Live!” will show exactly what is inside this infamous, highly dangerous and possessed home,” Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America, said a statement. “By actually exorcizing this iconic house live, Destination America will do what it does best -- bringing never before seen experiences to television.”
Entertainment Weekly noted that although this isn’t the first time an exorcism has been televised (NBC aired a televised exorcism in 1971) it will be the first time that a house will be exorcized from evil spirits on live TV.
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Producer Jodi Tovay explained to Variety that the upcoming special, which will star psychic medium Chip Coffey and the cast of “Ghost Asylum” (better known as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers), will cleanse the allegedly haunted home that is “hot” with paranormal activity. Tovay described the home's forthcoming cleansing ritual as a “hybrid of an exorcism and a blessing.” She also noted how "dangerous" the exorcism could potentially be.
“The worst-case scenario is that one of these entities will attach to someone,” Tovay said.
Supernatural-lovers can either watch “Exorcism: Live!” on Friday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m. on Destination America or they can catch the uncut, livestream of the exorcism here. Several cameras wll be set up throughout the home to catch every single, chilling moment of the live exorcism.
“Exorcism: Live!” will air on Friday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m. EDT on Destination America.