Jason, Grant and the 'Ghost Hunters' team revisit the notoriously haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado for a live Halloween-night investigation! Stephen King took up residence at the Stanley while writing his best... more »-selling novel The Shining and the spooky goings on at the hotel reportedly served as the inspiration for his best-selling tome. Viewers will be sent on the ultimate Halloween adventure, joining the 'Ghost Hunters' in as they investigate the infamously haunted hotel. Also joining the investigation is a special guest from 'ECW' (Extreme Championship Wrestling); ghost hunting novice CM Punk!
NOW ALL OF THE BEST MOMENTS FROM THE LIVE INVESTIGATION ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU ON THIS LIMITED EDITION COLLECTORS DVD! The 'Ghost Hunters' originally investigated the Stanley in February 2006 and were met with a flurry of unexplainable occurrences including a hotel room that was a veritable hotbed of paranormal activity. Continually intrigued by the locale, our 'Ghost Hunters' will return to the Stanley for the show's first-ever live investigation, spending more time exploring some of the hotel's most notorious hot spots and enlisting viewers to help expand their search for spirits.« less
Cheryl S. from LOVELAND, CO Reviewed on 3/3/2019...
This is a must if you plan to visit the Stanley Hotel!
Bridget S. | Marlton, NJ | 08/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great episode-if there are such things as hauntings, this is the place.
The first time TAPS visited this hotel crazy stuff happend- glasses of water smashed, closet doors opened & closed while they slept- they actually caught this all on tape. More crazy stuff happend during their 2nd visit, the live episode. There were creepy voices, pianos playing (us viewers could actually hear these things.) There wasn't just the usual "cold spots" that conveniently no-one at home can feel.
This is a cool episode, pretty entertaining. Would recommend it."
Gotham Night | 10/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was a lot longer than I thought it would be. It's the special Halloween live version of TAPS investigating the Stanley Hotel again. I loved the live feel of it, you feel like you're walking right along with them and experiencing everything without editing getting in the way. There's a very creepy bit with Jason and Grant down in the employee entrance of the hotel. I don't want to give too much away but it made my skin crawl. Awesome. If you love TAPS, buy this DVD. I highly recommend it."
Good idea, very poor execution
Mike Bartlett | Chatham, Kent United Kingdom | 12/26/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Before I begin, let me begin my prefacing that I am a huge fan of the program, and own seasons 1,2 and 3 on DVD. I saw the original investigation at the Stanley, and me and my wife were really looking forward to this.
My review overall is 2 stars.
The reason is because this DVD is sloppy. The investigation was sloppy. The integraton of a wrestler who anounces at the beginning that he is "into this kind of stuff" in an unenthusiastic voice sets the scene. It was a sloppy decision to include him. Almost as sloppy as the editing.
Jay and Grant stumble on some interesting activity. The girls team lead by Donna LeCroix is professional and make expositional remarks so the audience understands what is happening without it being too 'play school'
The biggest problems are everything else! ..
* Brian and Steve amount to nothing more than a comedy duo as the presence of Live TV ("I feel like I am being watched") makes them uncomfortable and continue to talk non-stop and say silly things, the best being Brian's theory of a woman exploding mid-air to explain a cold-spot high in the air. I know Jay must have sighed when he watched this DVD back.
* Dustin who does nothing except pose and walk around like a primate - quite possibly the only TAPS member who is completely useless and thinks hot girls sit around to watch the show for him.
* The absence of Andy Andrews - where did he go? Awesome investigator who could have brought more legitimacy to this poor investigation.
* CR Punk, a wrestler who seems to occasionally disappear from the investigation, only for the audience to realise he is laying around on the beds of each room. He was bored out of his brains and wasn't anywhere to be seen at the invetigation wrap-up.
Next time the Ghost Hunters team do a DVD from a LIVE show, they should get a good editor. I honestly have never seen such sloppy work and I have seen a lot of amatuer films, believe me.
Don't waste your money on this DVD. Not recommended."
Not at their best
Stryker | Murrieta, CA United States | 09/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This live show was not really up to their usual par for interest and curiosity. There was alot of overreacting to sounds and sensations that they wouldn't have seemed to have done on the regular show. As one reviewer stated, maybe it was to try to infuse some excitement to the show. The only problem was that it tended to make it seem fake. This seemed most true when Jason and Grant were in the basement hearing what seemed to be a woman saying "hello". Their usual skepticism wasn't there (I.E - it could be an animal or with all the pipes under the building perhaps it was someone in a room somewhere) they went immediately to it being a ghost. A wrestler as a special guest? What were they thinking? This added nothing to the show (unless you are a wrestling fan). I found this to be a negative influence to the show more than a positive one. Although this was far from the best of their shows, I am a fan to the show and the theme and can give them no less than 3 stars."
Should be the whole 6 hours
Edward Lulie | Jefferson, Md. USA | 11/16/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love Taps, especially since they got rid of Brian (something touched my arm dude!) Harnois (sadly he'll be ruining the new european ghost hunters). Mr. Punk was fine, why he was there was a mystery. There are some intriguing things including the tunnel "voice" (a cat perhaps?). The show suffers from the dreadful added soundtrack noise. Just once I'd like a chance to hear what is going on without the spook music. The cuts to commercials are always "Whats that!!!" oh PLEASE. Hitchcock proved it again and again, less is more. Down sides , full screen never widescreen prior dvds had audio problems. The recent OCT 31 Waverly Sanatorium was even better than The Stanley Holloween Show except for the idiot that "hosted" the show. The guest celebrity on that show should be back, he was great as is Kris. They need to kill the noise, make it HD and widescreen. Nothing happens in three hours, that's the way it goes but Jason and Grant are always interesting."