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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LOS ANGELES, CA): After a chance encouter led to AGH TV's Chad Calek to cross paths with legendary Documentary Filmmaker Nick Broomfield, who's list of "cult classic" documentaries include "Kurt & Courtney", "Biggie And Tupac", "Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer" and countess others, Broomfield, who is one of Calek's publicly admitted inspirations for becoming a documentary filmmaker, recently invited Calek to his home, in which both Award-Winning Filmmakers were inspired by an idea for a documentary that they both could work on together.

While Calek and Broomfield have just begun discussing the possibility of working together, with both filmmakers being known for brutal honesty and "pushing the bar" when it comes to taking cameras where they typically never go, the concept of a BROOMFIELD/CALEK documentary is a truly exciting possibility to many.

"Rarely in life do you get the chance to meet your heroes. And if you do get the chance to meet them, quite often they let you down as people. This was just the opposie with Nick. One might expect a guy who's been making hit documentaries for 30 years, in which his films have consisently changed the landscape of what's possible within the documentary genre, to be a bit full of himself. Nick couldn't have defied this expectation any more, as he's completely humble, incredibly kind, and still to this day, overwhelmingly passionate about filmmaking, as I found even myself being effected by his energy. I quickly realized that there's a reason he's amongst the best in the world, as filmmaking is in his blood. It's not his job... it's who he is. Simply put, everything I had hoped he would be... he was," says Calek. "So to not only meet him, but to be able to call him my friend and quite possibly a co-director of a new project, well.. that's a dream come true, right? This is why people move to Los Angeles. Because you hope that one day that things like this will happen. And it just so happened that I met Nick at the perfect time, as AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER has recenly become my first certified 'hit' documentary, as with 'AGH' first becoming the #2 most popular horror film on iTunes this past May, and with 'AGH' currently being the #1 most-watched documentary in America on HULU, Nick was able to see that I'm not just a 'super-fan', but a fellow filmmaker that understands and respects the craft of story telling. "

Please feel free to watch the video posted below, which Calek and Broomfield filmed after meeting to discuss their idea for a potential new documentary.

"One ultimately never knows what will or won't pan out in the enertainment business, but what I can tell you is that we're both passionate about the idea we discussed, we're both doing some initial leg work to see how possible the idea would be to bring to life, and we're both in a position in our careers where we can freely choose to work on whatever we want, which is key to acually getting shit done in Hollywood. Needless to say, I'm excited about the concept of a Broomfield/Calek documentary, as we're both willing to do whatever is necessary to document the truth of a situation. Needless to say, I'll keep everyone updated," said Calek, adding, "Damn... how exciting, huh?"

Calek leave on his "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" TOUR on Oct. 1st, which will span 25 cities in 32 days, making the "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" TOUR the most ambitious indie film tour ever attempted. For tickets to ALL 25 TOUR DATES, please visit www.aghtelevision.com/events

Thank you for supporting independent film.

- AGH Television

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LOS ANGELES, CA): Chad Calek's "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD TOUR" will be giving attendees the chance to experience the cutting edge world of PARANORMAL VIRTUAL REALITY, as attendees of ALL 25 TOUR DATES will get the chance to step into the haunted third chapter of the INSIDIOUS series of films, with a VR experience titled "INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 - INTO THE FURTHER".

To see the physical responses of those brave enough to enter this world, click the video below. As you'll see, anyone choosing to take on the world of PARANORMAL VIRTUAL REALITY had better bring their courage!

For those attending the BRING OUT YOUR DEAD TOUR, the PARANORMAL VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE is offered to GOLD and V.I.P. TICKET ATTENDEES.

To get your "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD TOUR" tickets to ALL 25 TOUR DATES, visit www.aghelevision.com/events.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LOS ANGELES, CA): Chad Calek's long time friend, AGH "Core Unit" Paranormal Investigator and Black Flood Diesel vocalist GREG MOOG will be joining the host lineup for ALL 25 "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" tour dates!
 
In 2005, Moog appeared in Calek's now "cult-classic" 2005 "TERROR NORMAL: THE GHOSTS OF THE WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM" paranormal investigation documentary, which chronicled the longest active investigation to ever take place at the five-story, 180,000 square foot abandoned tuberculosis hospital, located in Louisville, KY. Part 1 of Terror Normal was released online for free in January of 2005, in which the video gained over 300,000 in 30 days due to the overwhelming amount of legitimate paranormal activity captured throughout the investigation (42 pieces of "CLASS A" evidence), as well as the charisma of what would become a "celebrity" cast that included not only Moog, but also AGH "CORE UNIT" INVESTIGATORS Justin Holstein, Joe Ansley and Calek, who would go on to appear in the A&E Television Special "THE GHOST PROPHECIES", while Calek who also become the Co-Star and Director of A&E's hit series "PARANORMAL STATE", and lastly, the "TERROR NORMAL" cast also Jesse Hasek and Lewis Cosby of the Alternative Metal band TEN YEARS, which would sell over 1 million records by 2015 due to hits like WASTELAND, BEAUTIFUL and SHOOT IT OUT.
 
You can watch "TERROR NORMAL: THE GHOSTS OF THE WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM" by CLICKING HERE to become a subscriber of AGH TELEVISION.
 
On the "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" TOUR, Moog will be taking part in the "PARANORMAL EVIDENCE PRESENTATION" as well as all "Q&A SESSIONS" and "MEET & GREET" sessions at each tour stop. Also an accomplished musician, Moog will be joining Calek on the tour bus for an acoustic live music performance during the V.I.P. wrap party, which will occur on each night of the tour.
 
To watch trailer to TERROR NORMAL and to watch Greg Moog's "INTO THE LIGHT" Black Flood Diesel music video, directed by Calek on in Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, click play on both videos below.
 
TO GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD TOUR", YOU CAN CLICK HERE!
 
Thank you for supporting independent film and touring. We'll see you on the road!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LOS ANGELES, CA, 9.17.15): CHAD CALEK'S TRUE INDEPENDENT AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL "AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER" DOCUMENTARY CONTINUES IT'S RUN ATOP THE HULU CHARTS.

19722 10152876187140777 2006011769371114350 nFor seven consecutive days, Award-Winning Filmmaker Chad Calek's autobiographic "AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER" documentary, which is distributed by Gravitas Venutures, has been dominating the HULU charts on multiple platforms.

After debuting at the bottom of the "POPULAR DOCUMENTARY" charts on HULU on Sept 3rd, 2015, what occurred over the next seven days is the stuff that Hollywood dreams are made of, as "word of mouth" surrounding Calek's AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER documentary (also known to fans simply as "AGH") exploded, driving AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER to the top of the "POPULAR DOCUMENTARY" chart with a bullet, becoming the the #1 most-watched documentary in AMERICA on HULU on Sept. 10th. What's even more impressive, is that since taking over the #1 spot on the "POPULAR DOCUMENTARY" chart... it's barely budged, as "AGH" was still the #1 most-watched documentary as of 10pm EST on Sept 17th, gaining more daily views than the hugely popular "SOAKED IN BLEACH" Kurt Cobain conspiracy documentary, the "AMY WINEHOUSE: A FINAL GOODBYE" documentary and Showtime's ALLEN IVERSON documentary, just to name a few.

During this week-long run, the only time that AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER was dethroned from the #1 spot on the "POPULAR DOCUMENTARY" HULU chart for any lasting period of time, was on Sept. 11th for only a matter of 10 hours, in which the "9.11 FALLING MAN" documentary took the #1 spot over just after 1 pm EST, as the country remembered and focused on the 9.11 terrorist attacks. But even in the midst of national remembrance of the worst domestic terrorist attack in the history of the United States, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER would reclaim its #1 charting just before midnight on 9.11, in which it has remained atop the HULU "POPULAR DOCUMENTARY" charts ever since. Needless to say, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER's distributor, Gravitas Ventures, who inked a deal with Calek in January of 2015, is extremely pleased with the success of Calek's autobiographical documentary.

AGH GRAVITAS ARTWORK ATT JPEG FORMAT 2"Gravitas Ventures has been a proud supplier of movies to Hulu & Hulu Plus for more than 5 years and we are always excited when a film like AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER finds an appreciative audience among their adventurous customers," said Gravitas Ventures Vice President of Filmmaker Relations Chad Miller. "The filmmaker behind AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER, Chad Calek, has a strong following from his work on paranormal television shows, and Calek takes that experience several steps further with this scary and exciting film. Any horror fan should check it out."

In addition to Calek's success on HULU'S "POPULAR DOCUMENTARY" chart, "AGH" is also now charting on additional HULU charts, such as HULU'S "POPULAR PARANORMAL" chart, as since Sept. 10th, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER has maintained its position as the #1 the most-watched "POPULAR PARANORMAL" film in AMERICA on HULU as well!

And last, but not least, on HULU's most competitive chart, which is the broad sweeping "POPULAR MOVIES" chart, which keeps track of all views for all films (of all formats) released by HULU, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER reached as high as #4 on "POPULAR MOVIES" chart on Sept. 16th, beating out over 20,000 titles distributed by HULU.

During the successful run that 'AGH' has enjoyed on Hulu, Calek hasn't had time yet to enjoy his accomplishments, as besides a spattering on Periscope appearances, Calek's been been relatively silent on social media due to the fact that he's simultaneously prepping for his forthcoming "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" FILM PRESENTATION TOUR, which with 25 shows spanning 33 total days, the "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" tour is the longest, most ambitious independent film tour ever attempted. But Calek has promised during a recent Periscope session that he's hired a full-time filmmaker to shoot, edit and post daily footage of the "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD TOUR, which begins on Oct. 1st at the historically haunted Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA (www.aghtelevision.com/events). In addition, Calek did release the following comment for this press release. 

"First off, I sincerely apologize for being as silent as I've been on social media, as I promise that we're taking the appropriate steps to ensure I can remain as active as I typically am when it comes to interacting with my fans, friends, family and supporters. When it comes to AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER's success on HULU, needless to say, I'm blown away by the the nation's response. While I believed in 'AGH' from day one, I've been around long enough to know there's no such thing as a 'sure thing' in Hollywood. But thankfully, through the support of my business partner, Thomas, my manager, Curt, my agent, David, my best friend and fellow producer, Justin, and my wife, Laura, we were able to land a distribution deal through Gravitas Ventures, who thankfully understood my vision as a filmmaker, and believed in AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER enough to release it to the masses via countless carriers, including HULU, which 'AGH' was released via HULU PLUS on Sept. 3rd, 2015. From there, it took seven days for America to speak. And when she spoke, she spoke loud and clear. AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER is unlike any other paranormal documentary ever made. And now... it's also officially a success by any measure. As much as I would love to take credit for this, I simply cannot. AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER's success is testament to the power of not only the film's message, but more importantly, it's a testament to the power of our fans who have been tirelessly spreading the message of AGH since our very first 'indie' screening in Estes Park, CO, back in 2012. Our fans are the secret to the sauce, so to speak. They're the 'magic' in the bullet. So if you're one of those fans and you're reading this, to steal a lyric from my boy Joey Steed, when it comes to the success of AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER... 'you're the reason'. Although words could never properly demonstrate the depth of our gratitude, on behalf of my parents, as well as the entire AGH TV familia, we sincerely thank you all for making AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER to the #1 most-watched documentary in America." - Chad Calek, "AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER" Star, Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Music Supervisor and Narrator

AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER is currently available to watch on HULU PLUS, as well as iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Dish Network, Direct TV, Playstation, XBox, Verizon FIOS and most cable television carriers in the U.S. and Canada.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LOS ANGELES, CA): The "AGH TV" online store is now shipping three brand new "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" TOUR merch items, including HATS, T-SHIRTS and POSTERS (SEE GRAPHIC BELOW)! To check out the new "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD TOUR" merchandise, please CLICK HERE!

Also, please note that AGH TV Creator and Award-Winning Director Chad Calek will be autographed the first 20 orders of the "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" tour posters, which you can visit the "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" POSTER ORDER PAGE by CLICKING HERE!

And as always... thank you ALL for supporting independent film and touring!

- AGH TV

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON 9.9.15 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Thank you all for your incredible support in making AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER the #1 most-watched documentary in AMERICA on HULU!

It's a landmark accomplishment that we'll never forget.

Again... thank you all.

- THE ENTIRE AGH TELEVISION TEAM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LOS ANGELES, CA): THE OFFICIAL "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" TOUR BUS IS BOOKED!

AMERICA... HERE WE COME!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (MANHATTAN, NYC): Chad Calek's "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD TOUR" will be returning to MANHATTAN, NY, for the first time since the sold out A BLOOD RED SKY tour in 2012! But this time, the "Core Unit" continues their trend of moving from hotel ballrooms to proper art house theaters, as the BRING OUT YOUR DEAD TOUR will be hosted on Oct. 24th at the PRODUCER'S CLUB ARTHOUSE THEATER in the heart of Hell's Kitchen!

"This feels right. I'm obviously a fan of true indie theaters, and The Producer's Club is a historic art house venue, in which the owners also run the Hell's Kitchen Film Fest. Needless to say, this feels right for us. I mean, does it get any more 'indie' than screening your film in Hells Kitchen? I mean, the last time I was in Hell's Kitchen, I was screening AGH for Frank Miller in his home, in which I remember thinking to myself how cool that entire area was and how much I would love to hold an event in Hell's Kitchen. I didn't expect it to happen then fast, but I'm obviously extremely excited about our venue for this year's tour," says AGH TV Creator and Director Chad Calek.Tickets for the Oct. 24th PRODUCER'S CLUB THEATER "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD" TOUR event can by purchased by CLICKING HERE.

To our friends, fans and supporters in Manhattan, we'll see you all in Hell's Kitchen!

- AGH TELEVISION

www.aghtelevision.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (LOS ANGELES, CA): HULU PLUS RELEASES "AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER" ON SEPT. 3RD, 2015!

We're extremely proud to announce that AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER is NOW AVAILABLE on HULU PLUS!

Thank you all for your incredible support and help in making a national release of AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER a reality!

- AGH TELEVISION

www.aghtelevision.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (DAVENPORT, IA): Way back in November of 2008, just before Thanksgiving, I traveled to freezing cold Davenport, IA, to finish editing a film with Justin, as he told me that if I could make it to Davenport for the weekend, he could set up an edit bay for me to work during the day in the Davenport Bag and Paper Co. building, in which the owner would also allow us to be the first to ever ghost hunt the reportedly haunted structure at night. This was incredibly exciting to me, not only because the Davenport Bag and Paper Co. building was the first fireproof, concrete building ever constructed west of the Mississippi River, in which it was also built directly on top of the grounds of a major battle between Chief Blackhawk's Sauk Indian warriors and the advancing revolutionary front, but more importantly, I was stoked because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE being THE FIRST TO INVESTIGATE reportedly haunted locations, as if your investigation ields resulrs, the legend and lore of that location will start with you and your investigation. It's one of the few chances in life that you'll ever get the opportunity to truly be a part of authentic history. So after accepting Justin's invitation, I made my way to Davenport, in which upon landing, Justin told me that the owner of the building had invited us to shoot some guns before getting down to business. And when I say guns... I mean some MASSIVE FUCKING DEATH CANNONS!

CLICK PLAY BELOW TO WATCH JUSTIN DISCUSS THE VISIT TO THE GUN RANGE.

CLICK PLAY BELOW TO WATCH CHAD AND JUSTIN SHOOT THE 50 CAL. DEATH CANNON!CLICK PLAY BELOW TO WATCH CHAD LEARN HOW TO LOWER HIS HEART RATE BY PINCHING HIS VEGAS NERVE, WHICH IS LOCATED IN HIS BUTT.

So after finishing up at the gun range, which truly was a great time, despite the fact that I'm a flame-throwing liberal that wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment, Justin and I went to eat chilli at our favorite local chilli spot, just before returning to the Davenport Bag and Paper Co. Building to finish up editing.

full 21The plan was that as soon darkness had fully arrived, we would walk around a bit and feel the place out, just before we got down to the business of aggressively challenging the building's reports of paranormal activity, which were quite intense. In fact, the activity was said to be so intense that two employees had recently quit their jobs because of the amount of terrifying paranormal activity that was occurring in the building during the daylight hours, which truly peaked my interest. Why? To be honest, through my research over the last 25 years, it's become obvious to me that the human mind is easily self manipulated, in which the psyche will often begin creating monsters, ghouls and ghosts once an individual is introduced to fear. Darkness is scary. Darkness is uncertain. Darkness is emotionally forceful. Since mankind was created, mankind has been distrusting and fearful of the dark, and with good reason. Crime happens at night at a rate 80 percent higher than during daylight hours. In fact, according to two different recent studies, most murders occur on a Tuesday night between 1 and 3 a.m., while it has also been proven that crime rates dramatically increase during a full moon, which most psychologists believe that the "full moon phenomena" is a "combination result" of self-manipulation and fearful influence.

full 155But even with that being the case, 99 percent of all paranormal claims can be explained, which means that most of the time, the imagination is at work, due to the fact that the world has given us more reason to experience fear at night, than during the day. So when people start making paranormal claims during the day, with less outside influence to make those claims... I listen.

One of the employees there claimed that the water in the sink would turn itself with MASSIVE force at random times throughout the day, no matter how many times one would shut it off. In addition, there was a mirror in the bathroom on hinges above the sink, in which the mirror was said to swivel on its own accord, without anything effecting it, while the bathroom door would lock itself consistently while people were using the bathroom. And last, but not least, a man could be heard walking around and talking on the floor above the employees, despite the fact that the upper floor was vacant. We were excited by these claims, as the witnesses were excessively credible, as they seemed as mentally stable and "grounded" as they come. And when it comes to someone quitting their job because they are terrified by paranormal activity at the workplace, think how serious you would have to be about your claims. One's livelyhood is nothing to fuck with. So when a person would choose throw their life into financial instability because that appears to be a better option than having to deal with the paranromal in the workplace, once again... I listen to claims of this nature very closely. Needless to say, we had hoped to experience activity of this magnitude during our time in the building, in which we didn't have to wait long.

Right as Justin and I were discussing these claims while wrapping up my edit session, things immediately began to happen. It all started with a massive "bang" in the room immediately next to us, in which I asked, "If that's you, can you do that again?"

As if it were queued up, another "BANG" happened immediately, this time even closer to the door in the other room. What followed over the course of the next 30 minutes was some of the most responsive activity that I've ever captured on film, which you can watch below.

CLICK PLAY BELOW TO WATCH THE "RESPONSIVE KNOCKS" OF THE DAVENPORT BAG AND PAPER CO. BUILDING, WHICH OCCURRED ON TWO DIFFERENT FLOORS!

Shortly after this series of paranormal events took place, Justin and I went back and sat in the edit bay for a good 30 minutes, in which the building sat absolutely silent. Then, right as I stood up to tell Justin I was ready to go home, a plastic soda bottle that was sitting on a table across from me, flung itself across the room with force. Although we did not witness the bottle leave it's position, we both tracked it with our eyes from about mid-flight, which was enough to make our final conclusion:

The Davenport Bag and Paper Co. building is MASSIVELY haunted!

What that being the case... after going home to Justin's house to get some rest, once we awoke, we knew there was only one thing left to do.

CLICK PLAY BELOW TO WATCH CHAD AND JUSTIN'S PRANK ON JOE ANSLEY!

Although Joey did not ghost hunt with us that night, he did make it to the Davenport Bag and Paper Co. the next evening for a photo shoot, in which we took advantage of the time that we had to shoot some team and individual photos at such an awesome location, which came out great... such as this pic.

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(PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A PHOTO ALBUM WITH MORE PICS FROM THIS SHOOT).

And last, but not least, because it's not fair that only Joey got picked on, I wasn't going to let the weekend pass us by without indulging in my favorite past time... scaring Justin so bad that he recoils into the fetal position LOL!!!! Enjoy the clip below.

CLICK PLAY TO WATCH JUSTIN RECOIL INTO THE FETAL POSITION!

Much love and all the best, my friends. I hope you all enjoyed this little walk down memory lane!

- Chad