In 1999 back when I was in high school, before many other channels started programming shows about ghostly phenomenon; the History Channel began airing a show spectral enthusiasts like myself gravitated toward. This was "Haunted History", a series of documentaries that chronicled the haunted happenings of a different state or city with each episode, and the history behind them. When I initially read that this was the complete "Megaset", I thought that the show I had grown up watching every Friday night had finally released a box set inclusive of each episode that aired as a part of that series. I WAS WRONG!!!
Sure, I had trepidation about getting this series for fear that it would have that random hodgepodge of documentaries that aired as part of either some old show on A&E channel, or others that were part of "Histories Mysteries", like the 5-Disc box set I had previously bought. But then I sat in denial thinking, "This is 'Haunted History' as it clearly says in the title! The History Channel would put out a 'Megaset' if it wasn't inclusive of all the states they documented in that series; they wouldn't do that to me!". Yeah...to my chagrin, I was wrong and I bought this and realized that they had indeed mislead me to thinking that this was the series that focused on state-by-state (or country) hauntings and it most definitely is NOT. There are only about 5 selected episodes of that series included here and they are some of the most lamest ones like Hawaii (who cares!) and Tombstone (annoying because of that damn guitar playing guy who is used to segue into the next story; Why!?). However, you do get Chicago, Washington D.C. and the Haunted History of Halloween which were all good.
Had this been the whole series inclusive of the better shows like New England, Hollywood, London, and New York; I would have been greatly satisfied and drooling with praise about my purchase. However this wasn't a wise investment, because all the other documentaries included in this set are either redundant (Salem, Mass and Vampires) or semi-boring after one viewing (Voodoo, Exorcisms, and the old A&E Haunted House documentaries that are edited in such a sensationalist manner it tunes me out). Plus, having bought the 5-Disc set in the past, I'm left feeling remorseful as this includes most if not all of those titles. In short, if you are like me and were expecting the whole series of the actual "Haunted History"; DO NOT PURCHASE THIS SET! However, if you are content with owning a myriad of titles from different series and channels, then by all means dump this in your cart and watch those dollars disappear via your online bank account.