Syfy changes name of upcoming 'Notorious Hauntings'

In a Syfy press release, it was announced that the upcoming paranormal investigative docudrama Notorious Hauntings (first reported here last November) will now have a new name: Killer Contact.

Debuting Tuesday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Syfy writes the show will "follow a team of paranormal investigators as they research the otherworldly activity at historical sites and explore the gruesome backstory of the infamous and heinous individuals who operated out of each location."

As the team digs into crimes and victims, they will supposedly "determine if they are the cause of the present-day haunting." Such notorious criminals investigated on the show include Jack the Ripper, Vlad the Impaler and the Borgias of Italy. Killer Contact is produced by Pilgrim Studios, and Craig Piligian and Mike Nichols serve as executive producers. This is the same team behind Ghost Hunters and, previously, Ghost Hunters International.

No reason for the title change was given.

-Aaron Sagers