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Hellevator

Hellevator
Genre Horror
Game show
Directed by Neil Degroot
Presented by Soska sisters
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 2
Production
Executive producer(s) Jason Blum
Jessica Rhoades
Jay Peterson
Todd Lubin
Shye Sutherland
Release
Original channel Game Show Network
Original release October 21, 2015 (2015-10-21)

Hellevator is an American horror game show[1] produced by Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions banner & Todd Lubin[2] in which a team of three contestants rides a haunted[3] elevator[4] through an abandoned warehouse.[5] The show is hosted by Jen and Sylvia Soska[6] and premiered on October 21, 2015 on Game Show Network.[7] The debut episode was watched by 503,000 viewers.[8]

Contents

  • Plot/game play 1
    • Individual challenges 1.1
    • The Labyrinth 1.2
  • References 2

Plot/game play

Each episode centers around a legend whose central figure committed horrific deeds, generally torture and/or murder of multiple victims. The challenges in each episode are based on that legend.

Individual challenges

The Soska sisters tell the contestants in the elevator part of the legend. The subsequent challenge relates to that part of the legend. The team members decide among themselves who will face that challenge, with each contestant having to take one of the three challenges. The contestant chosen exits the elevator and makes their way to the challenge area. On the way there, they are usually either startled with creepy or scary sounds or kidnapped by robed figures and taken to the challenge area.

Once the contestant arrives, the Soska sisters tell them the rules of the challenge. While the contestant is performing the challenge, he or she may be distracted by such things as the challenge environment (for example, the room may get hotter as the challenge progresses, or certain actions may result in the contestant being covered in blood or other substances) and actors either screaming or actively antagonizing the contestant. The contestants are equipped with walkie-talkies so that the contestants still in the elevator can offer advice during the challenge. In order to win the money assigned to the challenge and remain in the game, the contestant must complete the challenge and return to the elevator within the time limit. The first challenge is relatively easy and is worth $5,000; the second challenge is more difficult and is worth $10,000; the third challenge is the hardest and is worth $15,000. If the contestant fails to complete the challenge and return, he or she is eliminated from the game. Eliminated contestants are suggested to either meet a horrific death or undergo torture in a manner related to the challenge.

Once the three challenges have been played, the remaining contestants face the Labyrinth.

The Labyrinth

Prior to the Labyrinth, the remaining members of the team are given a bag in which they place any money found. The Labyrinth consists of three rooms related to the challenges featured in the show. A certain amount of cash is hidden throughout the rooms. There is also a special item, generally a possession of the central figure of the legend, which if found, gives the team a bonus. The amount of cash and the bonus total $20,000. In order to keep the money earned in the Labyrinth, the team must return to the elevator within five minutes. If the team fails to do so, they forfeit the money.

A team that plays a perfect game by completing all three challenges and finding all of the money and the bonus item in the Labyrinth will win a total of $50,000.

References

  1. ^ Shelli Weinstein. "Game Show Network Adds Jason Blum Horror Game Show - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hellevator, a real game show, is coming to GSN - EW.com". ew.com. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Michael Schneider (18 November 2014). "GSN's New Development Includes Horror Game Show; Two App-Themed Series". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Denise Petski. "Horror-Themed Game Show ‘Hellevator’ Greenlit By GSN - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Game Show Network launches ‘Hellevator’ in time for Halloween". sgvtribune.com. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "GSN Sets an October Premiere Date for Hellevator". Dread Central. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Hellevator': Watch the First 10 Minutes of the Game Show From 'Paranormal Activity' Producer Jason Blum"'". yahoo.com. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 22, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 10.21.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 


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