Game Show Horror

Hellevator

Hellevator is an upcoming horror-themed game show hosted by Jen & Sylvia Soska, who look exactly like each other. Either they’re twins (unlikely) or that’s some serious make-up special effects (my money is on this one.)

Debiting in October 2015, Hellevator goes like this: A team of three friends rides a haunted elevator into various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player must get out on each floor and conquer a frightening challenge in order to earn money for the team. But if they don’t make it back in time, the elevator moves on without them. Horror film icons Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the “Twisted Twins,” pull the strings throughout the game – taking delight in the horror.”

Cool, yes – but still a game show. Those dumbass things suck harder than nuclear powered vacuum cleaners. But judge for yourself, suckas.

Hellevator

While we’re on the subject of sucking, the game show creators sucked the Hellevator title right out from underneath a 2005 Japanese horror/sci-fi movie of the same name. Accurately described as a “bloody and claustrophobic social satire, Hellevator: Bottled Fools (the original title) has an odd but super weird plot:

Hellevator

 

“Luchino’s routine morning elevator ride up from her subterranean home on level 138 to her school many stories above turns horrific when the elevator operator is ordered to pick up two passengers from floor 99, the maximum security level. What starts as psychological manipulation soon turns wholly physical as both the cruel convicts and Luchino’s own dysfunctional past are unleashed. And then every passenger must fight for his or her survival.”

If only they could turn that into a game show…

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