There’s something inherently scary about elevators, and I must admit that I have a serious fear of getting stuck in one. When given the option, I will almost always choose to take the stairs, and it’s for this reason that I’ll likely never be a contestant on the upcoming new game show Hellevator.
Deadline reports that the horror-themed game show has been given the green light by the Game Show Network, with the eight-episode first season set to premiere later this year. Blumhouse Productions and Lionsgate produce, while ‘Twisted Twins’ Jen and Sylvia Soska will host.
In Hellevator, 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 (up to $50,000) for the team. But if they don’t make it back in time, the elevator moves on without them.
“The teams from Blumhouse and Matador have created a frighteningly fun and spooky game environment,” says Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for GSN. “Horror and game enthusiasts alike will love HELLEVATOR’s wild ride of fear, suspense, and unrelenting challenges.”
“Our company has always wanted to create a horror-themed game show,” says executive producer Jason Blum. “HELLEVATOR is a unique and new way to scare the living hell out of people, and we are excited to be partners with GSN and Matador.”
“You’ve never seen anything like this show,” says executive producer Todd Lubin. “The contestants have almost no idea what they’re in for and then find themselves immersed in a horror story where they have to move past their deepest fears, to both survive and win money.”
Check out the show’s first teaser trailer below!