U.S. net GSN is getting a lift with the horror-themed game show Hellevator, which debuts on October 21.
The eight-episode series – produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions in association with Lionsgate Television – pits contestants in a number of challenges from the set of an abandoned slaughterhouse. According to the net, the series continues its trend of “‘gamifying’ cultural trends.”
The game show finds a team of three riding a “haunted” elevator into various levels of the slaughterhouse. On each floor, one player is faced with a 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. Participants can earn up to US$50,000 by completing their challenges.
Hellevator hosts include horror film directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, also known as the “Twisted Twins,” who will influence events behind-the-scenes, “pulling the strings throughout the game.”
Hellevator debuts on October 21 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.