A+E Networks-owned channels A&E in the U.S. and History Asia are gearing up for Halloween with the live premiere of Fear: Buried Alive (pictured).
The two-hour live psychological experiment produced by Go Go Luckey Entertainment will use controversial immersion therapy techniques to place three individuals in specially constructed coffins before burying them alive in the hope that they overcome their darkest fears. The experiment is to take place in the U.S. and will be simulcast in Asia.
According to A&E, each participant will be “closely monitored under scientific conditions as they endure a series of escalating horrors designed to test the strength of their psyches.”
The custom-made coffins will be fitted with infrared cameras, microphones and vital sign indicators to monitor physical and psychological stress levels.
A team of medical and psychological personnel will be available on-set to evaluate and monitor each subject, including sociologist and fear researcher Dr. Margee Kerr – who assisted in the creation of some of the experiments – and researchers from The Chapman University Survey on American Fears, based at Chapman University in California.
Horror writer and director Eli Roth will also provide insight into what scares us and how he creates fear in his work.
Tina Gazzerro Clapp, Julie Auerbach, Bill Castonzo, Erich Recker and Henry Capanna serve as executive producers for Go Go Luckey Entertainment. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Brad Abramson and Devon Graham Hammonds are exec producing for A&E.
Fear: Buried Alive is to premiere across the U.S. on October 26 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on A&E, and the special will be simulcast on History Asia on October 27 at 8 a.m. GMT+8.