'13 - Fear is Real' Kicks Off Tonight
'13 - Fear is Real' Kicks Off Tonight
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As mentioned before, The CW has a new spine-tingling eight-episode series that claims to combine the horror genre with a reality show format. The name of the show is 13 – Fear is Real and viewers are about to find out how spooky and entertaining (or crappy) the program is tonight at 8pm ET/PT.

The premise is simple: 13 people of varying levels of wit, guts and attractiveness will be stranded in a Louisiana bayou to face their deepest fears in an all-out elimination competition and scare-fest.  Or as network exec Dawn Ostroff would put it, “This series is the first to take the horror movie into the reality world.  The action takes contestants on a journey with challenges and games designed to frighten them along the way.  Similar to horror films, the challenges will play into our deepest fears and anxieties and will reveal things the contestants never knew about themselves.”

In the season opener of 13 – Fear is Real, the 13 contestants meet a disembodied, computerized voice known as The Mastermind, who tells them what to do and threatens them with fake death.  Then the contestants begin their terrifying experience in the Louisiana when two unlucky contestants are buried alive.

In each episode's first challenge, the Group Ritual, the contestants are forced to face their fears. Those who don't prove up to the challenge go to the elimination challenge, also known as the Execution Ceremony, in which only one "survives." Last person alive wins $66,666.

The CW already revealed the identities of the participants of 13 – Fear is Real and you can read more about them in this previous article.  Based on their initial information, some are scared of snakes, spiders, clown with spider hands, goldfish and being burned alive, while there are a few who claim to be fearless.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The CW
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