Sam Raimi's New Horror Reality Series   

January 5, 2009 It's "Survivor" meets "Freddy’s Nightmares. " With "Masters of Horror" off the air, and a pending actor’s strike threatening production of movies and TV shows, I guess a horror reality TV series was inevitable.

Here’s the scoop of the new series, which features a rather attractive cast as seen above. "13 – Fear Is Real" is probably the first horror show of its kind. Sam Raimi is executive producing.

Thirteen people compete to "stay alive" as they face their deepest fears in an all-out elimination competition and scare-fest. Pitted against each other in situations straight from the horror movies, the 13 will face shocking surprises, psychological scares and lots of "beware of the dark" moments, all designed by a "mastermind" of terror. In addition to frightening them, he'll also entice individuals to work in concert with him and against the others, creating a situation in which the 13 will not only look over their shoulders but will also never be certain who is real before them.

Each week, one unlucky victim will be "killed off" via frightening challenges and game-playing until only one person is left to win the grand prize of - fittingly - $66,666.

Sounds like the makings of an inevitable horror movie about a game like this that gets out of hand.

"13 – Fear Is Real" is produced by Magic Molehill Productions, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television Inc. in association with Jay Bienstock Productions and Ghost House Pictures with executive producers Jay Bienstock ("Survivor," "The Apprentice"), Sam Raimi (the "Spider-Man" films, "The Evil Dead" films) & Robert Tapert ("The Evil Dead" films, "The Grudge" films).

The series premieres Wednesday, January 7, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, on The CW.

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