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GSN Greenlights Horror-Themed Game Show 'Hellevator'

GSN will look to scare up viewers with the greenlighting of its new original game show Hellevator, the network said Thursday.

The eight-episode series, produced by Blumhouse (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) and Matador, will subject contestants to a series of scary challenges within an abandoned warehouse, said network officials. Hellevator will premiere later this year, said GSN.

“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, who touted Hellevator as a development project at GSN's upfront presentation this spring.. “Horror and game enthusiasts alike will love Hellevator's wild ride of fear, suspense, and unrelenting challenges.”

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