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Hellevator is a hell of a lot of haunted house fun

When GSN released a trailer for its promising reality competition Hellevator, my response was basically: “Hell no.” As much potential as horror-themed reality TV still has, I have no interest in torture porn, and the desperate cries of a contestant did not sound like entertainment. Yet if the first episode, which debuts tonight at 8 p.m., …

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Review: Steampunk’d and the high bar other talent competitions set

Combining a creative, focused aesthetic with interior design seemed like an inspired idea for a reality competition. But GSN’s Steampunk’d has turned out to be a disappointment, mostly because the quality of the work is so low. Project Runway and other shows have set a high bar for what can be accomplished in a little …

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This disturbing promo for reality game show Hellevator is not okay

When GSN announced its new reality game show Hellevator earlier this summer, I was genuinely looking forward to it. It’s been too long since we’ve had a reality format that incorporated horror—remember MTV’s Fear?—and making reality TV challenges scary is intriguing. So did the format for this show, on which only one team member tries …

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