• Publication date: November 15, 2010

The Art of Survival 13 Fear Is Real: A Terrifying Game of Life & Death

Imagine a real life iteration of the popular Saw series of films, where an ominous voice gives characters clues for their own survival. Now mix in the group component and chaotic atmosphere of The Blair Witch Project and you have 13: Fear Is Real, a reality TV program where 13 contestants must conqueror their fears to win $66,666 in cash and, most importantly, save their own lives.

Imagine a real life iteration of the popular Saw series of films, where an ominous voice gives characters clues for their own survival. Now mix in the group component and chaotic atmosphere of The Blair Witch Project and you have 13: Fear Is Real, a reality TV program where 13 contestants must conqueror their fears to win $66,666 in cash and, most importantly, save their own lives.

While no participants are actually killed due to ethical and legal reasons, they are frightened to their whit�s end. At times cast members will question the lethality of various situations, specifically in an incident where two doomed contestants are buried alive in dirt. Naturally, show producers have gone out of their way to choose many easily horrified participants, whose genuine fear results in high suspense and occasionally laughs for viewers at home.

Filmed as a pseudo documentary, contestants reveal their sometimes traumatic histories, vulnerabilities, and also why each individual is determined to win. Money is no doubt the object of desire for most, despite claims otherwise, however secondary causes may vary. Cody, for example, is a hardcore horror film aficionado who gets his kicks watching Freddy Kreuger and Halloween pics. On the other side of the spectrum there is Kelly, a devout Christian who could never fathom dabbling in the occult. Like in most reality programs there is one contestant hoping his/her 5 minutes of fame will result in infinite stardom. Such is the case for Nasser, an aspiring rapper who�s prepared to perform impromptu rhymes.

Horror master and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi produces 13: Fear Is Real, whose experience and continued cinematic success help refine the series.

Showing On: MBC Action

Year: 2009

Duration: 60 Minutes

Genre: Horror, Reality TV

Starring:

Erica Renee Johnson

Ted Kirner

Melyssa Nocar

Adam Wood

Leah Lucas

Cody Minshew

Rodney Craft

Kelly Marquardt

Created By: Gunnar Wetterberg

Rating: NA