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“Can You Survive a Horror Movie?” a test for viewers’ tolerance

Melissa Hayer Published: July 9, 2012
CAN YOU SURVIVE A HORROR MOVIE -- Pictured: "Can You Survive A Horror Movie?" -- Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)
CAN YOU SURVIVE A HORROR MOVIE -- Pictured: "Can You Survive A Horror Movie?" -- Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)

Chiller is presenting the original special “Can You Survive a Horror Movie?” at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, and, although it has a somewhat intriguing topic, the show barely manages to engage interest and is mostly made up of “Fear Factor”-type contests and competitions that include lame zombie actor-fighting battles.

The three hosts, Anthony Marks (“Remains”), Annie Unnold (“Celebrity Ghost Stories”) and Morgan West (“Dead Souls”) are subjected to tasks such as snatching with their mouth a crucifix from a partially pea soup-filled large fish tank container, being buried in a coffin barely underground with cockroaches and fake blood poured in, and eating such delectable treats as Rocky Mountain oysters.

The semi-interesting segments of the special include doctors, physical fitness authorities and survival experts answering questions such as whether someone could survive on blood alone like a vampire or how long could someone survive being buried alive.

The coolest element of “Can You Survive a Horror Movie” was the setting for the show, which was the camp in Blairstown, N.J. that was used as Camp Crystal Lake in the making of the original “Friday the 13th” film.

If you’re a horror movie fan, your time would be better spent watching “Friday the 13th,” “Halloween,” “Psycho,” or any other horror classic.

– Melissa Hayer

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