Last year we witnessed the Soska sister, Jen and Sylvia, play twisted games with the contestants on GSN’s series ‘Hellevator’, from producer Jason Blum (The Purge,Insidious). The second season is gearing up to premiere this October. The Soskas have tricks in store as contestants who take a trip on an elevator down to different levels and make their way from challenge to challenge inside terrifying locations with the hope of scoring $50,000. This season the series will explore the 7 Deadly Sins: Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath, Greed, Envy, and Pride.
Jen and Sylvia Soska’s names should sound familiar. Not only are they talented writers, actresses, and show hosts, they are also fantastic directors and producers. They have directed many films together including ‘Dead Hooker in a Trunk’, ‘American Mary’, ‘See No Evil 2’, ‘ABCs of Death 2’, and ‘Vendetta‘ starring Dean Caine, Paul Wight and Michael Eklund. They have appeared in several horror films, ‘American Mary’, Dead Rising: Watchtower‘ and ‘Blackburn‘. The sisters, known as “The Twisted Twins” also host ‘The Women in Horror Massive Blood Drive PSA‘ which features short films directed and starring women in the horror genre. The sisters’ next film project is the remake of David Cronenberg’s ‘Rabid’.
From the Press Release:
August 24, 2016 – Santa Monica, CA – GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today its horror-themed game HELLEVATOR returns for season two with a special four-week network event, just in time for the Halloween season, with all-new spine-chilling weekly episodes, beginning Friday, October 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. HELLEVATOR is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate. Jason Blum, executive producer and master of the horror genre, whose company, Blumhouse Productions brought the world the “The Purge,” “Insidious,” “Ouija” and “Paranormal Activity” franchises, now presents a terrifying, genre-bending series that dares a team of four friends to ride a haunted elevator into the depths of an abandoned slaughterhouse. With $50,000 at stake, contestants must conquer multiple floors of terrifying chaos and hair-raising challenges in order to move on to the final level —The Inferno. Each specially-themed episode is inspired by a true crime story and will also emulate a grisly scene invoked by one of the “Seven Deadly Sins” (Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Wrath, Greed and Sloth). In addition to the psychological terror players will face during their quest, they must also endure the wrath of the show’s masterminds, horror film icons Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the “Twisted Twins,” who work in tandem from their secret lair to torment and trip-up players as they struggle to remain sane and keep in mind, “it’s just a game.”
HELLEVATOR is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate. Executive Producers are Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity,” “The Purge,””Ouija” and “Insidious” franchises), who won a 2014 Emmy® Award for “The Normal Heart,” and “The Jinx” in 2015, and was nominated for an Academy Award® for “Whiplash”; Matador’s Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin (producers of “Lip Sync Battle”); Daniel Soiseth (“America’s Next Top Model”) and Jessica Rhoades.
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