There’s been a serious void in competitive, horror-themed reality TV programming ever since GSN made the dubious decision to cancel the Soska Sisters’ vehicle Hellevator after two seasons—but there’s hope on the horizon. We’re getting word that New Line Cinema and 21st Century Master of Horror James Wan are teaming up for a new series certain to bring intrepid participants face-to-face with terror!
As opposed to Hellevator, contestants on Night Vision won’t simply be competing for prizes and bragging rights; they’ll actually be vying for a chance to break into horror filmmaking. Think Project Greenlight specifically for genre aficionados. Here’s the full scoop on Night Vision from yesterday’s press release:
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 2, 2018 – Stage 13, the award-winning original premium digital content brand of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, and pioneering film studio New Line Cinema today announced the one-of-a-kind, competition horror reality series Night Vision. The 13-episode series will be executive produced by filmmaker James Wan and his production company Atomic Monster and produced by award-winning production company Magical Elves. The 2019 series will open a general call for entries later this year; click here for more information.
“I can’t wait to discover the next, new talent in horror,” said James Wan. “This competition is an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming horror directors to get noticed by the industry and audiences alike.”
In this distinctive competition reality series, 13 filmmakers will be chosen by a panel of the leading horror directors, producers, writers and executives, and presented with the challenge of creating the best, scariest short films possible.
The winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime development deal with New Line Cinema, the preeminent horror studio whose blockbuster films include The Conjuring Universe, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Final Destination franchises, as well as the highest grossing horror film of all time, IT.
“New Line has a proud history of horror and we’re eager to partner with filmmaker James Wan, Atomic Monster and Stage 13 to discover the boldest new voices in the genre that will thrill and excite audiences everywhere,” said Richard Brener, President and Chief Creative Officer, and Carolyn Blackwood, President and Chief Content Officer, New Line Cinema.
“We want to discover the storytellers who are going to push the genre further and drive a new generation in horror fandom. Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, James Wan and the team at Atomic Monster are leaders in this space and we’re thrilled to be part of this project,” said Diana Mogollón, SVP and GM for Stage 13.
Think you’ve got what it takes to compete in Night Vision? Are you excited for a new competitive, horror-themed reality series? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!