13: Fear Is Real
|13: Fear Is Real|
|Developed by||Jay Bienstock & Gunnar Wetterberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Ghost House Pictures|
|Original network||The CW|
|Original release||January 7 – February 20, 2009|
About the show
The show involved thirteen people competing against each other to avoid elimination in situations utilising their "deepest fears". The 13 will face shocking surprises, psychological scares and lots of "beware of the dark" moments, all designed by a "mastermind" of terror. In addition to frightening them, he will also entice individuals to work in concert with him and against the others, creating a situation in which the 13 will not only look over their shoulders but will also never be certain who is real before them. The death box was introduced, in which whoever possessed it had the power to kill off one to three other players. The death box had to be hidden, used and found in safety, for if someone else knew they had the box, they could accuse them and be sent to the execution ceremony. If there was a false accusation made, the accuser would then have to go to the execution ceremony.
Each week, one or two unlucky victims will be "killed off" via frightening challenges and game-playing until only one person is left to win the grand prize of—fittingly—$66,666.
13: Fear Is Real is produced by Magic Molehill Productions, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television Inc. in association with Jay Bienstock Productions and Ghost House Pictures with executive producers Jay Bienstock (Survivor, The Apprentice), Sam Raimi (the Spider-Man films, the Evil Dead films) and Robert Tapert (the Evil Dead films, The Grudge films).
Not much is known about the mastermind. In the last episode, it is revealed he had a brown bag with the prize-$66,666. When Ted stumbles to the cabin, he sees the "supposed" mastermind, but it is really a dummy wearing a solid white mask covering the face.
|Ted Kirner||26||Philadelphia, PA||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||RISK||WINNER|
|Nasser Goins||26||Philadelphia, PA||SAFE||RISK||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||KILLED|
|Erica Johnson||21||Waycross, GA||SAFE||IMMUNE||RISK||RISK||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||KILLED|
|Melyssa Nocar||24||Columbus, OH||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||KILLED|
|Adam Wood||25||Seattle, WA||SAFE||RISK||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||RISK||KILLED|
|Leah Lucas||21||Philadelphia, PA||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||RISK||KILLED|
|Cody Minshew||22||Austin, TX||IMMUNE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||KILLED|
|Rodney Craft||26||Los Angeles, CA||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||KILLED|
|Kelly Marquardt||23||San Diego, CA||RISK||SAFE||SAFE||KILLED|
|Ryan Norys||24||Yorba Linda, CA||SAFE||SAFE||KILLED|
|Steffinie Phrommany||29||North Hollywood, CA||SAFE||SAFE||KILLED|
|Laura Paul||27||Medford, OR||SAFE||KILLED|
|Lauren Harris||24||Cherry Hill, NJ||KILLED|
- The contestant was killed by the contestant who is in possession of the death box.
- The contestant lost the execution ceremony and therefore died (was eliminated).
- The contestant won the execution ceremony, saving themselves from being executed.
- The contestant was forced into the execution ceremony due to falsely accusing another contestant of possessing the death box, but won the execution ceremony and therefore survived.
- immune from the execution ceremony. The contestant was
- The contestant became the killer.
- The contestant was executed while in possession of the death box.
- The contestant became the killer, and was later executed.
- The contestant won 13: Fear is Real.
|No.||Ritual||Execution Ceremony||How Contestant Died||Killed By Death Box||Contestant Killed Off||Contestant(s) Survived|
|1||MEET THE MASTERMIND. The contestants paired up and had to locate their partner, who was tied up in the woods. In Order: Ted/Erica 1st, Melyssa/Ryan 2nd, Laura/Adam 3rd, Rodney/Leah 4th, Steffinie/Nasser 5th, Kelly/Lauren (6th, Last Place)|| "Buried Alive"
The first contestant out of the ground is saved from being executed.
|Suffocated from being buried alive||Death box introduced||Lauren||Kelly|
|2||THE ACCUSED. The contestants paired up and one had to scoop water out of a boat while the other held up two snakes.|| "Rat-Hat Cage"
The first two contestants to escape steel chains and a mask containing rats are saved from being executed.
|Face eaten alive by rats||No one, but Laura falsely accused by Nasser||Laura||Adam and Nasser|
|3||A KILLER AMONGST US. The contestants paired up and one looked for pieces of a pentagram in scary locations while the other gave directions.|| "Ropes that Bind"
The first contestant to break free of ropes while distracted by dogs, falling trees, and explosions is saved from being executed.
|Crushed by a falling tree taken down by a chainsaw||Steffinie- killed by Rodney||Ryan||Erica|
|4||FORT FEAR. The contestants headed to an old, abandoned military fort. They individually searched for keys for a box.|| "The Crucible"
The first contestant to unlock the word lock (password: fried) and free themselves is saved from being executed.
|Chained and burned alive at the stake||No one||Kelly||Erica|
|5||A LESSON IN TERROR. The contestants were transported to an abandoned high school. They individually searched for rings, which would be found in the favorite classrooms of the school's students who had been murdered.|| "Slice and Dice"
The first contestant to untie themselves before the swinging pendulum chops them in half is saved from death.
|Sliced in half by a pendulum||No one – Rodney revealed as the killer||Rodney||Leah|
|6||A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL. The contestants were transported to a slaughter house. Partners were chosen by who was sitting in the room with them at the time of the ritual. One partner was locked in a cage, and the other partner had to find them. The partner then had to find a key to unlock the cage, which could have been in any of the holes in the wall marked "?".|| "Snakes in a Bathroom"
The first contestant to unlock the handcuffs and solve the clues before the bathroom is fully flooded is saved from being executed.
|Drowned and attacked by snakes in a locked bathroom filling with water||Cody – killed by Erica||Leah||Adam|
|7||ALONE. The contestants are put into a dark room with a large snake. They were then put into straight jackets, and had to escape them.|| "The Car and the Compactor"
The first contestant to escape from the trunk of their car and get out of the car compactor is saved from being executed.
|Crushed to death in the trunk of a car||Adam – killed by Erica||Melyssa||Ted|
|8||BOOM. The final three contestants are taken to an isolated part of the woods in the Bayou and forced to outwit each other in the final ceremonies.|| "Alone in the Woods"
Part One – Contestants had to locate one of three death boxes hidden in the woods and kill off another contestant. Part Two – The first contestant to find bolt cutters in an animal grave, find a barrel, cut it open, and get the key covered in body organs inside is saved from execution. Part Three – The final remaining contestant has to unlock a hut with the prize money and escape before the hut explodes.
|Killed by a minion carrying a chainsaw||Erica- killed by Nasser||Nasser||Ted|
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