Killer Camp–the horror-themed, over-the-top game show that aired on ITV last fall–is changing venues this summer and heading for the CW.
The hour-long show–described as a “satirical horror whodunnit reality competition”–will debut on its new network Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. (ET), according to realityblurred.com.
What sets this show apart from so many reality game shows? Well, the losing contestants don’t just walk away empty-handed–they’re killed (not really, but it is a different approach).
Tuesday’s Child–the production company behind Killer Camp–calls the show a “horror-themed whodunnit game show set in an ’80s summer camp where a group of contestants must play like their lives depend on it. Because it does.” Gulp!
The show, hosted by Bobby Mair, follows 11 strangers who are surprised to find out they are not going on a “fun, new reality show called Summer Camp, but are participating in a ‘murder’ mystery series called Killer Camp.”
As the official show synopsis explains, things at the decidedly strange camp seem picturesque and perfect “except for the minor problem of the brutal murders. As the campers play games to earn cash during the day, each night, one of them will meet their untimely demise in ever more extreme, hilarious and inventive ways.”
One of the campers, as explained, is the secret killer controlling the evil handyman–“Bruce”–who “executes the bloody, hilarious death scenes.” It falls on the remaining campers to sniff out the bad guy among them and save themselves before it’s too late.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the “body count” at Killer Camp.