Horror Game Show, “RELEASE THE HOUNDS” Now Online


The UK-based RELEASE THE HOUNDS comes complete with its own urban legends and folklore, and then drops its contestants right in the middle of them, walking unwittingly into various horror-esque scenarios and challenges (the first being a field of scarecrows). Something of a SCARE TACTICS-like series with actual money at stake? Sounds like the only game show suitable for our tastes.

RELEASE THE HOUNDS, produced by UK-based Gogglebox Entertainment, features three unsuspecting contestants who enter a forest at dusk in a quest to unlock chests full of prize money. Little do they know that in order to win big, they have to face the scariest challenges ever endured on TV.

To locate the keys to the chests, contestants must enter a field of crucified scarecrows, descend beneath the floorboards in a deserted cabin, and read bedtime stories in the nursery from hell. But the ultimate challenge for them all is to out-run a pack of hounds, trained to guard the cash. If they manage to escape, the money belongs to them. And if they don’t, the horror has just begun. . .

It’s a good bit of fun for the audience at home, but not so much for these contestants. This of course, just makes it more amusing, and also gifts viewers with delightful phrases like, “I’ve gotta put my hand in his gob,” when one challenger is confronted with the bloody mouth of a scarecrow.

Find the first three rounds of RELEASE THE HOUNDS below!

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