Video: Celebrate Halloween with “Release the Hounds”
What do you get when you combine a horror/thriller with a game show? You get the new program Release the Hounds. Currently airing on ITV2 in the United Kingdom, Release the Hounds sends a group of contestants on horror-themed challenges that test their skill, nerve, and guts. However, to win any money after each challenge, they’re going to have to outrun a pack of very angry and very hungry hounds chasing them down a long field.
If they make it out of the gate, they bank the money. If they don’t, though, it’s good night for them. ITV2 and Sony Pictures Television have released the first part of the first episode for anyone in the world to watch in an effort to gauge the format’s response.
Check it out below. They do a fantastic job theming it. We’ve got another YouTube clip of a different segment below it. What do you think of it? It’s pretty interesting. They’re treating it as a once-off for Halloween. I think it would be pretty cool for some American network to try for a few episodes next Halloween. The second clip is genuinely creepy.