These People Volunteered to Be Buried Alive & You Can Watch Them Suffer

Are these people crazy brave, or just plain crazy? Three daredevils have volunteered to be buried alive for a Halloween special, for the purpose of overcoming their fears.

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Heck, maybe they'll find out that they're divergent or something. Oh, except this isn't a fear landscape -- this is real life! What the heck?

The live two-hour event title Fear: Buried Alive will air on A&E on Sunday, October 26. Of course it's live. That way if they crap their pants, it's there for the world to see. (For the record, I'm crapping my pants just thinking about it.)

To add to the creepiness factor, the participants with be buried in coffins (why not just a box?) and then ... and then ... they will experience "a series of escalating horrors designed to test the strength of their psyches," a network press release said, per Us Weekly.

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According to the press release, horror director Eli Roth and sociologist Margee Kerr will be on hand the entire time to talk them through it. "We've got endorphins, dopamine and adrenaline all coursing through our body," Kerr said in a statement, "and it's making us feel euphoric, powerful, primal, strong, really awesome."

Excuse me, but she isn't the one being buried alive, is she?

This whole thing just seems like a bad idea to me. Can't we just binge-watch The Walking Dead or American Horror Story and call it Halloween weekend?

 

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