This Halloween, horror is a reality as multi-channel network Collective Digital Studio (CDS) premieres a brand new horror game show, Release The Hounds, on CDS’s Metacafe and BlackBoxTV on YouTube in a groundbreaking approach to bring a hit UK show to audiences worldwide.
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A heart-pumping pure adrenaline rush of fun! It builds up, first man against fear, then man against animal.
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. . .
Filmed in a remote forest from dusk through the dead of night, Release The Hounds takes the game show concept to a frightening new level. With Show Host Reggie Yates as their only connection to the outside world, the contestants must progress through each horrific challenge by keeping their wits and working together.
The first episode of Release The Hounds premieres today on CDS’s Metacafe and on BlackBoxTV on YouTube, and can be previewed here:
About Collective Digital Studio
Collective Digital Studio (CDS) is one of the preeminent multi-channel digital networks, producing, distributing and marketing digital content geared to the coveted millennial generation. CDS boasts some of the top digital content channels across comedy, entertainment, music and food and a talent line-up that equates to a true “Dream Team” of digital influencers led by: Dane Boedigheimer (The Annoying Orange), Freddie Wong & Brandon Laatsch (FreddieW), Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time), Rhett Mclaughlin and Link Neal (Rhett & Link), Hannah Hart (My Drunk Kitchen), and Megan and Liz Mace (Megan & Liz). Headed by this line-up of Internet stars, CDS's content currently garners more than 200 million views per month across its network of more than 150 premium channels that it exclusively distributes and monetizes. The Studio's ability to work with its talent on seamless, authentic brand integrations has consistently attracted the attention of Madison Avenue and industry heavyweights ranging from Dodge, Samsung and Gillette, to Sprint, Dole, 20th Century Fox and Paramount, who have turned to CDS to develop impactful digital video marketing initiatives.