Scare PewDiePie UPD
After the series was announced, PewDiePie spoke about his experience shooting the series, stating, "Shooting a show like this in a completely new format has been so much fun," and adding, "we just wrapped shooting but I still feel unsure every day if I'm safe or not from another scare." During a press release, Skybound's co-founder, Robert Kirkman, stated, "Working with Felix, YouTube, and Maker Studios on this venture has been creatively exhilarating and just plain fun. I trust audiences will love the show as much as we loved creating it."
Parents need to know that Scare PewDiePie is a Web series from YouTube personality and gamer PewDiePie. The show puts its star through a series of supposedly terrifying challenges in different settings that are staffed with actors. In each case, he has a task to complete to earn his freedom, much like in a video game. The actual fright level of the show is mostly laughable, with minimal blood, a dead body or two, and only the occasional violence (a woman is attacked by patients in a mental ward, for instance). Despite that, PewDiePie responds to every scare with excessive, strong language ("f--k" is edited; "s--t," "goddammit," "bulls--t," and so on are audible) and an implausible sense of forced terror. The result is somewhat entertaining, but it's hard to see it as anything but a thinly veiled ploy for more airtime from this Internet star. Note that PewDiePie came under fire in 2017 for posting anti-Semitic videos and imagery, and his Disney-owned studio dropped him. YouTube also canceled his show.
This poorly conceived YouTube series dangles awkwardly between presenting IRL ("in real life") versions of video games within the strange concept of a semi-reality series and delivering real scares to either the star or the audience. It's obvious that PewDiePie has had a hand in creating these staged sets, even if some of the minor details remain a surprise to him, and very little of what goes on is the least bit scary. In the end, it winds up being a rather lackluster forum for more screen time for the star. His existing fan pool will want to watch, but it's unlikely to appeal to newcomers.
Episode one clocked in at 21 minutes, according to Variety. The publication writes that, while "Scare PewDiePie" features similar volume of content as some 30-minute series, the show's first episode had "almost nothing." The pilot episode saw PewDiePie promise his "BroArmy: that they were about to watch him get the absolute "s**y" scared out of him.
The first episode also saw PewDiePie cuss and scream a lot, as he faces different situations inspired by video games. However, a notable flaw of the series is it lack of scare factor, as it did not look as horrifying as the mazes at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights. 041b061a72