Fear factor is headed six feet under.

A&E is airing a special this Halloween set out to tap into our greatest fears, and we can’t wait.

The network announced it will air Fear: Buried Alive, a “practical experiment of immersion therapy, which is a way for people to conquer their fears by confronting them. The two-hour live (yes, live) event will feature three people locked in underground coffins,” according to Entertainment Weekly. The coffins will have infrared cameras and vital signs monitors. Gulp!

The group will also “endure a series of escalating horrors designed to test the strength of their psyches” while their friends and family look on. The idea behind it is that facing this challenge will cause them to overcome their deepest psychological fears.

Director Eli Roth will be a part of the special “to break down how he creates fear. Additionally, sociologist and fear researcher Dr. Margee Kerr crafted some of the situations and will be on hand.”

“We’ve got endorphins, dopamine and adrenaline all coursing through our body and it’s making us feel euphoric, powerful, primal, strong, really awesome,” Kerr said in a video press release.

Fear: Buried Alive will air October 26th at 8 P.M. on A&E.



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