|Jay Bienstock Productions|
Ghost House Pictures
Jay Bernstein Productions
Magic Molehill Productions
Warmer Horizon Productions
13: Fear is Real was a short-lived reality show where 13 people are exposed to fearful situations and whittled down to one, who will win a cash prize of $66,666.
Thirteen people compete to stay alive as they face their deepest fears in an all-out elimination competition and scarefest. Pitted against each other in situations straight from the horror movies, the 13 would face shocking surprises, psychological scares and lots of "beware of the dark" moments, all designed by a "mastermind" of terror. In addition to frightening them, he will also entice individuals to work in concert with him and against the others, creating a situation in which the 13 will not only look over their shoulders but will also never be certain who is real before them. The death box was introduced, in which whoever possessed it had the power to kill off one to three other players. The death box had to be hidden, used and found in safety, for if someone else knew they had the box, they could accuse them and be sent to the execution ceremony. If there was a false accusation made, the accuser would then have to go to the execution ceremony.
Each week, one or two unlucky victims would be "killed off" via frightening challenges and game-playing until only one person is left to win the grand prize of (fittingly) $66,666.
Not much is known about the mastermind. In the last episode, it is revealed that he had a brown bag with the prize of $66,666. When Ted stumbles to the cabin, he sees the "supposed" mastermind, but is really a dummy wearing a solid white mask covering the face.