13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN NEWS
ABC Family scares up some fun frights with the all new Halloween specials, “Freak Out,” airing Tuesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 22nd at 9pm ET/PT. The two one-hour specials, from SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions, will air during the network’s beloved programming event, “13 Nights of Halloween.”
Each episode of “Freak Out” will feature an unsuspecting mark, whose worst fears come to life before their eyes through elaborate special effects, intricate makeup, twisted actors and multiple cameras capturing the scenario from every angle. Every frighteningly hilarious prank is tailored with the help from the victim’s friends and family, to turn an everyday situation into someone’s nightmare. Viewers will find themselves “sclaughing” (screaming and laughing) over the mark’s reaction, until the victim realizes – they’ve been pranked.
Some of the pranks included on Night #1 (Tuesday, October 21st): A girl loses more than her mind when her hair stars falling out at a salon. Later, a party guest gets the shock of her life as the pool party goes horribly wrong. Plus, a guy gets the creeps over a woman with a swollen stomach full of live cockroaches and a dinner party gets stalked by a crazed killer.
Night #2 (Wednesday, October 22nd) will feature such frights as: A girl drops by to visit a sick patient—only to realize the woman is possessed. Also, Jonathan Sadowski (ABF Family’s “Young & Hungry”) helps pull off a prank at a restaurant, where a fired waiter comes back to exact supernatural revenge. Plus, a pregnant nail technician’s “baby” tries to claw its way out of her stomach.
495 Productions, with Founder and President SallyAnn Salsano, is the creative force behind numerous successful reality television series including MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” “Snooki & JWOWW” and “FriendZone,” CMT’s “Party Down South,” SPIKE’s “Tattoo Nightmares,” VH1’s “Tool Academy,” TV Guide’s “Nail Files,” Oxygen’s “Dance Your Ass Off,” several seasons of HGTV‘s “Design Star,” and many others. Salsano serves as Executive Producer on “Freak Out,” along with Joel Zimmer of 495 Productions and Mark Herwick.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. For 2014, ABC Family has launched the “WATCH ABC Family” authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on demand access to such popular series at home and on the go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
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