Unsuspecting UAE residents get ‘horror’ pranked

By Sheena Amos

CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE -- "This Isn't Real" Episode 107 -- Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot -- (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)

Act launched new horror series – Channel Zero: No-End House

DUBAI 2 October 2017: Imagine you’ve answered a classified rental ad for a six-bedroom villa. But when you turn up for your viewing – you find yourself in the middle of your worst nightmare.

That’s exactly what happened to a group of unsuspecting UAE residents last week when they responded to an ad online.

What they didn’t realise was that it was all part of an elaborate prank by Syfy to celebrate the launch of its newest horror anthology, Channel Zero: No-End House.

The video, posted across Syfy’s social channels to promote the show’s October 3rd release, features an eerie abandoned villa, each room more frightening than the last. It uses fake walls, spring-loaded doors, bloody footprints and mirrors that come alive to scare the living daylights out of innocent would-be tenants.

Multiple hidden cameras capture their reactions. See for yourself

Channel Zero: No-End House will premiere on Syfy at KSA 21:00/UAE 22:00 on 3rd October on OSN. The six-episode series will air every Tuesday in this timeslot.

Channel Zero No End House - Key Art Work

CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE -- "This Isn't Real" Episode 107 -- Pictured:  Amy Forsyth as Margot -- (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE — “This Isn’t Real” Episode 107 — Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot — (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE -- "This Isn't Real" Episode 107 -- Pictured:  (l-r) Amy Forsyth as Margot, The Masked Figure -- (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE — “This Isn’t Real” Episode 107 — Pictured: (l-r) Amy Forsyth as Margot, The Masked Figure — (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE -- "This Isn't Real" Episode 107 -- Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot -- (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE — “This Isn’t Real” Episode 107 — Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot — (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE -- "This Isn't Real" Episode 107 -- Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot -- (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE — “This Isn’t Real” Episode 107 — Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot — (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE -- "This Isn't Real" Episode 107 -- Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot -- (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE — “This Isn’t Real” Episode 107 — Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot — (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE -- "This Isn't Real" Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jeff Ward as Seth, Aisha Dee as Jules -- (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE — “This Isn’t Real” Episode 107 — Pictured: (l-r) Jeff Ward as Seth, Aisha Dee as Jules — (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE -- "This Isn't Real" Episode 107 -- Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot -- (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)
CHANNEL ZERO: NO END HOUSE — “This Isn’t Real” Episode 107 — Pictured: Amy Forsyth as Margot — (Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy)