Escape the Night

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 3 Seasons
  • 5.4  (1,146)

Escape the Night is a thrilling show on YouTube Red hosted by Joey Graceffa. The show is a unique blend of reality TV and murder-mystery that premiered in 2016 and ran for four seasons until 2019. Each season features a different storyline and a fresh cast of YouTubers who are invited to attend a dinner party at a creepy mansion from a different era.

The show starts with Joey Graceffa as the curator of a museum who receives a mysterious invitation to save a cursed town. He recruits a group of 10 YouTubers, including Timothy DeLaGhetto and Rosanna Pansino, to go back in time to the 1920s to solve a puzzle and break the curse that has trapped them in the mansion. The guests don't know what they are getting into as they are whisked away to the mansion and realise they have to solve riddles and puzzles to escape before the sun rises.

Each season has a different era-inspired theme, ranging from the 1920s to the 1970s, with every episode following the group of YouTubers as they navigate their way through different challenges and try to figure out what has been causing the strange occurrences at the mansion.

One of the most compelling aspects of the show is the character development. Each YouTuber brings their own unique personality and backstory to the table, making you feel invested and root for them as they try to escape the mansion. With each challenge, they are forced to confront their fears and work together as a team to survive. The stakes are high, as every episode one of the guests is 'sacrificed', and they are eliminated from the game.

The mansion itself is a character in the show, and it's full of unspeakable horrors that add to the tension and excitement of the show. Each room of the mansion has a different theme and challenges, and the set and costumes have an incredible level of detail, immersing you in the time period that the show is set.

The show is not only thrilling, but it's also visually stunning. The production value is top-notch, with each season having higher quality visuals than the previous one. The cast's chemistry is another thing that makes the show so enjoyable. They are all YouTubers, so they are used to working in front of the camera, but seeing them work together in an environment that they are not used to is fascinating.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the show is the storyline's unpredictability. You never know what to expect from the show, with the plot twists and turns keeping you on the edge of your seat. The show blends elements of reality TV, murder-mystery, and horror, creating a unique and entertaining experience.

Escape the Night is not just a TV show, it's a unique experience, immersing the viewers in an interactive mystery that they are invited to solve alongside the cast. With each episode, viewers can solve puzzles and riddles online and delve deeper into the story, making the show the epitome of transmedia storytelling.

In conclusion, Escape the Night is a unique and thrilling show that offers something for everyone, from mystery and horror fans to fans of reality TV. With the perfect blend of intriguing plot twists, character depth, and stunning visuals, each season leaves you wanting more. Joey Graceffa, Timothy DeLaGhetto, and Rosanna Pansino, among others, did a great job of bringing their personalities and talents to the show, and their chemistry makes the show all the more entertaining. Escape the Night is definitely a must-watch for everyone.

Escape the Night is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (32 episodes). The series first aired on June 22, 2016.

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The Carnival Master
10. The Carnival Master
August 15, 2018
The YouTubers make their way into the Carnival Master's lair only to find things are not as they once thought. With the undead chasing them, Joey and the last two survivors race across town facing their final challenges before sunrise.
Control Issues
9. Control Issues
August 8, 2018
The Carnival Master's daughter turns one YouTuber against the others. As friends fight friends, the daughter's flesh-eating pet demon must be slain if the YouTubers want to cleanse the final artifact.
Wicked Witches
8. Wicked Witches
August 1, 2018
The Wicked Witches have been cursing the people of Everlock, and the YouTubers are next. The remaining few must quickly undo the curses in order to cleanse the seventh artifact... or so they think.
7. Funhouse
July 25, 2018
The Funhouse is open for business. Bloody business. The YouTubers must survive its twisted rooms. Just when they think they've mastered all its tricks, the Funhouse has one final twist that leaves them all in shock.
Twin Dolls
6. Twin Dolls
July 18, 2018
The doll maker's puppets come to life, chasing Joey and his friends. The only way the YouTubers can cleanse the new artifact is by uncovering the mysterious Maiden of Madness and locking someone inside her.
Strong Like a Demon
5. Strong Like a Demon
July 11, 2018
A strong man is in town and the YouTubers must prove who amongst them is strongest. Joey reveals the dark secret he's desperately been trying to keep. As his friends turn on him, they must also try to claim the fourth artifact.
The Man with No Name
4. The Man with No Name
July 4, 2018
A dead body is tossed from the balcony, giving a clue about the third artifact. The YouTubers form two hunting parties, but the team that fails to recover the missing pieces must face off against the Man with No Name.
Venomous Affections
3. Venomous Affections
June 27, 2018
A spy is caught, but Joey and his friends learn that the real treachery is among them. They also learn the location of the next artifact, but at a cost.
The Clowns Here Kill (2)
2. The Clowns Here Kill (2)
June 21, 2018
All hope seems lost when Joey and friends are captured by the Killer Clowns. The group learns they must restore the Carnival Master's wicked artifacts to free the town - a mission that will require two to undertake a battle to the death.
The Clowns Here Kill (1)
1. The Clowns Here Kill (1)
June 21, 2018
Ten YouTube friends find themselves trapped in Everlock, a funky town stuck in the year 1978. What seems like a fun carnival turns to chaos as Joey and friends soon discover they must fight against killer clowns and evil forces to save themselves and the town. Joey hides a dark secret.
Where to Watch Escape the Night
Escape the Night is available for streaming on the YouTube Red website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Escape the Night on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 22, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (1,146)