MTV’s Fear (2000-2002)
MTV’s Fear was an American paranormal reality television series that followed a group of five or more contestants that were left in an allegedly haunted location where they were to complete a series of dares over two nights to explore and ultimately confirm whether the location was indeed haunted. MTV’s Fear was created by Martin Kunert and Eric Manes who were inspired by the 1973 horror film The Legend of Hell House. MTV’s Fear ran for two seasons and 16 episodes. It was cancelled, not due to poor ratings; it was the second most popular show on MTV at the time, but due to the high production cost of each episode. MTV’s Fear inspired the VH1 series Celebrity Paranormal Project and the SyFy channel’s Stranded.