Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brazilian TV prank: Scary good or stupid?

If you’ve seen Scare Tactics (http://www.syfy.com/scaretactics/), you’ll appreciate the gag that went down on the Brazilian variety show Programa Silvio Santos.

The prank, simply titled, "Ghost in the Elevator" or "Menina Fantasma no Elevador," incorporates some classically terrifying components, namely, a ghost child and a doll.

Unsuspecting victims enter an elevator and - after some well-timed lighting glitches - a ghoulish little girl clutching a doll appears through a trap door and scares the hell out of them. It has its funny moments, especially when we see how the men react. Many comments over on Gawker.com weren’t too favorable, so we want you to watch the video and let us know your opinion.

Was this dangerous? Funny? Lame? A really bad set up? How do you think you would react if you were in this situation?

-Larissa Mrykalo