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Well this sounds like Very Much The Sort Of Thing We Like, a comedy reality whodunnit inspired by slasher flicks of the 80s, and made by loads of people who worked on Bother’s Bar horror favourite Release the Hounds.
Contestants turn up at an American-style Summer Camp in Lithuania for fun and frolicks only to discover that there’s a killer amongst them. To win the money, they must a) not get killed and b) unmask the killer. Contestants are eliminated nightly by Bruce the Handyman in horrifying Hollywood fashion. The Killer wins if they get away with it.
And if that sounds like the US show Whodunnit? to you with a bit more 1980s it does to us as well, which is both positive and negative. The big question, and the one that’s going to define how much I’m going to enjoy, is how much agency the Killer has. They won’t be doing any murdering themselves, so what WILL they be doing? Whodunnit‘s biggest format failure (in what was otherwise a fairly fun idea) is that the murderer knew who they were but didn’t actually have to do anything, and even wasn’t told what had happened so they could easily play along as a normal contestant which is terrible when one of the main format points is guessing who did it.
I hope it’s going to be brilliant. Let us know what you thought in the comments.