YouTube's New Original Programming Doesn't Make It Netflix

February 10, 2016 12:01 PM

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The lights go out. A man is laughing. Someone begins to wail. Sitting at home on your laptop, you’re nervous, but safe. (We hope.) However, Felix Kjellberg, better known online as PewDiePie, isn’t. He’s in an abandoned room of a hospital that he’s trying to escape. He grabs a video camera covered in cockroaches. He’s filming the scene with a handheld recorder as another camera, which is strapped to his chest, films his reactions. Patients are screaming. PewDiePie is screaming. You also might be screaming—or, you know, laughing.

Welcome to Scare PewDiePie, YouTube’s first original series launching today on the company’s new subscription service Red. PewDiePie is best known for his clips of videogame reactions on his immensely popular YouTube channel. But Scare PewDiePie takes him into real-world horror scenes (videogames IR...

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