Fight of the Living Dead

Fight of the Living Dead is a reality streaming television series where 10 YouTube stars were selected to take part in a simulated zombie apocalypse and try to survive for 72 hours straight.[1] Fight of the Living Dead: Live-Action Video Game, which was produced before BlackBoxTV's partnership with YouTube Premium debuted on April 5, 2015, was a six episode pre-season, totaling under one hour combined. It starred Jesse Wellens, Meghan Camarena, Iman Crosson, Joey Graceffa, Justine Ezarik, Jeana Smith, Jarrett Sleeper, Sam Pepper and Olga Kay.[2]

Fight of the Living Dead
Genre
Directed by
  • Kevin Abrams
  • Michael Shea
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Kevin Abrams
  • Jamie Denenberg
  • Tony E. Valenzuela
  • Rodney Frazier
  • Aaron Lewis
Producers
  • Yehuda Duenyas
  • Bret Warren
Production locationsLos Angeles, California
Running time21-38 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original network
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseApril 5, 2015 (2015-04-05) –
January 2017 (2017-12/07)

Pre-Youtube Premium season one, titled Fight of the Living Dead, premiered on April 5, 2015.

The first season, titled Fight of the Living Dead: Experiment 88, premiered on August 17, 2016.

The second season, titled Fight of the Living Dead: Paradise Calls, premiered on October 31, 2017.

PremiseEdit

Very well known YouTubers are thrown into an experiment by an organization known as CONOP, who have developed a biological weapon that reanimates the dead and transforms them into zombies. The experiment places them in an area where zombies known to be present. They must fight for their lives by completing different missions together to survive a 72-hour period in said area. Each episode chronicles the events that transpire in the 72 hours.[3] During their stay they meet up with several characters with unknown purposes and intent.

MissionsEdit

In each episode, CONOP instructs one or more subjects via a Communications Room or through a radio whilst out of base to complete missions which could potentially lead to those nominated facing zombies and risking death. The subjects either decide as a group or are nominated by CONOP to venture out of the safe house. A mission is deemed complete if the primary objective is fulfilled.

ContestantsEdit

Live-Action Video GameEdit

Name Age Channel Entered Eliminated
Jesse Wellens 32 Jesse Episode 1 Survivor (1st place)
Meghan Camarena 27 Strawburry17 Episode 2 Episode 6 (2nd place)
Iman Crosson 33 Alphacat Episode 2 Episode 6 (3rd place)
Joey Graceffa 23 Joey Graceffa Episode 1 Episode 6 (4th place)
Justine Ezarik 31 iJustine Episode 1 Episode 5 (5th place)
Jeana Smith 32 Jen Smith Episode 2 Episode 5 (6th place)
Jarrett Sleeper 29 Jarrett Sleeper Episode 3 Episode 4 (7th place)
Sam Pepper 26 Sam Episode 2 Episode 2 (8th place)
Olga Kay 32 Olga Kay Episode 1 Episode 1 (9th place)

Experiment 88Edit

Name Age Channel Eliminated
Rahat Hossain 26 MagicofRahat Survivor (1st place)
JC Caylen 23 Jc Caylen Survivor (1st place) (revived)
Tré Melvin 23 Tré Melvin Episode 7 (3rd place)
Brandon Bowen 18 Brandon Bowen (Vine) Episode 7 (4th place)
Raya Moab 23 Raya Episode 7 (5th place)
Yousef Erakat 26 fouseyTUBE Episode 6 (6th place) (revived)
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy 24 VitalyzdTv Episode 4 (7th place)
Shanna Malcolm 34 Shanna Malcolm Episode 3 (8th place)
Dennis Roady 33 howtoPRANKitup Episode 2 (9th place)
Brittani Louise Taylor 32 Brittani Louise Taylor Episode 1 (10th place)

Paradise CallsEdit

Name Age Channel Entered Eliminated
Jake Paul 20 Jake Paul Episode 1 Survivors (1st place)
Miles Jai 24 MilesJaiProductions Episode 1
Hannah Stocking 25 Hannah Stocking Episode 1 Episode 8 (3rd place)
Juanpa Zurita 21 Juanpa Zurita Episode 1 Episode 8 (4th place)
Eric Ochoa 31 SUPEReeeGO Episode 3 Episode 7 (5th place)
Wendy Ayche 31 Wengie Episode 1 Episode 7 (6th place)
Ken Walker 23 Who is Ken Episode 1 Episode 6 (7th place)
Karina Garcia 23 Karina Garcia Episode 1 Episode 5 (8th place)
Anwar Jibawi 26 Anwar Jibawi Episode 1 Episode 5 (9th place)
Anthony Trujillo 21 Chance and Anthony Episode 1 Episode 3 (10th place)
De’arra Taylor 21 De’arra Taylor Episode 1 Episode 2 (11th place)

Progress ChartsEdit

Live-Action Video GameEdit

Progress Chart
Survivor Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6
Jesse Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Meghan Not in Game Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead
Iman Not in Game Safe Safe Safe Safe
Joey Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Justine Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead
Jeana Not in Game Safe Safe Safe Infected Zombie
Jarrett Not in Game Not in Game Safe Infected Zombie
Sam Not in Game Infected Zombie Zombie
Olga Infected Zombie

Experiment 88Edit

Progress Chart
Survivor Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7
Rahat Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
JC Safe Safe Safe Infected Winner
Tré Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead
Brandon Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Raya Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Yousef Safe Safe Infected Zombie Safe Dead
Vitaly Safe Safe Safe Infected Executed
Shanna Safe Safe Dead
Dennis Safe Infected Zombie Zombie
Brittani Infected Executed

Paradise CallsEdit

Progress Chart
Survivor Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8
Jake Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winners
Miles Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Hannah Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead
Juanpa Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Eric Not in Game Not in Game Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead
Wengie Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Ken Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Infected Zombie
Karina Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead
Anwar Safe Safe Safe Infected Zombie Zombie
Anthony Safe Safe Dead
De’arra Safe Dead
  The test subject survived "Fight of the Living Dead".
  The test subject was on a mission and survived.
  The test subject was on a mission and died.
  The test subject was revived.
  The test subject was in the episode as a zombie.
  The test subject died in the previous episode and does not appear.
  The test subject hasn't joined the game.
  The test subject fate was set at the end of the episode.
  The test subject was imprisoned that episode

NotesEdit

  • ^Note 1 : Jesse and Jeana broke up in May 2016 and now run solo channels. Jeana runs the BFvsGF channel, now called Jen Smith, and Jesse runs the PRANKvsPRANK channel, now called Jesse.
  • ^Note 2 : Meghan was killed because of a Zombified Olga accidentally opening the car door in an earlier shot, locking the door and not giving Meghan the chance to enter the car.
  • ^Note 3 : JC was voted by the test subjects to be "revived" and rejoin the group after his elimination over Brittani and Vitaly.

DeathsEdit

"Live-Action Video Game" Deaths (Not on YouTube Premium)Edit

Live Action Video Game! (1):

Olga Kay (Bit and infected by a Zombie while escaping the jail cells).

Meet with Team 1 (2):

Sam Pepper (Infected by a Zombie in the Triage Unit).

ON TOP OF A COP CAR! (3):

No Deaths.

Get to the Boiler Room (4):

Jarrett Sleeper (Already infected; forced away by ConOp Cops).

Found Dr. Altagarcia (5):

Jeana Smith (Killed by a Zombified Jarrett Sleeper in the hallway while getting to the Boiler Room).

Justine Ezarik (Killed by a Zombified Jarrett Sleeper in the Boiler Room).

FINALE (6):

Joey Graceffa (Patched ripped off and spurted blood by Dr. Altagarcia).

Iman Crosson (Arms ripped off in the Boiler Room).

Meghan Camarena (Gets locked out and devoured by a Zombified Sam Pepper).

Jesse Wellens escapes.

Season 1 Deaths (on YouTube Premium) {Experiment 88}Edit

It Begins! (1):

Brittani Louise Taylor (Ganged up on and devoured in Corridor).

Help is Found (2):

Dennis Roady (Bitten and arm ripped off in Corridor).

Safe No More (3):

Shanna Malcolm (Cornered and Devoured in Ella's Office).

Yousef Erakat (Tackled and presumed dead in Corridor).

Showdown (4):

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (Guts ripped out in Armory).

JC Caylen (Eaten alive in Corridor).

Trust No One (5):

No Deaths.

Yousef Erakat is revived.

Tests (6):

Yousef Erakat (Slips on a shield and gets devoured by a Zombified Dennis Roady and Dr. Bradley).

Survival (7):

JC Caylen is brought back in the game.

Raya Moab (Eaten inside ConOp Industries by ConOp Zombie Nurse).

Brandon Bowen (Eaten outside ConOp Industries by Zombie Horde).

Trè Melvin (Eaten outside ConOp Industries by Zombie Clown).

Rahat Hossain and JC Caylen escape.

Season 2 Deaths (on YouTube Premium) {Paradise Calls}Edit

Welcome To Paradise (1):

No Deaths.

Trust No One (2):

De’arra Taylor (Tripped on a port-a-potty tube and got devoured by a Howler while running to the VIP Tent).

It Takes 2 To Tango (3):

Anthony Trujillo (Neck ripped open by a Howler while finding the All Access Pass).

Help Wanted (4):

No Deaths, but Anwar’s fate was set up in the end of the episode.

Tooz Got The Blues (5):

Anwar Jibawi (Tackled on the ground and infected by Nocturnes).

Karina Garcia (Dragged away and devoured by Nocturnes off camera).

Get In-Formation (6):

Ken Walker (Tackled and gets infected by Jimmie in the VIP Tent).

Helllo Jimmie (7):

Wengie (Tripped over a pillow and was eaten by a Howler in the Business Center).

Eric Ochoa (Sacrificed himself for the All Access Pass and was eaten by Jimmie and some zombies).

Join Us (8):

Juanpa Zurita (Got tackled and killed by a Zombified Ken).

Hannah Stocking (Escapes a horde, but gets tackled by a Howler before she could escape).

Jake Paul and Miles Jai escape.

WinnersEdit

Live-Action Video Game: Jesse Wellens

Season 1: Rahat Hossain and JC Caylen

Season 2: Jake Paul and Miles Jai

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (5 August 2016). ""YouTube Red Making 'Lazer Team' Sequel, Picks Up 'The Thinning' Digital Film- TCA"". Deadline. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ ""How They Made YouTube Red's 'Fight of the Living Dead: Experiment 88'"". VideoInk. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  3. ^ Robinson, Will (9 August 2016). ""Fight of the Living Dead: YouTube stars try to outlast zombies — exclusive trailer"". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 October 2016.