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Escape the Night
Escape the Night Series Logo.png
Also known asEscape The Night with Joey Graceffa
Genre
Created byJoey Graceffa
Written byAdam Lawson
Directed byAdam Lawson
Presented byJoey Graceffa
Opening themeEvil House by George Shaw
Composer(s)George Shaw
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English, Irish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes40 (+7 specials) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Adam Lawson
  • Ari Weiner
  • Brian Graden
  • LB Horschler
  • Catherine Keithley
  • Nancy Tamayo
  • Petar Mandich
Producer(s)
  • Joey Graceffa
  • Daniel Preda
  • Chris Grannon
CinematographyCypress Sterling
Editor(s)Steve Grubel
Running time19–41 Minutes
Production company(s)Brian Graden Media
DistributorYouTube
Release
Original networkYouTube Premium
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseJune 22, 2016 (2016-06-22) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Escape the Night is an American murder-mystery reality web series hosted by Joey Graceffa that premiered on June 22, 2016 on YouTube Premium.[1][2] The fourth season was released on July 11, 2019. The series is produced by Brian Graden Media.[3] As of September 4, 2019, 40 episodes of Escape the Night have aired, including seven specials, concluding the fourth season. It is currently the longest running series on YouTube Premium.[4]

Premise

The series follows The Savant (Joey Graceffa) as he finds himself in an estate in a past era, where he invites a number of guests to a party which requires them to act and dress as various personas from that era. Once there, they are cut off from the outside world, challenged to survive the night and escape the estate. To do this, the guests team up with him to participate in challenges and escape room puzzles, competing with each other to escape from the historical era by solving and completing them. At the end of each episode, two guests are voted into a challenge to compete against each other, where the losing guest is eliminated via a fictional death until one or more guests ultimately win and are sent back to the modern world.

Production

YouTube announced YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red), a paid subscription service that would allow streaming videos ad-free, downloading videos for offline usage, and present new exclusive original series for YouTube Premium subscribers.[5][6] At the time of announcement, ten various series were announced for 2016, including the Untitled Joey Graceffa project,[7][8] which was set to be produced by Brian Graden Media.[3] The series began filming near Valencia, California.[9]

On June 15, 2016, Graceffa released the trailer for his original series entitled Escape the Night,[10] which was set and released on June 22, 2016 with two episodes going live.[11] When interviewed after production, Graceffa commented that the idea behind Escape the Night was inspired by an episode themed around murder mystery appearing on television show Lizzie McGuire,[12] and closely related to the 1985 film Clue.[9] Furthermore, Graceffa shared his experience with filming the series, expressing "It was a really fun concept to put together," additionally mentioning, "And it was an idea that started small and ended up into something much bigger."[3]

On October 17, 2016, it was announced by Susanne Daniels, global head of content for YouTube, at MIPCOM that Escape the Night would be renewed for a second season.[13] Later on October 31, 2016, Joey Graceffa via Twitter announced the cast of the second season and scheduled its debut to be on June 22, 2017.[14][15]

On May 24, 2018, Joey Graceffa announced the third season via Twitter.[16] On May 28, 2018 through June 1, 2018, Joey Graceffa confirmed via Twitter[17] he would be releasing the cast of season three periodically. The third season debuted on June 21, 2018.

On June 5, 2019, Joey Graceffa uploaded a teaser trailer for the fourth season onto his YouTube channel.[18] It revealed that the release date for the first episode is July 11, 2019.

On June 23, 2020, Joey Graceffa announced via vlog that due to COVID-19's Impact on Hollywood and television, Season 5 has been suspended as of now, however, in that very same vlog, he has teased a project in the "same world" for witch he point's to a email list in order to receive updates.[19][20]

Cast and characters

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally releasedSpecials
First releasedLast released
110June 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)August 17, 2016 (2016-08-17)3
210June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22)August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16)2
310June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)August 15, 2018 (2018-08-15)2
410July 11, 2019 (2019-07-11)September 4, 2019 (2019-09-04)N/A

Season 1 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
Season
11"An Invitation"June 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)
22"The Ungodly Machine"June 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)
33"Buried Alive"June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29)
44"Mannequins"July 6, 2016 (2016-07-06)
55"Freak Show"July 13, 2016 (2016-07-13)
66"Did Someone Call For An Exorcist?"July 20, 2016 (2016-07-20)
77"Mermaid Tails"July 27, 2016 (2016-07-27)
88"All Out War"August 3, 2016 (2016-08-03)
99"Wicked Hallucinations"August 10, 2016 (2016-08-10)
1010"Betrayal At The House On The Hill"August 17, 2016 (2016-08-17)
Specials
S1"Mid-Season Recap"July 20, 2016 (2016-07-20)
S2"How To Kill A YouTuber"August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24)
S3"BTS Documentary: The Making of "Escape the Night""August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24)

Season 2 (2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
Season
111"The Masquerade Part 1"June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22)
122"The Masquerade Part 2"June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22)
133"Tangled Web"June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)
144"A Nation Divided"July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05)
155"The Gingerbread Woman"July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)
166"Endless Winter Night"July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)
177"Automaton Love Story"July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)
188"Full Moon Slaughter"August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)
199"The Dark Dimension"August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09)
2010"The Sorceress"August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16)
Specials
S4"Monster's Ball"August 24, 2017 (2017-08-24)
S5"Behind the Scenes with Joey Graceffa"August 30, 2017 (2017-08-30)

Season 3 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
Season
211"The Clowns Here Kill Part 1"June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
222"The Clowns Here Kill Part 2"June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)
233"Venomous Affections"June 27, 2018 (2018-06-27)
244"The Man With No Name"July 4, 2018 (2018-07-04)
255"Strong Like A Demon"July 11, 2018 (2018-07-11)
266"Twin Dolls"July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18)
277"Funhouse"July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)
288"Wicked Witches"August 1, 2018 (2018-08-01)
299"Control Issues"August 8, 2018 (2018-08-08)
3010"The Carnival Master"August 15, 2018 (2018-08-15)
Specials
S6"Behind the Town"August 22, 2018 (2018-08-22)
S7"Monsters of Everlock"August 29, 2018 (2018-08-29)

Season 4: All Stars (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
311"The Museum of Death Part 1"July 11, 2019 (2019-07-11)
322"The Museum of Death Part 2"July 11, 2019 (2019-07-11)
333"A Deal With A Demon"July 17, 2019 (2019-07-17)
344"A Wedding To Die For"July 24, 2019 (2019-07-24)
355"Dark Magic and A Twisted Fate"July 31, 2019 (2019-07-31)
366"The Maze of Terror"August 7, 2019 (2019-08-07)
377"Be Careful What You Wish For"August 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)
388"Cursed Treasure"August 21, 2019 (2019-08-21)
399"Prehistoric Evil"August 28, 2019 (2019-08-28)
4010"The Collector Returns"September 4, 2019 (2019-09-04)

Elimination charts

Color key:

Season 1

Guest Episodes Cause of death
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Joey Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Escaped N/A
Eva Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Oli Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Lele Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Electrocuted
Timothy Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Gunshot to the head
Matt Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Poisoned
Sierra Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Killed during an exorcism
GloZell Safe Safe Safe Dead[a] Choked on blood
Justine Safe Safe Dead Buried alive
Andrea Safe Dead Asphyxiated by toxic gas
Shane Dead[b] Poisoned
  1. ^ Joey and Lele were sent into a challenge, and they had to choose which guest would die. They chose to betray GloZell.
  2. ^ Shane knew about the evil of the house and informed Sarah the maid that he knew what she was doing. As a result, the evil saw Shane as a threat and poisoned him. In order to save him, the other guests had to complete a puzzle task within a time limit. They failed, resulting in his death.

Season 2

Guest Episodes Cause of death
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Tyler Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Escaped N/A
Andrea Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe[a] Safe
Joey Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Stabbed by the Sorceress
Alex Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Stabbed in the chest
Gabbie Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Heart ripped out
Tana Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead[b] Stomach slashed
Liza Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Throat slit
DeStorm Safe Safe Safe Dead Shot with an arrow
Jesse Safe Safe Dead[c] Devoured by Jorogumo
Lauren Safe Dead Eaten alive by vampires
  1. ^ Everyone had to compete in this challenge, with whoever finished last being the one to die. Andrea ended up finishing last, but Alison (assistant to the guests) sacrificed herself so that she could live.
  2. ^ Joey and Andrea were sent into a challenge, and they had to choose which guest would die. They chose to betray Tana.
  3. ^ Gabbie and Tana were sent into a challenge to rescue either Jesse or DeStorm. They found out that the winner would get to choose whom to save. Gabbie won and chose to save DeStorm, and Jesse was killed.

Season 3

Guest Episodes Cause of death
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Joey Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Escaped N/A
Matthew Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Safe[a] Safe Safe
Nikita Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Manny Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Shot by Nikita
Rosanna Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Stabbed in a ritual sacrifice
Safiya Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead[b] Fishhooked
Colleen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Impaled by the Maiden of Madness
Teala Safe Safe Safe Dead Strangled
Roi Safe Safe Dead Bitten by the Snake Woman
Jc Safe Dead Stabbed repeatedly in the gut
  1. ^ Matthew was beaten to death in episode 5, but was revived by the Harp of Lazarus in episode 7.
  2. ^ Safiya and Rosanna had to vote two into the challenge. Safiya voted for Nikita, while Rosanna voted for Manny. In a shocking turn of events, the person that voted for the winner of the challenge ended up being killed. Nikita won, and Safiya was fishhooked.

Season 4: All Stars

Guest Episodes Cause of death
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Colleen Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Safe[a] Safe Escaped N/A
Bretman Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe[b] Safe Safe
Joey Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Unknown[c]
Rosanna Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Devoured by velociraptors
Alex Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead Shot in the chest
Gabbie Safe Safe Safe Safe Dead[d] Stabbed with a sword
Tana Safe Safe Safe Safe
DeStorm Safe Safe Safe Dead[e] Impaled with a katana
Timothy Safe Safe Dead Bludgeoned with a club
Justine Safe Dead Strangled
  1. ^ Colleen was crushed by the Minotaur in episode 6, but was revived from the Genie's wish in episode 8.
  2. ^ The person with the most votes for the worst story would have their name written in as the tragic death that would end the story. Bretman's name was supposed to be written down, but Fatima wrote down Scheherazade's name as revenge of the death of Sinbad, her lover.
  3. ^ Joey was attracted to Pandora's Box. He opened it, and was trapped inside.
  4. ^ Gabbie and Tana were sent into the challenge, and they both had a chance to live if they successfully completed it. However, time ran out before they could complete it, and both of them were killed.
  5. ^ Alex and DeStorm were sent into the challenge. Alex was losing the challenge, but DeStorm decided to sacrifice himself in honor of Lauren (who was killed in season 2 after losing a challenge to DeStorm).

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2016 Streamy Awards Best Ensemble Cast Escape the Night Won [26]
Best Costume Design Olivia Hines Nominated
2018 Streamy Awards Best Costume Design Olivia Hines Won [27]
Best Ensemble Cast Escape the Night Nominated
Show of the Year Escape the Night Nominated
Best Comedy Series Escape the Night Nominated
Shorty Awards Best Web Series Escape the Night Nominated [28]
2019 Streamy Awards Best Unscripted Series Escape the Night Won [29]
Best Editing Steve Grubel Won
Best Ensemble Cast Escape the Night Nominated
Show of the Year Escape the Night Nominated
Best Costume Design Olivia Hines Nominated

Escape the Night: Escape Room

The Escape the Night: Escape Room was an immersive escape room centered around the fourth season of Escape the Night. The escape room was a limited event exclusively in Beverly Hills, California, that ran from August 9, 2019 to August 27, 2019. The escape room had multiple rooms to venture through, with surprise guest appearances from Joey Graceffa, Jack O'Connor (Mortimer), and Eva Augustina Sinotte (The Sorceress).[30]

See also

References

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