Most hidden camera pranks involve a waiter giving really bad service or someone’s car getting towed, but that’s not how they do it on Programa Silvio Santos.
This Brazilian variety show eschews traditional light-hearted ribbing for a far more haunting prank. Step one: Trap unsuspecting guests in a broken down elevator. Step two: Cut the lights. Step three: Unleash a disheveled little girl holding a creepy baby doll through a trap door.
Now it’s time for the fun to begin. Cue the lights, screaming, potential heart attacks and lawsuits and, in for the final touch, a totally out of place laugh track that makes this video all the more bizarre.
It’s a pretty sure bet that all of these people will be taking the stairs for the rest of their lives.