Gaten Matarazzo's Netflix Reality Show Is Like Punk'd, Only Way More Terrifying

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Ashton Kutcher entertained us for years with his celebrity prank show Punk'd, and now it seems a new star has arrived to take up the prankster mantle: Gaten Matarazzo. The Stranger Things alum is the host of Netflix's upcoming reality series Prank Encounters, which takes strangers on "the surprise ride of a lifetime."

In the trailer for the show, above, the 17-year-old actor helps orchestrate legitimately terrifying pranks on unsuspecting people who appear to be signing up to do one-day temp work assignments. What seems like an easy babysitting gig or boring office job soon turn into what looks like walking nightmares, with scares like backwoods serial killers, possessed stuffed animals, a mummy (or two), and more shocks in store. (If I ever see Matarazzo on the street, I'm running in the opposite direction.)

Watch the trailer for the elaborate hidden camera prank show above before it begins streaming on Netflix on Oct. 25!