AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The scare capital of New England is taking fear to a whole new level.

Communications Manager, Jennifer McGrath told Western Mass News there were over 1,500 hopeful coffin dwellers, but just six were selected.

"We picked people we felt their story spoke to us. Contestants will lay like this with the top closed for 30 hours I don't know about you guys but I couldn't do it," McGrath explained.

With only one short break of 13 minutes every 3 hours, it's competitive.

But for Daniel Bellacicco from Hudson, New York has a more important goal in mind.

"On my shirt here it says your fight, my fight. My mom has multiple sclerosis so I'm doing that for her she also has lupus. I don't know I just want to show there's a cure for all of us - a champion to arise," Bellacicco said.

The spooky six hail from not just New York, but also Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Boston resident, Jazmin Sanclemente came with a plan.

"I'm just going to nap the whole time," Sanclemente said.

But that could get tough.

"We have the wheel of freight every 2 hours starting at noon we're going to spin it with crazy stuff on it like chicken liver, crickets or ride our crazy rides and they get one get out of dare card but that's it everything else they either do it or lose it!" McGrath explained.

And there can only be one champion as contestants are eliminated through challenges based on time until there's only one person left standing at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to a check of $600, the winner of the 2019 coffin challenge will receive gold season passes for 2020 and a pair of the haunted house passes for 2019 with ride exit passes for the ultimate experience.

"They are competitive they are fierce they are determined they are strong and I think we picked the best contestants we could," McGrath noted.

Copyright 2019 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation).  All rights reserved.

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