The "Face Off" Season 9 contestants are in for a horrific good time in the latest challenge, "Freak Show."

In Zap2it's exclusive sneak peek, the strains of creepy calliope music welcome the designers to the lab, where they find out that their Spotlight Challenge is to take a sideshow act and create the appropriate character.

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The acts include the Elephant Lady, Inside Out Oscar, Lobster Larry, Icicle Irma and Twisted Tom, and the artists are pumped about the task at hand.

"We walk in and the whole lab is done up like an old-time freak show circus," says designer Nora Hewitt. "We're all super stoked."

"Face Off" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."