THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: DOUBLE TUNNEL FLUSH
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN L.A., CA
DESCRIPTION: Contestant must rescue their partner from a drainpipe by climbing into the tube to retrieve a key while hundreds of gallons of raw sewage are dumped onto their heads.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- 55 gallon barrels where dumped in twenty-second intervals from a $27,000 stage and false wall.
- Two specially modified dumpsters where used in order to keep the sewage from flooding the set.
- It took a team of nine crewmembers to coordinate and execute the dumping of the sewage.
A massive set was constructed that included a thirty-foot wall, two water tight dumpsters and three hundred feet of industrial piping.
Fear Factor P.A. Abbey Stephens prepares to dump 50 gallons of raw sewage onto the head of an unsuspecting contestant.
A platform was constructed behind the wall from which sewage could be dumped from one of six different stations.