THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: BLOCK HEAD
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN L.A., CA
DESCRIPTION: Couples have their heads bolted into one of two helmets filled with either dozens of snakes or hundreds of tarantulas. Sliding on their backs they must make their way across a room where they will retrieve the tools, which will allow them to escape from the helmets. The couple that can free themselves in the shortest amount of time win two new Jeep Wranglers.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- Contestants use different sized allen wrenches to free themselves from the helmets.
- Water was used as a lubricant in order to allow the contestants to slide across the room.
- In between stunts, each individual spider had to be placed in a separate container to keep them from fighting with one another.
The contestants are blindfolded while they wait to see what their next stunt is going to be.
One by one the Tarantulas are carefully removed from the helmet after the stunt is completed.
Supervising Camera Operator Scott Farquharson moves in for a close-up after the contestant is bolted into the helmet.