THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: ELECTRIC MAZE
LOCATION: SAN PEDRO POWER STATION, SAN PEDRO, CA
DESCRIPTION: Handcuffed together, a couple must make their way through a 40-ft maze of hundreds of electrified wires collecting four flags attached to the wires as they go. To complete the stunt, they will have to secure the flags to an electrified hitching post at the end of the maze. The couple that takes the greatest amount of time to complete the stunt will be eliminated.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- Each wire in the maze packed a punch of electricity.
- The metal handcuffs used in the stunt acted as a conductor, ensuring that each time a contestant was shocked their partner would also feel it.
- A team of three electrical engineers and two consultants where brought on board to make sure that the stunt was a safe but shocking experience for the contestants.
The Electric Maze is comprised of four 10-ft sections bolted together each with itís own independent power supply.
Lighting Designer Oscar Dominguez makes some last minute adjustments to his lighting scheme for the stunt.
A flag hangs precariously amongst the forest of electrified wires
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