THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: PSYCHO SHOWER RESCUE
LOCATION:BUNGALOW 1, BATES MOTEL, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, CA
DESCRIPTION: The female contestant is handcuffed under a stream of blood in a shower at the Bates Motel. Her partner must find an ax at the bottom of a neglected ice machine that he will use to knock down the motel room door. Once inside he must rampage through the room with the ax to find a key that will unlock his partner. The couple that completes the stunt the shortest amount of time will win a prize.
PRODUCTION STUNT DIAGRAM
- The shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is considered by many to be one of the most complicated scenes ever shot with 90 separate splices in it.
- The blood used in the original Psycho is actually Bosco's Chocolate Syrup. The blood used in the Fear Factor recreation came from a pig.
- During the shooting of the shower scene, Hitchcock arranged for the water to suddenly go ice-cold when the attack started
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
A contestant rampages his way through the Bates Motel room.
Covered in blood his partner awaits her rescue.
Unlike the Hitchcock version our contestants are able to walk away for their bloody hair raising experience.