THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: ROACH CAGE ESCAPE
LOCATION: DOWTOWN LOS ANGELES
DESCRIPTION: Contestant is sealed in a pit filled with roaches while their partner is locked into an 18th century torture chair. The contestant must escape from the chair by chewing through a series of cow intestines that will drop the pendulum landing the key to their restraints in their lap. Once they’ve freed themselves they must then free their partner from the pit of roaches. The couple that can complete the stunt in the shortest amount of time will win a prize.
PRODUCTION STUNT DIAGRAM
- 3000 roaches were dumped on the contestants in the pit.
- The short intestines of a cow were used to secure the chair.
- Contestants were restrained with both shackles and handcuffs.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
Animal wrangler Chris Giacolleti gets the roaches ready for the shoot.
The intestines are prepped for the chair.
The chair and pit await their first victims.