THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: SPIDER DIVE
LOCATION: OLD HERALD EXAMINER BUILDING, DOWNTOWN L.A.
DESCRIPTION:The ladies will be locked on a sled with three locks. The men will crank them down a tunnel to three separate stations where they will have to retrieve a key using only their mouth. Along the way thousands of spiders will be dumped on the girls. In order to advance the girls through the tunnel the guys will have to jump inside an ice tank and retrieve canisters with keys using a tool. Each key will unlock the track allowing the men to crank the ladies further down the tunnel to retrieve their next key. Once all three keys have been retrieved by the ladies, the guys will wind them back up the track and use the keys to unlock them for time. Nobody will be eliminated. Instead each team will be playing for two TiVo's and $20,000 cash.
PRODUCTION STUNT DIAGRAM
- Over 2000 Tarantulas where used in the tunnel.
- At a chilly 32 degrees it would only take a contestant fifteen minutes to go into hypothermic shock standing in the ice tank.
- Tarantula hairs can cause a fiberglass like rash that can last up to ten days.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
Contestant is chained to the sled that will lower them down into the tunnel filled with spiders.
Mike "the Miz" battles the freezing temperatures to find the keys that will free his partner.
Terror filled contestants wait their turn for the dreaded spider tunnel.