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Scare Tactics
Scare Tactics title.jpg
Format Reality Television
Starring Shannen Doherty (2003-2004)
Stephen Baldwin (2004-2005)
Tracy Morgan (2008-present)
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Syfy
Original run April 2003 (2003-04) – present

Scare Tactics is a reality show airing on Syfy, produced by Hallock Healey Entertainment. Its first two seasons aired from April 2003 to January 1, 2006. After a hiatus, the show returned for a third season, beginning July 9, 2008. The first season of the show was hosted by Shannen Doherty. Stephen Baldwin took her place in the middle of the second season. Since the beginning of the third season, the show has been hosted by Tracy Morgan. The second half of the third season began airing on October 6, 2009.

In Canada, it is broadcast on MTV2. In Europe the first season of the program aired on MTV Central from 2003 to 2004. The show is also broadcast in Australia on FOX8, in India on AXN, in Russia on MTV Russia (only first two seasons).

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Scare Tactics is a hidden camera show that puts unsuspecting victims into terrifying situations, usually involving movie-style special effects and makeup that recreates horror movie clichés. The victims, generally four per episode, are set up by friends/family in tandem with producers.

The unsuspecting victims on the show were usually lured to some location, either invited there by people they know (who were in on the act), or reporting for what they thought was a new job. Soon they would experience some kind of terrifying scene — like a strange monster, a terrible accident, or a violent crime being committed – all of which was staged while the victim was secretly being video recorded.

There are some instances where the victims are lured into the pranks on the promise of being on a fake reality show called "Fear Antics" which plays off like a show similar to MTV's Jackass but end with dire consequences. In Season 3, one of the contestants was lured into a fake show called "Dog Catchers", which was a parody of Cheaters.

The pranks would end when the victim was completely terrified and someone would ask them, "Are you scared?" to which they usually replied "Yes!" They would get the reply, "You shouldn't be! You're on Scare Tactics!" In some instances, the pranks have ended when the victims get violent with the actors pulling the prank, or the victim running out of the controlled environment the prank is played out in.

List of Scare Tactics episodes

Season one

  • 101 - UFO Abduction, Firing Range, Buried Alive, Camp Kill
  • 102 - Bigfoot Attacks, Where's Shannen?, Flatline, Psycho Hitchhiker
  • 103 - Limo in Area 51, Monster in the Closet, Organ Harvest, Disappearing Stripper
  • 104 - Clone Attack, Repo Man, Orgy from Hell, Monkey Trouble
  • 105 - Meteor Man, Barbershop of Blood, Date with the Devil, Taxi Cab Carnage
  • 106 - Lab Spill, Haunted Babysitter, Serial Killer, Hellride
  • 107 - Tanning Salon Terror, Cable Killers, Little Girl Psychic, Runaway Corpse
  • 108 - Ghost Train, Body in Trunk, Dominatrix for a Day, Desert Monster
  • 109 - UFO Trailer Attack, The Cannibal Family, Séance from Hell, Driving the Dead
  • 110 - Harsh Reality, Dr. Werewolf, Boy in a Bubble, Virgin Sacrifice
  • 111 - Chupacabra Attack, Deadly Secret, Lights Out, Black Magic
  • 112 - Hazmat Hell, Surgery Nightmare, Death Lunch, Bad Seed
  • 113 - Laboratory Meltdown, Eye Witness, Unborn Clones, Silo Scare
  • 114 - Deadly Feast, Fear in the Box, Fear Antics: Psycho, Maniac Cop
  • 115 - Killer Clown, Lethal Conversation, Caught on Camera, Demonic Duel
  • 116 - Chainsaw Attack, Beastly Breakout, Deadly Hicks, Alien Returns
  • 117 - Dangerous Obsession, Web of Evil, Laboratory of Blood, Repo from Hell
  • 118 - Security Breach, Taste for Blood, Zombie Grandma, Killer Car
  • 119 - Bad Medicine, Killer Queen, Dead Alive, Alien Hunters
  • 120 - Massacre Under the House, Unholy Ground, Video Victim, Mask of Death
  • 121 - Lethal Touch, Showgirl's Revenge, Terror Next Door, Bigfoot Returns
  • 122 - Home Invasion, Demonic Possession, Fatal Beauty, The Hunted,

Season two

  • 201 - Rage from the Cage, Killer Bees, Bring Out the Gimp, Grave Robbers
  • 202 - Street Justice, That's Not Santa, Freaks Come Out at Night, Possessed Office
  • 203 - Gorilla with a Fist, Regression Aggression, Fear Antics: Mandroid's Revenge, Flowers for My Lady
  • 204 - What's in the Box?, Stakeout, Shocker, Radio Daze
  • 205 - Brother's Keeper, Cult Compound Crackdown, Revenge of the Switchhiker, Drug Ring Sting
  • 206 - Toilet Full of Scary, Desert Cult Trailer Attack, Wrath of the Mummy, Juvenile Justice
  • 207 - Slaughterhouse of Horror, Porn Dorm Massacre, Desert Ritual, Walk-in Portal
  • 208 - Wired for Revenge, Shave and a Headcut, Summon the Demon, Fear Antics: Hotel Hell
  • 209 - Motor Psychos, Attack of the Rat Monster, I Me Minefield, There Are Men Coming Here to Kill Me
  • 210 - Piranhas in the Pond, Chambermaid of Horror, Shotgun Wedding, Critters
  • 211 - If I Only Had Your Brain, Open the Pod Bay Door, Wired, Fear Antics: Room With a View
  • 212 - Power Outrage, License to Drive, Wolfman Tells Campfire Stories, The Bagman
  • 213 - Backwoods Booby Trap, Demon's List, Newest Mental Patient, Mob Morgue
  • 214 - For Whom the Bridge Trolls, Party Forever (Parts 1 & 2), Burned Alive
  • 215 - Drone Helicopter, Fed-Execution, Girl in a Blood-Soaked Dress, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  • 216 - Unsafe, Eye of the Beholder, Tastes Like Chicken, Meet My Psycho Girlfriend
  • 217 - Bedridden but Deadly, The Set Up (Parts 1 & 2), Lost and Found
  • 218 - Pond Creature, Carface, Moonshine Mountain, Rubbed the Wrong Way
  • 219 - Car Wash, Fear Antics: Running Man, Gimme a Hand, Spa of Death
  • 220 - The Blob, Road Rage, Strip Club, Man of the Haunted House
  • 221 - Alien House Call, Hackman Attacks, Final Entry, Hannah's Abduction

Season three

  • 301 - Satan's Baby, Wood Chipper, Psychic, Black Project
  • 302 - 3:10 to Hell, Patient's Rage, Fire Starter, Affection
  • 303 - Genie in a Beer Bottle, Vampire Spa, Escaped Mental Patient, Alien Eggs
  • 304 - Psycho in a Box, Cheaters of Death, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Ice Man
  • 305 - When White Noise Attacks, Phantom Power, Walled Off, Paralyzed With Fear
  • 306 - The Screaming Room, Death Bed and Breakfast, Little Person, Big Kill, Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • 307 - Frankenstein's Basement of Terror, Who's Your Dead Daddy?, Wired for Fear, Pool of Blood
  • 308 - Taxi Cab Carnage
  • 309 - Home Video Horror
  • 310 - When the Larvae Breaks
  • 311 - Big Scoop of Scary
  • 312 - Blood Bath
  • 313 - Satan's Baby Returns
  • 314 - Maniac Cop
  • 315 - Basket Case
  • 316 - Ghoul Bus
  • 317 - Channeling the Dead
  • 318 - Ranger Danger
  • 319 - The Collector
  • 320 - Toxic Shock
  • 321 - Tow Truck Killers
  • 322 - Ghoul Bus 2
  • 323 - Dying to Kill!

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Scare Tactics
Format Reality Television Comedy
Starring Shannen Doherty (2003-2004)
Stephen Baldwin (2004-2005)
Tracy Morgan (2008-present)
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Syfy
Original run April 2003 (2003-04) – present

Scare Tactics is a Reality television Comedy show, produced by Hallock Healey Entertainment. Its first two seasons aired from April 2003 to January 1, 2006. After a hiatus, the show returned for a third season, beginning July 9, 2008. The first season of the show was hosted by Shannen Doherty. Stephen Baldwin took her place in the middle of the second season. Since the beginning of the third season, the show has been hosted by Tracy Morgan. The fourth season aired on October 4, 2010.

In Canada, it is broadcast on MTV2. In Europe the first season of the program aired on MTV Central from 2003 to 2004. The show is also broadcast in Australia on FOX8, in India on AXN, in Russia on MTV Russia (only first two seasons),in Turkey on Dream TV, in Poland on TV Puls, in Sweden on TV6 a short time.

Contents

Format

Scare Tactics is a set-up, hidden camera reality prank show that puts unsuspecting victims into terrifying situations, usually involving movie-style special effects and makeup that recreates horror movie clichés. The victims, generally four per episode, are set up by friends/family in tandem with producers.

The unsuspecting victims on the show were usually lured to some location, either invited there by people they know (who were in on the act), or reporting for what they thought was a new job. Soon they would experience some kind of terrifying scene — like a strange monster, a terrible accident, or a violent crime being committed – all of which was staged while the victim was secretly being video recorded from multiple camera angles.

There are some instances where the victims are lured into the pranks on the promise of being on a fake reality show called "Fear Antics" which plays off like a show similar to MTV's Jackass but end with dire consequences. In Season 3, one of the contestants was lured into a fake show called "Dog Catchers", which was a parody of Cheaters. One additional fake show used to dupe the Scare Tactics victims is known as "Truthisodes," which is a generic conspiracy theory show that claims "the government is lying to you".

The pranks would end when the victim was completely terrified and someone would ask them, "Are you scared?" to which they usually replied "I'm scared!" They would get the reply, "You shouldn't be! You're on Scare Tactics!" In some instances, the pranks have ended when the victims "get violent" with the actors pulling the prank, or the victim running out of the controlled environment the prank is played out in.

List of Scare Tactics episodes

Season one

  • 101 - UFO Abduction, Firing Range, Buried Alive, Camp Kill
  • 102 - Bigfoot Attacks, Where's Shannen?, Flatline, Psycho Hitchhiker
  • 103 - Limo in Area 51, Monster in the Closet, Organ Harvest, Disappearing Stripper
  • 104 - Clone Attack, Repo Man, Orgy from Hell, Monkey Trouble
  • 105 - Meteor Man, Barbershop of Blood, Date with the Devil, Taxi Cab Carnage
  • 106 - Lab Spill, Haunted Babysitter, Serial Killer, Hellride
  • 107 - Tanning Salon Terror, Cable Killers, Little Girl Psychic, Runaway Corpse
  • 108 - Ghost Train, Body in Trunk, Dominatrix for a Day, Desert Monster
  • 109 - UFO Trailer Attack, The Cannibal Family, Séance from Hell, Driving the Dead
  • 110 - Harsh Reality, Dr. Werewolf, Boy in a Bubble, Virgin Sacrifice
  • 111 - Chupacabra Attack, Deadly Secret, Lights Out, Black Magic
  • 112 - Hazmat Hell, Surgery Nightmare, Death Lunch, Bad Seed
  • 113 - Laboratory Meltdown, Eye Witness, Unborn Clones, Silo Scare
  • 114 - Deadly Feast, Fear in the Box, Fear Antics: Psycho, Maniac Cop
  • 115 - Killer Clown, Lethal Conversation, Caught on Camera, Demonic Duel
  • 116 - Chainsaw Attack, Beastly Breakout, Deadly Hicks, Alien Returns
  • 117 - Dangerous Obsession, Web of Evil, Laboratory of Blood, Repo from Hell
  • 118 - Security Breach, Taste for Blood, Zombie Grandma, Killer Car
  • 119 - Bad Medicine, Killer Queen, Dead Alive, Alien Hunters
  • 120 - Massacre Under the House, Unholy Ground, Video Victim, Mask of Death
  • 121 - Lethal Touch, Showgirl's Revenge, Terror Next Door, Bigfoot Returns
  • 122 - Home Invasion, Demonic Possession, Fatal Beauty, The Hunted

Season two

  • 201 - Rage from the Cage, Killer Bees, Bring Out the Gimp, Grave Robbers
  • 202 - Street Justice, That's Not Santa, Freaks Come Out at Night, Possessed Office
  • 203 - Gorilla with a Fist, Regression Aggression, Fear Antics: Mandroid's Revenge, Flowers for My Lady
  • 204 - What's in the Box?, Stakeout, Shocker, Radio Daze
  • 205 - Brother's Keeper, Cult Compound Crackdown, Revenge of the Switchhiker, Drug Ring Sting
  • 206 - Toilet Full of Scary, Desert Cult Trailer Attack, Wrath of the Mummy, Juvenile Justice
  • 207 - Slaughterhouse of Horror, Porn Dorm Massacre, Desert Ritual, Walk-in Portal
  • 208 - Wired for Revenge, Shave and a Headcut, Summon the Demon, Fear Antics: Hotel Hell
  • 209 - Motor Psychos, Attack of the Rat Monster, I Me Minefield, There Are Men Coming Here to Kill Me
  • 210 - Piranhas in the Pond, Chambermaid of Horror, Shotgun Wedding, Critters
  • 211 - If I Only Had Your Brain, Open the Pod Bay Door, Wired, Fear Antics: Room With a View
  • 212 - Power Outrage, License to Drive, Wolfman Tells Campfire Stories, The Bagman
  • 213 - Backwoods Booby Trap, Demon's List, Newest Mental Patient, Mob Morgue
  • 214 - For Whom the Bridge Trolls, Party Forever (Parts 1 & 2), Burned Alive
  • 215 - Drone Helicopter, Fed-Execution, Girl in a Blood-Soaked Dress, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  • 216 - Unsafe, Eye of the Beholder, Tastes Like Chicken, Meet My Psycho Girlfriend
  • 217 - Bedridden but Deadly, The Set Up (Parts 1 & 2), Lost and Found
  • 218 - Pond Creature, Carface, Moonshine Mountain, Rubbed the Wrong Way
  • 219 - Car Wash, Fear Antics: Running Man, Gimme a Hand, Spa of Death
  • 220 - The Blob, Road Rage, Strip Club, Man of the Haunted House
  • 221 - Alien House Call, Hackman Attacks, Final Entry, Hannah's Abduction

Season three

  • 301 - Satan's Baby, Wood Chipper, Psychic, Black Project
  • 302 - 3:10 to Hell, Patient's Rage, Fire Starter, Affection
  • 303 - Genie in a Beer Bottle, Vampire Spa, Escaped Mental Patient, Alien Eggs
  • 304 - Psycho in a Box, Cheaters of Death, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Ice Man
  • 305 - When White Noise Attacks, Phantom Power, Walled Off, Paralyzed With Fear
  • 306 - The Screaming Room, Death Bed and Breakfast, Little Person, Big Kill, Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • 307 - Frankenstein's Basement of Terror, Who's Your Dead Daddy?, Wired for Fear, Pool of Blood
  • 308 - Taxi Cab Carnage, Alien Consortium, Double Trouble Clone, Junkyard Showdown
  • 309 - Home Video Horror, Last Will and Testament, Voodoo Vixen, Assassin's Apprentice
  • 310 - When the Larvae Breaks, To Catch a Predator, Curse of the Samurai, Pickled to Death
  • 311 - Big Scoop of Scary, Home Invasion, Healer/Killer, Coffin Refill
  • 312 - Blood Bath, Meteor Virus, Carmageddon, Welcome to the Dollhouse 2
  • 313 - Satan's Baby Returns, Screaming Room 2, Barbershop of Blood 2, Junkyard Showdown 2
  • 314 - Basket Case, Human Stew, Web of Lies, Breakdown
  • 315 - Ghoul Bus, Criminal's Rage, Killer's Hideout, Psycho Kid
  • 316 - Channeling the Dead, Truthisodes, Zombie Testing, A Quick Bite
  • 317 - 28 Minutes Later, Nightmare Study, Zig the Clown, Paranormal Radio Show
  • 318 - Ranger Danger, Mistaken Identity (Parts 1 & 2), The Doctor's Trip
  • 319 - The Collector, Cleansing the House, Finding the Truth, Psycho Dance
  • 320 - Toxic Shock, The Pimp, Female Serial Killer, Can I Have a Kiss?
  • 321 - Tow Truck Killers, Radioactive Tanning, Mental Patient's Drug Overdose, Cannibal Party
  • 322 - Ghoul Bus 2, Wrong Identity, Nightmare Motel, Criminal's Second Rage
  • 323 - Dying to Kill!, Big Phantom Power, Re-hatched Alien Eggs, Old Man Death

Season four

  • 401 - It's My Party, Squatter's Meal, Fraud Stick-Up, Crop Circle Showdown
  • 402 - No Brain, No Pain, Communicating With the Ghosts, Newly Conjoined Twins, Judah's Plan

See also

  • Infarto: A similar scare/prank show airing on TV Azteca and Azteca América.
  • Room 401: A similar scare/prank show airing on MTV.
  • Gerilim Olur Musun: A similar scare/prank show airing on Kanal 1 in Turkey.

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