Scare Tactics

Scare Tactics

''For the 1990s comic book series published by DC Comics, see Scare Tactics (comics)

Scare Tactics is a reality show on the Sci-Fi Channel. Its first two seasons aired from April 2003 to January 1, 2006. The third season premiered July 9, 2008 on Sci Fi, hosted by Tracy Morgan. It is produced by HallockHealey Entertainment. The first season of the show was hosted by Shannen Doherty, the second season by Stephen Baldwin, and the third season by Tracy Morgan.

In Canada, it is broadcast on Razer. In Europe the first season of the program aired on MTV Central from 2003 to 2004.


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 to end when the victims get violent with the actors pulling the prank.

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

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