A reality competition where contestants face their fears trying to win the grand prize.
In Fear Factor, contestants are pitted against one another in a series of pulse-pounding stunts designed to challenge them physically and mentally.
If a contestant decides not to participate because fear is too much of a factor, they are eliminated. Those who succeed move one step closer to winning the grand prize.
The series originally aired on NBC between 2001 and 2006. The network revived the show for one season in 2011. In 2017, MTV ordered a refreshed version of the series with a new host and new stunts inspired by viral videos, urban legends, and scary movies.
Posted 04/12/17 at 12:58:34
Not sure what is more shocking... this desperate attempt to bring back this terrible show -- or that MTV is still "a thing." :-)
Posted 09/13/14 at 09:34:06
good call on canceling this 1. not only was it gross, but i imagine that it harmed contestants that had to ingest rancid meat and the like. there is a reason why we throw out our food that goes bad, eating it would make us extremely sick or possibly kill us. Oh & for those who are planning to visit universal studios in Florida, they have fear factor there and when visiting i suggest you don't partake in fear factor there. Unless you want to ingest nasty things to only get a lousy cup. they lure you in by saying u can win a great prize that you cant get anywhere else. A friend of mine ate a madigascar hissing cockroach (for a lousy cup). Saying i survived fear factor at universal studios. the person who recruited me would have woken up in the hospital saying I barely survived this beating i got from a visitor at universal studios.
Posted 12/04/13 at 03:12:21
When thinking back on this show, it really grosses my out and is disgusting to remember some of the horrendous and nearly vomit inducing liquid and partially liquid mixtures the participants were required to drink / eat to advance. For this alone, we are pleased the show is not returning.
Posted 08/05/13 at 14:24:39
this is not fair, i wmiss the show no matter it is dangerous. i would dare my self to compete against other people. i am 16 years old, and i dont care what people will say. i wantto FACE MY FEAR!.!
Posted 11/03/12 at 12:40:07
Great Call!!! What a ridiculous premise for a show. What kind of a society are we becoming if this is considered entertainment
Posted 08/25/12 at 18:04:00
Fear factor should be cancelled, it supports cruelty to animals.
Posted 02/09/12 at 19:34:52
It is supposed to be bigger and badder. Looks like the same old Fear Factor from back in the day!!!!
Posted 11/17/11 at 09:47:45