What is it like to be on "Fear"?

People seem to love slamming the Fear participants. Why is this, I wonder? It takes a lot of guts to do this show, and I also think it takes a lot of guts to be secure enough in yourself to say "I've had enough" and leave the show. Please don't send us emails telling us how 'chicken' you thought a certain participant was -- we don't want to hear it! This page is dedicated to everyone who has participated in "Fear", and put themselves on the line in very frightening situations.

So what is it like to be on "Fear"? Below is the experience of one participant. Thanks to Darren for sharing -- look for Darren in an upcoming Fear episode!

"I hope this clears up any confusion that you all might have with the whole FEAR show.

In the beginning they put you in a hotel room with no TV's, no watches, nothing to read but the bible. In the first two episodes there is an exception. They had different producers then. Later on they bring you a book about haunted places to read if you want. They want you to go crazy, get the thinking about what the hell you are about to do. You get visted by a doctor, a psychic (HEY CARLA!), the technical director (sup Steve), and the two producers. When it is show time they bag your head and take you to the safe house. In my case they took us to another place first for us to meet then bagged our heads back up and took us to the safe house.

While at the safe house you are meeting new people and learning new things about where the hell you are. You have to film from when they are ready to start the dares to bed time. They make us wear the same thing that we had on the day before for editing reasons. We did a # of 12 dares, I don't know about the other casts but I have a feeling they wont be showing all 12 dares, just the good ones. So when you see the site plans at MTV then see the shows and are like "THEY DIDNT VISIT THAT PLACE", they probably did but the person who visited it probably went in there like a trooper, didn't scream and came out all positive about the whole damn thing, and that's not what they want.

If there is more than 1 person out doing a dare and they happen to run into each other they cannot stay and talk because all of the dares are on a time clock and in order for you to start a new dare the person who completed their dare has to be in the safehouse. The reason why they are so anxious about getting people back so fast is so they can hurry up and finish the dares because if you dont you have to stay an extra day and trust me, when you hear and see the things going on there you DON'T want to stay an extra day.

When everything is all over the 2 producers come in and lead you to the money while filming you. Then they treat you to breakfast then send your ass home. I have experienced the whole FEAR thing FIRST HAND and you all can say what you want about it not being real or blazay blazay, but to the people who are actually there, investigating those places.....there aren't even words to explain.

Thanks Darren, we think you did a great job of explaining!! OK.. any other Fear participants out there who would like to share your stories? Drop us an email with whatever you feel comfortable sharing within the terms of your confidentiality agreement, and we'll get your story posted here!

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