Scare Tactics

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  • TV-14
  • 2003
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.7  (2,572)

Scare Tactics is a hidden camera television show that originally aired on the Syfy channel from 2003 to 2013. The show is hosted by actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, and features various pranks and scares played on unsuspecting victims. Each episode of Scare Tactics features a different set of pranks, ranging from haunted houses to zombie attacks. The show's creators utilize professional filmmakers and special effects teams to create a high-quality, cinematic experience for the victims.

The victims themselves are often friends or family members of the show's producers, who are recruited to participate in a "documentary" or other type of program. Once they arrive on set, the victims are met with a variety of scary scenarios that they must navigate in order to make it out alive.

Throughout the course of the show, Scare Tactics features a wide range of actors and hosts. Actress Shannen Doherty filled in for Tracy Morgan as host during the show's fourth season, while other hosts included Stephen Baldwin and Lauren Ash.

Despite its intense and often frightening scenarios, Scare Tactics is ultimately a comedy at heart. The show's producers and actors frequently play up the humor of each situation, often poking fun at the victims' reactions in post-prank interviews.

Critics generally responded positively to Scare Tactics during its run, praising the show's creativity and ability to keep viewers engaged. The show was also notable for featuring a number of up-and-coming actors and filmmakers, many of whom went on to have successful careers in the industry.

Overall, Scare Tactics is a unique and entertaining blend of horror, comedy, and reality television. Its combination of cinematic special effects, prank show humor, and star power made it a standout hit during its time on Syfy, and it remains a cult favorite among fans of horror and comedy today.

Scare Tactics is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (96 episodes). The series first aired on April 4, 2003.

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Twilight My Fire
13. Twilight My Fire
October 28, 2013
An investigative reporter and a security guard are pranked. Also: Two undercover journalists offend a satanic cult, and a music therapist's assistant must sing a lullaby to pacify a savage prisoner.
Fright At The End Of The Tunnel
12. Fright At The End Of The Tunnel
October 28, 2013
Tracy Morgan participates in a prank at an awards show. Also: A blind date doesn't go as expected; an exterminator's assistant encounters a creature in the tunnels beneath a mansion.
Gnome Sweet Knome
11. Gnome Sweet Knome
October 28, 2013
In the show's 100th episode, a prank with a garden gnome plays out. Also: A child psychiatrist becomes homicidal, and a nature show turns dangerous.
Alien Car Crash
10. Alien Car Crash
October 28, 2013
A morgue assistant and a coma-ward worker are pranked. Plus, an insurance investigation takes an out-of-this-world direction; a search for treasure summons the ghost of an explorer.
Corpse Whisper
9. Corpse Whisper
October 28, 2013
A model tests a skin-care procedure; a girl's dad reveals his split personality during her birthday party; a security guard is attacked by zombies; a demonic ex-boyfriend spoils a man's date with a gorgeous woman.
Party Till You Nuke
8. Party Till You Nuke
October 28, 2013
A prank on a party planner; thieving home inspectors are met by a rich woman's ghost; a hospital stunt claims an innocent patient's life.
The Happening Again
7. The Happening Again
October 29, 2012
A mysterious deadly fog contaminates a family farm and threatens the safety of everyone in its path.
Touched By An E.T.
6. Touched By An E.T.
October 29, 2012
A leather-furniture workshop becomes the scene of a prank. Also: A serial killer turns a therapy session into a nightmare, and a babysitter meets two vampires.
Barnacle Boy
5. Barnacle Boy
October 29, 2012
Featured pranks on a bartender, a babysitter and a lab worker. Also: A sea creature terrorizes a cleaning crew.
4. Bicentennialien
October 29, 2012
Vampires rob a blood bank; a ventriloquist wreaks havoc on a talent-show judge; an investigative journalist makes an extraterrestrial discovery; an IT assistant must solve a jigsaw puzzle to save a girl's life.
4. Bicentennailien
October 29, 2012
An investigative journalist unearths the remains of an ancient alien-human hybrid, and incurs the wrath of the hybrid's bizarre ancestors.
Blown To Green Pieces
3. Blown To Green Pieces
October 29, 2012
A warehouse worker and a file clerk are pranked. Also: Two animal-control workers visit a farm, where they have a horrific encounter with a vengeful savage.
Pregnant With A Mutant
2. Pregnant With A Mutant
October 29, 2012
The secret of a dead army colonel leads estate agents to a scare. Also: A woman gives birth to a mutant after an accident at a chemical plant; bikini models and a private-security-firm worker play roles in pranks.
Driver's Dead
1. Driver's Dead
October 29, 2012
Singer/Actress Brooke Hogan is all smiles in her Scare Tactics debut until a leak at a nearby chemical plant turns her into a ravenous zombie.
Where to Watch Scare Tactics
Scare Tactics is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Scare Tactics on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 4, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (2,572)