the people in the mine episode were they afraid or what? Discussion Forum: Fanzone: Scare Tactics AND MTV's Fear: the people in the mine episode were they afraid or what?
By Pete-4N1 on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 05:18 pm:

1.the people in the mine episode were they afraid of the dead human miners or a ghost dog/wolf/shape changing coyote? This episode seemed to revolve around the cast being afraid of wolf of some sorts, that's a first for this show.

2.why isn't the fear icon to get here there anymore, i think it was replaced w/ a clone discussion paragraph. now you have to click on the upper right on "forums" to get here rather then go to sound off in the middle of the home page, as if it was shut down. Even where it says "your thoughts on MTV Fear" no longer has a date next to it but all the other do why is that, who ever controls this site.

3.The person that works here named Dawn, would her last name by any chance be Parouse?

4.Are any other websites that let you take to the physics, cast, producers of the show?

5.Heres a question similar about the one asking about where the cast go after they quit? But that's not my question my question is lets say there is five cast on one episode and that means there should be $25,000 in the hidden safe=$5,000 to each member that passes...lets say 3 out of the 5 quit and the remaining two pass. That should mean only $10,000 can be given out. My question is would all that $25,000still going to be there after the 3 quit, or only $10,000... does that mean when someone click "quit" on the computer does that notify a MTV crew member to take out that quitters cash share?

6.Another question is that whenever you see the winners with the money leaving the site(like right outside the front door) their all in one shot as if it's from someone else, not an infrared camera but more like a MTV crew guy

By Pete-4N1 on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 06:16 pm:

that episode in Mexico was intense. Because not only were people afraid of uneasy spirits but also a new creature that could change shape into a coyote. It was also cool how in the first time of the show it all came down to just one person. Another thing is how a second crew is going to finish the first failed attempts. It would have been interesting to see go through it all by himself because that would have been another first, who knows maybe that would have been the last mission or maybe the third from the last. Another thing that would had not been good is if the spirits drained all his lights trying to manifest themselves during the last guys dare. Honestly If I was in that guys position and had to go down a basement/the stairs to the carpentria thinking my lights would go out and if that was not the last mission and the fact their was dark energy in the safe house even that place wouldn’t be safe. I think there would have to be a couple of MTV crew guys for just in case it did come down to one left standing. If that one person got hurt, or lost electric power, or physical panics he wouldn’t be left alone in those type of extreme scenes, where that person is 100% inexperienced and has no power and the only power given is to the unsettled spirits.

By Fear fan1234 on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 08:41 pm:

Yeah exactly, At one point Dave’s lights went out on a dare, so that would’ve sucked if it happen again while he was the last crew member doing that dare down the stairs and it most likely would’ve happened. Also at one point on the show when there’s three left ,the girl is in the safe house, the two guys are by themselves doing their own dares the creature was bothering all three and making noises turning off the power and other things and mostly did these things while all three were alone. Now that would’ve been one hundred times worse if Dave followed up on the dares because now the shape-changing creature could finally focus all its attention on the last one and that would’ve been unpleasant for the last cast member.I guess that goes to show that as soon as the second guy folded so did the very last one.

By Kriss on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 10:31 pm:

Ok, the people in the mine episode were afraid of both the ghosts and the nahual, which could have been dual aspects of one fear.

I have no idea about any fear icon.

Dawn Parouse, do you know her?

Have you tried the fear page of

The entire amount of the prize is not on the location, just a portion, and the winners get the agreed to $5000, not any more because someone quits, although personally I like that idea.

Yep, at the end right before they leave the location they are met by crew members.

Pete, that was the first episode that the entire cast quit on. I'm sure your concerns are shared by the producers and will be addressed. Yes, I agree, that was an intense show, and yes, ghosts do drain electronic devices, we have that problem alot.

We do give them glow sticks as back up in case their lights malfunction, so far ghosts are unable to effect the sticks.

By Paraseek Webmaster (Admin) on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 10:13 am:

This is from the ParaSEEK webmaster, addressing Pete's question of the fear logo and who works here.

I'm not really sure what specifically you are referring to about the Fear icon. Perhaps someone made a link from another website to here. And that is fine. People are welcomed to link here. However, as far as this website, you can and do access the forums here by going to and clicking on SOUND OFF. Always have.

You "may" be referring to an article on Fear that was placed on the welcome page. ParaSEEK is of course a constantly updated and expanding website and to that end these lead articles do change from time to time as does the organization of the site as we tweak and improve it.

We are constantly introducing and trying new things, and have just introduced a rating system in the search engine so you can rate your favorite sites and help us get rid of ones that shouldn't be here.

AS FAR AS WHO WORKS HERE: Those who post here are not ParaSEEK employees, for th emost part. They are essentially volunteers who take the time out to answer your questions, and we thank them. This site is a collective of people working to expand the paranormal community. At current ParaSEEK recognizes two people as being from the cast or crew of Fear (Kriss and Carla Baron) and their usernames are protected. So if you see posts from them, it is indeed coming from people in the know. If there are others out there from Fear or any other media outlet they should contact the webmaster, me, and we will assigned them a protected logon.

My best,
WILL JP (webmaster)

By Brian on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 07:14 pm:

Hi kriss i was wondering if you The people who pick the locations would ever do a well known place like gettysburg or something

By Pete-4N1 on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 10:48 pm:

in response to your question Kriss I do not know Dawn Parouse .I was just trying to find out if you know that person or if that’s the dawn name I’ve seen on this site matches the one under executive producer on the credits of MTV's fear? Is that's who she is?

forget the front page icon thing for now.

Now for the money in the hidden spot... are you saying there is only a portion of each individual $5000 or is it just a bunch of one dollar bills symbolized to look like all the money but all of the $5,000 will be given to the winners on a separate occasion

now the time in which the cast do the investigating for those two days and the time the show really airs what is the time gap...meaning if these kids did the trip in October how long until they air it on MTV.

Kriss Have you had any contact w/ the cast of the show...because it would be interesting to have them speak on this message board, because the MTV message board is to messy and to crowded

I don’t know if you’ll be able to answer this one. But why is on only one episode there was a bonus dare for $3,000 and on all the others there isn’t, it would be interesting to see more of that bonus dare on some of the shows

the glow stick is a good idea but they only light up about 1 or 2 feet from your face, like what if the cast were given miners hats you know the hard hats with lights on the front.

The MTV site really isn’t all that well its crowded and messy and isn’t specific on any real good enough detail, I’m just trying to ascertain when and where is the next auditions. As well as to how to be a contestant of the show, or at least give positive ideas for the show, things probably could be done with the likes of I don’t know Cris Abrego “produce or Luis baretto “director” or Jonas Larsen “segment producer” or Rick Telles “lead director” or Martin Kunert and Eric manes “creators” now again I don’t know these people but there part of the show and on the credit. Have you had any such contact with these people?

By Kriss on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 11:48 pm:

I've been looking for something in Gettysburg, but so far nothing has met our criteria. If you know of something do tell.

You know what, I have no idea how much money is hidden, or what the increments are, I just know that it is a portion of thier winnings.

The time between shooting and airing varies. We shot these shows last summer.

Its MTV policy that we have no further contact with cast members until well after the shows have aired.

I dont know the answer to the bonus dare question, I didnt work on fear then.

Electronics have a tendency to be unreliable in haunted locations, those hats use batteries.

Yes, I have contact with those people, Cris is my boss. We have a casting director, and she does all the casting, we get the bios after the fact. We arent having any casting calls at the moment because we havent been given the go ahead for another season. If we do another season the casting information will be up on the site.

By Trdan69 on Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 03:57 am:

hi kriss umm i was wondering if u knew any info or u could tell u something about the nahual ? thanx

By Kriss on Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 05:40 am:

There is alot of info on the net, just type "nahual" into a search engine, I like google. Its basically the Hispanic version of a werewolf.

By Fearfan1234 on Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 05:26 pm:

OH it's good that your here Kriss because I had a few questions for you or dawn since your experienced in the spirit world. There just question posted like six moths ago and their on the Message board titled "questions for K. or D." meaning Kriss or Dawn. Also do you know someone called Ghouli and is he an paranormal investigate type, too as you are? What episodes of have you worked on if so would your name be in the credits? If you can and want just put your answers to these two question with the questions of the or so on this page titled "Questions for K. or D. and could you answer some one called Spectator8212 that posted question, those look like interesting question as well. "The people in the mind episode afraid or what?" or under the original one titled "questions for K. or D. thanks.

By Pete-4N1 on Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 05:44 pm:

What would had been your thoughts Kriss if the last cast member "Dave I believe was his name, did the dares alone and if that wasn't the last one but like the third to last one? Would you say to him after the show aired that he was quite crazy for doing such a thing alone when never done before on the show or would you like commend him for doing it. When the show does need more cast members for a new season if that gets picked up will this site like post anything about the audition and if their going to be California or is only going to do it.

By Kriss on Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 10:31 pm:

Ok, I will try to check it out when I get a little more time, as it is I am just popping in here while doing research, so I am trying to keep things brief. Ghouli is a ghosthunter out of Oklahoma I think. My name doesnt appear in the credits, frankly I've never asked them for that. I am on the Fort Gaines episode, and the faces of fear thing, and I'm on some of the new ones. I HATE being on camera, so I avoid it as much as possible.

I dont know where the casting calls will be, you will have to keep checking As a paranormal investigator I would never advise someone to investigate an active haunting alone, there are too many things that can happen.

By Anonymous on Sunday, April 7, 2002 - 08:12 pm:

In the second episode of fear in Mexico on the mine, one of the contestants had to crawl down some kind of furnace. Another contestant was ordered to remove the ladder from the furnace so that escaping was impossible for the contestant who climbed to the bottom of the furnace. Anyways, the door to the furnace slammed while the contestant was at the bottom freaking out. Friends and I only saw the door close from the inside but not the outside.. There are cameras on the outside showing the door earlier, why wasn't the door shown being shut from the outside. I beleive the show is fixed with a crew all around the area scaring the contestants. Not to sound condescending, but I would love to be a contestant on the show because I know it's fixed and it would be an easy 5 grand.

By Jo on Monday, April 8, 2002 - 02:51 am:

I just saw The second Mine Fear today.. the one with the nahaul. I missed the first one. I was told that alot of the sounds, especialy on the older episodes of fear, are added after the actual show is taped. The effects (doors shutting, walls shaking, etc.) are done by crew on site, and that part of being "allowed" on the show is the understanding that you MUST scream, look as frightened as possible and SAY, at least once something along the lines of "Man I am scared, there's something out there" Cussing is incouraged during your take on this saying. The people who "quit" are actually told, off camera of course, that they must leave because they either don't look or act as if they are frightened enough. I don't expect you to confirm this.. in fact I expect K&D will out and out denigh it. I agree with the post above. I would LOVE to be on this show it's a set up, although they have from time to time accidently caught something on background that is real, faked and an easy pay day.. but alas I'd never make it. I can't or wouldn't fake being afraid and I'm too old being 28. Write me if you want.. would enjoy your take on what I've said.

By Kriss on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 - 02:01 am:

Jo, I dont know where you heard that information, but its not true. We dont tell the cast how to act, we dont slam doors or anything like that, the crew does not interact with the cast during the taping of the show. I dont see why that is so hard to believe.

I would love to know where you got that "information" from, please please. :)

I dont work in post production, so I dont know what sounds we add. Obviously they tweak things, but its supposed to be an entertaining show, not a documentary.

By Jo on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 03:10 am:

Kriss.. When I used to watch Fear heavily.. right before "Camp" I started chating on the fear board.. can't remember if it was mtv's or Fear on the web.. there was a guy there from the Duggan Bros. episode (god I wish I had kept his info for you).. or at least said he was. :) His picture on his bio was the guy from the show... anyway he was totally debunking the show. Then the "camp" episode and I looked it up on line and found all sorts of info but none haunt related.. not for THAT camp (although there was some for another very close by) and well... I got peeved and stopped watching til Mina #2.. I didn't mean to upset you, I loved fear till Camp and now am looking for reruns of the ones after because it sounds like they went back to the truely haunted places. I know from what i saw of Minas #2 it is. I guess that... maybe.. we could both be right. where you taped could be haunted, hell in some way almost evrywhere is.. but I mean truely haunted but maybe not as badly as say Minas or The first Pen??

By Billybob21 on Monday, April 15, 2002 - 04:27 am:

Kris, just wonderin if you have been looking at the mtv message board, reason, there were people saying they saw glowing eyes in the mine episode, I think episode 2, also when they turned the volume up really high they could hear a childs voice..... I haven't been able to see if this was true because that episode hasn't been on for a while.

Did anyone else notice that??

also will MTV delete contestants messages on the message board? it seems alot have. is that so bad that they talk about the show after it airs??

By Kriss on Sunday, April 28, 2002 - 05:37 am:

Its cool Jo, I just dont have the information you asked for. My locations are haunted, I can promise you that. :)

I didnt notice that BB, but I will check it out. As for the FEAR message board on MTV, I dont ever go there, I have no idea who is behind it. I dont know what to tell you. If you know a cast member tell them to post either here or at, it wont be deleted.

By Anonymous on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 06:07 pm:

does this name sound familiar to anyone: Hella Milskovich?

By Meg p on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 - 02:23 pm:

i just watched the rerun of the minas 2 episode of fear last night. it seemed authentic enough, i would have been scared to death if i was the guy down the smokestack, but why didn't it show the outside camera angle when the door slammed shut, and what was that little door at his feet used for? i would love to be on the show, i like getting the crap scared out of me.

By Meg p on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 09:53 pm:

do you have to be 18 to be on the show?

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