Surviving History DVD
In this History Channel series, craftsmen from the Scarefactory─an Ohio studio that specializes in building haunted attractions─attempt to re-create ancient weapons and torture devices. After fabricating inventions like the Halifax Gibbet, an early guillotine, the team then tests them on dummies and coworkers. Their re-creations and executions shed light on these historical mechanisms and the chilling mentality behind them. Segments include "Pressed to Death," "The Joust," "Brazen Bull," "The Gallows," and "Battering Ram." 7 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.