Like any traditional quiz show, \”Le jeu de la mort\” (The Game of Death) has a lively audience, a glamorous hostess, and a list of trivia questions for contestants.
However, unlike typical game shows, punishment for wrong answers is a 460-volt electric shock.
To chants of \”punishment\” from the studio audience, contestants zap their victims who scream in agony…
Torturing Froggies! What fun!
A team of psychologists recruited 80 volunteers, telling them they were taking part in a pilot for a new television show.
They were instructed to pose questions to another \”player\”, and punish him with up to 460 volts of electricity when he got answers wrong.
Not knowing that the screaming victim was really an actor, the apparently reluctant contestants yielded to the orders of the presenter and audience, who also believed the game was real.
You mean this is just a rerun of the Milgram Experiments?
Booooring. Real flesh and blood, that\’s what we want. With a French twist of course: teenage girl burnt at the stake perhaps?