Take a deep breath.
You’re handcuffed and completely submerged underwater in a milk can.
The can is locked from the outside.
Your body wants to float, but there is nowhere to move.
You cannot breathe, you cannot speak.
No one will know if something goes wrong.
One of Houdini’s most dangerous and challenging escapes was his famous Milk Can Escape. The stunt featured a 55 gallon milk can filled to the brim with water. Houdini was shackled and manacled, submerged in the water, and the can was locked from the outside.
In the early 1900s, audiences believed that Houdini was able to escape the milk can because he possessed the power to dematerialize and walk through solid objects. It was this stunt that spurred rumours of Houdini’s supernatural abilities.
The psychological and physiological control required for this escape, combined with the obvious element of danger, mean that few escape artists are willing to risk this stunt.
In his version of the escape, Scott seamlessly blends the historical elements that made this stunt so famous with modern twists that make it unforgettable.
STUNT WORK DISCLAIMER: Scott works extensively with trained professionals to ensure that he is well prepared to attempt his stunts successfully and safely. However, despite his precautions, there is a very real element of risk in all of Scott’s stunts. The stunts depicted and described on this website are extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by an individual who is not a trained, professional stunt performer.