Scenes and Glossary
List of scenes

This page provides a list of films or TV programmes which feature stocks, pillories or certain other devices. If you are aware of any scenes which are not on the list, I'd be grateful if you'd let me know.

I know that not everyone is familiar with all the various devices, so I have prefaced the list with a brief glossary.


Seeker6.JPG. Pillory – a wooden frame (mounted on one or two posts) in which the head and hands are locked.

Banshee38.JPG. Stocks – a wooden frame in which the feet (and sometimes the hands) are locked. Stocks and pillories are often confused. Generally speaking, people sit in the stocks and stand in the pillory.

Trouble1.JPG. Yoke – a wooden frame in which the head and hands are locked but, unlike the pillory, a yoke is not mounted on posts but carried by the prisoner.

debt_08.JPG. Cangue – a large wooden frame which is locked around the neck, mainly used in China. Although prisoners are otherwise unrestrained, the size and weight of the cangue renders them virtually helpless.

marion1.JPG. Shrew's fiddle – a free-standing wooden frame in which the head and hands are locked but, unlike a yoke, the hands are held in front of the prisoner. In German, this is called a "schandgeige", which literally translates as "shame violin".

Peel13.JPG. Branks – also known as the scold’s bridle. A metal framework which is locked on the head, keeping a metal plate in the mouth to prevent speech. Mainly used as a punishment for women who scolded, gossiped, or who were too opinionated.

5761080303_9684e40a79_b.JPG. Ducking stool – a punishment for quarrelsome women where the offender was restrained on one end of a see-saw like device, and repeatedly plunged into a river or pond.

Bastille.JPG. Guillotine – a decapitation device where the prisoner’s neck was secured in a wooden frame (known as a lunette) before a blade descended and severed the head.

Elvira13.JPG. Rack – an instrument of torture where the prisoner’s body was slowly stretched to obtain information. Racks often had stocks at one end to restrain the prisoner’s feet.

Norse6.JPG. Viking axe board – a (fictitious) device allegedly used for testing the marital fidelity of Viking women. The woman’s head and hands were secured in a huge wooden frame, to which her hair (braided into three pigtails) was pinned. Her husband then threw axes at the board. If he managed to sever her pigtails, she was declared innocent of infidelity. If an axe hit his wife, she was deemed guilty. Firm but fair.

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1st Summoning (2019)

Actress: Hayley Lovitt

Devices: Pillories

1911 Revolution (2011)

Actress: Ning Jing

Devices: Cangues

The Abberdine County Conjuror (2006)

Actress: Teresa Deasey

Device: Pillory

Abduction (2009)

Actresses: Anne Reiss, Tanya Scott, Yadira Maldonado, Samantha Moss, Tracy Johnson, Stephanie Cappella, Agnete Normann

Devices: Pillory, Yoke, Brank

The Addams Family (1992 animated series), Season 1, Episode 9, "F.T.V."

Devices: Pillories

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

Actress: Joely Richardson

Device: Guillotine lunette

Against the Wind (1978 series), Season 1, Episode 2, "The Wild Geese"

Actress: Mary Larkin

Device: Pillory

Alien Apocalypse (2005)

Actress: Renée O'Connor

Device: Hand Stocks

The All Star Talent Show, Episode 3

Assistant: Myleene Klass

Illusion: Head Chopper

Ally McBeal, Season 1, Episode 4, "The Affair"

Actress: Calista Flockhart

Device: Guillotine lunette

American Horror Story: Freak Show, Episode 12, "Show Stoppers"

Acresses: Emma Roberts, Jamie Brewer, Shauna Rappold, Angela Sarafyan

Illusion: Sawing a woman in half.

An-Magritt (1969)

Actress: Unknown

Device: Stocks

Anne Eve (2020)

Actress: Unknown

Device: Pillory

Another World (long-running American Soap Opera)

Actress: Nancy Frangione

Device: Guillotine lunette

A.N.T. Farm, Season 2, Episode 9 "ContestANTS"

Actresses: Stephanie Scott & China Anne McClain

Device: Double Pillory

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

Actress: Cécile De France

Devices: Cages with neck stocks.

The Asphyx (1973)

Actress: Jane Lapotaire

Device: Guillotine

Attack of the Robots aka Cartes sur table (1966)

Actress: Unknown

Devices: Stocks... and science!

Attack of the Show!, Exxxotica Expo 2011

Participant: Grace Helbig

Device: Pillory

The Avengers, Season 5, Episode 3, "Escape in Time"

Actress: Diana Rigg

Device: Stocks

The Avengers, Season 5, Episode 23, "Murdersville"

Actresses: Diana Rigg (and Hilary Heath in a brank - aka scold’s bridle)

Devices: Stocks, Branks, and a Ducking Stool.

Babes in Toyland aka March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

Actress: Charlotte Henry

Device: Stocks

Barbed Wire Dolls aka Frauengefängnis (1976)

Actress: Lina Romay

Device: Hand Stocks... and an electrified bed frame.

Beetlejuice (Animated Series), Season 4, Episode 9, "Caddy Shock"

Device: Pillory

Bella and the Bulldogs, Season 3, Episode 9, "The Outlaw Bella Dawson"

Actress: Brec Bassinger

Devices: Pillories

Belladonna of Sadness aka Kanashimi no Belladonna (1973)

Device: Hand Stocks

Ben 10, Season 3, Episode 3, "A Change of Face"

Device: Pillories

Bewitched, Season 7, Episode 4, "Samantha's Hot Bedwarmer"

Actress: Ysabel MacCloskey

Device: Pillory

Bewitched, Season 7, Episode 8, "Samantha's Old Salem Trip"

Actress: Vivian Rhodes

Device: Stocks

Big Brother (USA game show 2010), Season 12, Episode 6

Contestants: Rachel Reilly, Monet Stunson, Britney Haynes

Devices: Pillories

Big Brother (UK game show 2014), Season 15, Day 65

Contestant: Helen Wood

Device: Pillory

Black Arrow (UK TV series 1974), Season 3, Episode 4, "The Stake"

Actress: Pearl Hackney

Device: Stocks (with some pelting).

Black Scorpion, Season 1, Episode 14, "Virtual Vice"

Actress: Michelle Lintel

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

Black Ribbon (2007)

Actress: Debbie D

Device: Pillory

Blood Fiend aka Theater of Death (1966)

Actress: Jenny Till

Device: Guillotine lunette

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

Actress: Illa Howe

Device: Guillotine lunette

The Bloody Judge (1970)

Actress: Serena Vergano

Device: Hand Stocks

Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

Actress: Rita Klein

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

Blue Peter (CBBC kids show)

Participant: Konnie Huq

Device: Hand Stocks

Breaker High, Season 1, Episode 15, "Kissin' Cousins"

Actress: Wendi Kenya

Device: Pillory

Camille 2000 (1969)

Actress: Unknown

Device: Yoke

The Camilla Scott Show (Canadian Talk Show)

Participant: “Britney”

Device: Hand stocks

Captain Planet, Season 1, Episode 8, "The Dead Seas"

Device: Hand Stocks

CarnEvil (1998 Video Game), Freak Show level

Device: Pillory

Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)

Actress: Caroline Munro

Device: Pillory (evidence of previous pelting)

Captain Sinbad (1963)

Actress: Heidi Brühl

Devices: Hand Stocks... and an elephant.

Caribbean Hawk (1962)

Actress: Yvonne Monlaur

Device: A rack with foot stocks

Charmed, Season 1, Episode 16, "Which Prue is it, Anyway?"

Actress: Shannen Doherty

Device: Hand Stocks

A Chinese Torture Chamber Story (1994)

Actresses: Yvonne Yung Hung, Ching Mai

Devices: Finger & Hand Stocks, Cangues

Chouans!, Part 4 (1988)

Actress: Charlotte de Turckheim

Device: Guillotine lunette

Ciao Darwin 7 - La Resurrezione (2016 Italian Game Show), "Normali vs Diversi"

Participant: Selena Gherardi (TV)

Devices: Pillories

Colonial House, Season 1, Episode 3, "City of God"

Participants: Michelle Rossi-Voorhees and Julia Friese

Device: Contrary to the publicity photo, no pillory is used in this programme. Sinners are punished by being tied to stakes.

Criminal Minds, Season 8, Episode 10, "The Lesson"

Actress: Hannah Hall

Devices: Hand Stocks and Strappado

Crossbow aka William Tell, Season 2, Episode 2, "Birthright"

Actress: Susie Lindeman

Device: Yoke

Cruel Winter, BBC show (2001)

Participants: Three unknowns

Device: Pillory (extensive pelting and gunging with tomatoes, mud and gravy).

Cry of the Banshee (1970)

Actress: Pamela Fairbrother

Device: Stocks (several scenes, the first with modest pelting).

CSI: NY, Season 3, Episode 19 "A Daze of Wine and Roaches"

Actress: Louise Linton

Device: Guillotine Lunette

Dark Reprieve (2008)

Actress: Janelle Grey

Device: Guillotine lunette

Das perfekte Promi Dinner, Dschungel-Spezial 2, (25 March 2012)

Participant: Micaela Schäfer

Device: Fallbeil (German guillotine) lunette

Das Vermächtnis der Wanderhure (2012)

Actress: Alexandra Neldel

Device: Shrew's Fiddle

De Sade's Justine (2016)

Actress: Amy Hesketh

Device: Pillory

The Defiance of Good (1975)

Actress: Jean Jennings

Device: Pillory

Demons 5 aka La maschera del demonio (1989)

Actress: Alessandra Bonarotta

Devices: Yokes

Desafio The Box (2022)

Participants: various

Devices: Yokes

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Actress: Rosanna Arquette

Illusion: Sawing a woman in half.

Diagnosis Murder, Season 1, Episode 10, "Murder with Mirrors"

Actress: Emma Samms

Illusion: Chinese Water Torture Cell

Die Wahrheit der Lüge aka The Truth of Lie (2012)

Actresses: Marina Anna Eich, Julia Jaschke

Device: Pillory

Dies irae (2007 Anime Visual Novel)

Devices: Hand stocks and Guillotine

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Actress: Jennifer Grey

Illusion: Sawing Baby in half.

Django Unchained (2012)

Actress: Kerry Washington

Device: Pillory

Do You Like My Basement? (2012)

Actresses: Jessica Alexandra Green, Rashelle Stocker, Yukiko Miyawaki, Washino Rena

Device: A seven-seater Guillotine

Doctor Who (1978), Season 16, Serial 5, Part 3, "The Power of Kroll"

Actress: Mary Tamm

Device: An alien rack with foot stocks.

Don't Try This At Home, BBC Show

Participants: Two unknowns

Device: Stocks (feet are smeared with dog food and licked)

The Door (UK Gameshow 2 April 2010 – 3 April 2010) Episodes 1&2

Participants: Louisa Lytton, Jennie McAlpine, Frankie Sandford

Device: Cages with neck stocks.

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

Actress: Annette Funicello

Device: Pillory

Dragon Flies, Phoenix Dances, Episode 2

Actress: Unknown

Device: Horse-drawn Cangue Cart

Dwight in Shining Armour, Season 3, Episode 5, "Just Desserts" (2020)

Actresses: Danielle Bisutti and Lauren Revard

Device: Pillories

The Elder Scrolls Online (2014 Video Game)

Quest: False Accusations - Koeglin Village

Device: Pillory

El Gran Juego de la Oca (Spanish Game Show), The "La cabra chupa la miel de los dedos" game.

Participants: Unknown

Devices: Stocks... and a goat.

El Inquisidor (1975)

Actresses: Rosalina Bocanegra, Olga Zubarry, Soledad Mujica

Devices: Rack & Pillory

El Intermedio, Interview with Fernando Arrabal

Reporter: Usun Yoon

Device: Garotte with hand and neck stocks.

Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)

Actress: Elvira (aka Cassandra Peterson)

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

Elvira's in Salem! aka Elvira's Halloween Special (1986)

Actress: Elvira (aka Cassandra Peterson)

Devices: Pillories... and a Barbie Doll.

The Emperor and the Assassin aka The First Emperor (1998)

Actress: Gong Li

Device: Cangue

The Erin Simpson Show (New Zealand TV Show)

Participant: Erin Simpson

Illusion: Magic Steve's Head Chopper

La Esclava Blanca (Colombian TV Series), Episode 6

Actress: Alejandra Taborda

Device: Pillory

A Escrava Isaura (2004 Brazilian Series), Episodes 46 & 47

Actress: Bianca Rinaldi

Devices: Stocks and Brank (aka scold’s bridle)

Escrava Mãe (Brazilian TV Series), Episode 4

Actress: Gabriela Moreyra

Device: Foot Stocks

Expeditie Robinson (2006 Belgium/Netherlands), Season 8, Episode 13

Participant: Bernadette Mittendorf

Devices: Yokes

Fairy Tail, Episodes 83 & 84, "Extalia" & "Fly! To Your Friends!"

Device: Yoke

Fallout 3: The Pitt (2008 Video Game Expansion)

Devices: Pillories

Fallout 4: Contraptions Workshop (2016 Video Game Expansion)

Devices: Pillories

Fantasy Island, Season 1, Episode 8, "Salem/Superstar"

Actress: Vera Miles

Devices: Stocks and Pillory

Fatta Historia, the medieval episode called "Medeltid till stormakt" (2018)

Presenter: Arantxa Àlvarez

Device: Pillory (with mild pelting)

Faust: Love of the Damned (2000)

Actress: Isabel Brook

Device: Pillory

Favorit aka Фаворит (2005 Russian Miniseries), Part 3

Actress: Inna Stepanova

Device: Trapdoor headstocks

Filmation's Ghostbusters, Season 1, Episode 6, "Witch's Stew"

Device: Pillory

Filthy Cities, Season 1, Episode 2, "Revolutionary Paris"

Actress: Unknown

Device: Guillotine lunette

Fist of the North Star (2003 Anime), Episodes 1&2, "The Cursed City" and "The Forbidden Fist"

Devices: Hand Stocks and Neck Yoke

Fist of Zen (MTV Game Show), The "Double Goat Foot Torture" game.

Participants: Raha, Gabriele

Devices: Foot stocks... and goats.

Fit Farm, BBC Show

Actress: Unknown

Device: Pillory

Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961)

Actress: Mala Powers

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

Forbidden City Cop aka Dai lap mat tam 008 (1996)

Actress: Carman Lee

Device: Cangue

Forbidden Tales (2001)

Actress: Tera Patrick

Device: Pillory

Forfølgelsen aka The Witch Hunt (1981)

Actress: Lil Terselius

Device: Hand Stocks

Das Frauenhaus von Brescia aka The House of Pillory (1920)

Actress: Hedda Vernon

Device: Stocks

From Yesterday (2006 Short Film/Music Video)

Band: Thirty Seconds To Mars

Device: A cangue for three

Freddy's Nightmares, Season 1, Episode 7, "Sister's Keeper"

Actresses: Hili Park, Gry Park

Device: The stocks

Funny Banni's Video Diary, Day 96, "Blonde Torture Game of Thrones Medieval crafts market"

YouTube Host: Banni Behr

Device: Pillory

The Genie from Down Under, Season 2, Episode 12, "Otto Rules OK"

Actress: Alexandra Milman

Device: Pillory

Gilligan's Island, Season 2, Episode 29, "The Friendly Physician"

Cast: Dawn Wells and "the rest."

Devices: Pillory and a rack.

Girl in the Box (2016 Lifetime TV Movie)

Actress: Addison Timlin

Device: Head Box

Golden Temple Amazons aka Les amazones du temple d'or (1986)

Actresses: Alicia Principe & Analía Ivars

Devices: Yokes & Racks

Good Hearted Man, (2011 Country Music Video)

Performer: Lera Lynn

Device: Guillotine Lunette

Gotham, Season 3, Episode 10, "Mad City: Time Bomb"

Actress: Jessica Lucas

Device: Hand-Guillotine Lunette

Honourable Mention: Erin Richards, playing with a yoke.

Grande Fratello 8 (2008 Italian Game Show)

Participants: Unknown

Devices: Pillories

Grande Fratello 10 (2009 Italian Game Show)

Participants: Carmela Gualtieri, Mara Adriani

Devices: Pillories

Gwendoline (1984)

Actress: Tawny Kitaen

Devices: Hand stocks and... other things.

A Harlot's Progress (2006)

Actress: Geraldine James

Device: Pillory

Harry Anderson's Sideshow (1987)

Assistant: Deidre Hall

Device: Guillotine lunette

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

Actress: Karen Winther

Device: Stocks

Heading for Trouble, a YouTube comedy short (not currently available on YouTube)

Actress: Melissa Cline

Device: Yoke

Headless Horseman (2007)

Actress: Trish Coren

Device: Pillory

Heimdall, (1992 Video Game)

Device: Viking Axe Board

Hell Fest (2018)

Actress: Bex Taylor-Klaus

Device: Hybrid pillory/guillotine

Helmets and Hoods aka Przyłbice i kaptury (1985 Polish miniseries), Episode 9, "Jutro bitwa"

Actress: Iwona Bielska

Device: Hand & Foot Stocks

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Season 3, Episode 17, "Les Contemptibles"

Actress: Danielle Cormack

Device: Guillotine lunette

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Season 5, Episode 6, "Norse by Norsevest"

Actress: Denise Snoad

Device: Viking axe board

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok (2013 Video Game)

Device: Pillory

Himekishi Lilia, Adult Anime, Episode 6

Device: Pillory

Hollyoaks, BBC Soap Opera

Actress: Unknown

Device: Stocks (some pelting)

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Actress: Zhang Ziyi

Devices: Cangue and Hand Stocks.

Idol is Dead (2012 Music Video)

Band: BiS ("Brand-new Idol Society")

Device: Hybrid pillory/guillotine

Ikusa Otome Valkyrie, Adult Anime, Episode 1

Device: Pillory

I'm a Celebrity....Get Me Out of Here, 2020 Season, Episode 3

Contestant: Ruthie Henshall

Device: Pillory (and a lot of tomatoes)

Image of the Beast (1980)

Actress: Patty Dunning

Device: Guillotine lunette

Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013 Video Game)

Device: Sinestro's Yellow Power Ring

Into the Dark, Season 2, Episode 2 “Pilgrim”

Actresses: Courtney Hengeller and Reign Edwards

Devices: Pillories and Ducking Stool

In Search of History: Salem Witch Trials (1998)

Actress: Unknown

Device: Pillory

Inspector Gadget, Season 2, Episode 18, "Gadget's Clean Sweep"

Device: Pillory

Intervilles (2009), The "Ça chatouille!" game

Participants: Anne-Sophie Fraysse, Ludivine Notarianni

Devices: Pillory... and goats.

Isabel (Spanish TV Show), Season 2, Episode 7, "Tiempos de Inquisición"

Actress: Macarena Sanz

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

Israelism (1993 Music Video)

Band: Army of Lovers (Dominika Peczynski & Michaela Dornonville de la Cour)

Device: A yoke for three.

Jade River (Peking Opera)

Actresses: Many

Device: Goldfish Cangue

Jamestown, Season 1, Episode 2

Actress: Niamh Walsh

Device: Hand Stocks (bucket of pig manure emptied over head)

Jason of Star Command, Season 1, Episode 7, "Marooned in Time"

Actress: Susan Pratt

Device: Hand Stocks

Jem and The Holograms, Season 2, Episode 10, "Music Is Magic"

Illusion: Sawing a Misfit in Half

Jem and The Holograms, Season 3, Episode 9, "That Old Houdini Magic"

Illusions: Chinese Water Torture Cell, Sword Box

Jeopardy!, Show #5516, Season 25, Episode 1, Monday, 09/08/2008

Actress: Kelly Miyahara

Devices: Stocks and Pillory

Jessie, Season 3, Episode 25, "Ride to Riches"

Actress: Peyton List

Devices: Pillories

Jigoku - The Sinners of Hell (1960)

Actress: Unknown

Devices: Lots of Cangues

Josie and the Pussycats, Season 1, Episode 6, "X Marks the Spot"

Device: Pillory

Just for Laughs: Gags aka Juste pour rire: Gags (Canadian TV Show)

Participants: Unknown

Device: Pillory (Pie in the Face Prank)

Justine aka Deadly Sanctuary (1969)

Actresses: Sylva Koscina, Maria Rohm, Romina Power

Device: A yoke for three.

The Killer Bees aka Koroshi no Joôbachi, Season 1, Episode 1

Actresses: Kie Obana, and an unknown victim.

Device: Foot Stocks

Kim Possible, Season 4, Episode 13, "Cap'n Drakken"

Device: Pillory

King of the Hill, Season 6, Episode 8 "Joust like a Woman"

Device: Pillory

Knightmare, Season 4, Episodes 4,7, 8,10,15

Actresses: Samantha Perkins, Zoe Loftin

Devices: Stocks and Pillory

Knightmare, Season 7, Episode 15

Actress: Jacquelin Joyce

Device: Pillory

Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Episode 5, "Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light"

Actress: Unknown

Device: Yoke

Lakeview Cabin Collection (2015 Video Game), Episode IV: Curse of the Lake

Device: Pillory

The Last Man On Earth, Season 2, Episode 18, "30 Years of Science Down the Tubes"

Actress: January Jones

Device: Pillory

The Last Man On Earth, Season 3, Episode 1 "General Breast Theme with Cobras"

Actress: January Jones

Device: Pillory

Last Man on Earth, Season 3, Episode 5 "The Power of Power"

Actress: Kristen Schaal

Device: Pillory

The Last Precinct, Season 1, Episode 8, "Three-Ring Circus"

Actresses: Randi Brooks & Lucy Lee Flippin

Devices & Illusions: Pillory, Head Chopper & Sawing an Officer in Half

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 02/06/2009, "Magic Week"

Actress: Kristen Bell

Illusion: Sawing a woman in half

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Season 2 "Witch Hunt"

Actress: Jen Spyra

Device: Pillory

Laundry Man (2016)

Actress: Shiva Carnivora

Device: Yoke

Legend of the Seeker, Season 2 , Episode 3 , "Broken"

Actress: Tabrett Bethell

Device: Pillory

Lexx, Season 4, Episode 18, "The Game"

Actresses: Xenia Seeberg, Patricia Zentilli, Minna Aaltonen, Anna Cameron

Device: A mechanical chess homage to Ingmar Bergman with multiple head stocks.

Lock Up Your Daughters! (1969)

Actress: Marianne Stone

Device: Stocks

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Season 1, Episode 14, "Illusions of Grandeur"

Actress: Teri Hatcher

Illusion: The Sword Box

Los Más (Spanish TV show)

Participants: Paula Vázquez, Inés Ballester

Devices: Foot stocks... and goats.

The Lost World (1999 Series), Season 1, Episode 14, "Camelot"

Actress: Jenifer O'Dell

Devices: Pillory

Mad Wolf (1998)

Actress: Donna Marie Drake

Device: Pillory

Madame du Barry (1919)

Actress: Pola Negri

Device: Guillotine lunette

Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Show 1 (1997)

Assistant: Jennifer Keyes

Illusion: Sawing a Woman in Half (Selbit's Sawing)

Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Show 2 (1998)

Assistant: Elizabeth Ramos

Illusion: Box of Pain

Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Show 3 (1998)

Assistant: Diane Klimaszewski

Illusion: The Stretch

Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Season 1, Episode 2 (2008)

Assistants: Allie Cohen, Lauren Melendez

Illusion: The Ring of Terror

Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Season 1, Episode 4 (2008)

Assistant: Samantha Faye Lee

Illusion: Assistant's Revenge

Magicians (2007)

Actress: Sarah Hadland

Device: Guillotine lunette

Man in a Suitcase, Season 1, Episode 28, "Three Blinks of the Eyes"

Actress: Unknown

Device: Guillotine lunette

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, Anime, Season 1, Episode 9, "I am Human"

Device: Yoke

Maria the Virgin Witch (Anime Series), Season 1, Episodes 9 & 10

Devices: Hand Stocks, Scold's Bridle, and Strappado

Mario Kamia's Magic Show

Assistant: Ana Hickmann

Device: Pillory

Mark of the Devil (1970)

Actress: Gaby Fuchs

Device: A rack with neck stocks.

The Mask of Diijon (1946)

Actress: Jeanne Bates

Device: Guillotine lunette

Me and Marlborough (1935)

Actress: Cicely Courtneidge

Device: Stocks (feet and hands)

Medium, Season 1, Episode 11 "I Married a Mind Reader"

Actress: Patricia Arquette

Device: Guillotine Lunette

Milling the Militants (1913)

Actresses: Unknown

Device: Stocks

Ministry of Mayhem aka Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown (CITV show)

Actress: Holly Willoughby and many special guests.

Devices: Various magical illusions involving stocks.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Season 3, Episode 1, "Death Defying Feats"

Actress: Madeleine Vizard

Device: Guillotine Lunette

The Mole (USA Version, 2001), Season 1, Episode 3

Participant: Wendi Wendt

Device: Neck yoke

Monomania (2013)

Actress: Valérie Bonhomme

Device: Guillotine lunette

Moon River aka Iljimae Returns, Season 1, Episode 14

Actress: Yoon Jin-seo

Devices: Cangues

Mud (1994 CBBC series), Season 2, Episode 5

Actress: Emma Weaver

Device: Pillory

My Kingdom aka Da wu sheng (2011)

Actresses: Unknown

Devices: Cangues

Mysterious Journeys, Season 2, Episode 7, "The Witches of Salem"

Actress: Unknown

Device: Pillory

Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story, Part 1 (1987)

Actress: Unknown

Device: Guillotine lunette

Naruto: Shippuden (Anime), Season 9, "Kakashi Love Song"

Devices: Hand stocks and a steam powered mind reading machine.

The Naughty Victorians (1975)

Actresses: Susan Sloane, Angel Barrett

Device: Pillory

Nightmare in Wax (1969)

Actresses: Victoria Carroll, Anne Helm

Device: Neck Stocks

Nikki, Season 1, Episode 3, "Topless"

Actresses: Nikki Cox, Susan Egan, Marina Benedict

Device: Guillotine lunettes

Noche de juegos (Chilean Game Show), "The Greedy Goat Game"

Participants: Mariana Marino, Jessica Alonso, Angie Alvarado

Devices: Foot stocks... and baby goats.

Office Monkey, BBC Show

Participant: Unknown

Device: Yoke

Olga's Girls (1964)

Actress: Alice Denham

Device: Pillory

Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Actresses: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish

Device: Guillotine Lunettes

The Outpost, Season 1, Episode 2 “Two Heads Are Better Than None”

Actress: Jessica Green

Device: Hybrid pillory/guillotine

Pas de Pitié Pour les Croissants, Season 1, Episode 12, "Le Sourire de Dorothus"

Actress: Dorothée (aka Frédérique Hoschedé)

Device: Foot Stocks

The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Assistant: Debbie McGee

Devices: Numerous illusions involving stocks.

Paul et Virginie (1974 French Miniseries), Part 3

Actress: Unknown

Devices: Hand Stocks & Slave Collar

Petra Marcina. Slovakian TV chat show (2016)

Actress: Henriety Mičkovicovej

Device: Shrew's Fiddle (plus ball and chain)

Perempuan dalam Pasungan aka Lady in a Trap (1980)

Actress: Nungki Kusumastuti

Device: Foot Stocks

Phantasmagoria (1995 Video Game)

Actress: Dana Moody

Device: The Neck Twister

The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

Actresses: Frances Bay, Rona De Ricci

Devices: Stocks, Yoke and Rack

Poor Cecily (1974)

Actress: Angela Carnon

Devices: Stocks and Rack

Prinz Blechleber und der Fluch der Ahnen (2015)

Actresses: Jasmin Arntzen & Claudia Van de Ulle

Devices: Yokes

Quanto Vale Ou É Por Quilo? (2005)

Actress: Ana Carbatti

Device: Pillory

Quantum Leap (US TV series 2023), Season 2, Episode 7, "A Kind of Magic"

Actress: Madalyn Horcher

Device: Pillory

Quills (2000)

Actress: Diana Morrison

Device: Guillotine lunette

Quina Nit!, Rolf Reiner Magic Show

Assistant: Lua

Illusion: Sword through the neck (neck yoke)

The Raven (1963)

Actress: Olive Sturgess

Device: Pillory

The Red Skelton Hour, Season 2, Episode 9, "Weepy Talks Turkey"

Actress: Lucy Knoch

Device: Stocks

Reign of Assassins (2010)

Actress: Barbie Hsu

Device: Hand Stocks

Return to Oz (1985)

Actresses: Jean Marsh, Sophie Ward, Fiona Victory, and Many Unknowns

Device: Mombi's Boudoir of Pretty Faces

The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury, Season 1, Episode 8, "Haircut of Horrors"

Actress: Natalie Kemp

Device: Pillory

La Révolution Française, Part 4 (1989)

Actress: Jane Seymour

Device: Guillotine lunette

The Richard Bey Show, (American Talk Show)

Participants: Unknowns

Device: Pillory (extensive pelting)

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Season 3, Episodes 13 & 21

Actresses: Ruth Buzzi, Jo Anne Worley

Devices: Pillories

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Season 1, Episode 8, "Magic Joel"

Actress: Melissa Joan Hart

Illusion: Assistant's Revenge

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Season 1, Episode 23, "The Crucible"

Actresses: Michelle Beaudoin, Jenna Leigh Green

Device: Pillory

Sadismo (1967)

Actress: Unknown

Device: Pillory

Salem, Season 1, Episode 1, "The Vow"

Actresses: Alexandra Daniels, Elise Eberle

Devices: Pillories and a Brank

Salem, Season 1, Episode 8 "Departures"

Actresses: Morgana Shaw, Azure Parsons

Device: Ducking Stool. There was a pillory scene featuring Azure Parsons, but this did not make the final cut. Confusingly you may still see vidcaps from that deleted scene on "Salem" websites.

Salem, Season 2, Episode 11, "On Earth as in Hell"

Actress: Janet Montgomery

Device: Pillory (with pelting)

The Scarlet Letter (1926)

Actress: Lillian Gish

Device: Stocks

The Scarlet Letter (US TV drama 1950)

Actress: Mary Sinclair

Device: Pillory

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999 BBC Series), Season 2, Episode 1, "Ennui"

Actress: Emily Bruni

Device: Guillotine Lunette

Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost (1999)

Device: Pillory

Scrapped Princess, Season 1, Episodes 20 & 21

Device: Hand Stocks

Screaming Dead (2003)

Actresses: Heidi Kristoffer, Rachael Robbins, Misty Mundae

Devices: Stocks, Pillory and Rack.

Secret Files of the Inquisition, Episode 2, "The Tears of Spain"

Actress: Monica Rubio

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

The Seventh Seal (1957)

Actress: Maud Hansson

Device: Stocks

The Shadow (1940s Serial), Chapters 9 & 10

Actress: Veda Ann Borg

Devices: Stocks... and a Death Ray.

Shala Kabula

Assistant: Yolanda Ramos

Illusion: Swords through the neck and wrists (pillory)

Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, Season 1, Episodes 5, 6 & 9

Devices: Hand Stocks, Racks and more!

Shooting Stars, Series 5, Episode 3

Participant: Myleene Klass

Device: Stocks

Animal: Justin the Ape

Prize: A parking sticker.

Shooting Stars, Series 5, Episode 5

Participant: Victoria Silvstedt

Device: Stocks

Animal: Baby Hippo

Prize: A luncheon voucher, and a £1.00 postal order.

Shooting Stars, Series 5, Episode 11

Participant: Anthea Turner

Device: Stocks

Animal: Bull

Prize: A picture of St. Swithin's Day.

Show No Mercy (2013)

Actress: Mischa Brooks

Device: Pillory

Silence (2016)

Actresses: Unknown

Device: Tsurushi / aka "The Pit"

The Simpsons, Season 12, Episode 7, "The Great Money Caper"

Device: The “Kill-o-tine”

The Simpsons, Season 13, Episode 2, "The Parent Rap"

Devices: Yokes

The Sims Medieval (2011 Video Game)

Devices: Pillories

Slavery and the Making of America (2005), Episode 1, "The Downward Spiral"

Actress: Unknown

Device: Hand Stocks

SM Rechter aka SM Judge (2009)

Actress: Veerle Dobbelaere

Device: Pillory

Smoking/No Smoking (1993)

Actress: Sabine Azéma

Device: Pillory (Light pelting with sponges.)

Solomon & Sheba (1995)

Actress: Halle Berry

Device: Hand Stocks

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Actress: Julia Jentsch

Device: Guillotine lunette

Soul Stitcher aka Hua Xin Shi, Season 1, Episode 7, "Inducement"

Actress: Zhu Xu Dan

Device: Cangue

Sphinx – Geheimnisse der Geschichte (1997), "Hexenjagd im Namen Gottes - In den Folterkellern der Inquisition"

Actress: Unknown

Device: Stocks

Star-Crossed-Vampires (A YouTube Dark Comedy Short), "Witch's Stockade" (Part 1)

Actress: Cleo LaVamp

Device: Pillory

Star Slammer aka Prison Ship (1986)

Actresses: Sandy Brooke & Susan Stokey

Device: Futuristic Space Pillory (3-Seater)

Star Trek, The Animated Series, Season 1, Episode 8, "The Magicks of Megas-Tu"

Devices: Lots of pillories.

Starlet! (1969)

Actress: Shari Mann

Device: Pillory

The Stripper (1963)

Actress: Joanne Woodward

Device: Guillotine Lunette

Superboy (1989 Series), Season 1, Episode 25, "Succubus"

Actress: Stacy Haiduk

Device: Hybrid pillory/guillotine

The Super Hero Squad, Season 1, Episode 20, "1602: Six Against Infinity, Part 6"

Devices: Yokes

Survivor (Cook Islands), Season 13, Episode 4

Contestants: Candice Woodcock and Parvati Shallow

Device: Hand Stocks

Tales from the Crypt, Season 6, Episode 1, "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime"

Actress: Catherine O'Hara

Device: Pillory

Tales from the Darkside, Season 4, Episode 13, "The Apprentice"

Actress: Haviland Morris

Device: Pillory

Tales of the Unexpected, Season 1, Episode 6, "Neck"

Actress: Joan Collins

Device: A work of modern art in which Joan’s head becomes stuck.

That's So Raven, Season 1, Episode 10, "Ye Olde Dating Game"

Actress: Raven-Symoné

Device: Pillory

Thanks, Season 1, Episode 2

Actresses: Kirsten Nelson and Erika Christensen

Device: Pillories

The Thief of Venice (1950)

Actress: Maria Montez

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Actress: Xantha Radley

Device: Yoke

Tilly Trotter (1998)

Actress: Carli Norris

Device: Pillory (extensive pelting)

Time Traveling Bong (Comedy Central Miniseries), Chapter 1: The Beginning

Actress: Ilana Glazer

Devices: Pillory (some pelting), Press Board and Ducking Stool

Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi / The Joy of Torture (1968)

Actresses: Several Unknowns

Devices: Stocks and Cangues

Tokugawa onna keibatsu-emaki: Ushi-zaki no kei / Shogun's Sadism (1976)

Actress: Unknown

Device: Neck Stocks

Tomb of Torture (1963)

Actress: Flora Carosello

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

The Torture Club aka Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden (2014)

Actresses: Noriko Kijima, Mika Yano

Devices: Assorted Stocks, Pillories, and Shrew’s Fiddles.

Total Drama Island, Season 1, Episode 15, "No Pain, No Game"

Devices: Pillories

Tower of London (1962)

Actress: Sandra Knight

Devices: Pillory and Rack

Tribulation (2000)

Actress: Leigh Lewis

Device: Guillotine lunette

Tricky TV (CITV Show)

Assistants: Holly Willoughby and special guests.

Devices: Various magical illusions involving stocks.

Tulen Morsian aka Devil's Bride (2016)

Actress: Julia Korander

Device: Pillory

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Season 3, Episode 6, "Halloween 2: Mind Over Body"

Actress: Suzanne Cryer

Device: Chair-mounted Neck & Foot Stocks

Two on a Guillotine (1965)

Actress: Connie Stevens

Device: Guillotine lunette

Vice Principals (US TV series 2016), Season 1, Episode 3, "The Field Trip"

Actresses: Georgia King and Edi Patterson

Device: Pillory

The Vikings (1958)

Actress: Almut Berg

Device: Viking axe board

Virtual Encounters (1996)

Actress: Elizabeth Kaitan

Device: A rack with foot stocks.

Viva la Diferencia (Argentine TV Show), 28-04-1999

Assistant: Bárbara

Device: Mago Merpin's Head Chopper

Wakey Wakey Campers!, Season 1, Episode 2

Participant: Joanna Della Ragione

Device: Pillory (pelting with wet sponges)

The Warlock's Revenge (2003 Czech Film)

Actresses: Terezie Vesela, Adela Valkova, Katerina Tetova

Devices: Stocks, Shrew's Fiddle, Rack, and Brank

Warriors of the Yang Clan, Season 1, Episode 25

Actress: Jiang Hong

Device: Cangue

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, Season 4, Episode 4, "Retribution Pt. 2: In Memoriam"

Devices: Stocks and Pillories

Which Witch (1992 Recording of the musical)

Actress: Benedicte Adrian

Device: Stocks

White Ghost (1988)

Actress: Rosalind Chao

Device: Foot Stocks

White Slaves of Chinatown (1964)

Actresses: Marlene Eck, Gigi Darlene

Devices: Yoke and brank (and a cangue is shown in the trailer).

Wild Animal Games (1995-1996 Game Show)

Participants: Celeste, Danni, Flora, Fran, Laurie, Liz, Valerie

Device: The Pie Guillotine

The Wild House, CBBC Show

Actress: Unknown

Device: Pillory

The Wizard of Gore (1970)

Actresses: Karin Alexana, Corinne Kirkin, Monica Blackwell

Devices: Hand stocks

Woman in the Box: Virgin Sacrifice (1985)

Actress: Saeko Kizuki

Device: "The Box"

Woman in the Box II (1988)

Actress: Unknown

Device: "The Box"

WWE SmackDown! (2008)

Assistant: Maria Kanellis

Illusion: The Twister

X Team (German TV Show), Tickling Experiment

Participant: Unknown

Devices: Foot stocks... and a goat.

Xena: Warrior Princess, Season 1, Episode 5, "The Path Not Taken"

Actress: Renée O'Connor

Device: Yoke

Xena: Warrior Princess, Season 3, Episode 7, "The Debt II"

Actress: Lucy Lawless

Devices: Cangues

Xena: Warrior Princess, Season 5, Episode 4, "Animal Attraction"

Actress: Lucy Lawless and Renée O'Connor

Devices: Turkish Baths

Xena: Warrior Princess, Season 5, Episode 6, "Purity"

Actress: Renée O'Connor

Devices: Cangues

Xena: Warrior Princess, Season 5, Episode 17, "Kindred Spirits"

Actress: Joy Van Uden

Devices: Yokes

Yang Nai Wu yu Xiao Bai Cai / The Adulteress (1963)

Actress: Li Hua Li

Device: Hand Stocks

Yang Nai Wu yu Xiao Bai Cai / The Adulteress (1990 Series), Season 1

Actress: Unknown

Devices: Cangues, Hand stocks

You, Me & The Circus (2012)

Actress: Anita Briem

Device: Guillotine lunette

Zastihla Mě Noc aka The Night Overtakes Me (1986)

Actress: Unknown

Device: Caning bench with foot stocks

de Zomer van Drenthe (Dutch TV show), RTV Drenthe, "Gevangenismuseum in Veenhuizen"

Presenter: Judith Regendorp

Device: Pillory

Zorro (1990 series): Season 2, Episode 21, "The Newcomers"

Actress: Maxine John

Devices: Yokes

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