Criss Angel Mindfreak
01 - Burned AliveAired on Jul 20, 2005
Facing one of our biggest fears, Criss attempts to be burned alive. With the assistance of Hollywood special FX wizard and “burn master” Mark Chadwick, Criss sets up a spectacular stunt where he is set ablaze two different times. First a partial body burn test by the Aladdin Hotel pool in Las Vegas, that lasts over 20 seconds. Then a full 46 sec. body burn with no hands or face protection that shoots 20 ft. flames off Criss at temperatures above 1500 degrees in front of a huge crowd on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas.
LevitationAired on Jul 20, 2005
Levitation is one of the oldest practices of conjurers and fakirs, but The World’s Greatest Illusionist, Criss Angel, takes it to the streets in a 360-degree demonstration of the power of defying gravity. He will take a random stranger off the sidewalks of Downtown Fremont Street in Las Vegas and float them right in the middle of a crowd.
Wine Barrel EscapeAired on Jul 27, 2005
Master Magician Lance Burton helps host as Criss performs his homage to the Great Houdini. Determined to go beyond Houdini, Criss devised a plan to top Houdini’s 1908 milk can escape by locking himself inside a wine barrel filled with water hanging over 8 stories above the ground all while being handcuffed. Complications arise such as the water temperature, the size of the wine barrel, the amount of time Criss is able to hold his breath under water, and the fact the barrel will plummet to the earth after the 2-minute timer runs out.
SUV Nail BedAired on Jul 27, 2005
Lying on a bed of nails is an ancient Indian practice. Having a 4.5 ton SUV drive over your body while lying on a bed of nails is crazy. Criss will take this ancient practice and demonstrate his modern version.
Body SuspensionAired on Aug 03, 2005
Despite warnings of wind and potential death, Criss demands to be suspended from a helicopter strung up by fishhooks through the skin of his back and limbs and then flown over the surreal canyons and rock formation of the beautiful Valley of Fire.
Buried AliveAired on Aug 10, 2005
With the help of rocker and director Rob Zombie, Criss reenacts his own funeral and attempts one of the most dangerous escape stunts in magic history; The Buried Alive demonstration.
HellstromismAired on Aug 17, 2005
Based on hellstromism, an art that uses the mind to trigger a spectator’s physical reaction, Criss is challenged by Las Vegas’ Desert Dodge dealership to find a hidden key belonging to a Dodge Viper using hellstromism.
SuperhumanAired on Aug 24, 2005
At times people have unbelievable strength some say due to adrenaline, so Criss decides to find out if this strength can be controlled. Determined to channel this strength, Criss tries to push over a tree, and lift up a parked car.
BlindAired on Sep 07, 2005
When Criss closes his eyes he sees reality where others would see darkness. He demonstrated this to Mandy Moore on a joyride in her Mercedes convertible through the streets of Los Angeles.