6 Seasons | 6 Episodes
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.
Tesla StrikeAired on Sep 14, 2005
OasisAired on Sep 21, 2005
Building WalkAired on Sep 28, 2005
One of the most dangerous stunts in the series, Criss will lean over the side of the 55 floor Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas at unbelievable angles. But then, he will walk down the side of the building without any wires, harness or safety netting.