Criss Angel is the rare modern-day illusionist who actually performs magic tricks, rather than gimmick-assisted comedy, or sitting in a hamster cage playing Boggle for a month or whatever the fuck David Blaine does. Angel’s A&E series, Criss Angel: Mindfreak, is devoted to exploring the limits of what the human mind, body, and spirit are capable of achieving when they’re not allowed to say “mindfuck” on basic cable, but really have no non-gay backup ideas for a title.
The most recent batch of Mindfriggs, entitled The Five Lives of Criss Angel, was originally intended to be a full season of new episodes, but was repackaged as five “special events” when the majority of Angel’s new “demonstrations” proved to be way too fuckin’ real for the square honkey suits at A&E to dig on. Fortunately, we here at Soviet Disco have managed to obtain screenshots from several of the unaired Mindfudges. So yeah, that’s the premise. Enjoy:
“The Carradine Surprise”
“The Secret Shopper”