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Mindfreak : Buried Alive

Posted by JD on August 21, 2006

Mindfreak : Buried Alive

Hmm…the most faked episode of mindfreak…yet!!
Criss was handcuffed then buried alive in a coffin and then followed a houdini escape

I’ll First report the magic part of the show then we’ll move on to the “stunt”…

Effect 1 :
Shadow Trick

A very nice variation (very different) of PK touches…i guess this was probably banacheks idea…since criss doesn’t hesitate with introducing stooges it was a very spooky effect…

Well, Criss introduces 2 women (1’s a stooge)…now they are seated on chairs before a wall…the wall is illuminated with bright light so that the shadows of the spectators,the chairs,criss are seen on the wall..

Right, now one spectator (stooge) settles down and criss asks her to close her eyes…
the other one sitting a bit away next to a table with Numbered cards (1-10)…criss asks her
to touch one card…she touches three…(now i don’t know if it was a force…
she touched the card closest to her..) now criss stands behind the second specatator and then
makes his shandow tap her shadow on the shoulder thrice…and asks her if she felt anything…
she answers she felt 3 taps on my shoulder…at this point the first lady freaks out…

criss does it again…(3 taps)…now the stooge gets off the chair and criss then uses his shadow again to
make the folding chair collapse…to which the the other spectator screamed like a woman (except she was a woman)

Before Demonstrating this effect criss moved a pen remotely by using his own shadow to tip over the pen’s shadow…and then did the same to the glass on the table…very nice performance…nothing more than IT and good timing (or in other words practice)…

Effect 2 :

Phobia

Now, this one was badly presented on TV…there was no start nor finish…the entire time frame was cut out to the climax…there was no patter unless you think “What’s you worst fear?” is patter…right from the beginning criss pulling out a snake from this gal’s backpack and a spider (tarantula??) from this guy’s cap…

Now, sure if they showed us some presentation it would have been impressive…but this sucked!!

Effect 3 :
Buried Alive

Criss Angel does what he does best…scam!

Here’s the deal, criss is handcuffed (real ones? NOT!!) and then layed into this coffin and then buried and left there…
sure he tell’s you about the night vision camera inside the coffin…which oddly got “damaged” duirng the course of the stunt…and for the first time…Hollywood rain…they made it rain to increase the impact of the stunt…to make it more stunning more “dangerous”…now obviously they got to show us criss crawling out…and they do..after supposedly almost 2 hours…a hand pops out and criss comes out…now i have huge doubts about this one…this was totally bogus shit!!

The Houdini Conspiracy : Part 2

Sure, you’d think they’d lay off houdini for a while…but noooo…they had to get him to…
criss mentions how houdini attempted the Buried alive and failed…common dude…
also they showed us this clipping about this local magician “Amazing joe” who tried the buried alive but lost his life in the process…it’s sad that they used this for their own benefit…

In the beginnin of the episode, there was this guy “Rob zombie” who made a guest appearnce…why? he was promoting his movie..i have no idea who the guy is…and frankly i dont care…

One good part about this episode was there was No JD (whooohooo!!)
although banachek made more than enough for his absence….

About the delay, i’m just being lazy!! 🙂

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4 Responses to “Mindfreak : Buried Alive”

  1. joann said

    You are correct that this is a Banachek effect… However, this is one of Angel’s effects that doesn’t use a stooge. It’s all presentation and timing. If you’d like to see the source material, it’s called Psychokentic Touch or something like that. Basically, he taps the woman on the back 3 times as the other woman picks the #3 and has her back turned to Angel. Then watch it again, he carefully asks “Did you feel anything?” and the woman with her eyes closed says “yes” referring to being tapped on the back a few moments ago… but it’s designed to make the other woman and the viewing audience THINK she’s talking about when he tapped her shadow. Then he taps the shadow again and says “Again, what did you feel?” And the lady responds, thinking he meant “Again, repeat what you said you felt.” But we’re left to thinking she meant she felt the second tapping of her shadow.

    She opens her eyes, her friend says “he never touched you” and she believes it, because she had her eyes closed the entire time.

    It’s a GREAT trick. But no stooges needed for this one.

    The chair toppling was some kind of rope though. But that was just the period to the end of the main effect.

    “A very nice variation (very different) of PK touches…i guess this was probably banacheks idea…since criss doesn’t hesitate with introducing stooges it was a very spooky effect…

    Well, Criss introduces 2 women (1’s a stooge)…now they are seated on chairs before a wall…the wall is illuminated with bright light so that the shadows of the spectators,the chairs,criss are seen on the wall..

    Right, now one spectator (stooge) settles down and criss asks her to close her eyes…
    the other one sitting a bit away next to a table with Numbered cards (1-10)…criss asks her
    to touch one card…she touches three…(now i don’t know if it was a force…
    she touched the card closest to her..) now criss stands behind the second specatator and then
    makes his shandow tap her shadow on the shoulder thrice…and asks her if she felt anything…
    she answers she felt 3 taps on my shoulder…at this point the first lady freaks out…

    criss does it again…(3 taps)…now the stooge gets off the chair and criss then uses his shadow again to
    make the folding chair collapse…to which the the other spectator screamed like a woman (except she was a woman)”

  2. JD said

    hmmmm…guess he twisted his words to deliver a variation of Pk touches…it does make sense…and yes! i have Pk Touches!! 🙂

    I agree with you,dude.

  3. beaker said

    I would like to know hummmm…who has the T.V show here? Something tells me not u guys. My it’s so easy to sit back and mouth off about someone who has far more talent then alot of us. He is amazing at what he does and no one can deny that!
    Criss Angel rocks!!!

  4. Nat said

    yeah…who really cares if what he’s doing is real or illusion? i think the point is that he can make it look real and he’s damn good at not getting figured out, since someone could sneak into a live show and film with a simple camera cellphone from an angle that could expose the whole illusion. i think most people besides criss angel who could try having a tv show would have their whole career blown out of the water within weeks and never earn another rating. so in the end, isnt keeping it all on the D.L. a talent in itself? sure most of it it illusion and clever slight of hand, but i’d like to see alot of other people do it any better.

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