The Five Lives of Criss Angel on A&E

Will you watch the new season of Mind Freak

  • Yea, of course

    Votes: 19 36.5%
  • No, Criss sucks

    Votes: 15 28.8%
  • May be only to see how it turns out

    Votes: 18 34.6%

  • Total voters
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May 31, 2008
Haha, funny. but who doesn't get ripped on. I even get ripped on with magic performance haha. My closest friends always say I state the obvious and we joke about it everyday lol. Pressure is a good example. You examined the balloon right? It was normal right? It's your cellphone right? Not mine right? haha. So everyday they'll be like, "That is your Gatorade right? Orange right? Not Water right? you got it out of your fridge right? So it's yours right?" God love em'! :D

Totally true, everyone does things like that.
Sep 15, 2007
Totally true, everyone does things like that.

The sad thing is, I have psychologically convinced myself that it's a good thing! In my train of thought, re-iterating the conditions will ultimately add a false sense of impossibility to any effect, in turn will convince the spectator I am Jesus lol. Doesn't that seem logical, or is it just me?
Oct 18, 2008
Im more lookin forward to the close up magic. Some great minds work behind the scenes.

I find that no matter what the trick is or how it works, either way: i usually get inspierd by it and come up with ideas and concepts that i never knew were possible.

Mar 16, 2009
Excellently said. Although, I think david's stunts do have an element of danger.

Vertigo: If he started to doze off, he would fall and die.

Frozen: If he touched the ice for more than a few seconds, he would get frost bite.

Drowned: Self explanatory.

He is also good at creating images to his stunts that will be long remembered by all.

I do agree that he is a great performer but I work at a haunted house every October and after watching the failed Dive Of Death (I'm not angry about it in my own eyes) and after watching it I was kinda dissapointed with the ending but I did like seeing some stuff I might want to do sometime later in my career.

But anyways back onto what I was meaning to say. I was talking to the people and asked them what they thought of Blaine's Dive Of Death tv special and I'm not kidding about this every single one of them (which was 40 people) except for 5 of them had never heard of Blaine before I talked to them and they're some of my best friends so I know if they're lying to me and they were definitely not lying so his stunts aren't remembered by all.

But I had to laught when they said they never heard of him it's like teenagers nowadays don't watch as much tv or something because for an entire month before Blaine's stunt they were airing it on tv almost every commercial on most tv stations in my area.
Oct 24, 2008
Savannah, GA
"It's never been proven that he uses camera cuts (though if he does, then I officially hate him)"

Well, here > is your proof. This clip speaks for itself. Do you officially hate him now? He DOES use camera tricks.

That wasn't really "camera tricks" in the regard everyone's talking about. That was more so just a poor editing job, probably thrown in after the trick when some of the film crew said, "Let's get a close-up shot on who he threw it to."

Also, that mass levitation sounds pretty cool.
Feb 27, 2008
Grand prairie TX
The majority,ive seen,of people that dont like criss is because he doesnt do Close-up magic.
Thats it. Its alot of "oh he doesnt use sleight of hand,so he sucks".
Just because it isnt card tricks and sleights gallore they say it isnt real "magic".
Whatever that means.
Kinda getting old

i might be the biggest criss angel fanatic there is, however all these stunts are getting old, very takes like 20-30 minutes for him to prepare, the show is almost over....i personally think he needs to limit the show to one stunt per show......and do mostly close up magic....thats why supernatural went so hard....

i think he and blaine needs to limit the amount of stunts, it too time consuming and if they wanna keep people excited, do street magic, and end the show with some big stunt.....

its almost like everytime ,i hear him take up 10 minutes with his dad, another 10 with houdini, and the rest is preparation for this one stunt. c'mon criss!!! more street what brought you to the dance......i could care less about the stooges and camera angles...i want entertainment and magic, not half the show showing his film crew and advisors, or him crying trying to sell one idea......

i like him better than blaine, his magic is really good, however these stunt have gotta come to a hault. I gotta give blaine this much, he does waay more street magic.....
Sep 3, 2007
I predict that this shall be stupid, rediculous, and not worth the effort to change the channel. Therefore, I won't be watching it.
Sep 1, 2007
What you guys seem to don't undertand is he's making a ****load of money doing what he's doing, and he's entertaining people. He's not some middle aged guy on a forum complaining. Sure, he uses camera tricks, but so what. Laymen don't know that like we do. Let the people be entertained.
Oct 14, 2008
toyrobot, that was a camera cut and it was two shots spliced together. It was not "one continious shot" as he is always saying, all Davey G wanted to see was proof of camera cuts, and I supplied the proof, and the proof is undeniable.
May 18, 2008
I don't know... I watched him when he first came out, and realized how little talent he had. So I stopped watching.

But back then, I enjoyed the show. I can't argue he is a good showman and a good entertainer.

He is just a lousy magician.

I might watch season 1 again, just to bring back memories of when it first came out... Lol.
May 9, 2008
I used to like the show before I learned it really should be called



it should be


He's such a hack and people actually believe his crap. He's just a TV magician who couldn't perform anything that he performs on TV, impromtu or live.

He tricks people through false premises like saying things are "LIVE" when it's really prerecorded, or "CONTINUOUS SHOT CAM" when it really cuts away. Or stating that he's never met the person before when it's actually a stooge or a paid actor. Everything is prearraged on that show, he doesn't really do much sleight of hand that any of us couldn't do. The New Orleans show he used PROFIT/EXTREME BURN. In another episode he used the rubic's cube gimmick. In many of his stunts there are clearly paid actors as their reactions are completely FAKE. Anybody whos taken acting 101 can tell you that.

A lot of times he shows the taped reaction from one effect for a completely different effect. It's ALL camera tricks, stooges, actors, and editing!! That's all! I can't beleive people fall for his crappy camera tricks. He couldn't do half that stuff live.

Where he was floating above the Luxor.... photoshopped! I can point out every "mindfreak" he does and tell you how he does it. Like the elevator episode where he tries to prove that he's the real deal. He starts off with the false premise that all of the shafts are open and he'll fall to his death if he's wrong. It was crap, it didn't PROVE anything other than it was prearranged.
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