The magician wrests free from a straitjacket while hanging upside down over the audience's head. He disappears from one spot and reappears at another.
And, don't try this at home: Angel stuffs his mouth with double-edged razor blades that he has just used to slice pieces of paper.
For the doubters, Angel displays a big-screen photo of himself with a badly bloodied mouth, taken some years back after that trick went horribly awry.
Angel's popular television show, "Criss Angel Mindfreak" on A&E, features the magician performing mind-blowing stunts, such as hanging from a helicopter suspended by hooks in his back or leaning over the edge of the roof of the 55-floor Aladdin Hotel at a death-defying angle, then walking down the side of the building unaided by wires, a harness or safety netting. At the end of the night, you truly will believe.
-Anne Burke, Custom Publishing Writer