In 1 of 4 separate social experiments, Brown looks at testimonies given by political assassins who claimed they were brainwashed by the CIA. To see if the claims were ever viable, he plans to try it himself. “The Assassin” will see Brown attempting to hypnotise a volunteer to carry out their very own assassination.
Presumably as a small break from getting his subjects to kill each other, 1 of the 4 experiments will be, as the magician claims, “rather positive and jolly”.
Brown is infamous for his controversial and truly astounding live-television stunts. In “The Heist” the magician used various techniques to manipulate a group of participants to brandish replica guns and rob a security van in broad daylight.
“The Experiment”, which promises to be just as captivating as his previous shows, airs on Channel 4 on October 21.
Derren Brown uses a combination of manipulation techniques, hypnotism, trickery and showmanship throughout his performances. His work is solely for the purpose of entertainment and is not related to hypnotherapy.
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