The video has English commentary which explains everything. During his magic trick involving an illusion in which the amateur magician cuts up his assistant with a chainsaw, the assistant got stuck and was unable to slid out of the box she was in safely. She was trying to signal the magician but because of noise from the chainsaw and the overall ambience on the stage, the magician could not hear and ran the chainsaw down her throat, decapitating her right there before the eyes of the audiences and the cameras. The narrator then confirms that the just decapitated assistant was the magician’s wife.
There has been no one reliable enough to step up to the plate and confirm for sure whether this video is real or fake. Some say it’s fake – a re-enactment of an urban legend featured in a documentary “1000 Ways to Die”. I must say that the way magician drove the metal plate down the assistant’s throat – which is exactly the same path the chainsaw followed – makes it look fake. You would also expect some pretty significant spray of blood from the carotid arteries, however we’ve had many beheadings on Best Gore which prove that while blood loss from decapitation is significant, it is nowhere the hose-down one could see in a movie.
I honestly don’t know for sure whether the video is real or fake. I think the story in which it really happened could easily be true, though the video may be just a re-enactment for the camera. Or it could be the other way around. What do you think when you look at the video? Real accidental beheading with a chainsaw or a perfect fake?
I’d like to see a chainsaw magic trick gone bad with Chuck Norris as an assistant. The sparks would light the stage on fire as Chuck raises up from the coffin with Terminator look on his face. Many thanks to GIR for the video: