Halloween approaching..................

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Darren Lawbuary
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Halloween approaching..................

Postby Darren Lawbuary » October 26th, 2005, 11:11 am

Brethren.

May I ask you all for your favourite
'scary/ haunted' type effects?

Cards/ non cards welcome.

Over to you.

Peace.
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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Brian Marks » October 26th, 2005, 11:29 am

razor blades out of mouth come to mind.

card from mouth..Simon Lovell's version

straight jacket escape

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Guest » October 26th, 2005, 12:49 pm

-Human Blockhead (nail in nose)
-Needle thru arm
-Guillatine
-Seance Cabinet
-Card in Pumpkin
-Razor Blade in Candy bar
-Card in bloody, burnt baby doll

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Karl Miller » October 26th, 2005, 1:51 pm

Darren,

David Parr's "A Game of Life and Death" is superb, and is great for this time of year. Also check out Robert Neale's "Last Dream" from "The Magic Mirror" or on volume three of Eugene Burger's "Magical Voyages" DVDs. Spirit message effects also work well on Halloween.

-Karl

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Jeff Haas » October 26th, 2005, 3:06 pm

"French Game Show" in the Little Egypt Book of Numbers.

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Darren Lawbuary
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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Darren Lawbuary » October 26th, 2005, 4:06 pm

Thank you all...........

Some nice, diverse effects mentioned.

I wish you all a ghoulish All Hallows Eve.

Peace.
Remember, laughter is the best medicine. Unless you're asthmatic, then it's Ventolin.

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Guest » October 27th, 2005, 9:06 am

Dean's Box makes a nifty mini seance chamber

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Pete Biro » October 27th, 2005, 12:47 pm

Paces "WEB"
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Brian Marks
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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Brian Marks » October 27th, 2005, 5:12 pm

bullet catch. Anything with guns. Gee I am beginning to sound like a wacko

straight jacket is mentioned.

I already mentioned razors in the mouth.

bill in lemon or other fruit...bill in pumpkin? bill in candy...trick or treat?

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Bill Duncan » October 27th, 2005, 6:58 pm

I did a set at Magic Monday (in Seattle) last week, based on my routine Billy The Vampire Slayer from Tubthumping.

Eight Card Brainwave to nominate a card as the vampire
Card Warp to demonstrate how vampires operate
Torn and Restored using the script from Tubthumping.

Of course the day before the show it occurred to me that I should have ordered the prop for Michael Closes Down For The Count as it would have been the perfect ending.

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Adam Brooks » October 28th, 2005, 11:07 pm

This is not an existing effect, but it is an idea I had tonight while out at a party. If you've ever seen Danny Cole's opening effect, then you'll already know exactly what I'm talking about.

If you haven't:

Imagine you're at a party, and you're wearing a relatively simple costume. At any point during a conversation, you mention you were torn between two different costumes to wear. You bring out a window blind, step on the bottom, and pull it all the way up past your head, revealing an image of you in another costume. A few moments later, you let the blind fly up, revealing you now in the costume in the picture.

So yeah, that's Danny Cole's effect. Imagine being able to do it back and forth between two different costumes. Feasible? I think so.

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Spellbinder » October 29th, 2005, 1:25 pm

Carry a window-blind to a party and drag it around all night? I think not. It would be easier to do an actual quick change reversable costume illusion, and with the new inflatable costumes available, you could literally come bursting out of one to reveal the other.

However, the head off the shoulders is quite enough for this season's parties. Any party invitations? I promise not to drop my head into the punch bowl.
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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby George Olson » October 29th, 2005, 3:10 pm

Biro's Chastity Belt!

GO :o

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 29th, 2005, 3:39 pm

Eugene Burger has a nice card effect involving Count Dracula and some sorority sisters. Appropriate for Halloween, I think. :)
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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Curtis Kam » October 29th, 2005, 7:48 pm

Sephalgia.

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Re: Halloween approaching..................

Postby Nathan Kranzo » October 29th, 2005, 9:54 pm

Do you mean Sefalaljia by Stewart James? Killer routine.

All the best,

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