Yes, I've seen that effect before and know how it works. However, the method of the version that you saw me performed on the video is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from Peter Eggink's haunted.Look up Haunted by Peter Eggink
Yes, I've seen that effect before and know how it works. However, the method of the version that you saw me performed on the video is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from Peter Eggink's haunted.
And I will repeat this again: The version that you saw me performed on the video uses NO THREADS, NO MAGNETS, NO ELASTICS, and NO STICKY STUFF.
The version that you saw me performed on the video uses NO THREADS, NO MAGNETS, NO ELASTICS, and NO STICKY STUFF.
Why should your audience care about that? The won't ever see the threads, the magnets, elastics, sticky stuff, etc. Although I recognize advantages to certain methods (easier to set up and transition into from other effects), what matters most is what the spectators see.
I like the standard versions better where the deck splits and the card is separated from the deck. In your version a bunch of cards fall off the top of the deck and you pick up the selected card.
What I like about your version is that the spectator seems to do the magic, although you need to sell that better -- the spectator didn't even come close to believing that.
From the spectator's viewpoint, what makes this magical? Answer that question and you will have an effect which is how the haunted deck should FEEL.
Hi Randy, I assume that the version you are talking about is what he taught on the penguin lecture. If so, I don't really like versions where you have to place the cards on your hand or making contact in some way or another.Eugene Burger has a really nice version of the Haunted deck, but then it just looks better with his performing style.
petecardmagic21 said:I just couldn't help it when I see a magician post a comment saying they know how it's done even though their assumption is far from the actual method.
You're right. Next time I would just tell my spectator to put the 'assistant' in the box; this way in their mind they'll think that the case is normal without me having to put much attention to it.I don't understand why you let the guy examine the case? I know in your mind you THINK that if they examine everything that they will no longer think you use gimmicks. But in reality, it just tells the spectator "I didn't find anything wrong with the box, so there is obviously something going on with the cards." Which is another reason that Eugene Burger's or the other routines are usually better.