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Topic: Spooktacular Video
Message: Posted by: John Bundy (Jan 24, 2006 06:28PM)
My good friend Wacky Dracky is getting his own web site. We are filling it with photos and video clips from our long running show SPOOKTACULAR. Beleive me after over 13 years there is a lot of material. The site will be launched some time in March of this year. Hopefully just in time for the Halloween trade show in Chicago. Until it goes up, I am posting some of the many video clips at http://www.putfile.com/wackydracky and I hope you can take the time to take a look. The first video went up today and more will follow.

Best wishes
John Bundy
Message: Posted by: Starrpower (Jan 24, 2006 07:07PM)
Very cool, John! I can't wait to see the rest! You are an incredibly creative guy.
Message: Posted by: Tyler_Magician (Jan 24, 2006 07:27PM)
Wow, that looks amazing. I love the set and design of everything. I want to see the whole show!
-Tyler
Message: Posted by: evgulick (Jan 24, 2006 10:32PM)
John

I just watched the video. Simple, clean, well defined and well performed. I loved the clip. Here is to seeing more.


Evgulick
Message: Posted by: Caveat Lector (Jan 24, 2006 10:32PM)
Looks great, I hope to see you and Morgan at Transworld this year.
Message: Posted by: Ms. Morgan (Jan 24, 2006 11:12PM)
He's at it again...I can't stop him, John added another video cilp to the above site.

Enjoy!

Morgan
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Jan 24, 2006 11:29PM)
There should be a law against shows like that!!!! You guys are having waaaaaayyy too much fun!

Kudos,

Tim
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ridgeway (Jan 24, 2006 11:52PM)
Great job John and Morgan. Both videos are very well done. Congrats!!!


Kevin
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jan 25, 2006 04:44AM)
Fantastic, Bravo! Bravo!

Thank you for sharing that!

Dennis
Message: Posted by: Kent Wong (Jan 25, 2006 09:08AM)
Incredible! Great Job.

Kent
Message: Posted by: Mehtas (Jan 25, 2006 09:27AM)
One word..

[b]EXCELLENT[/b]


:kewl:
Message: Posted by: Fitzy (Jan 25, 2006 10:02AM)
Looking forward to seeing more added soon. That was great! Keep them coming!
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Jan 25, 2006 12:16PM)
As good as these performances are... my hat is also off to whoever was in charge of videotaping the show. Well done!

Best,

Tim
Message: Posted by: Ben Whiting (Jan 25, 2006 01:40PM)
The taping and sound design really add to the effects. Can't wait to see the website!
Message: Posted by: MCM (Jan 25, 2006 01:42PM)
Very well done indeed! I too am looking for the website. And might I say that since you don't seem to come around Minnesota too often, it is great to finally see you guys in action!!

p.s. Nice bracelets there in your avatar pic Ms. Morgan ;-)
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jan 25, 2006 01:47PM)
John has Added Three More!

[list][b]John Bundy Spooktackular Videos[/b]
[*] Index: http://www.putfile.com/wackydracky
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-3][b]Things go Bump in the Night:[/b] [/url]A classic illusion using the Modern Cabinet Halloween Style, and Following it is Morgan performing the [url=http://www.illusionbiz.com/photos/vampire.html]Modern Art (Photo Link)[/url], Halloween version
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-1][b]Asrah Levitation[/b] [/url]at it's finest!
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Haunted-Hank][b]Haunted Hank[/b] [/url] the Dancing Hank
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Lightbulb-Illusion][b]Light Tube Illusion[/b] [/url] Light Tubes thru the Body
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-7][b]Thin Sawing in Half Illusion[/b] [/url] Includes Tipover Trunk Illusion
[/list]

[b]Thanks John Bundy for Sharing this fine Family Halloween Entertainment.[/b]!
Message: Posted by: Christian Dux (Jan 25, 2006 03:19PM)
Cool!!! Thank you for sharing that!
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 25, 2006 09:09PM)
I love these effects! I'm glad that you spent the time posting them.
Thanks
Dave
Message: Posted by: geekster129 (Jan 25, 2006 10:26PM)
What can I say? Awesome. :)
Message: Posted by: LostSoul (Jan 26, 2006 06:56AM)
They are really great! I'm glad you made them and posted them.

Dave
Message: Posted by: geekster129 (Jan 26, 2006 07:32AM)
[quote]
On 2006-01-25 14:47, DenDowhy wrote:
John has Added Three More!

[list][b]John Bundy Spooktackular Videos[/b]
[*] Index: http://www.putfile.com/wackydracky
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-3][b]Things go Bump in the Night:[/b] [/url]A classic illusion using the Modern Cabinet Halloween Style, and Following it is Morgan performing the [url=http://www.illusionbiz.com/photos/vampire.html]Modern Art (Photo Link)[/url], Halloween version
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-1][b]Asrah Levitation[/b] [/url]at it's finest!
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Haunted-Hank][b]Haunted Hank[/b] [/url] the Dancing Hank
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Lightbulb-Illusion][b]Light Tube Illusion[/b] [/url] Light Tubes thru the Body
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-7][b]Thin Sawing in Half Illusion[/b] [/url] Includes Tipover Trunk Illusion
[/list]

[b]Thanks John Bundy for Sharing this fine Family Halloween Entertainment.[/b]!
[/quote]

Here is another new video added earlier:

[url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Crystal-Ball]Crystal Ball[/url]. Appearance of Morgan inside a large crystal ball.
Message: Posted by: magickdabid--uk (Jan 26, 2006 08:33AM)
John,

Many thanks for sharing the magic! Wonderful, truly wonderful!


Dave
Message: Posted by: John Bundy (Jan 26, 2006 04:52PM)
Just wanted to thank everyone for the positive feedback.
I hope you enjoy the videos and please visit http://www.WackyDracky.com when it launches in March.

John Bundy

P.S. Wacky D. wishes you all the best.
Message: Posted by: steves7 (Jan 26, 2006 07:04PM)
John & Morgan,

Awesome job! Very creative and entertaining! I loved it. Let me know when you will be in the Kansas City area.

Steve
Message: Posted by: dlcmagic (Jan 26, 2006 07:36PM)
Great videos! Thank you, John.
Message: Posted by: geekster129 (Jan 26, 2006 08:50PM)
*Update*

John has uploaded another new video:

[b][url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Weird-Science]Weird Science[/url][/b]
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jan 27, 2006 06:49AM)
[b]Update[/b]

John has now [b]Six Spooktackular Videos![/b]

[list][b]John Bundy Spooktackular Videos[/b]
[*] Index: http://www.putfile.com/wackydracky
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-3][b]Things go Bump in the Night:[/b] [/url]A classic illusion using the Modern Cabinet Halloween Style, and Following it is Morgan performing the [url=http://www.illusionbiz.com/photos/vampire.html]Modern Art (Photo Link)[/url], Halloween version
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-1][b]Asrah Levitation[/b] [/url]at it's finest!
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Haunted-Hank][b]Haunted Hank[/b] [/url] the Dancing Hank
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Lightbulb-Illusion][b]Light Tube Illusion[/b] [/url] Light Tubes thru the Body
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Magic-7][b]Thin Sawing in Half Illusion[/b] [/url] Includes Tipover Trunk Illusion
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Weird-Science][b]Weird Science[/b][/url] Crystal Casket and Disembodied Princess ... Awsome Halloween Illusions!
[*] [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-Crystal-Ball][b]Crystal Ball[/b][/url] Production of Morgan inside a crystal sphere.
[/list]

[b]Thanks AGAIN John Bundy for Sharing this fine Family Halloween Entertainment.
And, Morgan, you also make the show even more enjoyable[/b]!
Message: Posted by: mark2004 (Jan 29, 2006 07:03AM)
[quote]
On 2006-01-26 17:52, John Bundy wrote:
Just wanted to thank everyone for the positive feedback.
I hope you enjoy the videos and please visit http://www.WackyDracky.com when it launches in March.

John Bundy

P.S. Wacky D. wishes you all the best.
[/quote]


It's great to be able to see something of your shows. I'm over the other side of the Atlantic so all I've gleaned until now was through still shots and stuff I've read. That certainly left me wanting to see more but I'm always wary about getting my hopes up on the basis of stills and reviews alone because I've been terribly disappointed on occasions. This time though I have to say the videos show something even better than I hoped. It's an object lesson in the old maxim that the magician and the presentation are at least as important as the trick. You have a lot of classic illusions there, which could easily look old and tired in the wrong hands, but you make a real show out of them.
Message: Posted by: Ms. Morgan (Jan 30, 2006 10:47PM)
Thank you, everyone. You've been very kind and all the good feedback is great.
There is nothing so wonderful as knowing that people like what you do. :)

Morgan
Message: Posted by: The Mirror Images (Jan 30, 2006 11:21PM)
Well, I know this has nothing to do with the spooktacular show. But I saw Johns show years ago at a fair in NJ. It was very good. I truly enjoyed the show. Thanks guys. Still love the. Great video guys. Keep up the good work.

Michael
Message: Posted by: Chris Stolz (Jan 31, 2006 05:49AM)
That was a blast to watch. Wacky certainly has a good time as does his audieince!

As did I !
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Feb 5, 2006 05:34AM)
Are there going to be any more Videos?
Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Feb 5, 2006 08:34AM)
I would also like to know if there are going to be any more videos posted. They are really good and I love your set!
Message: Posted by: John Bundy (Feb 10, 2006 11:08PM)
Hello Den:

Yes there are more. Just added another to the mix.

John
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Feb 11, 2006 05:48AM)
Absolutely a great [url=http://media.putfile.com/Wacky-Dracky-ice-storm][b]Snow Storm and Levitation Illusions[/b][/url]. Well done John Bundy and Morgan

Thanks Again for Sharing!

Den
Message: Posted by: Ms. Morgan (Feb 12, 2006 03:13PM)
Thank you Den, you're always right there with the kind words of support. :)

Morgan
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Feb 19, 2006 08:49PM)
I just took a peek at John Bundy's New site [url=http://www.wackydracky.com][b]www.wackydracky.com[/b][/url] and it really looks cool. Check it out.

He has some of his Spooktacular Video on it. Great photos, magic lessons, and much more!

Good job, John.

PS. Morgan is also on there!
Message: Posted by: jwebyra (Mar 13, 2006 11:51AM)
I liked the videos especially the asrah. I like the way the show flows with the music. I have one question if you don't mind? What is the name of the music on the Asrah illusion?

Ron
Message: Posted by: Jon Dee (Mar 13, 2006 12:40PM)
I would love to see this show live. When and where does it happen?

Jon Dee
Message: Posted by: EvanTheMagicMan (Mar 15, 2006 05:50PM)
John, those are aweome. I really enjoyed them.
Message: Posted by: MCM (Mar 16, 2006 04:31PM)
The Spooktacular website now has an Origami video.
Message: Posted by: Face (Mar 16, 2006 04:34PM)
Nice one. :)
Message: Posted by: BaseballMagic (Mar 16, 2006 05:08PM)
ABSOULUTELY AWESOME!!! The props, costumes, and set are OUTSTANDING! The videos were truly a blast to watch! Hopefully someday I will be able to see the show!
-Michael
Message: Posted by: John Bundy (Mar 16, 2006 09:50PM)
Thank you for the kind words. Everyone involved in Spooktacular does a great job making it the show that it is. For those who asked, the show runs from mid September until Halloween. The place to see it is at Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, MO. This will be the 13th year I have produced the show at this park. Oddly enough, Spooktacular is in the same theatre that once held Mark Wilson's Haunted Theatre in the mid 1980's.
Outside the amusement parks, we have toured Spooktacular with a 90 min. format in theatres and from time to time appeared at magic conventions with a shorter show.

This year's production is now in the planning stage and will be one of the best ever. If you get the chance to visit in October, please stop by after the show and say hello. If you would like to find out more and see all the photos, go to http://www.wackydracky.com and spend a few minutes.

Best wishes,

John Bundy
Message: Posted by: jwebyra (Mar 20, 2006 03:33PM)
Is there going to be a DVD for sale of the show?

Ron
Message: Posted by: John Bundy (Mar 20, 2006 09:18PM)
Ron:

No, there is no plan to sell a dvd of the past shows. However, we are considering producing something new that could be available in the future.

John Bundy
Message: Posted by: styles (Mar 21, 2006 04:09PM)
Wow - a lot of fun and a great spin on some classics of magic.

I enjoyed the performance. Great to see performances that are different and unique.

Keep up the great work guys.
Message: Posted by: DanielCoyne (Mar 21, 2006 09:55PM)
Can't we all be in it? It looks like such fun! (Though obviously VERY meticulously rehearsed.)
Message: Posted by: John Bundy (Nov 12, 2006 12:04AM)
Hello Café!
Happy Halloween and then some.

I will be posting some new videos of the show in the next few weeks. Probably about 4 new ones. We are still putting the show away for another year. Until then, I just posted a short video on http://www.wackydracky.com to show you what goes on backstage with five minutes until curtain.

John
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Nov 12, 2006 05:39AM)
Really cool. I liked that!
Makes a great promo for the show!

Dennis
Message: Posted by: evgulick (Nov 12, 2006 06:28PM)
John

Very entertaining. Some of the comedic elements really work

Craig
Message: Posted by: Ms. Morgan (Nov 13, 2006 09:46PM)
Thanks all, for stopping by the site!

We had a blast doing the "Backstage" video. We shot some other things as well...
Maybe if everyone ask nice Wacky will let us post the video of how he makes pop corn...

Thanks again for your support!
Message: Posted by: mark2004 (Nov 14, 2006 04:04AM)
[quote]
On 2006-11-12 01:04, John Bundy wrote:
I will be posting some new videos of the show in the next few weeks. Probably about 4 new ones. We are still putting the show away for another year. Until then, I just posted a short video on http://www.wackydracky.com to show you what goes on backstage with five minutes until curtain.
[/quote]

I love you guys, you always have something a bit different up your sleeves. Did I detect a small hint of Benny Hill in there? (Although his shows were never really my sort of thing I had a sneaking regard for his ability and dedication).

I'm looking forward to those promised videos of the show...and that thing Morgan mentioned about making corn pop ;)
Message: Posted by: John Bundy (Nov 14, 2006 08:09AM)
Hello Mark:

Every thing old is new again. Kudos to Benny.

Speaking of Mr. Hill, in the late 1980's I was performing my Toyland show in NYC.
I was Gepetto, but after one performance a little girl asked me if I were the real Benny Hill.
Message: Posted by: mark2004 (Nov 14, 2006 02:00PM)
[quote]
On 2006-11-14 09:09, John Bundy wrote:
Hello Mark:

Every thing old is new again. Kudos to Benny.

Speaking of Mr. Hill, in the late 1980's I was performing my Toyland show in NYC.
I was Gepetto, but after one performance a little girl asked me if I were the real Benny Hill.
[/quote]

Was Benny Hill big in the USA? I read somewhere that his shows were shown there but I would have thought he was one of those types of British comedy that Americans just don't get.

Looking forward to updates at your websites now the big Halloween run has finished. By the way, how did it all work out logistically?...if I remember rightly you were touring a separate show at the same time you were doing the park. Sounds like it was hard work - did it pay off?
Message: Posted by: Gerry Walkowski (Nov 15, 2006 02:56AM)
Benny Hill was one of the few British gents that invaded America and was hugely popular, especially with men ages 18 and up. His repeat shows would usually pop up on late night TV stations.

Years ago I remember all the college kids raving about Benny Hill and how you had to see his TV show. I know Johnny Carson (king of the USA's late night TV talk shows) was a huge fan and mentioned Benny Hill by name numerous times on his program.

I know Michael Jackson was also a big fan.

Gerry
Message: Posted by: mark2004 (Nov 17, 2006 04:18AM)
Wow...bizarre...I'm not a great admirer of Mr Hill but I do respect his reputation for professional dedication in the way he put together his shows. However in Britain I'd have to be careful not to shout too loudly about even that level of admiration because he really isn't popular anymore. Perhaps it would be OK to be nostalgic about "Ernie, the fastest milkman in the west" (a song with some great lines) but not most of his other material - and it's not totally a PC thing, he always appealed only to certain audiences here.