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Topic: Scary Packet Tricks?
Message: Posted by: Sam Hagen (May 12, 2015 04:56AM)
Hi all,

Do you have any recommendation for scary / dark themed packet tricks? The one like Eugene Burger's "The Last Dream".

Thanks,

S.H.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 12, 2015 12:43PM)
Jim Pace's The Web:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=48077&forum=109

Owe it:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/430
Message: Posted by: Paul (May 12, 2015 12:51PM)
The last Dream is a wonderful bizarre routine and I think it is difficult to find many bizarre packet effects of that standard.
Some of Doug Higley's stuff may interest you, there's a thread here:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=499290&forum=14
Message: Posted by: Paul (May 12, 2015 12:51PM)
Of course, if you go for "The Web" which has the same ending as this trick, this might happen.
http://1079ishot.com/magician-spider-wig/
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (May 12, 2015 05:20PM)
A couple of my Tarot Card effects can become packet tricks simply by pulling them out of the deck and keeping them in an antique brittle-looking envelope from which you blow the dust of ages. Found in the Crafty Shop of Little Horrors in the Invisible Tarot Section (at the Magic Nook), two in particular might do quite nicely on their own: "Death and Taxes" ( https://vimeo.com/81289474 ) and the "Devil Cursed Tarot Wild Card" ( https://vimeo.com/81290373 ).
Message: Posted by: Kabbalah (May 12, 2015 05:35PM)
See Robert Neale's [i]Life, Death and Other Card Tricks[/i].
Message: Posted by: pepka (May 12, 2015 11:03PM)
Jon Allen's Phobia. And by that I mean, a trick, created BY Jon Allen, not what Jon Allen is afraid of.....which is nothing.
Message: Posted by: Sam Hagen (May 12, 2015 11:12PM)
Thanks for the suggestions. Will check them out! :)

[quote]On May 13, 2015, Kjellstrom wrote:
Jim Pace's The Web:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=48077&forum=109

Owe it:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/430 [/quote]

Thanks for the recommendation, but I'm not too keen with The Web. What if the audience I played with has arachnophobia?

S.H.
Message: Posted by: george1953 (May 13, 2015 04:17AM)
I use the web all the time, you just have to be careful when you use it, know your audience.
Message: Posted by: inigmntoya (May 13, 2015 08:14AM)
[quote]On May 13, 2015, Sam Hagen wrote:
I'm not too keen with The Web. What if the audience I played with has arachnophobia?[/quote]

Slightly different trick, but it would probably go like the video Paul linked to above:

[youtube]WjWzDOZmmxU[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 13, 2015 08:32PM)
I don't own it and have never used it but I noticed that Bob Solari has a vampire themed packet effect on his website. It's called Bitten.
Maybe more comical than dark, but I suppose it depends on how you present it.

http://bobsolarimagic.com/shop/Close-up/Cards/Bitten
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (Jun 11, 2015 09:38AM)
"Thirteen at Table" and "Survivor" are two good ones from "Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks."
Message: Posted by: Adrian Deery (Aug 24, 2015 02:17PM)
Another suggestion is Rick Maue's Predetermined in Haunted Magic it uses tarot cards and it definitely has a dark ending.
Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Aug 25, 2015 09:45PM)
The Devil's Revenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dcb8kiqKY8
Message: Posted by: GlenD (Oct 8, 2015 01:12PM)
Alien Autopsy! Come on, it ends with 3 dead guys! LOL

Glen
Message: Posted by: lynnef (Oct 8, 2015 02:13PM)
[quote]On May 12, 2015, Paul wrote:
Of course, if you go for "The Web" which has the same ending as this trick, this might happen.
http://1079ishot.com/magician-spider-wig/ [/quote]

Yes, I have had bad reactions from arachnophobes myself doing the Web. On the other hand, it can be very good IF you know a little about the audience. My basic suggestion is that you have an audience, rather than just springing it on a friend (or spouse). Lynn
Message: Posted by: Sam Hagen (Oct 8, 2015 08:34PM)
[quote]On Jun 11, 2015, EVILDAN wrote:
"Thirteen at Table" and "Survivor" are two good ones from "Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks." [/quote]

Bob Neale! I love this book and very fond of the "Penthouse" routine. :yippee:
Message: Posted by: lumagic (Oct 13, 2015 02:31AM)
Check out outlaw effects, they got plenty bizzare magic, for example http://www.outlaw-effects.com/store/the-arsenal/pocket-mentalism/gypsy-curse.html
Message: Posted by: gatorjim (Oct 26, 2015 11:43AM)
A friend of mine does The Devil's Revenge, mentioned above and it is always well received, but especially in late October. I've never messed with Tarot cards, but some folks love 'em. The video that lynnef posted above looks pretty cool and would probably scare the daylights out of anyone having a fear of spiders.
Message: Posted by: Professor Marvel (Nov 11, 2015 03:26PM)
The Book of Thoth by Stephen Mich is filled with routines done with a tarot deck. It can be found at trickster.com.
Message: Posted by: HoDinhYu (Jan 20, 2016 10:19AM)
The Web! The new one they even built an app for it. No cards required.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Danny (Jan 31, 2016 01:53AM)
Just recently came up with a new idea for using the Web (Busking), will post when I get over the flu, and try it out.
Message: Posted by: marc_carrion (Feb 1, 2016 07:12AM)
[quote]On Aug 25, 2015, dpe666 wrote:
The Devil's Revenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dcb8kiqKY8 [/quote]

You could start the story with four jacks that made a pact with the devil to become the four kings and transform each of the individually or all at the same time, and then jump on this routine.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Feb 2, 2016 03:14PM)
"Which Witch is Witch" by Gregory Ferdinand.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Feb 2, 2016 06:23PM)
I perform my Tarot packet tricks found in The Magic Nook's Crafty Shop of Little Horrors (back room) with tongue in cheek humor, but there's no reason you can't give the tricks a more creepy and serious presentation if you want to scare the daylights out of someone susceptible.
Message: Posted by: petegrimaud (Feb 4, 2016 06:47AM)
Slasher by R Shane could be performed dark or light hearted..
The effect appears in his book Pentalogy & the cards are available to buy separately with slightly adapted presentation..
Message: Posted by: Michael Mindreader (Feb 21, 2016 10:33AM)
Love the Web app! Best ever.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Feb 21, 2016 06:12PM)
[quote]On Feb 21, 2016, Michael Mindreader wrote:
Love the Web app! Best ever. [/quote]

I believe it's called "My Pet Boris"
Message: Posted by: andrelimantara (Feb 28, 2016 11:04AM)
I like "gypsy curse" packet trick

It fits scary/ dark themed story

The execution require some skill


Cheers
Andre
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (Apr 11, 2016 08:45PM)
Zombie Town

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzJhcoJtyOM
Message: Posted by: Aus (Apr 13, 2016 07:09AM)
Sam I think your asking the wrong question, any packet trick can be scary/dark themed you just need to think about what presentation to add, here are some common packet tricks with a suggested theme below off the top of my head.

Card Stab- Vlad the Impaler was a historical tyrant that ruled mainly from 1456 to 1462 and as the name suggests, his practice of impaling his enemies is part of his historical reputation.

Red Or Black - Which By Nick Trost- Jack the Ripper the serial killer who terrorized London in 1888 was never caught. He predominantly attacked female victims lets see if you fit the emo. [Get some blank faced cards in the quantity required for the trick and put male and female gender symbols on them then set it up per the trick requirements]

The Clock Card Trick- The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, representing a countdown to possible global catastrophe. Do the trick with a packet of tarot cards and place the death card at the required set-up point so it appears at the spectators selected time.

Just think about the packet tricks you know and see what you can come up with.

Magically

Aus
Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Jun 15, 2016 12:55AM)
Friday the 13th performed as a packet trick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIGavofGqDA
Message: Posted by: bigfoot (Jun 15, 2016 03:51PM)
Hey that's not bad. Horror movies are a great Resourse for great patter.
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Jun 24, 2016 08:01PM)
I'll put in another plug for "The Web" by Jim Pace. But it's probably good to introduce the effect by asking your spectators if anyone has any phobias, which will help you set a tone of suspense, and also helps ensure that you don't pick a subject who has a genuine fear of spiders.

"My Pet Boris" modernizes the effect by taking the same concept, using a smartphone app instead of cards, and can be done with cockroaches and butterflies as well as spiders. It is not by Jim Pace, but by Ian Pidgeon ([i]birdman69[/i] here on The Café). More info here:
- [url=http://www.mypetboris.com]Official site[/url]
- [url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/3948]Penguin Magic demo video and reviews[/url]
- [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=501059]Magic Café discussion thread #1[/url]
- [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=511064]Magic Café discussion thread #2[/url]

Here's a great clip of Lance Burton performing The Web:

[youtube]n_o-F6mBSj8[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: A. Evans (Jun 28, 2016 10:57AM)
You could get a tragic royalty bicycle deck of cards and have each court card in a normal deck slowly get possessed.
Message: Posted by: birdman69 (May 19, 2020 08:04PM)
[quote]On Feb 21, 2016, Ihop wrote:
[quote]On Feb 21, 2016, Michael Mindreader wrote:
Love the Web app! Best ever. [/quote]

I believe it's called "My Pet Boris" [/quote]

Magic Spider - My Pet Boris
www.mypetboris.com
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (May 20, 2020 01:12AM)
[quote]On May 20, 2020, birdman69 wrote:
Magic Spider - My Pet Boris
www.mypetboris.com [/quote]
Look two posts up - I'd already posted the link there ... about four years ago. :)
Message: Posted by: birdman69 (May 20, 2020 02:00AM)
[quote]On May 20, 2020, EndersGame wrote:
[quote]On May 20, 2020, birdman69 wrote:
Magic Spider - My Pet Boris
www.mypetboris.com [/quote]
Look two posts up - I'd already posted the link there ... about four years ago. :) [/quote]

So you did. Thanks
Message: Posted by: jdub (Jul 5, 2020 12:05PM)
The Devil Always Knows, by Christopher Dearman is a good one.
Message: Posted by: jdub (Jul 5, 2020 12:08PM)
It isn't necessarily scary, but Zombie Monte gets good reactions.
Message: Posted by: jcrabtree2007 (Oct 10, 2020 11:59AM)
The web is a classic for a reason. Great trick