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Helter Shelter

by Optical Illusionist

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Category: Bizarre
Media Type: Book
Publisher: Fire Cat Studios

Product Description

Just in time for Halloween (2006), Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist and Fire Cat Studios bring you the first resource book on the subject for one of the most unusual classics of magic around. The Razor Blade Illusion Mystery. Performed by some of the top names in magic such as the Amazing Johnathan, Vito Lupo, and Criss Angel this is the first time anyone has peered deep into the subject to bring you information on the various methods used to accomplish this wonderful effect. Included inside are discussions on the best places to buy razor blades, what kind of fake blood to procure, and the right kind of props to use. Weighing in at 36 pages, photo illustrations, and a dozen different applications and methods for performing the Razor Blade Illusion, this is a must have for anyone looking to add something unique to your act.

Pages 36
Date Added: Feb 2nd, 2006


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August 11th, 2006 6:16pm
Reviewed by David Parr
This little booklet concerns what is often referred to as "the Razor Blades," an effect in which the performer apparently swallows a handful of double-edged razor blades, followed by a length of thread. Moments later, the thread reappears from the performer’s mouth; lo and behold, all of the blades have magically strung themselves onto the thread!

Over a year ago, when I decided to include the Razor Blades in one of my shows, I searched my bookshelves and file cabinets in the hope of finding some interesting approaches and solid technical advice from performers who had worked with this effect. I came up empty-handed. (Reminder to self: Always check Tarbell.) Expanding my search to the local magic shop, I purchased a set of "Vest-Pocket Razor Blades." The instruction sheet offered little in the way of inspiration or useful advice. So, after much experimentation, I devised my own handling for the effect.

A few months after the show closed, I ran across Helter Shelter by Bizarro.... [Read More]
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