There was a theme running through some of the products that we uploaded this week… Cards that eat other cards. This trend happened on accident, but I’m rolling with it, so here we go.
The first trick is new from Kevin Reylek and it’s called Cannibal. This is his take on the Cannibal Card Plot and it’s really good. Basically, a card is selected and signed, then lost in the deck. A “Cannibal Card” vanishes only to be found in the middle of the deck next to a card with a bite out of it’s corner. The card is turned over to show that it is the signed selection. Everyone thinks the trick is over until you rip open the Cannibal Card to find the missing corner embedded within the fibers of the card. It actually ate part of the card!
This is a great trick because by following the standard card revelation plot, the trick is over after the Cannibal finds the card. But then you unexpectedly tear the card open and the corner is right in there. Double-whammy!
The second monster card is called The Vampire. This is a packet effect where a court card sucks all of the ink off of the other cards in the pack before turning blank itself.
This trick is easy to carry around, only costs a couple of bucks and there are a lot of people interested in vampires these days. Recently there has been an explosion of books, movies and television shows all about vampires so by giving the cards that sort of personality, you instantly get the audiences attention.
Both of these effects are perfect for Halloween which is right around the corner.
If you are interested in these types of effects, you also might want to look into the Easy to Master Card Miracles Volume 1, which includes Lin Searles fantastic version of the Cannibal Cards. The Web, Gypsy Curse, Off with His Head, and Bigfoot also have wonderful ways of giving playing cards their own spooky character.