David Devlin has always loved all things scary and bizarre. As a 4 year old, he can remember watching monster movies with his father on Saturday Afternoons. Starting at the age of 5, he created "Spook Alleys" in his parents' bonus room. Every Halloween he dressed as something terrifying, and watched Bela Lugosi as Dracula, and Boris Karloff as Frankenstein. Even the music David listens to is seen by some people as "spooky". It only seemed natural that as David began really looking deeply at the presentation of magic that he would be drawn to the creepy and the bizarre.
If you are looking for ground-breaking new methods and effects, I am sorry, but you will not find them here. There is really "new" here, but you will surely see the value in what is written. David will be giving you a few of the things that he personally performs. Everything here has been audience tested over the years.
You will be getting presentations for three classic "haunted" effects.
The 1st effect is titled, "Saucy Jack". This is a deeply disturbing and very graphic presentation for "The Devil's Ashes" revolving around the most famous serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper!
Up next is "Spirit Writing: a New and Unique Presentation for the Hoy Book Test". This is very spooky, and one of the most talked about effects from the show.
And last, but definitely not least, "The Okito Voodoo Doll". In this effect, an old, little doll, that is made of straw, steals and then returns a spectator's soul. This is a very unnerving, and terrifying effect that has had people run shrieking from the room (absolutely no joke)!
Also, David gives you some thoughts on "The Haunted Key" with a video that David found on YouTube that is an incredible presentation of the classic effect (Note: David has nothing to do with the video or its makers), a brief history of Spiritualism, a very scary poem that opens David's show "The Haunting", plus a video demo of the show's opening (performance only).
1st edition 2013, 22 pages.
word count: 4519 which is equivalent to 18 standard pages of text