Okay so I got an advanced copy of The Zombie & The Joker from Mathew Mello but with 100% honesty I
can say that does not change my review. This is once again a genius effect. Matt may not realize it
but what he says before the trick takes place is worth more than $10 and that's before the effect
even starts. I have been a Hypnotist for 5 years now and a Magician for even longer. One of the
hardest concepts for hypnotist or magicians to learn is how to engage the audience and get them
smiling, laughing and enjoying themselves before any magic happens. This effect has that built in.
Then the trick even though it is simple looks and feels like you have the spectator in a deep
hypnotic state. Now you can take that feeling expand on it and actually take them into hypnosis
using techniques taught by the names Matt mentions in his crediting or you can go straight into your
favorite card effect. Just make sure its a hard hitting effect because the spectators reaction will
be a strong one and you need to follow this with something equally as strong. I have already said
Pulse Rate was too cheap and The Zombie and The Joker could also be sold for a lot more and it would
be worth it. I highly recommend this.
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One of the claims in the description is incorrect i cant say what one becasue that would give away
the method and i dont want to do that but i fell cheated and want my money back
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It's worth having these effects in your hypnosis act to make everything appear a bit more real,
particularly if you're dealing with difficult subjects. Simple and clean.
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Not only is this a great trick you will learn a great tip about a common product that you can use to
create all sorts of magic. I purchased the product at my local hardware store and it works like a
charm! This alone is worth the trick. The trick itself is wonderful and I'm sure I will have a lot
of fun with it. Some tricks you buy and shelve, This is definitively a trick you will want to do.
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Simply genius. A trick simple to do but with an huge impact !!
Sorry for my bad english.:)
This is a neat little pseudo-hypnosis routine from the fertile mind of Matt Mello. It's pretty fun,
and you will see how you can put an old principle to a new use. You will have to buy something to
make it work, which costs between about $5-$20, depending on what road you take. But trust me, if
you like the idea behind The Zombie and the Joker you'll get it, and it won't take you long to make
up the effect. One of Matt's presentation ideas, putting this in a seance context, sounds really,
really cool. If only I had the skill of an Osterlind or Burger to pull it off...
Four stars only because it's not a full routine; rather, it is a demonstration that should be used
to set-up other effects, in my opinion. That being said, I have coined a rhyme: "Matt Mello is very
clever fellow." I have several of his items, I don't like every one the same, but this one is a
classic example of very clever thinking and a good trick. His material is under the term
"mentalism," but to me, his effects are really more psychological. I've been a professional
psychologist for over 30 years and feel confident in saying Mr. Mello comes up with strokes of
genius. By that I mean he uses the most simple props, things that are fight in front of you, and
creates astonishment. Read the effect; if you like it, it's a real bargain.
I love this trick , first they act like zombies for a laugh, then they think they are hypnotised,
heaps easy to do, I used 2 cards out of a invisible deck