"When Peter performs Invasion of the Body Snatchers, I always get goosebumps! No other "Packet Trick" in the entire world of magic has done that. And I've seen a lot of packet tricks in the world of magic. This is the perfect piece of Close-up Magic Theatre!"
- Bill Abbott
Invasion of the Bodysnatchers was first published in Peter Samelson's book Theatrical Close-up. Using Peter Kane's timeless Wild Card packet card trick as a launching pad, Peter married it with a presentation based on the cult classic sci-fi film Invasion of the Bodysnatchers circa 1956 and created a veritable classic of close-up magic theatre.
Invasion of the Bodysnatchers includes the necessary cards, wallet, printed script, and DVD instructions. As a bonus, we've included Peter performing the effect on TV in 1973(!) on a show entitled Behind the scenes hosted by the hilarious Jonathan Winters.
- Live Performances
- Studio Performance
- Vintage 1973 TV Performance
- Origins, Influences, and Further Reading
- Card Set-Up and Instant Reset
- Gaffed Cards and Audience Management
- Full Routine Walk-Through and Explanation
- Sleights and Seven Card changes taught: The Neck-tie Double, The Walter Cummings Change, The Scarlet O'Hara Change, The Drifter Change, and many more...
- Custom U.S. Playing Card Gaff Set
- Vinyl Wallet