If you’ve ever wanted to perform the classic effect where you swallow a series of razor blades and some thread and then bring them out all strung together, Helter Shelter The Movie offers a fast, running start by explaining the various commercial effects that you can purchase and teaching various techniques.
Edgy Razor Blade Magic
The middle portion offers methods that you can develop on your own as well as a “linking blades” trick where the blades exit the mouth linked together. Bizarro also talks about the best places to buy razor blades, and what kind of fake blood to use, if you want to make a bloody mess.
Movie versus Book
Between the movie and book, I’d go with the DVD. But either way, Bizarro’s Helter Shelter The Movie provides an education in razor blades. If you want to perform the razor blade illusion, you’ll also want to consider Tim Ellis’ routine that was explained in his Ellis in Wonderland and that in Paul Potassy’s The World-Renowned Magic of Paul Potassy.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $30
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