Abbotts Halloween Special


Zombie Flash

Please observe all fire and safety laws. Do not use this unless you are using a metal ball. This requires a special gimmick and flash paper. Do not overload the flash paper, its a confined area and more will not produce a bigger flash and may cause safety and fire issues.

I am not a big fan of fire effects, especially with all the fire laws, but here is a great way of adding flash to your Zombie, and lets face it, Zombie is Halloween. You'll see more performances with the Zombie ball than probably any other effect during the month of October.

What you get with this is not something that you modify for your gimmick, it is a completely new gimmick and it is very well made. The price of this flash gimmick is equal to or more than the price of a Zombie.

Zombie works well for trick or treaters. Give yourself a little distance and the ball shows up well, whether you use the flash or not. Do not try and do this close, use The Thing instead. The Zombie needs its space to be fully appreciated.

I think most people are familiar with this prop so I won't dwell on it, the main purpose was to show the flash gimmick in case people weren't aware that it existed.

The sales ad for Zombie is below...

A ball is on the magician's table. A silver ball. Like a mirror it reflects the many lights about it. The shadows about the ball reflect like hollow depths. A cloth is shown on both sides. The ball is covered. The performer holds two corners of the cloth. Slowly and unbelievably the form of the ball rises , taking the cloth with it. It rises up, up, until it is clear of the table. Then, the ball floats away from the table, under the cloth, and now it sinks down, out of sight leaving the cloth limp in the performer's hands. But wait! It now slowly floats up and into the view - towards the performer! He steps backwards, then towards the audience. The ball and the cloth follow his movements. The ball disappears behind the cloth and then up, up, and still up until the cloth is almost out of the performer's reach. With his hands high, the magician may turn showing all sides. With a lot of apparent concentration he guides the ball down. Down to the table and back onto the base, its resting place. The cloth is removed and the ball is now at rest.

This is a one-man effect. The performer has absolute control over the ball at all times. The cloth is unprepared. This is the most amazing floating ball ever produced. It can be worked in full stage light. There is no need to dim the lighting as with the old fashioned floating ball method. Comes complete with the original Karson instructions, ball, base, and gimmick. No cloth is supplied. This effect is suitable for club, living room or stage. Highly recommended.

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