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zombieboy
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I heard that this trick is on a Eugene Burger video, but don't know much about it. Does anyone know the effect?

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Bill Fienning
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I think it is called "Dracula and the Sorority Sisters." The effect and method are explained in one of Burger's books.
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Zombieboy-

The effect originally appeared in "Intimate Power", but, can now be found in "Mastering the art of Magic". It is a card effect where Dracula is the star. It is based on an effect by Dale Anthony called "Under Attack".

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It's called Dracula and the Sorority Girls; it was in one of Burger's early books.
(And, yes, it's based on Under Attack).
More importantly, it's very dated! Ask most young women today what a sorority is and you'll be lucky to get a blank stare!
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I've never heard of it. Without reavealing secrets, can you tell me what the effect is?
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I've read the effect, but not recently; I only post to point something out to Peter that he may not realize...

MTV has run, for the last 2 seasons, a
"reality television" show titled "Sorority Life" which follows young women as they pledge a sorority. The series was succesful enough to receive a spin-off this season entitled "Fraternity Life." Same concept, differently plumbing. I think that soroties are making a comeback (based on this and my personal exposure to sorority girls... sadly, their exposure to me is lacking!) Smile

Just wanted to drop that line... so... yeah... hehehe

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The effect/plot:

Magician introduces the tale of "Dracula and the Sorority Girls." A card is selected to represent Dracula (spectator selects a card and signs the name "Dracula" on its face). Dracula is impaled with a "silver stake" (thumbtack) on top of his "coffin" (the card box).

"A group of sorority girls" (the deck of cards) "are having a picnic in the woods. And one of the young ladies" (Queen of Hearts, which is removed from the deck and placed on the table) stumbles across Dracula's coffin and foolishly removes the spike. Dracula then "drains her of her life's blood" (Queen of hearts is turned face-up: the face of the card is now faded, almost blank).

Dracula jumps into the center of the picnickers and begins "cutting up" (Dracula card is mixed into the deck).

The sorority girls' housemother, Mrs. Van Helsing, replaces the silver spike in the coffin (tack is stuck back into the card box). Dracula lures the entire sorority on top of his coffin (deck is placed on top of card box). Mrs. Van Helsing saves the day by casting a magic spell, and Dracula is impaled again (Magician tips the card box; the deck spills off the box, except for the signed "Dracula" card, which is now re-impaled on the tack on top of the card box).
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This sounds like a cool effect!
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Sororities and Greek life in general are just as prevalent on today's college campuses as ever. In fact a new book detailing some of their darker sides is about to hit the press and is already stirring quite a storm.
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Hi,

Why does it have to be Sorority girls & Dracula? It could be a group of freshers, it could be at a summer school, a company outing, whatever. Let your mind wander and separate the mechanics from the patter to write a story that fits you. Easy to say but hard to do. I know, I'm trying to turn a card effect by Oritiz into a bizarre effect. Ho hum back to work.
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David Garrity
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I believe this effect is also on Eugene Burger's edition of the Steven's Greater Magic Video Library video series as well.

David
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While creativity should always be encouraged, let's not through out the baby with the bath water.

The title Dracula and the Sorority Girls is an arresting title. It serves as an amazing 'hook' as the lead in for the story. There are aesthetic qualities in that line that one must consider before abandoning, I think.
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This sounds like a hoot! I must learn it! I must, I tell you!
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I take your point, but here in the UK Sorority Girls means nothing. Hence changing the setting to suit you and your audience. I always thought that you should try to make the magic yours and not just repeat verbatim the standard patter.
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