“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 the 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.
Bill Abbott Magic is proud to partner with Peter to bring you the complete work on Invasion of the Bodysnatchers that 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