Sunday, March 29, 2009

The "House of Ghostly Haunts " was a Blast ......

Look at this show description from the" Magic Cafe"

Went to the Spook Show last night! Thought I would post a mini review for those who were unable to attend. First and foremost, I would like to say that anyone who resurrects the classic spook show is aces in my book. I missed seeing all the greats, Neff, Ray-Mond, Morris and the like. After reading about these live midnight fright shows, performed across the country to screaming crowds, I knew I was born just about 30 years too late! **(Ghostmasters by Mark Walker)

So when I saw on The Café that some guy named Cardone was doing a spook show, how could I possibly resist! Cardone and crew really pulled it off! The venue was small and intimate (around 40 seats) and the show started out with trailers for Spook shows from the 40's and 50's projected on a big screen. The curtains opened to reveal, among other things, the best looking Guillotine I've ever seen. Later in the show, he loaded himself in the thing for a demonstration while singing an Elvis tune (pretty good voice by the way). My favorite had to be the Time Machine of Death. A classic peppers ghost, where Cardone's son, Wolfgang, was transformed into an old man and ultimately a talking skull right before our eyes! Also excellent was "Escape From The Whirling Blade of Doom". A fantastic escape effect with a grisly finale, I don't want to give away too much! Rock and roll seance was a great bit with a Lossander floating table and a channeled appearance by "The King" himself.

It was obvious a lot of work went into this show. Excellent patter, and a logical progression from effect to effect. The finale was, as it should be, a black out with luminous spectors and beasties! What a blast, the crowd loved it! If you ever get a chance to see this show, I highly recommend it.

Thanks Cardone!
Steven Gibson


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