Haunted Key Deluxe – by Murphy’s Magic – A Review
Gimmicks and Online Instruction
This is the Ad Copy:
Murphy’s Magic is proud to present the Haunted Key Deluxe!
Imagine placing an old Key on the palm of your hand and without any strings, wires,magnets, electronics, etc. the key starts to move on its own!!! Turning 180 degrees right in the palm of your hand!! A seriously spooky and mystifying effect that can be handed out at any time for complete inspection. You need NO body-hook-ups, NO extra gimmicks and there are NO lighting issues.
The problem with most haunted keys is that they don’t look old or “Haunted”… The Haunted Key Deluxe looks and feels the part.
Also, included is a full tutorial on bonus effects that can be performed with the Haunted Key Deluxe. With some of these effects you may need extra items to perform with.
The Haunted Key Deluxe fits right into your pocket and can be performed in many different environments, making this one of the most versatile gimmicks you can have on you.
Fits in Pocket
The Haunted Key is a classic.. and this is a review of the classic. Seeing as how Halloween is right around the corner, I thought this would be appropriate. I think most of you understand -how- the HK (haunted key) works. There are no electronics, strings, pulls or magnets. It works totally via the power of telekinesis… sort of. Well, saying it APPEARS to work with telekinesis might be more appropriate.
You lay an old-fashioned skeleton key on the palm of your hand.. and with the proper amount of mental power and finesse.. the key slowly begins to turn. It will roll over a full 180 degrees with zero apparent physical help from the magi.
Just for the record.. the three parts of a skeleton key are:
The bow is the “handle” of the key. Often, antique keys will have a circular shape or design to them.
The barrel is the longest part of the key; it’s the component that connects the bow to the bit.
Bit and teeth go hand and hand. The bit of a key is the teeth at the end, which are inserted into the lock.
Generally, you place the key across the palm of your hand, with the Bit facing you. As you focus your concentration on the key, you’ll see the bit start to move. Slowly, the bit, (and the rest of the key of course..) will begin to turn, and the bit will go from facing you to facing away from you.
How does the key turn? It’s called the ‘ideomotor effect’. If you aren’t sure the meaning.. google it. Let’s just say it’s self-powered. It works, and it REALLY looks good with a little bit of practice.
Murphy’s Magic ‘Haunted Key Deluxe’ is the perfect key for this effect. It is a large key.. which makes it extend the full width of your palm.. and then some.
It is aged properly.. to look like a really old, really spooky accessory.
It is balanced better than any other haunted key I’ve ever used.. and that’s very important.. as you’ll see.
And it drops neatly in your pocket.. to use at a moments notice.
You’re also provided all the instructions you’ll need to get the most use out of your key.
You can’t beat the bang for you bucks. This is so little to spend on something that will bring you such satisfaction as a performer. This isn’t just a Halloween effect. You’ll use this throughout the year, although Halloween gives you a great reason to perform it..
I highly recommend the Haunted Key Deluxe… it’s one of my very favorite bits of magic and mystery.
$14.95 .. From Murphy’s Magic & their Associates
Review by Rick Carruth for Murphy’s Magic & The Magic Roadshow