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This effect was inspired by Jim Temple's classic packet
trick, Color Monte, now produced by Arthur Emerson and
Larry West. If you dont own that gem then stop reading,
drive to your local magic store, and buy it now! (To order on-line, click HERE)
It is considered by many to be the best packet trick of all time.
Although Monster Monte uses some of the same
sleights, Ive added a totally new ambitious
vampire phase and made improvements to the handling,
eliminating the most awkward Color Monte move entirely.
Additionally, Ive done away with the gambling motif and
turned this perennial favorite into a kid-friendly effect
thats especially suitable for the Halloween season.
Three playing cards are shown. Two of the cards sport images
of Werewolves. The third card has Dracula on it. As the performer
relates a story (included) of the strange happenings at
Draculas castle, the Dracula card is placed on the bottom
or the middle of the packet, yet ascends back to the top
As the tale continues, Dracula seems to have disappeared
altogether. All three cards now appear to be Werewolf cards.
Dracula then returns. He moves about the castle,
making it appear that he is now on all three cards.
Finally, the Werewolf ends up in the dungeon and Dracula is found
in the bell tower. The Dracula and Werewolf cards are displayed.
You explain that, throughout the preceding events, you neglected
to look in the laboratory. You turn over the final card to reveal
that the occupant of the lab is none other than
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