Genuinely solid methodology makes this bizarre, story-based, torn and restored nightmare happen pretty much all by itself in a way that is genuinely inexplicable and genuinely unsettling.
First, your participant is given a completely FREE CHOICE out of three potential victims. They don’t write anything down or say anything out loud.
Then they are given three torn photographs – portraits of three pretty girls from a bygone era – each one a potential victim. All three photo’s are clearly torn in half. It’s VERY clear that they are holding nothing more or less than six pieces of torn photographs – there are no false counts, nothing is stolen away and no sleight of hand is used.
They are thinking of one of the girls in one of those torn photo’s and when the actual murder victim is revealed it is precisely the one victim they have in mind. Every time.
Now, the two photo’s of the non-victims are removed from their hand – very cleanly. You neither steal or add anything as you very openly table the four pieces of the other two photographs, leaving them with just the two pieces of the genuine murder victim’s photo.
Now, without any moves, in their hands, the pieces RESTORE! The correctly identified victim’s image has restored in their own hands!
But it’s not just restored…it has also changed…the pretty girl is now a horrifying ghoul and she has a message for you…from beyond the grave!
FREAK is a stone cold KILLER – literally! The routine is wound around the tale of the ‘Portrait Ripper’ – a serial killer from yesteryear who would taunt the law by sending them ripped photo’s of his next victims. The story has an intriguing twist in the tale as it is finally revealed, through the eerily restored and frighteningly altered photograph (that they were just THINKING OF!), who the ‘Portrait Ripper’ really is! Keeping in mind this all happens in their hands? I’m sure you can see why we call it FREAK!