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YO HOUDINI! (stories: 1, 2 & 3)

Houdini escapes death, from his so-called burial 90+ years earlier and seeks his revenge.

horror / experimental

3 micro-episodes

episode 1:
Story opens at, Houdini's brownstone, that still sits in New York City, near east Harlem, as a psychic playing an Australian didgeridoo and a street-smart Rapper with an his iPhone, in attempt to summon Houdini's spirit ghost, with disastrous results.

episode 2:
Houdini always said, he'll be back, but this time it's true?
Filmed at, Houdini's real creepy abandon cemetery, Houdini seems to be alive and well, in 2020, could it be? Set to a poem written by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, MacKinlay Kantor (1904 – 1977) early in his career, published in Chicago Daily Tribune Nov 2, 1926, two days, after Houdini's death.

episode 3:
Houdini wakes up, or is it Houdini's zombie spirit, in an abandon house, his long career flashes before his eyes, moments before he died, in this first person, zombie point-of-view.


notable quotes:
...."Adam, as a fellow Houdini-nut, I'm impressed with your inventiveness."
director, Hershell Gordon Lewis
Godfather of Gore
(Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs)

  • Adam Steinfeld
    Magic Live!, Ask Madame Wonder?, Houdini Lives! Magic Island
  • Adam Steinfeld
    Magic Live!, Ask Madame Wonder?, Houdini Lives! Magic Island
  • Adam Steinfeld
    Magic Live!, Ask Madame Wonder?, Houdini Lives! Magic Island
  • GuyNamedLindsey
    Director of Photography
    New York City
  • Adam Steinfeld
    Magic Live!, Ask Madame Wonder? Yo Houdini, Magic Schmuck; 2nd best magician.
  • Stewart Reynolds / Great Voice Over
    Voice of Houdini
    Yo Houdini episode 2 and 3
  • Marc van Ommen / iPhone
    Voice Over
  • Zoltan Sipos /episodes 1 & 2
    Voice Over
  • MacKinlay Kantor (Pulitzer Prize winning author)
    Houdini Death Poem (used by written permission, of Kantor estate)
    wrote more than 30 novels, several set during the American Civil War, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his 1955 novel, Andersonville. He also wrote Gettysburg, most notable, Glory for Me, a popular movie, Best Years of Our Lives 1945.
  • AudioBlocks.com
  • Audiojungle.net
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    horror, supernatural
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    1080p / 1920×1080 / 16X9
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards

    United States
    August 11, 2018
    nominee Best Web Series & Best Editing
  • FEAR INTERNATIONAL Horror Film Genre Awards

    United Kingdom
    November 20, 2018
    OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Horror & Nomination Best Editing
Director Biography - Adam Steinfeld

Short Bio
Adam Steinfeld, a director and magician, under his banner Magic Live!®, studied to be a filmmaker at the Univ. of Miami, earning a BA in Film, other media projects; Houdini Lives!, Ask Madame Wonder? a twisted-tales series, Yo Houdini supernatural series and the micro-film thriller; CREEZY, Where are you?, and many more.

Main Bio
Adam Steinfeld studied to be a filmmaker, at the Univ. of Miami, directing, writing and creating mini-versions of the Tonight show, and his final senior thesis short film "the Box" on iconic Houdini, he went to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Film, all while performing as a skilled street-style magician that put himself through college.

Soon after graduation, Steinfeld's travels focused on his magic skills, presenting at; Comedy Clubs and Mega-Cruise Ship around the Caribbean and the World, to performing and producing in one of the longest running permanent Magic Illusion shows in, over 2,400 LIVE shows; MAGIC LIVE!...comedy on the beach, at two mega island casino resorts in Aruba, that ran over a decade at one location from 2001 to 2013, named Best International Magic show by Premious Magica in Buenos Aires.

Now back in South Florida, Adam Steinfeld, is mixing his talents of magic and grand Illusions with storytelling, from supernatural series; Ask Madame Wonder, horror, Yo Houdini, Houdini Lives! novel/filmscript a period story set in 1966 Miami Beach, and dramatic mico-film thriller; Creezy, Where are you?

No doubt, magicians played, an early key role, in the development of feature films, from Georges Méliès , to Harry Houdini , to Orson Welles, I'm still much involved in shooting, writing & editing my own self-produced projects.

On Aruba Island, "I shot many many shorts, said Steinfeld, working with my long time magic assistants, that doubled as star actors, and each time, I increased my directing and editing skills."

My short experimental film, 'Houdini, talks Houdini' screened at the 16th annual Coney Island film festival, and short deli-documentary; 'Hold the Schmaltz: the final hours of RASCAL HOUSE', premiered in 2017, at the 31st Annual Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, and supernatural, Yo Houdini web series nominated for; Best Web Series and Editing by the 2018 Independent Horror Awards.

"You have to remember, I studied to be a filmmaker years ago, but this new digital film technology, has allowed me to experiment with various stories, on an ultra low, no budget projects.

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Director Statement

I created each micro-episode, to run under 1 or 2 mins, for quick internet viewing.

In 2nd episode titled "Death Grip", Houdini's mother appears as an entity or spirit ghost, her face visually appears in the iPhone screen, she speaks in her native language; Yiddish or German, shouting; "wo bist du?", this translates: "Where are you?" As a spirit Houdini's mother hears Houdini, but can't see him, and warns of the intruder via the iPhone, Houdini's mother calls him by his real first name, "Eric, do you want some chicken soup?" she shouts.

Enjoy the shorts.