Pocket Nightmare is an amazingly visual card trick that is perfect for any close-up magic situation, and can even be easily adapted to any parlor magic or stage magic situation. Professional magicians and mentalists around the world have been clamoring for this effect for decades. With Pocket Nightmare, the magician or mentalist informs their audience that they are going to perform an effect with a deck of cards and only one hand. To ensure no tricky sleight of hand can occur, the performer places their other hand in their pocket. After the spectator simply peeks at a card, the magician is able to accurately divine the card they are thinking of. The spectator is then allowed to search the deck for their card, only to find it has completely vanished. Reminding the audience that, while it was stated the trick would be done with one hand, it was never stated WHICH hand would be used. The hand which has been secured in the pocket in plain view the whole time is then removed to show it holds the selected playing card. The Pocket Nightmare gimmick does all the work for you in plain sight and is ready to go right out of the box. You’ll receive incredibly detailed instructions from Max Maven himself, including a history of this powerful magic trick and the essential tips needed to fully unlock its devastating potential.