Archive for the 'Escape' Category

David Peace’s Great Escape

Posted by Michael on April 26th, 2017

Got a minute? That is all you need to watch David Peace escape from a straightjacket… and you will actually have time to spare. You can learn more about this Cork, Ireland based performer on his website.

Houdini’s Lost Escape?

Posted by Michael on February 17th, 2017

To entertain us on this Video Friday Jonathan David Bass presents this escape which, as you will hear, he maintains was found in Houdini’s papers after the great man died.

You can learn more about Jonathan on his official website.

Christopher James vs The StraitJacket

Posted by Michael on February 9th, 2017

Christopher James has a secret weapon when it comes to his straitjacket escape: Siri. So I guess when it comes to classic escapes, there is an app for that!

You can see more of Christopher over on his website.

Seriously, I don’t know about y’all iTricksters but the ONLY way my wife is ever getting me on a cruise (hate sun, hate water, hate “relaxing”) is if there is an act I want to see on board and with guys like Christopher and Ryan Joyce out there on the oceans, her chances are getting better!

Houdini In Pittsburgh

Posted by Michael on November 2nd, 2016

Lee Terbosic, who will attempt to recreate this event on its 100th anniversary, talks to WQED about Houdini’s straightjacket escape in downtown Pittsburgh on November 6, 1916.

Matt Johnson Underwater Escape (Take Two)

Posted by Michael on August 17th, 2016

We tried to post Matt Johnson’s underwater escape a couple of weeks ago… it didn’t seem to work. So here is a new video of his underwater escape, again from his Vimeo page. Be sure to check out Matt’s website for more magic.

The Death Escape

Posted by Michael on April 5th, 2016

Magician The Priam posted this video on an escape he performed back in February in North Tripura, India. It looks like he was at a local sports field and filled the stands. According to his YouTube post, this was a first for India. Other than his YouTube page, we can’t find out much about Pritam.

Spencer Horsman Explains What Went Wrong

Posted by Michael on January 18th, 2016

In this video from, which was filmed ahead of a Supernaturalists performance in Morristown over the weekend, features Spencer Horsman explaining exactly what went wrong last year when his outdoor escape went wrong. After a couple of close calls last year, iTricks is happy to see Spencer safe, sound and back in action.