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Magic Screen

This effect was created for and first used on the 'Welcome To My Nightmare' tour. It's a screen made out of some cloth material with a splits down it. Video is projected onto it and the on-stage live action is synchronized with what is appearing on the screen. Alice and the extras can then jump in and out of the screen. On the 'Nightmare' tour, it was used during 'Escape' near the end of the show. It was also used during the "Madhouse Rock" tour, which began with footage of Seagram's bottles on a conveyer belt in a factory. One bottle falls over, the video zooms in on the bottlecap, and Alice leaps through the split in the screen to appear on-stage, creating the effect of Alice popping out of the bottle. At the end of the show, it was also used during 'All Strapped Up' but unfortunately this footage is omitted from the 'Strange Case' video as it didn't work so well on TV.

The last time it appeared was on the 'Hey Stoopid' tour when it was used during 'Go To Hell' during which Alice had a chase scene with two skeletal figures in monks robes. They run in and out of the screen until they caught him and strapped him in a chair (on the screen). At the end of the sequence, Alice is seen trapped in the mouth of a giant skull which merges into the on-stage skull prop as the screen is dropped. Alice then bursts out of the real skull for 'School's Out'.

There were rumours (fueled by Alice) that the screen would make a reappearance in the 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' show in 2012 but the show never happened.