Transcript: TVO Haunts: The art of the scare with illusionist Ryan Brown | Oct 27, 2017

A young blond man in zombie makeup does card tricks with his mouth.

He says MY NAME IS RYAN BROWN.
I AM A PROFESSIONAL STAGE
MAGICIAN HERE AT SCREAMERS.

A caption reads "Brown has performed at Screemers for three years. He was a regular attendee to the Exhibition Place venue but now finds himself one of the main attractions."

Clips show all kinds of monstrous props and spooky displays.

The caption changes to "Ryan Brown. Illusionist, screemers."

Clips show Ryan doing tricks with the caption "Credit: The Magic of Ryan Brown."

Ryan says I FEEL LIKE I'M IN HEAVEN.
I CAN CREATE THE SHOW TO BE AS
DARK ANDAS WEIRD AS I WANT IT TO
BE, OR I CAN GEAR IT MORE TOWARD
FAMILY AUDIENCES, WHICH IS
FANTASTIC. SOME PEOPLE LIKE HOT
PEPPERS OR BEING ON ROLLER
COASTERS. FOR ME, I LIKE TO PUT
PEOPLE ON EDGE WHEN IT COMES TO
PERFORMING FOR THEM. WHAT I'VE BEEN
AIMING TOWARD FOR MANY YEARS IS TO
DEVELOP A GRAND ILLUSION SHOW,
WHICH IS RIGHT HERE. IT HAS ILLUSIONS,
COMEDY, MAGIC, SLASHER FILM REFERENCES.
THERE IS BLOOD IN THE SHOW, BUT NOT TOO
MUCH. I'M A HUGE ZOMBIE GEEK, ACTUALLY.
I USE THIS CHAINSAW, RIGHT HERE, IN
MY PERFORMANCES TO DEMONSTRATE MY
PASSION FOR ZOMBIE SURVIVAL. IT'S ABOUT
AIMING FOR ANY KIND OF REACTION. IF I
CAN GET ANY TYPE OF REACTION - HAVE IT
BE SOMEBODY CRYING BECAUSE THEY HAVE A
CONNECTION TO THE PIECE THAT I PERFORMED
OR THEY GET CHILLS UP AND DOWN THEIR SPINE
BECAUSE OF THE PRESENCE AND THE ENERGY THAT'S
CREATED FROM THE PERFORMANCE. OR MAYBE THEY
FEEL A LEVEL OF DISGUST TOWARD THE MAGIC THAT
THEY ARE WATCHING. FOR ME, IT'S ABOUT
CREATING AND AIMING TOWARD CREATING
DIFFERENT EMOTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE
AND TRYING TO CONNECT WITH THE AUDIENCE
THAT WAY. IN TURN, HOPEFULLY I CAN
DO THE SAME FOR SOMEBODY ELSE ONE DAY -
INSPIRE THEM ANDMAYBE THEY'LL BECOME
A MAGICIAN SOME DAY.

(spooky music plays)

The TVO logo appears in orange in front of a lit pumpkin.

Watch: TVO Haunts: The art of the scare with illusionist Ryan Brown