“Dead Man, Dead Man, Take Me to Your Grave And Kill Me” is a scary game or ritual played by kids. It’s a trick that makes your hands or arms rise on their own. It is also known as “Peter Piper Take Me to Your Grave and Never Return” or “Bloody Mary Rise From The Dead and Raise My Arms”. There are other variations of this hand trick using “Johnny Johnny”, “Old Man Old Man” or “Freddy Kruger”.
To play “Dead Man, Dead Man, Take Me to Your Grave”, you need two people. One person has to do the trick to the other one.
Step 1: Get the person to close their eyes and relax. They must be quiet during the ritual and their eyes need to be closed the whole time.
Step 2: Say to the person, “Count to 10 in your head and then nod.” Then, take their arms and move them back and forth above and below each other 10 times.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2, doing everything 5 times.
Step 4: Repeat Step 2, doing everything 7 times.
Step 5: Repeat Step 2, doing everything 3 times.
Step 6: Click your fingers beside their ears 3 times.
Step 7: Say, “Repeat after me: Dead Man, Dead Man, take me to your grave and kill me.” Make sure they keep repeating this until their arms start to rise up like a dead man.