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Favorite House

What was your overall favorite haunted house?


  • Total voters
    46

Jakemeister

Premium Member
Feb 1, 2008
5,830
Central, Fl
What was your favorite house this run?

What was your initial most anticipated, what was your favorite at the beginning, what is your favorite now, your sleeper hit, etc.

Discuss.
 
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Jakemeister

Premium Member
Feb 1, 2008
5,830
Central, Fl
Overall favorite was Winter's Night.

Favorite at the beginning of the run was Nevermore.

Most anticipated initially was H.R. Bloodengutz (glad it held up).

Sleeper Hit was The In Between and Saws N Steam.
 

dmkrc5

Member
Nov 7, 2009
629
Central Florida
My favorite house this year was Nightingales: Blood Prey, heck it's now my favorite house of all time.

My most anticipated was The Thing- lived up to the hype

Sleeper hit was Saws n' Steam which is now my second favorite house of all time

Most unexpected H.R. Bloodngutz- such a fantastic house.

Best Themed- Tied between Nightingales and Saws n' Steam

Overall house lineup rating for HHN 21- 11/10
 

Jakemeister

Premium Member
Feb 1, 2008
5,830
Central, Fl
I completely agree. I feel like this has been one of the strongest years for houses. Not the most well rounded event, but it might be the most well rounded year for houses. I would say atleast 2 make it into my top 10.
 

Cwoolboy

Veteran Member
Sep 22, 2009
1,490
Leesberg, FL
1. Nevermore 10/10
2. Saws N Steam: Into The Machine 10/10
3. Winter's Night: The Haunting of Hawthorn Cemetery 9/10
4. Nightingales: Blood Prey 9/10
5. The Forsaken 9/10
6. The Thing 8/10
7. The In-Between 8/10
8. H.R. Bloodengutz Presents Holidays of Horror 7/10
 

JungleSkip

Premium Member
Feb 15, 2010
20,723
The Mushroom Kingdom
My favorite house was In-Between. No contest. Each of the 4 or 5 times I went through it the weekend I was there it impressed me more an more. So many things to see, so many cool effects, and so many legitimate scares, something I didn't really get in the others.

My most anticipated was Thing, which I was honestly disappointed in. Not that it was bad, but I was expecting a lot more than I got.

My sleeper hit was Winter's Night. People were down on the scares in the house before I went, but I felt like it had plenty, mixed with terrific theming.

My most unexpected was honestly In-Between. I had done 3-D house before locally, but this was a whole new level of haunted house. So terrific.

The best houses theme-wise were either Winter's Night or Nightengales.
 

Tbad556

Veteran Member
Aug 17, 2009
6,077
Orlando, FL
My favorite house was In-Between. No contest. Each of the 4 or 5 times I went through it the weekend I was there it impressed me more an more. So many things to see, so many cool effects, and so many legitimate scares, something I didn't really get in the others.

My most anticipated was Thing, which I was honestly disappointed in. Not that it was bad, but I was expecting a lot more than I got.

My sleeper hit was Winter's Night. People were down on the scares in the house before I went, but I felt like it had plenty, mixed with terrific theming.

My most unexpected was honestly In-Between. I had done 3-D house before locally, but this was a whole new level of haunted house. So terrific.

The best houses theme-wise were either Winter's Night or Nightengales.
My opinions almost word-for-word, other than that fact that the In-Between was actually my most anticipated. Nightengales was an extremely close second for me, however.
 

Mr MudFish

Member
Jun 16, 2010
691
Florida
My most anticipated was In Between

The sleeper hit was Winter's Night. I really was not excited for this house, but it really got me unexpected.

My favorite has to be Winter's Night. I got so many scares and the atmosphere was fantastic.

And I have to give best theming to Nightingales. I'm really looking forward to see the banshees return in another war.
 
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Andy

aka Hatetofly
V.I.P.
Mar 16, 2010
11,095
Damn this is hard! I just want to say the house line up as others have stated was awesome this year, kudos to Universal!

Most Anticipated: Nightengales
Favorite at Beginning: In Between
Sleeper: Poe
Most Disappointed but still not bad: The Thing
Overall Favorite: HR Bloodengutz

My Order from best to worst
1. HR Bloodengutz
2. Nevermore
3. Forsaken
4. In Between
5. Winters Night
6. Nightengales
7. The Thing
8. Saws and Steam

My wifes from best to worst
1. Nevermore
2. Winters Night
3. HR Bloodengutz
4. In Between
5. Forsaken
6. Nightengales
7. The Thing
8. Saws and Steam

My full review including a HHN Hollywood Review and a Hollywood vs Orlando article are coming soon!
 

GrahamSHAZAM

Rookie
Jun 2, 2010
391
Orlando, FL
I really liked every house this year. So I can't put down "Best to Worst".

Best to Not Best

1- Nightingales
2- HR Bloodengutz
3- Saws N Steam
4- Winter's Night
5- Nevermore
6- The Thing
7- The In-Between
8- The Forsaken
 

April

Member
Feb 11, 2010
662
Orlando, FL
At the beginning, my most anticipated was H.R. Bloodengutz. It seemed like it would be a good comedy house.

At the beginning, H.R. Bloodengutz ended up being my favorite.

My favorite now is Nightingales. I still love Bloodengutz, but not as much as Nightingales. :)

My sleeper hit was definitely Forsaken. I didn't like it right away but it grew on me.
 

Jakemeister

Premium Member
Feb 1, 2008
5,830
Central, Fl
I think something that can be said about this years event is that if you look at the poll right now it's not heavily concentrated towards one house. To me this cements how well rounded houses were this year.
 

JungleSkip

Premium Member
Feb 15, 2010
20,723
The Mushroom Kingdom
I'm really surprised Bloodengutz has so many votes. Not that I disliked the house, but I felt like out of all the houses, it's the one that needed more actors in it. The queue video was fantastic though.
 

Drew

Veteran Member
Jan 22, 2008
3,825
Orlando, FL
For me it's a toss up between Nightingales and In-Between. Nightingales was intense my first run through, but usually after that I don't get scared anymore. In Between managed to scare me every time. Incredible house.
 

sethg

Rookie
Jun 2, 2010
155
St. Cloud, FL
Most anticipated was Nightingales and least was Bloodengutz, which definitely exceeded my expectations. Sleeper hit was In-Between.

1. Nightingales
2. The Thing
3. The In-Between
4. Bloodengutz
5. Forsaken
6. Nevermore
7. Saws N Steam
8. Winter's Night
 

YETI PINTRADER

Veteran Member
May 9, 2008
2,839
South Florida
My most-anticipated was In-Between. It makes me wish for another 3-D haunt next year but it fell to Nightingales. It was my least anticipated house and it became my favorite house of the year. It ranks in my top 5 houses of all time.
 

EagleSkyline

Newcomer
Sep 13, 2010
88
Tampa
Favorite Overall: The Thing
Most Anticipated: Nightingales
Sleeper Hit: Saws N Steam
Best Theme: Nevermore The Madness of Poe
Most Disappointed: Bloodengutz

Honestly, The Thing, Nightingales, Saws N Steam, and Winter's Night all could be my top house. Following closely behind is Poe, then In Between (which I felt could be higher up if my timing had been better, considering a little girl was in front of me in line and hogging the scares), then Forsaken, then Bloodengutz.