Cause it sucked compared to most years, and actually it just plain suckedWell, I got back last night, and I can't say enough about the event. All the houses were terrific and they all really blew me away. In Between was definitely my favorite of the bunch. Terrific effects and costumes there. Winter's Night was fantastically themed and I loved the Weeping Angel. I thought the trenches in Nightengales were pulled off perfectly, and the costumes were great. Thing was honestly a little disappointing. It was what I was looking forward to the most, honestly, and I felt like it was one of my least favorites (but honestly, they were all highly entertaining). Forsaken was much better than what people said here. I found it to be great fun. Saws was probably my least favorite. Not that it was bad, but I felt like the cast really wasn't into it when I went through. Nevermore was probably my second favorite house.
As for Bill and Ted, I thought it was great. I dunno why everyone else hates it so much.
I think they are afraid of being sued....When I went on the second Friday of the event, Lady Luck's roulette was by Sting Alley, but there was no Lady Luck actor taking pictures with it and it was still a cluster**** in that area. It might be for the better that they moved it. I'm just sad I didn't get a pic with lady Luck and her roulette since I'm probably not going again this year... As much as I'd like to, timing and money are not working out to go again.
Bill & Ted's likability depends on what type of humor you enjoy. I laughed a couple of times but just because of how stupid the situation was. I saw a lot of people walk out throughout the show, and not just near the end. I did have a couple next to me that seemed to be enjoying it, but it's possible the lady was drunk or high because she was just repeating everything they said and cracking up. I had three kids 13-16 with me and none of them thought it was good or funny. They only just enjoyed a couple of the songs... even one of them even made a comment about the show might be more for adults. I think that the show is not really focused (I guess they wanna say it has something for everyone?). The sex appeal or political stuff are more relevant to adults, but some of the pop culture characters and some of the humor is pretty infantile. Then the whole thing with Bin Laden, I just saw it as a gimmick, like "we're patriotic, like our show!" because there was nothing that funny about the it, to me at least. They don't have a good show, and the sex appeal isn't enough, so let's throw in something patriotic to get people's attention...
I guess they were being over protective (the person out front even said "she's not a photo op" when referring to the mutated lady luck scare actor running around with the chainsaw minions...No the only Zone I got chased away from the scarector was Lady Luck. The funny part was I waited for a group to go past there was no one in the alley and I started walking toward the loading dock the mutated Lady Luck came at me and looked like she was going to get in the picture and suddenly the Sm came over and said No Pictures. I went what there characters why not and they didn't answer just no Pictures with them. If I was drunk or acting stupid I could understand but they saw us standing there with a camera and knew we where waiting it is BS...
Although somewhat similar, it's a different person. I definitely love that cast's H.R., he's very fun to talk to.My husband and I went last Sunday night and had a great time. The last time we went was the year they had Hellgate and Castle Vampyre so it had been a long time. We decided we will try not to miss any more years.
I thought all the houses were solid, but I especially liked Winter's Night, Nightengales and Saws and Steam. I loved the scare zones too except for Nightmaze, which we missed, and your luck has run out which just wasn't very good when we walked through.
I got some great scares in the houses and zones all night.
The actor playing HR in the first room of the Bloodengutz house looked and sounded exactly like the actor in the video. Does the video actor perform in one of the casts? I thought it was pretty cool. I chatted with him. LOL