Discussion in 'Halloween Horror Nights 29' started by Brian G., Nov 4, 2018.
HHN has begun auditions for Puppeteers, Stilt Walkers, and Actors.
Universal Orlando Auditions
If it’s THAT “BIG IP” I wonder how hard Universal is working to get it. It would be a great addition and it would bring a lot of crowds, but it’s rights are bound to expensive. Hopefully they get it
Here’s the dealie. Because I’m kinda in a “burn it down” mentality with regards to spec right now.
I think the “big IP” (house-wise) that keeps getting mentioned is Ghostbusters. When I was told the tentpole IP for the event was “bigger than Stranger Things,” my thoughts went bigger IPs to me. If I think about it from Universal’s perspective, Ghostbusters would be bigger than Stranger Things. Especially from a bunch of haunt designers in their late-thirties/forties.
Because we expect it, because most of us are a bit younger, because most HHN are horror fans, Ghostbusters doesn’t feel big. To us. But it is. It has a history at Universal, and is still widely loved. I can see Universal thinking it’s huge.
The rumor of a “big IP” has persisted. But nothing bigger than Ghostbusters (or arguably Universal Monsters) has been float or hinted at.
My counterpoint is that said person also has seen and is supporting the spec map. And if they supposedly “know” stuff, they would know that Ghostbusters is already in.
I don’t know how much this person’s stuff actually is accurate, could very well be none.
What is THAT big ip?
thats what I figured
Can you imagine a Moss house? Popping out at every boo hole, "Hello!"
There were two house rumors that have lingered for months: a big IP and Ghostbusters. Both came out about the same time (before WB announced Horror Comes Home was off this year). Ghostbusters maybe a couple weeks earlier. The "big IP" discussion has always been phrased as a "headliner," and that's pretty much been it. (Well, and that there are legal concerns that may cause them to lose it, in relation to a new movie). Everyone assumes they're mutually exclusive - but no has (or can) confirm they are.
Headliner - Ghostbusters fits.
New movie - Ghostbusters fits.
Legal concerns - Ghostbusters fits. Sony has a history of being hyper protective or the franchise's rights, including legal threats against BILL MURRAY.
What happens sometimes is people hear 2 things about 1 thing, but still think it's 2 things. It's really common in a speculation year with little hard evidence to lean on. I really think this is one of those situations.
So I'm a tad late on this.. but I really like the spec map. House of 1000 Corpses should translate really well to a house.
I saw Ghostbusters for the first time last year and I wasn't particularly smitten with it. I know lots of folks around my age are huge fans, but I think this is the kind of movie you have to experience during the 80s or 90s. Watching now for the first time was a pretty lackluster experience. I still think it would be a fun house... but I could be biased, but I can't fathom this would have half the pull of Stranger Things.
Let's assume the big IP is ghostbusters, this individual mentioned if they got this IP it would replace "Hide & Seek"... so then what would that mean for the 10th house?
It’s very much a thing where it needs to be understood what film and comedy was like at that time. Since then many comedies have come out that ape the Ghostbusters genre mashup with better results. It’s also a very 80’s ass film. (Still love it though)
I think you're confusing the situation. Ghostbusters is sealed, supposedly. It was never in the running to replace Hide & Seek.
I really think you're an anomaly, being that you're in your mid-thirties and haven't seen Ghostbusters until last year. I'm the same age and grew up watching both the movies and the Saturday morning cartoon. It's a bit of an evergreen franchise. I can see it being a draw.
I agree my experience is probably not typical! I don't know how I avoided it for so long. I actually thought I had seen it before, but when I watched it last year I realized I never did. I think the movie I saw must have been Ghostbusters II, but I think that was only one time in the early 90s. I do know it was pretty big at the time though I remember the cartoon, the song, and slimer being on my HiC Juice boxes.
Ghostbusters would be cool. I love the original movie, and think it would fit in with the "Party" atmosphere of HHN really well. Not sure how scary it could be, but could definitely make for some great effects
The cartoons are an important component. The movie hit squarely in the middle of pretty much all Gen X being able to see it, and was a massive hit--highest grossing movie of the year (and still in the top 40 of all time when adjusted for inflation), with the theme song everywhere that Summer. Back in the days when a hit movie could stay #1 for two months. Then, the goofier sequel and long-running cartoon with its multiple product tie-ins captured older Millennials, basically giving it a second life with younger kids.
This is an IP that used to support a full-time attraction. HHN doesn't get their hands on those very often, if ever. I absolutely think it's bigger than Stranger Things, or even Walking Dead. If they pull this off, the biggest problem is going to be finding a way to top it for the 30th.
I still have about a dozen cans of the re-released Ecto Cooler from a few years back. We go full Aykroyd and mix it with his Crystal Skull vodka, which is surprisingly good.
Universal Monsters, Ghostbusters, Stranger Things: Something crazy popular for every generation. If you thought last year was busy, brace yourselves. Probably going to surrender to express for the first time ever this year.
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