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Halloween Horror Nights 30 Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Halloween Horror Nights 30' started by Brian G., Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Darko

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    Yeah, I agree. I want this year's archway to be unique. Doesn't have to be super elaborate. Just better than what we've been getting. I quite loved both 22 and 23's archway despite those years being a bit 'meh.'
     
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    @Legacy what would you say is the over/under for anything (meaning house or SZ) Terra Cruentus next year?
     
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  3. Lucky Planet

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    Not even if they reused a lot of stuff?
     
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    I would argue that HHN needs that creative "voice"...Aiello was it, before it was Roddy.
     
  5. Legacy

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  6. Darko

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    I kind of hoped they would reuse those roots they made for 23 and just repaint them to look like the Upside Down roots from ST this year. But they didn't. Should've figured as much.
     
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    My excitement is building exponentially already!

    Random thoughts of house dreams:

    Dungeon of Terra-Cruentus - I'm a sucker for wordplay. This name harkens back to the first house of UO Fright Nights while also giving an opportunity to showcase the return of the Terra Queen & her minions. The story could be simple, "the Queen's army has uncovered an ancient castle deep within the woods that happens to grant them passage back into our merry little HHN get-together. Here, the fearsome residents of Terra-Cruentus can set up shop to harvest new blood for their cycle. Avoid being sacrificed by the Queen, her followers, or a few familiar faces who were left behind in the mysterious dungeon." Rooms can highlight Cruentus's children playing "Dead Man's Wishes", the Body Collectors getting their harvest on, various showcases of different legions sacrificing their prey, an homage to the rat lady, and a finale where the Terra Queen herself is sacrificed to end the cycle.

    Some sort of house co-hosted by the Director & the Usher - Both have had similar houses in the past, so a collaboration between the two seems like a great way to pay tribute to all the icons while consolidating original content to leave room for IP love too. Ideally I'd like this to break from the mold of their previous houses being compilations of IP scenes & instead involve an original story where The Usher opens his theater for a film festival showcasing The Director's most diabolical works of art. All sorts of freaky faces from HHNs past show up as guests to this gala as well.

    Probably more likely than both of those is a new Jack Presents: Anniversary House, sadly. Though I want to say, "Why not all 3?! Plus a new Screamhouse?!" Lol - So if we get this, Scarecrows are an obvious must. Yetis too. Chance would get a nod. Lightning Gulch ghosts. "Swamp zombies!". Invasion! aliens. Vamp '55 & '85 references. Pretty much anything well-received that happened since or wasn't used in the previous Jack's Presents.

    Creepshow - I think this is an IP choice I'd feel both comfortable predicting & excited to see make it's journey to the east coast. The house in Hollywood seemed well-received and the new show has been a big success for Shudder. Though I'd rather see Channel Zero get some love, it was never nearly as successful so I think this is the program that will make the leap from screen to Orlando HHN, especially now that it had a chance in Hollywood already. I think the core movie segments should probably stay, but maybe UO could play with different show segments.

    Hellraiser or Candyman - Odds are probably better for Candyman given the Monkeypaw production coming up as well as it just being an easier story to translate into a full-fledged house & not just 1 room.

    Do we get AHS back despite rights-issues? - Despite not enjoying Cult, I think the costumes could make for a solid third of this house. And 1984 so far is great for it. But I struggle to see anything from Apocalypse working in an HHN house setting. I'd rather not see it return for that reason, but it might sit better with me than more Stranger Things, unless they came back with a vengeance.

    Things that will never happen Lightning Round 2020 edition:

    -Channel Zero zone/house
    -Dario Argento or Lucio Fulci or Mario Bava getting house-love
    -Lovecraft stuff, maybe Re-Animator/From Beyond/Dagon for the Stuart Gordon trifecta?
    -Twisted Tradition or Vanity Ball getting the zone-to-house treatment
    -Eddie leading the Springfield horde, as long as they're going to be there anyways
    -Any 2 or more of the big 4 slashers returning in tandem (Jason, Freddy, Leatherface, & Michael)
    -Bloodengutz getting a scare zone
    -The Frighteners for comedy house of the year >.>
     
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  8. coleman001

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    Channel Zero would be SUCH a cool house! I wish it hadn't gotten cancelled because now its very unlikely to ever come to HHN :(
     
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  9. shiekra38

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    Eddie vs Jack was always a fun timeline that never happened

    Personally, I think it would be fun for them to split the park in two...One half is clown scarezones and circus...One half is a junk yard

    Team Jack and Team Eddie shirts could be fun too

    Also, I don't want to be that guy, but I feel like I would only be happy with Terra-Cruentes in IOA
     
  10. Legacy

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    Who knows? Maybe they’ll pull out the “Unholy Trinity” thing they were considering a couple years ago...
     
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    Borderline wishful thinking but if they struck a deal with Spyglass they could easily get the original Scream + Hellraiser films to accompany Candyman.

    Also, with the runaway success of Orlando’s UCM maze and the good responses from Hollywood’s Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman I’d be curious to see if they ship that over here to be the potential 4th or 3rd IP.
     
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    Who?
     
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    I don't see us ever getting anything like this again, since there's the Express tent setup right nearby and such a flow issue now. But still...

    I LOVED THIS SETUP! (this was also my favorite year of all time). Lookit my #TBT picture that just happened to pop up today lol (admins, move if it's not allowed)
     

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    This was magnificent to be honest. The lights, the banners, the ferris wheel, the theater entrance... it was so amazing

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    Makes me shed a tear.
     
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  16. shiekra38

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    Didn't they not have scarezones that year?

    Also, this year is one of my favorites...with Bloody Mary/Islands of Fear being tied
     
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  17. Brian G.

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    It was park wide, with a “different” Carnival section in Central Park.
     
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    That looks amazing.. you'd figure that in the Instagram/Snapchat generation, they'd create really picture-esque looking entrances similar to this for HHN visitors to plaster all over their IG and Snapchat accounts..
     
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    So many fond memories! I miss that year's event so much. :'(

    To keep on topic, I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for anything like this at 30.
     
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    Question/idea for HHN veterans. Has there ever been a Christmas/holidays themed scare zone? One thing that I continue to hear about in various podcasts and discussions is the fatigue of Central Park during the event, and how the zone generally feels more or less the same.

    What if they were to do something with a Halloween twist on Christmas theme in that section? You could line the trees with Christmas lights (like a mini light show that goes from happy holidays into an evil all-red kind of thing), pump in some unique smells, fake snow falling down throughout the area. The scare actors could have some cool costumes too. I imagine stuff like the giant nutcracker army from The Santa Clause 2, creepy elves, etc.

    Sorry if this feels more like a wish list kinda thing, but just wanted to give a bit of a vision to help people understand how I think a Christmas theme could fit into HHN, especially given the "clash between events" that the social media team was posting about during the last week of HHN29.
     

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