1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

HHN 29: Depths of Fear

Discussion in 'Haunted Houses' started by Brian G., May 21, 2019.

  1. ChaseTuff

    ChaseTuff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    This actually makes me bring up something I've been thinking about.

    Am I the only one who may be thinking the Mouthbrooders are something along the line of the tiny plants from SoX?

    What we've heard about this house seems to tell of a lot of infected crewmembers, an Interstellar Terror vibe. Mouthbrooders to be, based on the real life look, I imagine a lot of tiny eggs and creatures within people. People are thinking these kinda bigger aliens, meanwhile I'm imagining these tiny creatures that are more Facehugger than full Xenomorph.
     
    shiekra38 and JM-BENT like this.
  2. Pedro Navarro

    Pedro Navarro Rookie

    Joined:
    May 10, 2018
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    268
    You could be onto something here, this house and Seeds could have a little bit of that connection, I hope they give us a little sneak peek in the promotional booklet they sent out like last year and we had gotten to see one of the Plant creatures concept art and mask, I cannot wait to see the look of these things. Also though, I hope if they start small and continuously grow, like the Xenomorph, starting as a small chestburster and then growing into the big alien, I feel like we might see these things start out as these small terrifying things and on our way to trying to exit we run into a bigger version of them, basically having Alien and Aliens in mind with the Queen Xenomorph, there is gonna be a larger threat that's causing these things you know.
     
    JM-BENT likes this.
  3. OhHaiInternet95

    OhHaiInternet95 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2017
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    1,983
    IIRC, Legacy mentioned a "moat" around this house for water effects. Is that correct?
     
  4. ChaseTuff

    ChaseTuff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    I believe his specification was more like "through" the house and apparently we may not even see it?
     
    OhHaiInternet95 likes this.
  5. Legacy

    Legacy Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    4,570
    Likes Received:
    17,654
    Haven’t gotten it confirmed. I’m pretty sure it’s necessary for drainage, though.
     
    JM-BENT likes this.
  6. truejonas

    truejonas Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Messages:
    751
    Likes Received:
    1,358
    Location:
    Nashville
    Blast, that confirms it. We're gonna get wet.
     
  7. ChaseTuff

    ChaseTuff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    I mean, I feel like that was pretty clearly implied. :tease:
     
    truejonas and Legacy like this.
  8. Pedro Navarro

    Pedro Navarro Rookie

    Joined:
    May 10, 2018
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    268
    Should be a nifty little house, the concept and everything is pretty cool, just wish we had gotten a teaser video of what what those creatures look like, hopefully we'll see sneak peaks of em in the next UO magazine like they did last time with the creatures from Seeds.
     
  9. OhHaiInternet95

    OhHaiInternet95 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2017
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    1,983
    Seems like the scareactors will mainly be infected crew members. I'm gonna guess this house won't be the best received just because of the expectation of sea creatures vs. that reality, but I have zero problem with that as long as it creates a true sense of panic like IT did.
     
    truejonas likes this.
  10. Wigglepebbles

    Wigglepebbles Rookie

    Joined:
    May 6, 2019
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    437
    Hope it doesn't end up like Orlando's Krampus, where the the minimal amount of scares from the big baddie made people disregard what was an excellent house.
     
    Thiago and hhnlover like this.
  11. OhHaiInternet95

    OhHaiInternet95 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2017
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    1,983
    Thing is, this doesn’t sound like it has a “big baddie.” Which again, I’m perfectly ok with.
     
    ChaseTuff likes this.
  12. ChaseTuff

    ChaseTuff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    The thing with Krampus was that especially with how Hollywood ended up executing the property, the expectations were obviously as they are with any Orlando / Hollywood comparisons that we could beat that, "that" being what was a very good interpretation as part of what may have very well been Hollywood's best year.

    And in the end, it was just a completely different interpretation of the Krampus character worked on both sides. Hollywood made him in the vein of almost a traditional slasher, popping up in numerous spots like a Freddy or Jason type. Orlando I think did it more in the vein of the movie, fewer appearances, more hidden. Which...is the less interesting maze (though I loved Krampus, but I loved that movie so yeah I'll claim bias there on myself).

    My Krampus rant aside, this I don't think will have the issue as there's nothing to compare to here really. Comparing this to Knott's The Depths seems to make sense...but in the end kinda doesn't. Now, I'm pretty sure InTe had some disappointment surrounding its' premise...that from what I can tell it mostly overcame that over time. I think Depths sounds freakier off the bat.
     
    Fallow likes this.
  13. OhHaiInternet95

    OhHaiInternet95 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2017
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    1,983
    I was a huge fan of IT for three reasons:

    #1--I have a fear of flying--to me, a plane crash would be one of the most terrifying ways to go. Anytime I see a plane crash sequence in a movie, it makes me squirm (FD). While not quite the same thing, it is in the same category, specifically an aviation disaster--you have nowhere to go, you are far away from civilization, it is chaos, alarms blaring, which creates a true sense of panic...

    #2--...which fits perfectly for a conga line. The self destruct part of the story made you want to move as fast as possible, but the conga line makes that a bit harder to do. I just love fact that they were able to find a concept that works better WITH a conga line than with pulsing.

    #3--The "monster" was the sets/effects (and some very cool ones at that), not the scareactors, which was very unique for a haunted house, though I feel like this is why it wasn't very well received.

    As for Krampus, the best part was that it smelled wonderful--like the Christmas stores at Port of Entry and Disney Springs. I'm a sucker for cold effects too. Some of the elves had some creepy looking masks as well. Didn't really recognize house facades in the snow globes though. Thought it was an ok maze. The movie felt very restrained--there's SO MUCH more you can do with Christmas horror. Trick 'r Treat did it way better.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019
    ChaseTuff likes this.
  14. Wigglepebbles

    Wigglepebbles Rookie

    Joined:
    May 6, 2019
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    437
    Glad to help you vent on a maze, my comparison from Krampus comes from the fact that we expect plenty of Mouthbrooders/Krampus but might end with a majority of infected workers/elves with some extra characters to zest up the house, like baby brooders/haunted toys. While we know that this house will go in the vein of Creatures! or Intergalactic Terror, but most of the General Public expect to see the brooders all the way in the maze.
     
    ChaseTuff and hhnlover like this.
  15. shiekra38

    shiekra38 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    8,907
    Likes Received:
    10,752
    Location:
    Florida
    I believe Spawning had a waterfall effect, but maybe I'm confusing that with Maximum Carnage

    Either way, I love me a good water effect
     
    OhHaiInternet95 likes this.
  16. Fallow

    Fallow Veteran Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    2,778
    Location:
    Fort Myers, FL
    Spawning had a bit behind chain link fences with the "eggs" and a spigot of water that would release bouts of water every few seconds. Saws n Steam had the honest to god waterfall with the scuba diver character.

    Interstellar Terror was a fun maze, but like Creatures!, it suffered from misplaced expectations. Whenever you have a "spaceship where stuff goes wrong," people expect to see aliens, not a more cerebral Lovecraftian artifact wreaking mental havoc. (And then, of course, Creatures! lost its actual Creatures and became the hillbilly hell maze no one wanted but nevertheless sort of enjoyed if they knew people in the maze.)
     
  17. shiekra38

    shiekra38 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    8,907
    Likes Received:
    10,752
    Location:
    Florida
    I thought Interstellar Terror was an interesting take on a concept, I think people missed what it was really about, and I'm not sure how well that translates into a house

    Creatures was fun, but they've done better
     
  18. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    19,007
    Likes Received:
    22,948
    Location:
    Orlando, FL

    I STAN with Creatures!
     
    OhHaiInternet95 likes this.
  19. Spaulding

    Spaulding Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2019
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    Just watched Leviathan for the first time. Supposedly the house is inspired by the film.

    Really enjoyed it. Recommended if you haven't seen it. Some gruesome body horror scenes.

    Also, Ernie Hudson is delightful.

    Most hyped for this one out of all the originals.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
    SukaVayne73 and Pedro Navarro like this.
  20. Pedro Navarro

    Pedro Navarro Rookie

    Joined:
    May 10, 2018
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    268
    Yeah the three films that inspired this house were all from 1989, Leviathan, Deep Star Six and Lords Of The Deep, I haven't watch any of em yet but I've seen the trailers and they seem like really interesting movies, they're sorta hyping me up to see what the house will bring from these influences.
     
    Spaulding likes this.

Share This Page