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HHN 29: Universal Monsters

Discussion in 'Haunted Houses' started by Brian G., Apr 29, 2019.

  1. SpoopySkeletons

    SpoopySkeletons Newcomer

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    Thank you SO MUCH for saying this. Not only that but other fans read these forums and then expect the same kind of interaction or get the “not fun” cast aka the cast following show direction (I’ve literally heard this about monsters). Then we have to deal with people getting pissy that they’re not getting “special interactions”, we also have another cast getting crap for following the rules, and then another cast that could get fired / no rehires (which honestly in my opinion is fair because some of these interactions, cough drac on stage cough, are out of control dangerous and out of character). I love this house and it’s been rough in this regard specifically
     
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  2. Legacy

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    Thanks for reminding me... Catacombs was disqualified from HotY because of the Cats and Combs game; breaking show to interact with guests. Fans loved it. Management was furious. Patrick scolded us for about 20 minutes, with a stack of printed out forum posts in his hands.
     
  3. MrBlonde

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    Relatively anonymous internet praise shouldn’t cost people their jobs. Regardless of what cast I’ve seen, both of them brought fantastic energy and put a lot into making the house my favorite this year (which was Ghostbusters’ to lose in my own opinion.)
     
  4. Fallow

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    I remember HR Bloodengutz got similarly in trouble in 2011 for similar shenanigans.
     
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  5. Legacy

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    Except it's praise for breaking character, which is something Universal doesn't want (unless breaking character is necessary for a performer's safety--that's literally their only exception). Their goal is for everyone to get a high-quality show. When performers are hyper engaged with their friends, they’re not engaging other people. That’s not what they’re paid for.
     
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    And people HAVE gotten talked to this year about things that have been found online. Relatively minor stuff to the average guest. The guest probably liked the interaction. Universal didn’t.
     
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    “Scare actors did something out of character and fun with me” and “scare zones aren’t good because they’re just talking to their friends or not scaring” go hand in hand.
     
  8. Legacy

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    Don’t get me wrong in this discussion, I am not innocent. I’ve dragged friends into my boo-hole, and stole a cat (and returned it in the next room). Fun stuff. And it happens. Management hates it though. If you’re in a position to enjoy those moments, enjoy them. Then post about them after the run.
     
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  9. SpoopySkeletons

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    Related to what everyone has been saying... I’ve already heard whispers back of house that due to multiple character integrity (this IS an IP still) and social media policy infractions this house may not be in consideration any more. That particular cast absolutely should of known better. Hopefully it is just whispers because I think monsters is the most deserving contender for HOTY. And that would really really suck for the one cast that worked their butts off without messing around
     

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