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Howl-O-Scream 2016

Discussion in 'Howl-O-Scream' started by Brervixen, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. shiekra38

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    All of which will probably be back this year..I'm expecting one new house at most
     
  2. Speed

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    How many years is this now?
     
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    It's still a fun show and there are new jokes each year, just like Bill & Ted.
     
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    Yeah, Fiends is HOS's Bill and Ted, it will continue to return
     
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    It will continue to return, but was just curios as to of how many years it's been at the park
     
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    I remember seeing it in 2001...so a looong time haha...I didn't visit any of the shows in 2000, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was there then
     
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    Fiends is one the strangest things I've ever seen, and I LOVE it! I hope they do the fright feast for the preview nights too this year!
     
  8. Speed

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    Looks like it will live up to it's name as "Evil Encore" because Nightshade Toy Factory might be coming back after 4 years, weird that it wasn't posted on Twitter but the official YouTube HOS page. Also the video looks to be low quality so I'm not sure if they just accidentally uploaded it or what


    EDIT: May not be accidentally uploaded since they uploaded the one for Deconstruction also. Will be interesting seeing if other old houses come back EDIT 2: Looks like they unlisted the video and it may come back for a future annoucement
     
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    If Escape From Insanity comes back I will die
     
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  10. Tobias

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    I'm not too sure about this, especially since the Deconstruction video was marked private. Also, the two videos looked like proof of concept videos for when they were first made. (Especially with the Nightshade video clearly showing the Skyride building which was it's first location before it moved to the Morocco/Narobi building.)
     
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    many years ago one house, Corporate nightmare was closed because of storm damage. The scareactors still roamed around outside. I think this should return.
     
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    Oooh yay fright feast!
     
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    There is also a creepy looking ventriloquist with some dummies on the website yet none of the houses relate to him yet (as far as I can tell). Does anyone have any info?
     
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    Anyone else going 9/23 ?
     
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    I've noticed that HoS has been rather quiet recently, you would think they'd have announced everything already at this point but at the moment the site only lists six houses...but mention there'll be seven. So what is the seventh house going to be, perhaps something related to the (admittedly goofy looking) ventriloquist dummy they've been teasing?

    Well...they just recently posted the various upgrades you can purchase and it reveals something right near the bottom.



    So Zombie Containment Unit 15: Moving Targets is returning, even though it hasn't been officially announced on the site/twitter. If that's the 7th house, then wow...they really botched things since having the last house announcement be a returning house is rather anti-climatic. But then again, there really hasn't been much hype drummed up for this year. I'm still not sure what this Evil Encore is, especially since so far it doesn't seem to be connected to any house, show, scare zone or horde.
     
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    So.... Still no official word on what the 7th house is going to be? I really need to know because it is going to determine whether or not I'll be attending. 3 new houses I go, only 2 and I'm passing.
     
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    The 7th house which hasn't been announced is Zombie Containment Unit. You can tell because it has the same looking sign in the same location from last year just covered up right now
     
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    I'm pretty cheap usually and would definitely splurge for one of the tours. They seem like a heck of a deal. I can't imagine not at least paying to the front of line access, assuming park admission is included and that isn't an upgrade price.
     
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    So while HoS has yet to announce the return of ZCU15 for some mind boggling reason, I decided to do a little digging on this whole "Evil Encore" theme since not much is being said about it. Turns out not much is being said about on Tampa's side since Busch Garden's Williamsburg tells quit a bit more about this theme.

    Apparently it revolves around a dollmaker named Mr. Karver (Who looks like a take on Pinocchio's Gepetto), who really brought life into the dolls he made. BGW, talks about the various dolls and their personalities.

    Mr. Karver's Workshop | Howl-O-Scream | Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Though even with that info, BGW's HoS looks to have no house or scare zone dedicated to the theme. Which makes me question why bother with info of the theme if you're not really going to use it?

    Then there's Seaworld San Antonio's HoS, where they're not only using the Evil Encore theme as well, but they're having a house AND and a scare zone dedicated to the theme. An' the house gives the full background to the theme.

    Karver's Kradle | Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio

    I think what happened here is the whole Evil Encore theme was created by the San Antonio crew, since they were able to make both a house and scare zone for it. For the other two parks it was dropped on them as a shared theme, so while it'll be used for the website and marketing materials, they're not gonna' use it much inside the event.
     

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