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Nevermore: The Madness of Poe

Discussion in 'Haunted Houses' started by Brian G., Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    The madness of Edgar Allen Poe’s greatest works has come to life, taking you deeper and deeper towards the brink of insanity.

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  2. Vyrus

    Vyrus The man with the master plan Premium Member

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    I have a feeling this house will be much more visual and trippy than actually scary, but you never know what UO has up their sleeve, its an interesting concept.
     
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    I am really excited for this house especially after the picture was released.
     
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    I put this house as my pre-event #1 for a reason. I've done countless research projects and papers on Poe's work and life. The man was insane, and he showed it through his work. If this house even slightly reflects the man, it could very easily be one of the scariest houses that Universal's ever done.
     
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    I'm very excited for the house but disappointed in HHN for having the exact same name has the Howl-O-Scream house. I don't mind house based off the same themes, even ones as extremely similar as these two, but having the almost exact same name seems somewhat lazy. :shrug: I've only read a few Poe tales myself, but is there any connection to the term other than from The Raven?
     
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    HHN has had this idea for quite some time now. HOS released their plans earlier but that gives no indication that HHN ripped them off. Cast, House of Usher, Telltale Heart, Masquerade ... there are several amazing Poe stories for this house to run off of. I think by the promo picture alone, HHN has this house in the bag.
     
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    I didn't necessarily mean to place all of the blame on HHN, more both of them than anything. I just don't understand why they both would want to name the house the exact same thing. It seems lazy on both of their parts, unless, as I previously stated, the term really has more meaning in Poe's work other than in "The Raven".

    Either way, it's not that big of a deal and I'm stoked to see both houses and compare them, I just found the name selection on both ends to be odd.
     
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    Here's hoping for a Cask of Amontillado scene.
     
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    I'm most excited for this house. I love Poe's stuff and the picture they released was awesome! I hope there's a scene or two based on Masque of the Red Death. That's one of my favorite stories by Poe. There's so much creepy, insane and disturbing material to work with for this house. I'm really looking forward to it!
     
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    The iBooks app for iOS has a free book that is a collection of all Poe's short stories.
     
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    From HHN's Facebook Page:

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    You’ll step inside works of insanity like “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Raven,” and suddenly you’ll realize…you’re going as mad as he was.


    I'm excited!! :happy:
     
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    No Cask?
     
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    :shrug: People were asking the same on FB, but the caption says "works of insanity like..." so it's listing some examples and not necessarily all the stories represented in the house. :shrug:
     
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    They might hold some of the stories for a sequel house.
     
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    jtsalien Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically, run. Premium Member

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    The Pit and the Pendulum has the potential to be epic.
     
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    Yea. Wonder how they'll pull it off. Would love to have a huge pendulum seemingly almost hit me.
     
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    Masque of the Red Death will be freaking EPIC! I'm guessing that we won't do many more than the four listed. First of all, Masque of the Red Death should take place across multiple rooms, as the whole story revolves around the Red Death stalking the Prospero across multiple colored rooms.
     
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    Live thoughts from the Orlando_United Twitter:
     
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    Wow thats from Jake? I'm seriously hyped now, the tent houses NEVER disappoint....except Chucky :lol:
     
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    Yeah, he said it was soundstage quality.
     

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