With employee previews last night, and opening night tomorrow, please share your opinions and photos of this year's event here. Reminder that there will be spoilers in this thread. ONLY PHOTOS AND REVIEW IN THIS THREAD.
Very concise review! I must focus someone's attention on it.Ok so I went last night and did everything besides rocky horror. Had one of the best nights of my life and this year is just absolutely fantastic, not a really bad house in the bunch. My first impressions were WAY off. But anyways here are my house reviews from best to worst
Ok so I went last night and did everything besides rocky horror. Had one of the best nights of my life and this year is just absolutely fantastic, not a really bad house in the bunch. My first impressions were WAY off. But anyways here are my house reviews from best to worst
1.Roanoke- absolutely unbelievable. The gore, costumes, history and especially the energetic cast made this one so up in your face and absolutely brutal. Such an amazing set too, really felt like you were in a colony. One of the best houses I've ever been in
2.halloween- two words, the movie. Literally scene for scene, death for death it was pretty remarkable. This one also got me the most with the trick or treaters and that god damn final Meyers. What else is there to say but spot on and to the point
3.Dollhouse- good lord the creative team of this event are incredibly messed up. From that antique smell, costumes and the bloody old hag grooming that dolls hair this house was disturbing and rubbed me the wrong way. The second I got in I wanted out and that was definitely a good thing
4.giggles- hilarious and completely messed up. Loved the interaction I had with some of the clowns and the scenes here are unlike any other. Interesting concept and the buzzer room was very unique
5.walking dead- I WAS WRONG!!!! After blasting this house the second I heard about it, it ended up being incredibly complete, scary and very enjoyable. Cast was on it and the varied themes made it very interesting to look at. Total blast
6.from dusk till dawn- the show was decent but the house was spectacular. Sexy vampires, barkers, snakes you name it it's all there. This house was very interesting to me because you could really never tell where anybody was coming from making the scares plentiful and surprising. Truly a great house
7.AVP- fanboys eat your heart out, I wasn't scared once and the face huggers were incredibly lame. This was a dummed down werewolf in every way and I could probably take my 10 year old brother through it without any tears. Only saving grace were the puppets and sets, everything else BLEH.
8.dracula untold- OH MY GOD HOW ORIGINAL!!!! Yeah I was bored and confused. Limited scares, bland sets and had no clue what was going on whatsoever. Would watching the movie help? Absolutely. Would it make me like the house any more? Probably not although it was fun to watch a nun being eaten
And just like that I'm on to scare zones best to worst. Seeing the map I had my hopes but I was wrong, all the scare zones were great but half the park was indeed empty. No unoffical scare zones whatsoever. Disappointing but hey atleast they were all good. But anyways back to the review
1.bayou of blood- the costumes and sets were amazing. Loved the interaction I had with the voodoo queen and it was overall a total blast
2.maskquerade- gorgeous costumes and theming, no scares whatsoever but who cares it was beautiful. The costume designer in me blew up
3.purge- simply put madness everywhere. The auction was fun and I loved the guy in the wheelchair cleansing his soul. Great cast but understaffed. Wanted way more
4.face off- this was basically a museum for me, walked from creature to creature observing the make up like an art exhibit. Very dull although the pirates and gypsys were awesome. Loved being called a string bean
Bill and ted- hilarious, most jokes hit spot on and my friend and I were crying at moments especially during the giant audience reaction out of frozen's parody song. Also sound my version of "the one"
So those were my thoughts on HHN this year. A total blast with barely any downsides. Wish I met some of you but hey that's what the next OU meet up is for. For those going I can't recommend express enough because that's how I did everything in one night plus rides and slurpee break. Hope you had as much fun reading this review as I did typing it and be excellent to each other!!!
I definitely agree it's something that needs to be fixed. The disaster area was so weird empty and it would've made all the difference if it was full. Don't get me wrong I liked AVP along with every house of the event this year. Just compared to the others I wasn't that impressed with it especially with the gigantic "best house ever" hype surrounding it. Also I didn't find the aliens to be as impressive as the werewolves, not enough violent motion to get me through the room quickerEvery year Universal has a problem with the streets and they never have enough people working them, and every year they keep making the same mistake.
I really don't understand why they do this. They know people will complain about the streets being empty. It never made any sense to me
You Didn't Like AVP? That's probably the best house of the event!