- Nov 7, 2016
Discuss what you believe to be the Maze of the Year!
THANK YOU.Something, something, Gillman should've shown up in the Phantom's sewers.
Still House of the Year.
I'm gonna guess that those "fake-out" jump scares, like those christmas lights, are gonna be the thing that all of next year's mazes have. I don't mind; it's a great tactic, it helps ramp up the tension, and it makes the mazes feel like real horror movies (what's that noise? Oh, it's just a cat...)THANK YOU.
Apparently the costume cost a stupid amount of money, which is why it didn't appear.
But that would've been the place.
I mean, the answer is Monsters. It's got some great scares, gorgeous scares, thick atmosphere, an enthusiastic cast.
Halloween 4 is currently making a great argument for runner-up, though. Was not expecting that to be as intense as it is, and it's got a great assortment of gags. Almost no black walls until the very-very end.
I'm with you completely. UM is definitely beautiful, but people saying it's "the best designed HHNH maze ever" are crazy: way too many black walls, horrible scare placements, and are they forgetting La Llorona, El Cucuy, TCM:BIB, Halloween '09, NOES '10, FvJ, Krampus, AVP, the House of Horrors itself? If it maximized it's scare proximity, I'd be all for it, but the maze is slightly above average at best when it's all put together in a package.I’m probably in the minority here but I didn’t think Monsters was scary at all. Dracula’s scenes were the best and even though it looked beautiful and creepy I got more scared in The Purge
Halloween 4, Poltergeist, and TrT were my favorites
I do think it's the only maze that's capable of getting under one's skin this year; the grounded, suburbia supernatural phenomena tends to do that.A while ago my source had told me that Poltergeist was supposed to be the scariest maze of this year, do you agree?
EDIT: My personal opinion on the matter: Yes. While HHN isn't a scary event (In my opinion at least - I don't go for scares.), this maze definitely stands out for intense-ness compared to the rest of the mazes.
I always think back to 07-09 when I was GENUINELY scared to go through the mazes. And then further back to 00-01 of KSF when I was scared of their mazes. And '98 when I went through my very first maze. Then again, I wasn't scared at all at FF in '05 for my first time. It might just be honeymoon phases for a lot of people and after time, it all wears thin along with our patience. But I still do get genuinely scared at both events, HHN (2-5 times a night) more than KSF (1-2 times a night).In all honesty, HHN is really over hyped up in scare level. The scares in maze and scare zones aren't at all that scary when compared to other haunted attractions in the SoCal area - In my opinion at least. I go to HHN for the scenic aspect, but even then it's lacking.
*This WIDELY varies on the person. I know people who go to the event, cry, then end up leaving early because it's "so terrifying"