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  2. Thank you guys so so much for this and all your hard work!!!! You don't happen to have this album as a downloadable file yet? If not it's totally fine!
  3. Thanks for that link! I had not seen a raw track like that before. I very well might be able to piece this together
  4. Not enough praise. Thank you all for preserving one the best takeaways we can hold onto from HHN (held in any shape or form)!
  5. Definitely! Hearing him say that in the podcast hurt a little. I'd say the MoM version is worthy of being released. I'm not sure of your show's creative intent but you could stitch the Wolfman intro, up to the "He's Alive" portion to give you time fluff. Excited to see your end result! Those alternate tracks are solid. Taking closer attention, in the Youtube video posted above https://youtu.be/LzvztHnzl18?t=45, the bit that plays between 45 to 56 secs is the underliner track for the final act of the show. So it's the sample bit -> sample bit repeats at a lower volume with a top track -> sample bit comes back in with the Swan Lake top track and again for the explosion media sequence --> the rewind bit --> sample bit again. You could create a loop with that same bit and accomplish something similar of that experience.
  6. Yes, we recently just added a playlist on Spotify with most of the music featured in the houses. An update with music from the tribute store should be coming within the next day or two. Here’s a link to our account with all of our playlist. https://open.spotify.com/user/6n7xaeu75lw2zo1gpvt2hffdp?si=w7r67JOjRgOcoGKmbtsRYQ
  7. Ah, I didn't realize he pieced the whole thing together. Was hoping he was sampling from some already available techno version... Unfortunately there is not enough in the show for me to pull 2 minutes of content. I have decided to piece together one of these two for my show. If I manage to get a decent light show sequence, I'll post it. Takes many days to do even 30 seconds of sequencing... Thank you for the link, though! I remember listening to that, but forgot how he made it.
  8. Are you talking about this remixed bit that plays between 37:49 - 38:18 in the video? https://youtu.be/2EKC2gUlG-4?t=2269. Or the Swan Lake track that was referenced, in it's original classic form, non-mixed, no background track? If such, in the same video linked above, sounds like Andy pulled that track from a public domain site. lol
  9. Horror Night Nightmares got your back, Jack. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3TKO10exkIT0wkFxmS4F6Z
  10. Went with my daughter last night - some REALLY GOOD stuff! SUMMARY: If you love Stranger Things, you are going to LOVE this. If you have little to no experience with ST, you will still really enjoy the first half, but the last half will be very confusing. I have to give huge props to the development team for the handling of this event. What could have been a logistical nightmare turned out to be an extremely well organized, well paced event. The background theme of the event is that you are invited to a class reunion of Hawkins High alumni, taking place at the Starcourt Mall. Leading up to the event, you will receive emails asking for you to enter your school profile, and urging you to dress in your 80's best for the occasion. The reason behind this will add to your experience while you wait for your timeslot (and may even win you prizes!). When they scan your entrance ticket, they might use your profile information to call out PA announcements to you personally. Very cool idea! Time slots - this was really weird. We had a timeslot for 8:45pm. We arrived at 7:15, and had no problem. We were wondering how cars that were too early or too late would be turned around. Didn't happen. So timeslots seem to be unenforced. And when they finally scan your ticket, there is really no opportunity to turn someone away anyhow. The arrival is smooth as silk - you are funneled into two one of two lanes, and directed to VIP or regular entrance. Phone is scanned. And then you queue up. Queue - This is also interesting, as once you are in the queue, timeslots mean NOTHING. They don't direct you to a holding area based on timeslot. Once your ticket is scanned, it's a waiting game with equality to all. So there is a very short single file queue and then they direct you to one of about 10 single file final queues (maybe a dozen cars per final queue). Here, you wait outside the Starcourt Mall, with the class reunion festivities hosted by science teacher Mr. Clark. This, in my opinion was the best part of the whole experience. That's not to put down the rest of the show. Think of it as how we all thought of Marathon of Mayhem as being among the best of 2019 HHN. The time flies by here, with Mr. Clark presenting some really fun in-car games, while small parts of the experience are revealed. They stuck to the 80's theme tightly. When they saw people taking pictures on their phones, actors referred to them as "Polaroids". I'd say about 30% of the customers tried to dress for the occasion. Some of the more fun games you will play are: Glove Box Bingo Twister Best Dressed What freaking good ideas for a safe yet socially distanced experience! You will also see most of the cast roaming about and interacting with cars. You can order food while in the queue as well. You order online (super smooth) and can pay using the CC you used to pay for your ticket. The food is delivered with a couple of minutes. I had the soft pretzels and they were excellent. The hot food was properly hot and the cold food was properly cold. The food is EXPENSIVE, but I didn't mind supporting this event as so many are hurting during this time. I should note that all of the sound is broadcast to your car over unused FM stations, this is both in the queue as well as in the experience. Wait time - We waited about 25 minutes in the queue. none of the activities repeated in that time. It seems as if there are 30 minutes of planned activities, and the queue holds 30 minutes of capacity. Again - this was so well executed. So we got into the experience at about 1 hour ahead of our timeslot. Experience - Once inside, the experience does last about one full hour. It is divided into three acts. Acts 1 and 2 are inside the parking structure, while Act 3 is on the roof. Act 1 is FANTASTIC! The cast is great, the acting is great, the interaction with every single car is great. The car arrangement is GREAT. Everyone has a great view. Because the "stage area" is so large with card surrounding it, there are multiple casts acting out the exact same dialog in synchronization. This is really weird, yet compelling. Act 2 takes place in the Upside Down. Entering the portal and finding yourself in the Upside Down is a "Whoa!" moment. And then all the action comes to a complete stop. It is nothing more than parking and watching scenes from the show on screens. No surprises. No advancing the story. Just watching 15 minutes of "best of" clips of all 3 seasons.... It is a massive winding single-file conga line of cars, with projection screens at intervals on one side. It takes forever to squish cars into the area, then all lights need to be turned off, which also takes forever. Then if you are lucky, you might be able to actually see a screen (we were at an extreme angle so only saw blurs). Act 2 SUCKS, and detracted from the show. It would be a better experience without this at all. Act 3 is a combination of live actors and screens. You are surrounded on 3 sides by screens. The stage is HUGE and once again there are multiple sets of actors on all 3 sides, sometimes doing the same scene in sync. Other times one giant performance. There are stunts. If you know the show, you will love it. If you don't you will be very confused, yet impressed. Characters also roam around the cars. The downside to Act 3 is that you are essentially in a parking lot on a roof. Although the action is well above your head, an SUV or truck directly in front of you will obstruct your view. This happened to us. There are no spoilers for Season 4 given in the event. Exit - On the way out, everyone is diverted to a parking space and asked if they want to buy merch. Really expensive merch (like $30 for a hat). If you don't want to buy, you can leave. There is also a "photo op" which seems to be just a big Stranger Things logo that you can use as a backdrop for a selfie (not allowed to leave your car). Grades: Pre-show (queue): A+ Act 1: A Act 2: D Act 3: B What about VIP? VIP is a massive upcharge per person. We did not do the VIP, but from what I understand it includes snacks and drinks, I think a T-shirt, priority entrance, and a "car wash" experience that is really a photo op. If the VIP people had less of a wait I think they missed out, because the queue was so much fun. Were there scares? None whatsoever. This was not intended to be a Halloween event, and it will continue well into 2021 unless California institutes Lockdown 9.0... Is it suited for kids? There are a lot of S-bombs dropped, and in the queue some women in practically painted-on jazzercise outfits. Otherwise, it's great for kids. How well did they nail the cast? PERFECTLY! The facemasks helped greatly, though. It was cool that the facemasks were made the same material as the costumes, so they blended in well. How was social distancing? Worked very well. If your window is rolled down, you MUST be wearing your mask. Actors wore masks unless they were on stage. It felt very safe. How was the voice acting? The pre show was pretty much live. There were some Mike/Elle parts that were lip synced. Acts 1 & 3 were entirely lip synced, as there were multiple sets of casts. Act 2 had no voice actors. Most of the character voices were spot on. But whoever voiced Dustin was really mis-cast; didn't sound anything like him and no lisp. Was anyone missing from the experience? Of note, Nancy, Joyce and Bob were completely missing. That's strange, as characters as obscure as Eleven's mom were present. Hopper was only briefly present in Act 3. Were there Demigorgons? Yup Any other monsters? Nope How big was the cast? I estimate: Pre-show/Queue: 12+ Act 1: 24+ Act 2: 3 Act 3: 24+ And who knows if there was an A/B cast. Also, for all I know there may have been duplicate stages that I did not see. Recommended? Definitely! Tickets are available for March 2021 timeframe. I remember turning to my daughter as were leaving Act I that if the experience ended right then, I would think it was worth the money. Act 2 threatened to reverse that thought, but Act 3 made up for it. Just keep in mind that if you never watched ST, anything after the pre-show will be utterly confusing. Don't even try to make sense of it.
  11. A former member of Universal’s creative team for HHN/Halloween Horror Nights, I found on his Vimeo page his parody of that 80s Batman movie where he starred as the title character. Posting it here for curiosity’s sake. Personally I couldn’t stand the first few minutes.
  12. the map that was sold in the tribute store in 2020.
  13. After I posted on here yesterday I heard in a video that there was a stipulation in the contract for Beetlejuice. It had to be open at least two days this year for them to be able to use it next year. That's why it was open Halloween and Nov. 1st. I don't remember if it was the same video or a different one, but I also heard all the houses are built, they aren't going to take any down, and they are making next year their anniversary year like this year was intended to be. I heard all of that from videos on youtube, I don't have any inside information, so put as much trust in it as you want to.
  14. Bump! Does anyone have anything regarding Brides of Frankenstein's House with the music they used?
  15. Unless there is a contractual stipulation for any of the IP, I have no doubt these will be back next year. No way will Universal blow money on a teardown and rebuild just to keep things fresh, nor would I want them to. At this point I don't care if they present these same houses for 2021 and 2022 if it would help them recover from the shutdowns. I wonder more than a little bit if there was a contractual obligation that required them to present Beetlejuice in some way at the event, and the one day house was a way to fulfill it. But the better part of me believes they did it out of appreciation for the fans.
  16. Scream and The Conjuring confirmed? Lol Seriously though, yesterday I found out the Beetlejuice house opened on Halloween. That was the rumored house I was most looking forward to since I love them movie and character so much. I'm really hoping they bring it back so that I don't completely miss out on it.
  17. I'm thinking we have 100% certainty in 4 of the houses. Unless they switch them out at the last second for Scream and The Conjuring.
  18. So...Uh...What are we thinking for 2021?
  19. I'd MUCH rather be walking through the Beetlejuice house right now, but since I'm stuck in California, the Roblox version of The Shining is better than nothing. BTW, we had NO trick or treaters at all yesterday. A lot of nearby houses were decked out. No trick or treaters. What a miserable Halloween. Still debating whether to do my home light show this year...
  20. I guess, but as I kinda mentioned above, aren’t the Icons beloved by only the diehard HHN fans? And hell I take back what I said that I understand that Universal can’t use her because of copyright. I mean Universal specializes in IPS all the time now: The Walking Dead (5 times), American Horror Story, Halloween 1978, The Shining, Stranger Things, etc. Bloody Mary is technically an IP so I could see Universal working something out. Maybe it’s because of popularity with the GP; but I don’t think that’s the case since Universal managed to get IPs like Trick r’ Treat and Killer Klowns from Outer Space, which I don’t believe match well known characters like Freddy, Michael Myers, or even Dracula. Im just going to go with the baseless assumption that maybe Bobbie is a prick, IDK.
  21. I don't see why they couldn't. But I could see why they wouldn't: She is only known by the most diehard fans. We haven't really seen her image pre-Bloody Mary. We heard her voice on the website. As far as the GP knows, she would just be a psychiatrist character who had "unconventional" therapy techniques - not that this wouldn't be a great standalone icon it itself. To me, Dr. Agana is akin to Dr. Rich Oddfellow - a part of the backstory of Jack but not a person we necessarily need to see at HHN. It would only invite Bobbie Weiner to chase a new settlement, baseless as it would be. The Icon house that year was a bomb - completely forgettable. However should Legendary Truth one day become a major part of a future HHN, I could see the good Dr. being mentioned without bringing up Bloody Mary in name. I doubt we would get anything more than that.
  22. I don’t mean Bloody Mary. For those who don’t know, apparently (I’m not sure where this was sourced) the Bloody Mary name is trademarked by a woman named Bobbie Weiner who still owns the trademark (And has not forgotten about HHN). So universal can’t use Bloody Mary the ghost. So why can’t they use the character Mary Agana? I think I remember people saying that she’s “not well known to the public” but you could say the same thing about the Caretaker, the Usher, the Storyteller, the Director, and even Jack the Clown. Is it a problem with the design? Cause honestly I think they should redesign her or at least the outfit as it wasn’t really interesting (she’s basically Sadako/Samara but with white eyes). what do you some of you think?
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