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  1. Idk.... I feel like something will get announced. My bet is on the dates, but maybe they'll surprise us and announce Monsters or something.
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  2. Another wild card is on the table? https://twitter.com/rumors_legacy/status/1620569993212743680?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1620569993212743680|twgr^|twcon^s1_&ref_url=
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  3. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET HOME SWEET HELL TREATMENT Facade At the end of the queue line, you see in front of you the famous 1428 Elm Street House from the NIGHTMARE series. It’s recreated identically to the one shown in NIGHTMARES 3-5; dilapidated, run-down with boards covering the windows, and a blue-ish paranormal glow emanating from the slits. The giggles of children mingle with the screams of FREDDY’S victims. FREDDY speaks “You can check in, but you can’t check out.” and with that you and your group are led into the house from hell. Foyer Passing through the door, you push through a narrow hallway barely decorated. Then you pass and find yourself in the exact same hallway again, but with the sound of FREDDY scraping the walls with his finger knife glove piercing your ears from all directions. Then you pass through the same hallway again for the third time, but this time FREDDY KRUEGER finally reveals himself behind a scrim wall effect. Finally exiting that damned hallway, that’s when things get slightly trippy. The whole foyer is bigger than it’s supposed to be, making you feel like you’ve shrunk in size. The sound of wheels ring from above, and as you pass the stairway, a “gigantic” bicycle almost crashed into you! (Listen closely and you hear the sound of goo as it falls down the stairs, a audio reference to the goo stairs from the first NIGHTMARE.) Living Room The living room is only illuminated by the television set, playing the Evil Dead. This is used for either one of the two scares described: SCENE A- FREDDY pops out from behind the couch to slash at you. SCENE B- The couch itself lunges at you with a roar. Kitchen Technically it’s in normal size, but with the space of it it’s more like a restaurant kitchen. The cabinets are filled with vials of embalming fluids and blood samples, the pans and pots searing and boiling with severed human body parts; raw human meat laying on a rack. A severed head is seen turning inside a microwave. The oven springs open to reveal a WARPED GINGERBREAD MAN bursting at you with the smoke. At the end, DEBBIE THE ROACH GIRL from the fourth NIGHTMARE cries for help. (The Pizza of Souls is seen as an Easter Egg) Dinner Room Here, FREDDY KRUEGER and his party guests happily feast on the cannibalistic delights. FREDDY digs his claw into GRETA’S stomach and force feeds GRETA her own innards. You disturbed by the horrifying scene leaving you unaware of the GIANT DEMONIC HOG puppet that roars at you on your left. Bedroom Once again, you find that the dimensions have shifted. The bedroom is seemingly giant sized, decorated with an antique mirror, toys on the floor, and of course the mattress itself. As you walk through, a baby stroller glides through as if pushed by an invisible being. The stroller looks a lot more darker and spiky than any normal stroller; it is in fact the same demon baby carriage from the fifth NIGHTMARE. FREDDY’S claw swipes from the stroller (either a hidden actor or a mechanical puppet). The following scene is either: SCENE A- You go underneath the bed itself, the corridor stimulating the dirty and grimy underneath, with giant bags of garbage laying. HUMAN-FACED DOGS AND GIANT DEMONIC RATS from the second NIGHTMARE movie charge at you from the darkness. SCENE B- The bed is broken, it’s hinges cracked, the mattress on the floor. This gives you chance to slide under the covers. There you push yourselves through corridors of sheets illuminated by moonlight blue. The LOST SOULS claimed by FREDDY push through the walls begging for help in muffled cries. At the end, FREDDY’S claw slashes through a sheet wall, creating a red glow. Bathroom and Shower Room Escaping from the bedroom, the bathroom is surprisingly well-lit and clean, though sparsely decorated. The water in the faucet is running hot, with mist in the air as a result. The lights start to flicker, and FREDDY’S razor knife glove slashes through the mirror, creating sparks as it does so. Then, you come across the shower door where someone is bathing. The sheets are pulled down to reveal SHOWER FREDDY, a full frontal long haired version of the nightmare demon. He gives the line “How’s this for a wet dream?!” Attic After a short transition hallway with screens projecting stairs going in all directions (like the scene in WDW’s Haunted Mansion), again the dimensions are all whack. The attic, which is filled with antique items and ELM STREET memorabilia, by itself isn’t abnormal, but there are several oversized children’s toys strung about. A nursery rhyme can be heard, along with a music box tune, but they seem to be broken. Suddenly you are ambushed by the NIGHTMARE MINIONS, some lunging from the air via bungee. Along with a hanged man. Basement Another transition hallway with the bizarre staircases leads you into the basement of the house- or more accurately the boiler room. Giant pipes and other machinery hiss smoke and fire, the lighting of the scene bathed in red and orange. Trinkets from FREDDY’S victims hang in various places. Speaking of victims, CHARRED VICTIMS burned to the core charge at you from hidden alcoves, some in a deranged state, others pleading. However FREDDY himself pops out and takes one victim with him back into the furnace (this may be used for a elaborate kill scene). Garden Going out the basement door, you enter the garden. The dimensions make this more like a giant conservatory. Mirrors help give the illusion of this garden being wider in depth, along with dimly lit matte paintings. The garden is full of plants and other greenery, but some not only look huge but some seem… off. Animatronics and puppets conveying GIANT VENUS FLYTRAPS, HARLEQUIN-HEAD FLOWERS are used to great effect, and there are a few VICTIMS stumbling about with cuts on their faces and eyeballs missing, and the walls decorated with bloody thorns. The setting morphs into a dark jungle-like setting, the hissing and growling of wild animals permeating your ears, the pathway dark and hard to see. At the end, another puppet conveying SNAKE FREDDY from the third NIGHTMARE film (with green goo and all) either bites at you or is eating a girl whole. Garage Finally, you make it into the garage, which while dimly lit seems normal. However you are led into a hallway of boarded up walls, where in the holes fully-sized cars honk and almost crash through from nowhere from in different angles from above. The room morphs again into something akin to an abandoned junkyard. SKELETON FREDDY jumps out from the ground itself to swipe at you and at an unfortunate VICTIM. The impaled body of NANCY’S FATHER is on display. A giant version of FREDDY KRUEGER bursts from a mist projection of the moon for one last scare.
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  4. But there is one problem of doing another Zombie house and/or zone at this point: Whether If it’s an original concept or an IP that has never been touched before, people would complain that It’s still the Walking Dead in some form. The zombies were a trend of the 2010’s that was ended by the oversaturation of the concept unlike this decade.
    2 points
  5. I think Universal is trying to take a long break with the Zombies cause of the Walking Dead overrepresentation.
    2 points
  6. They could do a walled-off walkway through the Kidzone area during the event. Even with everything bulldozed, the safe walkable paths could be placed like some of the extended sprung tent areas by covering the walkways with some form of cover on whatever surface they could put, and elevate some parts of them if needed. As for the food booths that were over there, I don’t think they’ll be relocated, since only a large portion of Kidzone is getting a tear down.
    2 points
  7. The problem is that Netflix has its own Stranger Things experiences right now. They started in 2020 and will probably keep going for a few more years. I've heard that Netflix gets very greedy when it comes to merch, wanting a pretty good percentage of the profits made from merch at HHN. With them running their own experiences, they get every penny spent by guests. It's just not smart from a business standpoint for Netflix to share it's IP right now.
    2 points
  8. The way I picture it is B79 being the only house entrance back there. Both B79 and B108 would exit through ET as well. It shouldn't be that bad if the queues start/end closer to SpongeBob Storepants. In fact, it wouldn't be as crowded if there was only one house entrance.
    2 points
  9. After looking at the pics of the now walled-off Kidzone (just a large portion of the area), It brought me into some curiosity on how It’s gonna affect the logistics for 32. Can you imagine how crazy the narrow pathway to ET would be on an HHN crowd level?
    2 points
  10. And in other news, the Universal theme park brand and division is also expanding at Texas and Las Vegas.
    2 points
  11. Permits have been filed for B79, Sprung 1, Sprung 2. Looks the rumor was true. Construction will be starting even earlier this year.
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  12. If they need to use it and figure out how they could overlay the set for the event, then yeah. That would mean less houses.
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  13. I’ve been hearing the Last of Us TV series is getting really good reviews from the earliest viewers, so this does made me wonder its potential of being rumored again and come to the event. The reason it didn’t happen last year was the same reason why Evil Dead Rise never made it before A&D settled with Descendants of Destructions due to the delay. Murdy even hinted It on Twitter when he tweeted something about smallpox. It has a good chunk of material they could work with both from the games and the upcoming show. In order for it to be good as a house, they need to take it with an Resident Evil route of the same intensity and have a similar feeling of Silent Hill like if it were a hybrid of both in a sense.
    2 points
  14. The problem with either gender playing M3GAN, is that it's pretty difficult to find men under 5 feet lol. It's much easier for Universal to cast short women.
    2 points
  15. And we also need a break with Micheal. Though Halloween didn’t came back yearly as the Walking Dead, but I think It’s similarly overrepresented in the event’s history.
    2 points
  16. I wouldn't expect Cocaine Bear lmao. My guess is Horrors of Blumhouse: M3GAN and Insidious. The Exorcist is a pretty big IP, but I just don't see it being an Orlando exclusive as a stand-alone house. I also feel that it's too big to be in a Horrors of Blumhouse. Hollywood just did The Exorcist in 2021, so I'm pretty sure the community would be REALLY upset with HHN. That's like my only gripe with The Exorcist. Casting for M3GAN might be a problem too.
    2 points
  17. Happy to be back! I was away from home for quite some time, so I couldn't talk to you guys. Another Horrors of Blumhouse just seems to be a given. It was crazy popular last year. M3GAN is a pretty popular movie surprisingly, so I would expect to see her show up in a mash-up house.
    2 points
  18. Bride of Frankenstein Lives is in my top 10 fav houses. I hope Evil Dead Rise comes to the event. I’m confident that the movie will be great, Evil Dead is my second favourite franchise. This could be our gore house if it happens.
    2 points
  19. Little Red could work, but I’m getting the feeling that It would be too short. Beanstalk sounds like a very challenging idea to execute as a house. Setting wise and costume wise, this could have the potential to be culturally represented as a love letter to Denmark like how one of my house ideas is to India with the Jungle Book. If that happens, then all the Snow Queen scareactresses better scare the guests that are singing “Let It Go” from Frozen.
    2 points
  20. Snow Queen hands down. And yes, a big reason is because I’m a sucker for snow-based houses.
    2 points
  21. Easy one, Dude. Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk
    2 points
  22. Got a question for @Sinfear and @Joelimitsu: If there is one fairy tale/public domain story that should get Its own house completely as a Scary Tales spin-off/type of house like Asylum In Wonderland at 25, which one would you pick and why. Here’s a list to name some. Peter Pan The Wizard of Oz The Jungle Book (my most wanted) Beauty & The Beast The Snow Queen Hansel & Gretal Rumplestiltskin Didn’t include Mulan and Tarzan cause I find the original stories of them to be less fantasy oriented or not at all. A psycho Hercules house would be interesting, but It should have the same vibe as Hades at 20. The Arabian Nights and the Uncle Remus stories are the only ones I could think of that will never happen for obvious reasons.
    2 points
  23. Scream 1996 The Evil Dead 1981 Hellraiser 1987 Resident Evil (2002 remake on Gamecube) Creature from the Black Lagoon if we’re adding originals as well: Saws N’ Steam sequel Wendigos Body Collectors sequel A Traditional Halloween maze set in a cemetery(think Twisted Tradition meets Graveyard Games) A Bloody Mary house(bring her back as an icon)
    2 points
  24. I’m going with four IP’s, since Chucky is the only house announced so far, but these are my picks I would go with for this year. My IP picks The Exorcist (26 redo with a Blumhouse preview as a new ending scene) Nightmare on Elm Street (No issues on the rights thankfully) Slipknot (My music pick) A compilation of silent era horror movies (most of them are in the public domain) My original picks Leave It To Cleaver sequel The Director & The Usher mash up The Invasion zone from 27 as a house Something that is related to snow
    2 points
  25. I’m thinking about that too. In case a Cleaver sequel doesn’t happen for 32, then this would make a good alternative for a comedy house. I also agree that the Killer Klownz from Outer Space deserves a better location for a facade other than having Klownzilla back.
    1 point
  26. Killer Klowns might have some potential left, but It can’t be like what Hollywood had done last year, even if you flex the new Minions attraction that won’t be available anytime soon.
    1 point
  27. Ehhhh, I thought the Killer Klowns house from 29 was alright. But it definitely does not need to return.
    1 point
  28. 1st Halloween Horror Nights- the World of Fear (This is merely the “placeholder” for a more described version.) BACKGROUND: This Universal park is set somewhere in the early 2000s. The first HHN probably would have started somewhere in 2004-2007. This is sort of like Islands of Fear. Icon • The Caretaker or Jack the Clown • Biff Tannen Scarezones • Enter the Dark World • Jurassic Carnage • Rise of Imhotep • Monster Mash • Aquatic Nightmare • New York Under Siege or the Rotten Apple • Biff Tannen’s Hell Valley Mazes • JP: Extinction • Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Torture • Maximum Carnage or 7 • (Depending on the Icon) Jack’s Fearhouse, Screamhouse, or (?) Marquee Attraction • Hayride of Terror: Exploration Gone Wrong Shows • (Depending on the Icon) Jack’s Funhouse, A Gothic Night with the Caretaker, or Biff Tannen’s Halloween Party • Rivers of Blood
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  29. Woah! This looks incredible, and I’m loving the way you’re using Freddy as an icon differently. Have you thought of adding Michael, Jason, Leatherface for an unholy alliance of Slashers? You could do a zone called “Freddy & Friends.”
    1 point
  30. Cool. Would like to show them my sirens house someday or in any podcast.
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  31. They’ll be talking about these houses. Both of them are updated on Google Docs for some improvements and more additions to emphasize the experience of my ideas. I want them to look nice and ready for Nick & Shamus to read. The Jungle House: Perils of Terror A Scary Tales type of house with a Hindu folklore spin inspired by the Jungle Book as a cultural love letter to India. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11VKaDeRSk25dkj5ZLq_iICYPJF5YgbeIGgbQ501ogiE/edit Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral A music house inspired by a classic industrial masterpiece based on my interpretation of the album. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11GMMubevP6-SnNok3l7PTM5j-o_5qg3fV9dKenp_baE/edit
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  32. Dude, that’s awesome! I’m excited to hear your house ideas on their episode.
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  33. It’s understandable that Scream isn’t coming this year… but damn.
    1 point
  34. He also said Scream won’t be coming this year too. It was supposed to be the “White Whale” for 32 like he tweeted, but the deal wasn’t settled. Guess Chucky could be the only Slasher slot as a following of Halloween and Texas.
    1 point
  35. My guess is that it's more like a hub, where the main area is like a giant scarezone and free to roam around. The upcharges will probably be the immersive experiences, and I think there will be 3 or 4 of them. The restaurants and shops would probably be accessible to all.
    1 point
  36. I saw the concept art on the Vegas HHN. Maybe they’ll have some sort of Icons house or scarezone as Jack(and I think Chance) are on it. I’m curious of what the house count will be there as well. Maybe around 8 houses, 4 IPs, 4 originals?
    1 point
  37. All of those have massive cult followings. Evil Dead Rise literally comes out this year lol. Monsters have basically been resurrected and Universal is releasing Renfield in April, so I think Universal Monsters are pretty relevant and popular. Universal also released Invisible Man back in 2020. With Epic Universe getting an entire land dedicated to the Monsters, it's safe to say that they aren't irrelevant and unpopular. Sinister hasn't gotten a new movie since 2015.
    1 point
  38. I love the idea for the M3gan haunted house and the possibility of getting a Rome themed house. I'd like to suggest the possibility of getting a Winnie the pooh blood and honey the house. Honestly that would scare me and give me nightmares for days.
    1 point
  39. I agree with HHNGuy27. 2022 had so many bad Blumhouse movies.
    1 point
  40. If another Blumhouse compilation comes back this year, then It needs to be up to four movies/franchises at the most for a greater variety without trying to look too much like if It were showing what’s trending in horror. M3gan could be added, since It’s surprisingly doing well in the Box Office and even broke the Avatar streak. New Insidious movie coming? Why not thrown in the best of the series again other than the new installment from the franchise? Can’t do the Exorcist as a full house again like at 26? Take the best and most iconic scenes from it wisely along with a preview of the upcoming sequel trilogy. Not sure if they can include Cocaine Bear as a fifth spot for it, but I’m all for the “WTF” Factors at the event.
    1 point
  41. Absolutely not for the Purge returning as a house. That was the worst part of the first two Blumhouse houses. The Purge only works as a scarezone at the event. And we honestly don’t need to see Us return either.
    1 point
  42. My IP Predictions: The Last of Us The Weeknd: Dawn FM Saw Horrors of Blumhouse: M3GAN and Insidious Universal Monsters: Phantom VS Someone My OG Predictions: Leave It 2 Cleaver Folklore House (Like Chupacabra) Creature House (Like Descendants, Scarecrow, Depths, or Hive) Grand Set Design House Centered Around Malevolent Spirits
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  43. Bride is so far my most favorite Monsters house. Did anyone saw the Evil Dead Rise trailer? It was surprisingly pretty good, and some on Discord and the Inside Universal forums are expecting it to come at the event for 32. Was delayed last year, so WB could bring it to the theaters first. I guess they saw how good It was and thought to themselves saying “Man this movie is good enough not to be an HBO Max exclusive.”
    1 point
  44. If you had to pick any 5 famous IPs to have a maze or return, what would you pick? Mine's easy SAW, Nightmare on Elm Street, Predator, Ghostbusters, and ANY Blumhouse film
    1 point
  45. Yes, that was the first announcement. I don’t want to see a Megan house however. There are other IPs that should come to the event more than that one. Like, ya know… The Thing 1982 or Candyman.
    1 point
  46. Haven't been here in a while. Also, M3GAN has to be at this year's HHN
    1 point
  47. After reading about the issues at the event on Inside Universal’s speculation thread for next year, I’m getting a better understanding with the house staffing problems and why ten should be enough for us. Bort blamed the pandemic for impacting on the job market drastically and left with a mark that isn’t removable. Scare-acting is actually a whole lotta work that requires good energy and physical activity during a Halloween event like HHN that could last for hours until the end of the night. It’s gonna get longer, meaning that they either have to improve the staffing or need more, since we’re starting to see more people who felt the pandemic is over to them personally. There are several questions you can ask yourself while having a hard time answering your own thoughts on this problem, and how they could resolve it - I’m already feeling eager about it. So, I’m now all for Universal surveying on the scareactors they have now for the best feedbacks they could deliver on things that needs to be changed and what they should keep the way it was.
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  48. Well, I was kind of right about some of the tents staying up lol. The two Curious George tents are still standing. Scarecrow has been completely demoed and Halloween is almost gone. The Legends Collide and KKFOS tents are no loner up, but where LC stood looks likes it's getting prepared for construction.
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  49. So Murdy replied to someone on Twitter saying that if they're able to keep the current line-up it's going to be a stellar year. That makes me excited, but I think I need to realize that 1 or 2 IPs will be Hollywood exclusives. But maybe Orlando will get an exclusive or two as well.
    1 point
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