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  1. On 8/14/2018 at 12:02 PM, mystiquephreeq said:

    We don't seem to have an RIP thread so...


    On 7/30/18, my grandmother passed away. She was my introduction to horror movies and all things spooky. She instilled in me my love of Halloween. From watching the old black and white classics (Them! was my first horror movie at about 5)and watching Dr. Paul Bearer's Creature Feature, to being with me going through my first haunted house (Pinellas Square Mall), to her annual Halloween bash, she fostered and created my love for horror and Halloween. 


    I miss her deeply. This Halloween will be hard as the annual tradition will be broken. 


    Rest In Peace, Grandma. I love you. 

    I'm sorry to hear that. I lost my mom quite suddenly in May. She would always get very enthused about the holidays, so it's certainly been an adjustment not having her around.  I feel for you

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  2. On 11/5/2018 at 10:33 AM, Ueeediot said:

    The scare zone was nothing more than a Selfie/Instagram  zone.  I am not exaggerating about seeing a family bring their 1 year old to the event to get pictures with clowns.


    I'm actually fine with that. I stand by the fact that two of the cutest things I've ever seen were a small child in last year's Invasion! scarezone hugging and high-fiving an alien, and a little girl in the Trick 'r Treat scarezone getting one of the werewolf princesses to sign her plastic battleax for her. 


    That's just wholesome, that.

  3. 8 hours ago, zombieman said:

    Going back a bit further in time for Sprung Tent 1 houses:

    2006 - Psycho Path (ORIGINAL) - Ranked in upper half.  Screamhouse and Psychoscareapy were on top, and PUTS (Sprung #2) was near bottom.


    2007 - Thing: Assimilation (IP) - Ranked in the middle.  Dead Silence and NOES were on top and Vampyr on the bottom.  Jack's Funhouse (Sprung #2) was also near bottom.


    2008 - The Hallow (ORIGINAL) - I recall this being rated #2 or #3.  Dead Exposure (Sprung #2) was highly polarizing, being best or worst depending on opinion.


    2009 - Chucky - Friends till the End (IP) - Middle to lower end.  Spawning (Sprung #2) was the dog of the year.


    But I agree with most of your 2010 onward as far as reviews - except I don't recall anyone saying Dollhouse was GOAT.


    My mates and I all loved Dollhouse to death. And my brother considers Assimilation the scariest house he's ever been through. Considering he's been to nearly every event since 2002, I'm inclined to take him at his word.

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  4. 1 minute ago, zombieman said:

    I will only agree to the extent that it is unlikely we will ever have an IP free event - but I only say that because house count has risen to the point it has.  Never is just too long a time.  Who would have thought the park would be owned by Vivendi or Comcast?  Who knows who will own it 10 years from now?

    That's a fair point. Forever is a long time, and especially long in entertainment. Who can say what the landscape will look like in a few years?

  5. 3 minutes ago, OhHaiInternet95 said:

    As far back as last November, they had It. Then WB pulled the plug because of Horror Made Here. So I think we have about as good a chance of seeing all originals as we do of It.

    Ah. I thought I remembered hearing rumors that It would be there. Thought I was just misremembering. All the same, if Uni is sufficiently motivated to grease those wheels, I'm sure they could make it happen. 

  6. Let's see...Stranger Things seasons 2 & 3 is more-or-less guaranteed...


    Beyond that, a house based on It?  Seems like an obvious choice, to the point that I'm a bit surprised they didn't include it this year.


    I would love a Killer Klowns house, myself. And it ought to be more than feasible given what Uni has pulled off in the past.


    I somewhat doubt we'll see anything too self-referential. They'll more than likely save that for the 30th anniversary.  

  7. So this weekend I finally got to spend a couple of nights at HNN. I have pretty mixed feelings about it. I miss them having proper scarezones, but with half the park torn up for construction, I guess I can't really fault them for that. I also had the misfortune of being at the park on Thursday night, which was just absurd. As far as the houses go...none of them were terrible, but there were only a couple excellent ones. I also suspect that the fact that there are only seven houses this year, as opposed to the eight which has been the standard for a while now, probably contributed quite a bit to the crowding and long lines. Anyways, my general impressions.

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  8. wow, again is great to hear stuff like this, If this was such a hard stunt i think Uni should have planned it better, i wonder what other type of injuries occur at HHN just from doing their job, anyway, the stunt is cool but I never thought about them getting hurt, but the one i dont get is why one of the guys would never do anything in between, even if i didnt see the effect he could have at least act scared or act like he was shooting the nightingale to his side, anything really

    I've seen them get pretty animated in between dismemberments.

  9. On either Thursday or Friday, I saw the Red Death manage to trap a couple of cowering girls in a corner-- and I give him props for that, because I wouldn't have even thought that possible, given that he's up on an elevated platform about 5 or 6 feet away from the wall.

  10. I wasn't able to get my shirt done in time for the event, I did get the order in, but they couldn't promise it to me before I left on vacation. So, i'll end up having one, just not for the event.

    I suppose that in the future I can just wear it to the Horror Make-up Show. Same thing, apparently.

  11. Also, I'd like to point out that Assimilation didn't have any spoilers in it - in fact, it was pretty much unrelated to the movie if you ask me. Several years later, I'm *still* not on board with having all the scareactors in the Thing house be military guys.... Since there aren't any of them in the movie and all... It's like if the NoES house was filled with aliens.

    Didn't Assimilation take place after the events of the Movie in an unrelated location anyways?

  12. Oh man, is that for real? It seriously looks like the kind of movie H.R. would have on his show!! It even has a title that's really close to the one he mentions, doesn't it?

    Why not? One of the other joke-titles they came up with already turned out to be a real movie, so why not this one?

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