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  1. 5 points
    And yet 80% of that map absolutely sells ME on going to the event. Different strokes.
  2. 5 points
    In my opinion, if ever there was a year where things are up in the air, it's this one. Even with IP contracts in place, I can imagine ANYTHING can change at this point. Look at how movie studios are now pushing out their release plans. Those delays will ripple. For example, who knows if Candyman will be pushed out or if it will even release this year. I wouldn't be surprised if we hear originals announced first or if all announcements will be late. So this year may be like the good old days - when no one knew what was coming until it was announced. I wouldn't even be surprised if Hollywood backed off the "apocalyptic virus zombie house" (a.k.a. TWD) if the US has a much higher than expected death rate. Bill & Ted may get a go simply because it's a show intended to make you laugh. Might even be a very light year for gore, as they did in 2001. And number of houses? I seriously doubt 11. Heck, 10 might not even happen. Think about this: some major airlines have already said they are not resuming international service with Asia until OCTOBER. If similar happened with Europe, that's a non-insignificant amount of the HHN GP. The crystal ball is very cloudy as to what domestic travel will be like a short 6 months from now. Remember, viruses tend to flare up again later in the year... You had better believe theme park execs are video conferencing right now as to how or if they might be able to enforce a 6 foot separation rule in queues. I'd give the event about a 90% chance of happening at this point. Expect anything. Believe me, it's not fun being the pessimist in a room full of optimists. But that's what a pessimist would say...
  3. 5 points
    The rumblings are still in favor of Scarecrow appearing at the event, though in what capacity is still TBD I think it's safe to say that any plans to have a zombie/virus related house/scarezone, are out the window. Here's an interesting exercise to help pass the time: Anyone want to compile a list of zombie/virus related scenes for a theoretical anniversary house or full houses(both original and IP, or speculated) that they will NOT be doing? I think it's safe to say we can rule these out. Also..... NO WALKING DEAD! C0NF1RM3D!@#
  4. 5 points
    We have 5 permits! MIB Tent, Sprung 1, Sprung 2, B79, and SS23A(yes! SS23). Apps were received 1/28, 2/3, & 2/7.
  5. 5 points
    Don't bury it yet. Still plenty of time left.
  6. 4 points
    According to my wife, I am definitely non-essential. In California. My kids are doing remote learning. My wife is doing remote teaching. I am doing remote working. Stores are stocked, but waits are over an hour even if you show up before opening. It's like having to buy your food from Hagrid. My 17 year old daughter just doesn't get why she needs to be practicing social distancing. My son is a gamer, so it kind of came naturally... We have a little dog and I looked up what would happen if she got sick. Vets are open by appointment only. You drive your pet to the vet. They meet you at your car window, take the animal and you wait. Kind of like if Uber Eats served pets. We can still eat out, but only for take out, or home delivery. Business are hurting terribly. Everyone is terrified of losing their job. This will end, and the economy will come back stronger than ever. I really believe this. Gotta believe it because of the alternative. If any of you feel anxious and afraid, I REALLY recommend you listen to Scott Adams (the Dilbert comic strip creator), who does a non-political Periscope once or twice a day. He is completely rational to listen to and I feel so much better as he talks about the crisis. Not political. Not happy talk. Not scary talk. Not comedy. Just level headed commentary. There's a good chance you will feel calm afterward. Take care, everyone.
  7. 4 points
  8. 4 points
    I'm surprised this, from The Ifrit, has not been addressed on here: Seeped in blood, the roots have grown Vines of iron branch like a throne A flame is stoked, the fires lit A blade is forged in the pit Guards await, calm and steady Berries ripe, wine is ready Hold your hope within reason And prepare for the season Is this too obviously Terra Queen?
  9. 3 points
    Well you’ll be happy to know it seems to be quickly going around that Sabrina and Gremlins are leaning on the “not real” sides.
  10. 3 points
    All of the early permits (the first 5) have FIR permits now. These are the permits for the fire alarms and sprinklers (for those who haven’t seen my tweets). ELE permits will, also, be pulled for the houses. ELE permits are for electrical work. All permit applications are being sent through email. No worries regarding permit offices being closed. These things can be done online. I’m currently building a house. My construction has not been interrupted. My guess s Orlando will operate in a similar manner.
  11. 3 points
    Lemme fix this map with a 6 original, 4 IP split. Beetlejuice - Soundstage 23B Candyman - Soundstage 23A Psychoscareapy 6 - Soundstage 24B Terra Cruentes - Soundstage 24A H.R. Bloodengutz 2 - MIB Tent Dungeon of Terror - Sprung Tent 2 Slaughter Sinema II - Sprung Tent 1 Spiral - New Parade Building Legendary Truth: Carey - Parade Building Gremlins - Sprung Tent 3
  12. 3 points
    Unfortunately, it’s the track record of this site and the speculated IPs which causes a lot of sting for me personally. I reviewed last years 1.0 Map and it was accurate on all of the IPs (Except Us, and that was not revealed at the time). None of the IPs changed and only was add to (Us). This years map was a gut check for someone like me. This has always been the vacation of the year for my wife and I... Now that we are rethinking it at a time where holding on to something to look forward to is a nice relief from the chaos. Now it’s like “well poop... what are we gunna do?” . Like I said I will wait for official confirmation before we do anything, however the outlook is grim.... and not in a good way.
  13. 3 points
    Just had a thought. Would this not be the perfect year to open up HHN at IOA and USO? Bring in the same capacity, but double the space and maybe use IOA as the "holding zone" for guests that have a virtual queue reservation for the houses at Universal? You can add food, a show and some scarezones to IOA, but that way the capacity could be cut in half while still entertaining and feeding the guests. Yes, operational costs would go up, but I think guest satisfaction would go through the roof knowing that people could spend less time in line and more time walking around a general haunt vibe that has been expanded. Just my 2 cents.
  14. 3 points
    Construction at the parks hasn't been disrupted, the CEO did mention construction is still ongoing and everything is still on track. Also, Patrick Braillard has relayed that they're still working on HHN as usual, nothing's been halted.
  15. 3 points
    Agreed. This is only what they have announced so far. In my opinion, this virus scare tosses everything up in the air. The travel and theme park industry is going to be rocked by this to be certain. No telling how long it will take for things to settle or what they will do to lure people if ticket sales are just not there. Five months doesn't seem like a long way away at this point, given all that is going on. I want nothing more than to have people repost this in June saying "Can you believe this idiot was worried about HHN back then?"
  16. 3 points
    Is it though? A&D is always pulling rabbits out of hats; whether it's houses, scarezones, shows or announcements.
  17. 3 points
    All I can see One House featuring The Terra Queen and Terra Cruentas with each room from each house, ends with every scareactor and final scare being the Terra Queen.
  18. 2 points
    MiB tent isn’t a Sprung tent. Sprung is a brand name. Can’t remember the brand name for Tent 3. It’s why the permits for the 2 Sprungs are labeled ST1 and ST2, and MiB tent is labeled T3. Speaking of permits: B108 permit has dropped. We have 6 permits now.
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    SATURDAY MORNING CARNAGE Few things bring to mind the freedom of the weekend like wearing your PJs, fixing a bowl of cereal, and sitting down in front of the TV for a morning of cartoons. But nothing's sacred, is it? Trying to relive some nostalgia with streaming services, your TV kinda blew a fuse... and the rest of the room with it. Remember wishing that you'd be able to enter the worlds of your favorite cartoons? Yeah, about that... Inspired by Knott's Terrorvision, Saturday Morning Carnage is a take on classic cartoons of yesteryear with a twisted, sadistic turn. But let's be real here. We've got cartoons with mutagenic oozes, world-threatening terrorists, geniuses with a chip on their shoulder taking it out on their fellow man, giant alien robots, and little blue gnomes. Scary stuff. Anyways, the maze would be blacklight, possibly 3D, with a medley of the various theme songs playing. Possibly with more whimsy than the Terrorvision medley. ROOMS: Facade: Guests enter through the broken front of a TV, with static playing. (Yeah real original, Doc) Mountain Lair (He-Man): A purple-tinted layer. A blue man with a skeletal face stands above a barbarian with a sword impaled through his chest, ranting and raving about his ultimate victory. A giant beast of a man will lunge out at guests. Large Woods (Winnie the Pooh): A large, green wooded area. The carcasses of a piglet, kangaroo, donkey, and rabbit are strewn about, and a young boy hides from a giant yellow bear. From a tree, a tiger attacks. Battlefield (G.I. Joe): A dusty desert covered in a layer of fog. Various eclectic warriors are fighting, shouting orders, and often firing their weapons into the walk line. A white ninja, a man with a metallic face, and a man in blue armor AND a faceless, chrome mask attack guests. NY Street (The Real Ghostbusters): A streetlamp-lit street. A cartoonish red ghost attacks from the road, and a green blob jumps out of the window. Two guys in brightly-colored jumpsuits will attack the ghosts. Backstage (JEM): A brightly-lit, neon backstage for an upcoming concert - except the pink-haired singer is dead, from bludgeoning. A yellow-green haired rival will jump out at guests, threatening to beat them with a guitar. Kaiju Fight (Power Rangers): A miniature city set with a walkway made from carnage. A giant mecha and an evil sorceress hide in the carnage. Warlock's Shack (The Smurfs): A dark, medieval wizard's hut, swarming with little blue gnomish-creatures. Some of the creatures have caught and killed a cat, with one of them popping out of the carcass with a splash. The wizard will rush out, coated with the gnomes. All the while, they sing their song of madness. Race Track (Speed Racer): The track between the stands on a race track. A stylized race car has crashed into the wall, its racer stumbling about deliriously, bruised and bloodied, still holding onto the wheel. As guests go around the car, into the next scene, they encounter a TRUNK MONKEY with a wrench, and a black race car with buzz saws on the front rushes forward. Mad Scientist's Lair (TAoSonic The Hedgehog): A cartoonishly lit scene, one of the first things guests notice is a blue splat on the wall. A raspy-voiced, obese mustachioed man in a red coat rants and threatens guests. From a boo-hole, a giant, humanoid Rooster Robot attacks. Sewers (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles): A sewer hangout littered in... well, there's pizza, pizza boxes, skateboards, weapons, magazines of varying topics, some loose machinery, rat fur, green gunk's all over the place. Warped voices shout slang, and four grotesquely mutated turtles jump out at guests, one IN a pool of the gunk. A reporter with a camera ushers guests into the next scene. Happy Meadow (Strawberry Shortcake/My Little Pony): A fruit-scented field of flowers. Fruit-scented goblin girls are huddled over a pastel-colored horse, eating its entrails. The Strawberry goblin will attack guests. Arena (Pokemon): A grassy field surrounded by stands. A boy is electrocuted by his thunder rodent, and a human-sized dragon breathes a jet of fire at guests. (Again, Stranger Things flamethrower effect.) In the ground, are three impact silhouettes of a man, a woman, and their bipedal feline. The Van (Scooby-Doo): A dark area, with purple ground surrounded by a black void, filled with glaring cartoon eyes. Three teenagers have been slaughtered, with the fourth and his dog on top of the van, begging for help. Three men in costume (a ghost, a clown, and a werewolf) will attack, one with a chainsaw. FINALE: Alien Warzone (Transformers): A barren, rocky warzone where lazers can be heard firing. Guests pass by the giant scraps of what was once a robot/18-wheeler. As they leave the maze, a GIANT puppet of an evil robot overlord looms forward, reaching out at them.
  21. 2 points
    No 3D house since Lunatics Playground in 2016. Coincidence, I think not personally.
  22. 2 points
    So according to that speculation map: Beetlejuice - Soundstage 21 (?) Monsters: The Bride - Soundstage 23B Bedtime Stories - Soundstage 23A Terra Cruentes - Soundstage 25 Billie Eilish - MIB Tent Dungeon of Terror - Sprung Tent 2 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Sprung Tent 1 The Haunting of Hill House - New Parade Building Legendary Truth: Carey - Parade Building Gremlins - Sprung Tent 3 (?)
  23. 2 points
    I feel that a haunted house in a theme park world will rarely offer more than the occasional jump scare. I think HHN has come to this realization as well. Instead they focus on concept, story, and bringing "IP Experiences" that people want to see. They also feel the need to cater to more than one crowd... General Public Teens Horror Fans Nostalgia Buffs HHN Die Hards Etc The more they can lure in,the more coin they make. Earlier I said I was content with 80% of this map. Not feeling Sabrina or Billie .. but I am not their target audience. But I will be damned if the other 8 don't peak my curiosity in some way, shape, or form.
  24. 2 points
    To be fair, I hadn't really come across a spec map so far that was much if any better. I too would have liked one more original, but if all the originals are strong (like last year for instance) I'm willing to be quite generous. And one of those IPs will have an original story.
  25. 2 points
    It's alright, but for the 30-year anniversary, this is kinda disappointing. All the originals sound absolutely amazing (TERRA QUEEN HELL YEAH!), but in terms of IP, sure ya got Beetlejuice, but the rest is kinda eh. Also, was hoping for more originals for the 30th, but nope we still got a 6 IP, 4 original split.
  26. 2 points
    UNCLE KRANKY'S FUNHOUSE In life, Karl Raynkler was a sincerely good clown. Under the name Uncle Karl, he entertained at birthday parties, charity events, and business openings in his small town of Carey, Ohio. Sadly, his life was cut short when a group of teenage thugs beat him to death outside his own house. His last hours were spent in agony. You never admitted it, but you were one of those teens. Today, you head back to Raynkler's house, because they're investigating it and you may have left incriminating evidence. But something seems... off. Like... something's there. Something that should have left decades ago. Something... angry. Angry at you, in particular. Welcome to Uncle Kranky's Funhouse. ~~~ CLOWNS! I never liked them until recently, and for reasons I will not elaborate on I cannot use them in my Halloween stuff. But I still have a fascination with Halloween, and Clowns are... Halloweenish nowadays. Anyways, On a whim, I've been listening to the instrumental of Breakfast in America, which sounds like an evil clown song. Anyways, I'd try to work that into this house. Maybe an instrumental of House of Fun, The Logical Song, some Uncle Bobo's style Mr. Bungle (Quote Unquote, Stubb-a-Dub, and Carousel) instrumentals, maybe some Primus (Say, Farewell Wonkites, Mr. Krinkle, and Wynona's Big Brown Beaver), Happy Happy Joy Joy, oh if only I knew how to make mixes. ROOMS: Facade: Walk up to the ruins of Mr. Raynkler's house. You can still see the blood on the sidewalk, under the streetlight. (The streetlight also hides a speaker playing audio of the beating. All foley artistry and voice acting.) For split seconds, Karl's face flashes in the window. Ominous circus music can be heard. WELCOME TO THE FUNHOUSE!: Once you enter the front door, the room inside is decaying and falling apart - oh, and Karl, now Uncle Kranky, is a giant head above a portal. "EAHAHAHAHA! WELCOME TO THE FUNHOUSE, YOU LYING SNAKE! I'M UNCLE KRANKY, AND YOU'RE IN FOR THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BWAHAHAHAHA!" He'll snarl between loops. And the head is part projection, probably onto a face-like mold above the portal. Inside the room, red and white stripes are projected onto the walls, spinning around. Spinning Tunnel: Enter a Red-and-White spinning tunnel. At the end, a clown with a Rictus Grin attacks with a mallet. From this point on, BLACK LIGHT! But not 3D. WELCOME TO HELL!: The portal drops guests off at a ghostly carnival of sorts. They pass under a giant clown-faced archway, into a circus tent. Hanging in the arch is a banner with WELCOME TO HELL! written on it. Puppets: Inside the tents are several clown marionettes, hanging from the ceiling. Many are in the walkway, forcing guests to push through them. Off to the side, is a scaracter disguised as a clown marionette. Doggies: Guests then pass a clown being mauled by two dogs in little dog clown costumes. The clown can only laugh as he's ripped apart. A puppet Clown Rottweiler will jump at guests. Mirrors: The next corner is a hall of mirrors. Clown statues are inside two-way mirrors, exposed as the lights flicker with the music. One clown is a scaracter, and he will lunge at the guests. Between the Clown's Legs: Guests are then forced to walk between Kranky's legs. It's easier than that sounds, the legs are a giant arch covered in Raynkey's Clown Pants' pattern, with an actor who's legs are hidden in the pants. Kranky will mock guests, and his extra-long arms will lunge out from the walls. One side has a cream pie. The other has a knife. Karma: Guests then find themselves on a black lit sidewalk, attacked by a gang of clowns. Carnevil Ride: Guests then step onto a piece of track. A piece of rollercoaster track, specifically. As you make your way across, a roller coaster car barrels forward from the darkness. Shooting Gallery: Guests then enter a shooting gallery. From the no-man's zone. Three clowns, armed with bb-shooting tommyguns (that fire air), hoot, holler, and insult guests. Meanwhile, on the other side, balloons "pop", while multi-colored strobes flicker. Four Horsies: Guests then pass a carousel with four horses, ridden by four clowns, each to go with a horseman of the apocalypse. Famine is a fat, L4D-style Boomer-ish clown with gobs of cotton candy and popcorn. Pestilence is extremely thin, and throws up to the side. Death wears all black, and carries a balloon scythe that he swings at guests. War is a medieval jester who carries a brightly-colored mace that he also swings at guests. Prize Corner: Guests then pass through an assortment of stuffed animals. A few human-sized teddybears, but what really get guests is the actor covered in regular-sized plushies, who pops out of the wall. GUILTY AS CHARGED!: Guests pass by a judge's podium, manned by none other than Kranky himself. He damns guests to Hell for their sins. Guests then walk through a giant "flame", to... FINALE: Big Bobby: A giant clown's gaping maw. Think the Underworld Clown from this year's Halloween Decoration Expo, the giant, black-and-green clown with arms long enough to walk through. You're heading straight for this thing's razor-filled maw. His giant, clawed hands swing at guests. Once in his mouth, Uncle Kranky attacks one last time.
  27. 2 points
    Exactly what I was thinking of. Go all out and make an HHN Cinematic Universe. Start with a Jack film, and from there begin building up to a Fear film or something.
  28. 2 points
    Got the call today, my welding job is deemed essential to America so I'm working in a right room with 30 other people who travel internationally. Welp it's been a good run everyone.
  29. 2 points
    IL is on full lock down.... in fact the Sunday before St Pats the govt was telling everyone the ban on public gathering would go into effect on 3/17. So all teh fucking bars in town were doing the huge Monday celebrations. Locals got on social media and blasted these places calling them irresponsible fools. They got it and canceled everything. Cant wait till this is all over with. Stay healthy and strong HHNers!
  30. 2 points
    I like the idea of icons being the focal point. What I'd really like to see is a movie that doesn't center around a bunch of stupid teenagers that we are supposed to care about, getting picked off one by one. Like every other slasher film since forever. I'd like to see it centered around the "real icons" who have taken out their scareactor wannabes, roaming the park and going after random people. Build from there. No sympathy for the guests - just root for your favorite icon. And perhaps culminating with the icons going after the designers that brought them into existence in the first place. Maybe we can care about them... Nah.
  31. 2 points
    Definitely TWD could be written off speculation lists and forever please because it's had it's time and never grew, stayed the same even when it was generated so many attention and appeal, it didn't live up to the show. Also I would not mind a break from Zombie/Virus houses, it is truly for the best, not only because this time now but also the theming have sorta been overused and it's time for other themes to be used.
  32. 2 points
    The thing with the 11 houses situation is that people want 11 houses but then change their minds and don't want 11 houses, I'm pretty much saying if it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, maybe some other time, the way they are utilizing the sound stages this year could mean the latter, again if it doesn't happen, nothing to worry about, and I'm sure with the parks closed, it makes it a bit easier for construction to continue under way, I'm sure they just need take safety precautions of course.
  33. 2 points
    Closing the parks may or may not impact construction. Just because the park is closed to the public, doesn’t mean it’s closed completely.
  34. 2 points
    A chance for anything, but who the heck knows. Anxiously awaiting more info from Permit Bot.
  35. 2 points
    Not having memorized the SS buildings even after all these years, I had to look up the reason for Mystique's excitement regarding SS23. In 2019: SS22 (1 house), SS24 (2 houses), SS25 (1 house) were used SS23 has not been used since 2011, and is capable of holding 2 houses, but the permit was only for half the building. So many possibilities for speculation....
  36. 2 points
    DRUIDS AND DEMONS: THE SWAMPLANDS Prepare for another Druids and Demons journey! Tonight, our heroes have to brave The Swamplands, a ragged wetland filled with vile, wretched beings, to get to Fort Noctus, where they will provide relief from a recent disaster. But it's not all fun and games - as always, danger lurks around every corner! Hope you have another character ready... Admittedly, my Druids and Demons house inspiration has shifted from D&D to Pathfinder. I mean, look at PF's Monsters! Bloodybones! Calacas! Krampus! Chupacabra! You can have a goblin gunslinger team up with an orc samurai, a kitsune investigator, and a changeling skald to investigate The Skinsaw Murders! And... I admit that the Swamps came from my PF Research. Because what lives in the Swamps in Pathfinder? Hideous, inbred ogres. (And if you want, you can play a Leatherface Ogre - complete with Chainsaw! - with a slasher archetype in the Slayer class (Bloody Jake), technology (the aforementioned chainsaw), and mask (it's a magical item).) ROOMS: Facade: Lining the path is a large tabletop map setup, with figurines standing for the party, some NPCs, and the monsters. (One will be an actor, and attack guests.) The entrance is a large DM's screen, with Mitch Wooster above it (an actor who interacts with guests, hyping everything in-character as a loremaster). Enter the Swamps: Lit by moonlight, guests enter a swamp. A sign warns guests to "TURN BAK NOU", written in crude bloody writing, and guarded by a scarecrow made out of an elf. Ogre Territory: Further in the swamp, is a trio of ogres huddled around a dead horse, picking it apart and eating it. One will threaten guests. Leatherworks: Guests enter a section of trees, where the branches are covered with flayed corpses and hides. An ogre lady has split open a still-living dwarf, and is removing his guts. Across from her, a masked ogre attacks with a giant hook. RUN: Guests then find a ranger, armed with a crossbow, who pressures guests to make haste and get to safety. She then takes aim, and fires at a charging ogre. He still appears, bolt stuck through his eye, and attacks guests with a giant cleaver. The ranger shoots again, driving him off. Trophies: Guests then go through two rows of spikes, displaying severed heads of freshness ranging from Still Moving to Rotten Skull. An ogre attacks through the spikes using a hook on a pole. Fort Noctus Facade: Guests are then led through the entrance of Fort Noctus. Training Grounds: Various corpses are laid in the training grounds, both of the soldiers who protected the fort and of the Ogre invaders. A tiefling with a blunderbuss attacks guests. Demonic Force: As guests walk down the fortress, a soldier begs for help, unaware that a demon is walking up behind him. When the demon reaches him, the infernal creature plunges his hand through his victim's chest, ripping out his heart. (Taken from a scene from YETI: Terror of the Yukon.) Barracks: As guests enter the barracks, they spot a man, his eyeballs ripped out but one still dangling, wandering aimlessly, madly babbling about how he didn't mean to do this and it's all his fault. His forehead is marked with an unholy symbol. A demon rips his way through the wall. Cafeteria: In the mess hall, various corpses are strewn about, all with giant chunks ripped out of them. A couple of demons feast on their still-living prey, using giant, toothy maws to chomp down. Powerless: Exiting the mess hall, guests find a cleric dangling from a noose of thorned vines and a paladin impaled on a brimstone spike. The cleric struggles to breathe, and the paladin occasionally lurches alive and deleriously asks for help. A demon mocks the cleric. Finale: In the Captain's Office, a giant, towering demon in a robe mocks guests and launches a fireball at them (The Stranger Things Flamethrower Effect, with the light and smoke pipes hidden in the scaracter's sleeves). He goes on about how he's going to take over the world, and that nothing can stop him. The captain will rush in with an axe, only to be challenged by a demonic trooper.
  37. 2 points
    Although the film did make an impact in theaters, I don't think anyone would see this become a house and rather have the Original Invisible Man apart of a Universal Monsters part 2 house, that's the only version I'd love to see, the movie was good, but I just rather as UM 2 house because there is still more they could work with the OG monsters.
  38. 2 points
    I never heard that date. I’m just assuming that date. It feels like a good date, logically.
  39. 2 points
    A panel with HHN design leads from Orlando, Hollywood, Singapore, and Japan. People assumed an announcement would happen there, but there was nothing actually rumored or guaranteed for that to occur.
  40. 2 points
    Can't possibly be anything else
  41. 1 point
    I'm ok with most of this list. While Sabrina and Eilish seem like an odd choice for the event, they tend to surprise us with the odd choices. They have done some music based houses in the past and they always manage to pull them off somehow (although never the best house of the year by a long shot). Her music and videos are creepy and i'm sure they will come up with their own spin on it. I am glad it is going in the MIB tent though. Might actually change up the crowds rushing the houses in the front with all the younger crowd wanting to see her house first. Sabrina is the only really strange one for me. I found the show very strange and not something I was into. I didn't find it to have any horror elements at all. Curious to see what they do with this one. I'm beyond excited for Haunting of Hill House! Tons of creepy elements. I can't wait to walk thru this house and see the set design. I'm glad its going into the new building which has the space to pull this house off properly. This list also got me thinking. Could we be getting a setup for the Icons to all make a return? The main 5 can be placed into the houses pretty neatly. Beetlejuice/Gremlins -- Jack -- More "fun" type houses and Beetlejuice having a similar personality to Jack Terra Cruentes/ Bedtime Stories/Dungeon -- Storyteller -- As mentioned above, she was the Icon for 15 which is when Terra Cruentes was features. Bedtime Stories is what is tells. Dungeon Retold was her house during Sweet 16. Monsters/Sabrina -- Usher -- Both are movies/tv shows Billie Eilish/Haunting -- Director -- Billie has creative, well directed music videos. Haunting won huge praise for its directing, especially the limited cuts in episode 5 which required sets to be designed and built specifically with this episode in mind. Legendary -- Caretaker -- The most famous resident of Carey, Ohio
  42. 1 point
    Lots of grumbling about a speculation map which is purely speculation - it's make believe. I think we need to come to a realization that this is a slow motion disaster that is affecting the entire world simultaneously, and we don't know when it will end. Hell, we can't even define "end" at this point. HHN is very likely to have a much less scary atmosphere. And if they do, I'm OK with that. They reacted to 9/11 with the non gory HHN XI. They cut Eddy. The show goes on, but it has to take world circumstances into consideration. Anniversaries don't change that. I can't say it enough - expect anything. I'd bet anyone that the planners at Universal are looking at EVERY contingency - even the idea of pushing "Horror Nights" event to early or mid 2021. Who needs it to be "Halloween Horror Nights"? Imagine it taking place when weather is nice or schools are out. Would people really be opposed to such an idea? My intent here is not to squash speculation. It's healthy, and good. It's just that complaining about something imaginary is a bit silly.
  43. 1 point
    While I have wanted to see a return to using both parks, I don't see it happening anymore...especially this year. I am expecting quite a few things to change this year depending on how quickly this is all over. For one, I don't see crowds being nearly as large as they have been in years past simply because of the cost. Since this has started I have re-booked my onsite hotel, staying an extra night and still saving over $100. My airfare was also dirt cheap. Theme Parks around the world are going to be offering quite a few deals for a while after they all reopen to try and get people to visit again. If this goes into June or July, Sept is going to be a little too close for most people to part with a large chunk of change with the limited income they have been dealing with. With millions of people losing their jobs and no end in sight, spending money on vacations is not what the general public is going to be doing. While I don't think this will lead to any major budget cuts on the event as a whole, I could see some things like SIF and things hundreds on people have to touch every hour being removed. Depending on just how long this lasts, I could see them relaxing the "keep right up next to the party of total strangers in front you of" team members being toned down as people may still be practicing social distancing. Same thing goes with whatever show ends up being in FF. They might block off every other row to give people some more space. HHN 30 is an event I have been looking forward to for so long because they "anniversary" years are always a much larger production. I just hope the budget remained the same and they go all out this year. Time will tell.
  44. 1 point
    This is the ending music to Marathon of Mayhem This is the ending music to Marathon of Mayhem
  45. 1 point
    There are some houses that are best not getting sequels. But Nightingales ain't one--I thought finding a conflict that wasn't a war was pretty genius. Yes I wish they kept the old masks (only thing keeping it from being my FOAT) though I have a hunch as to why they didn't. Scarecrow is the most obvious house to get a sequel this year, but I'm not quite sure how to continue the story in a satisfying way.
  46. 1 point
    Yes Halloween 4 was last minute which led for the Shrek building being used. SS 22 is up in the air as well but definitely looks like Universal will changing the locations for the future, hopefully they choose the F&TF ride as a replacement because the ride is usually dead during HHN and sometimes in the day time, not many people would really miss the rides' absence. As much as I wanted them to do a Catacombs sequel, honestly the first one is the best, I know there could be many ways to go about a sequel but last year's Nightingales I think proves that some houses don't need sequels or prequels to continue you know what I mean, some are needed and others just not really, that also goes also with Crossovers as well. If there is an anniversary which I am sure there is going to be, it may be possibly used in the parade building as well, hopefully they go the HHN XX house route they did with Horror Nights Hallow'd Past, the set up for that house was awesome even though it takes place in a storage facility, the parade building would be the replacement setting for it and work out perfectly and I am very intrigued in which houses they will feature from the batch.
  47. 1 point
    I just wanted to quickly say thank you to everyone here for their inputs on this speculation thread. I've been following all of you guys for a while now, about 4 years of HHN speculation and I absolutely love reading the speculation ideas. I finally decided to make an account so I myself can throw in some ideas, again y'all are awesome!
  48. 1 point
    Haunting of Hill House. Hope they have a lot of hidden ghosts for us to find.
  49. 1 point
    Also it may seem off topic but any gamers have you played the latest Dead By Daylight DLC Chains Of Hate, definitely gives me some Ghost Town & Lightning Gulch vibes https://deadbydaylight.com/en/chapters/chains-of-hate
  50. 1 point
    Yeah, but when you look at it from the marketing aspect "Do we wanna do something with diehards want or something that will draw big money?" the obvious answer is clear as a day what they will pick if they were do such an idea, as much a lot of past originals to come back, the higher ups are definitely going to have their hands deep into what is coming this year. We get the Terra Cruentas, I could see them only fitting all of the stuff they could to homage each house and stuff by putting it in the parade building, I wouldn't mind because it would have a sick facade that could be inspired and maybe be a set piece from the Terra Cruentas stage.
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