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Everything posted by WESKER69

  1. Hey Dejiki, any idea why they haven't uploaded the Pagoda of Peril video yet? Because the last website game goes live on monday & we still don't have the video for Yin Ling
  2. Yea I'm going to need one sent to me haha... seriously, after years and years of begging, they FINALLY made a shirt for streets. This has been long overdue. Oh and as for the writing on the back of the IP shirt, it is the same shiny font used for Hollywood's 2016 shirt. Its not as terrible as the rubber blood font. And its on the top-back so it'll be clean versus how when they write on the front its huge.
  3. Thankfully due to McDonald's filming a commercial in the Metro Sets, the tram was able to loop around & pass by the backlot mazes. So here is my update from yesterday (Wednesday - August 22nd, 2018) HALLOWEEN 4 ^finally working on the facade STRANGER THINGS HOLIDAYZ IN HELL (scarezone) HORRORS OF BLUMHOUSE: CHAPTER 2 METRO SETS THE FIRST PURGE POLTERGEIST My pass is blocked on saturday and I'm working Sunday-Friday, and my pass is blocked saturday/sunday... So the next update will happen on Sept 3rd (same day JPRA goes Extinct )
  4. Since Orlando showed off some merch during their live stream the other day, they made sure to mention that we would also be getting some of the same merch (seen below) here in Hollywood. ^BACK of shirt says "WE KNOW WHAT SCARES YOU!"
  5. You know what is scarier than anything encountered within the Hell's High house?... That House Op girl's excessively over-sized hoodie she has on. ....and the final scare being Dick Tracy Jason with an Axe & some other "slasher" outside the exit, but the camera did catch his "mask/face". Wish cameras had better quality back in the 90s... sigh
  6. Lulz... So never got a casting email for HHN. Had postponed applying for "Maze Host", so "saved/exit" the application. Applied for "Dreamworks Animation Theatre" the same day it became available. Got an interview email on monday, had interview yesterday. Ended up getting hired for Maze Host Apparently, even though I never actually clicked "Apply/Submit" for Maze Host, apparently it did it on its own. They liked how into the event I was & hired me. See you in the fog kids!!! (wearing the dreaded black cloak & wielding the flashlight of doom!)
  7. Now that everything has been revealed, here is the designated thread to discuss all things relating to the overall event that doesn't cater to a specific maze/scarezone.
  8. Since nobody bothered to take the initiative, I got screenshots of the merch that was teased during the Live Stream. STRANGER THINGS (shirt, hat, and "not pictured" mug) Character IP House Shirt (Notice it doesn't feature Blumhouse characters) ^The BACK says "We Know What Scares You" TRICK R TREAT (shirt & leggings) SCAREZONE (11x17 poster & "not pictured" shirt)
  9. Just announced for ANOTHER year... The Red Barn returns to #ScaryFarm this year with terrors waiting for you behind every blood-soaked corner. Do you dare enter?
  10. Was there a need to quote that? No. And yea, its called it was technically announced when the website was updated, just look at the screenshot in the spec thread. Murdy confirmed the official announcement is today so he can discuss it at the ScareLA panel on sunday.
  11. Here is an update from yesterday (Tuesday, August 21st, 2018)... Spotlights have popped up all over the park in the designated scarezone areas. Scenic will be commencing very soon. SEWER OF SOULS ^Six Flags has got jokes... "Sewer of Soles"... Like the sole of your shoe. CONDEMNED: FOREVER DAMNED ^I do have a better pic of this facade.... but...... TERROR-Tory Twisted (scarezone) With scarezone construction having begun, I'll be sure to have another update in a few days...
  12. As the title suggests. This is the designated thread to let everyone know what night you're going. Express or No Express. RIP tour. And if you want to meet-up, plan a night.
  13. Quite whining about the two Blumhouse films we have for Hollywood. They're taking something unconventional and getting creative with it. Watch it end up your favorite maze. Universal doesn't own every horror movie from the 80s and getting the rights to use IPs has become restricted (which is a good thing). Plus the 80s theme is just a loose marketing gimmick. And as I already said in the Blumhouse thread, they own The Purge and want to promote the new film for its upcoming bluray release. Besides, I'm sure if you dug deep into the library of 80s horror, you'd find a movie similar to The Purge. And Happy Death Day is a straight up 80s-esque slasher horror movie, so it works. They've already done The Thing a sequel in 2007 & the prequel in 2011. And WB owns Gremlins, which is featured at their own haunt event in its own special way.
  14. You're right, it is an overstatement due to angry fanboy syndrome. Now that Murdy has shed some light on this maze, it sounds much better than expected & will be taking a more "original" approach. So, no, this is most certainly not a waste of maze space, it requires Murdy do his actual job- "be creative" due to two non-traditional IPs that Universal owns. The only reason for the original ending is due to only having 2 IPs instead of 3 like last year, since that 3rd IP got its own maze (which is the only "waste of maze space") and was the overall theme tying everything together in last year's maze.
  15. Here are sculpts for "Holidayz in Hell" scareactors St Paddy's Day - Leprechaun Christmas - Krampus Thanksgiving - Turkey Lurkey (Half turkey, Half Pilgrim)
  16. The Facade for this maze will be- Penney's Service Station/Diner
  17. But again... when you look at haunts that have been going strong much longer than HHN without the use of an IP or even "NEW" content, IPs are definitely not crucial to bringing in the masses. All it requires is good marketing. Marketing is what sells an event, not an IP... at least that is how it is supposed to work. Sadly, Orlando fell down the Hollywood rabbit hole of IP's for advertising, despite the fact that the event did just fine with a killer iconic logo or icon. As I said, Knotts has been doing their event for 45+ years with 90% non-IP related content, so clearly they know what they're doing. In California, HHN does not reign supreme, sad but true.
  18. From Twitter via Murdy.... "Your journey begins on a dark and stormy night as we approach a rundown, old movie palace that is hosting a “Horrors of Blumhouse” film festival. Stepping inside the theatre, we enter a netherworld where horror movies have come to life... For our first presentation, we journey across the border to an abandoned, old mission in Mexico, a place with a long history of blood and horror... A group of college kids on spring break violate the sanctity of this once sacred place and unwittingly unleash an ancient curse, forcing them to play a never ending game of TRUTH OR DARE where the stakes are life and death!" "Our second presentation, UNFRIENDED, takes place in the new frontier of cyberspace, where an innocuous chat room session amongst a group of high school friends turns into an endless night of terror... A supernatural entity has assumed control over a deceased fellow student’s online account and hacked its way into the chat session. Now this malevolent demon is taking its revenge online…and no one is safe from its wrath!" "Our final feature starts a new chapter for The Horrors of Blumhouse and Halloween Horror Nights, by drawing its inspiration not from a film but from Blumhouse’s own infamous opening title sequence... Answering an innocent looking young girl’s cries for help, we are lured into a creepy old house that soon becomes a house of horrors! Inside this paranormal palace, we learn the terrifying true identity of the girl in the white dress…though we may not survive to tell the tale!" - Demon/Laura from Unfriended will be present (as expected) - Each "Unfriended" victim's rooms will be represented as a scene - A lot of video elements for Unfriended, but physical scareactors for the scares - New execution for the movie poster concept from last year - Truth or Dare...in a lot of ways you'll experience scenes you didn't see in the movie...a sequence that was cut from the film... - Unfriended... You don't really see the demon in the film but you will in the maze...
  19. They've already done all of the above (1995/1996, 2009, & 2006), except for Sleepaway Camp. And again, I think you're missing the point of corporate synergy. The First Purge promotes the film coming soon to bluray, Happy Death Day promotes current bluray sales while also hyping next year's sequel. You shouldn't be begging for an IP dominated event, that is how you get trapped in an endless loop of more of the same- just like in Happy Death Day. Just look at Hollywood's event. IPs are NOT crucial to bringing people into the event. That is completely not true at all... just look at Knott's Scary Farm. They've been doing their event for 45+ years now without needing to rely on IPs to bring in the masses every year. Even with repeat content, other haunt events still bring in people year after year without the use of an IP. Believing that IPs are crucial to haunt events is the reason why & how the haunt event industry gets lazy.
  20. Happy Death Day totally fits the 80's slasher vibe, even though it takes place in this era. You say blame, I say blessing. God forbid these tighten the noose around the use of non-Universal IPs for the event. or better yet, in Orlando's case, marketing/higher-ups to back down and let A&D do their thing with more original content. IPs can slip in here or there via the old-school method of HHN- "loosely based" (Demon Cantina, Body Collectors, Interstellar Terror, etc).
  21. How would that be boring & uncreative? You didn't exactly specify what would be disappointing.
  22. Soooo.... you didn't like All Nite Die-In or Silver Screams?
  23. contract was for only 2 years. Murdy chose to do Roanoke "ONLY" last year, instead of Asylum, Coven, & Roanoke like Orlando did. That is the only reason why we didn't get AHS this year. Since The Purge is easy & budget-friendly, that is why they chose to do it.... plus they own it & wanted to promote it
  24. Easy... you have the angry ghost of Laura physically manifested inside the maze for the scares. Similar to how "Truth or Dare" will actually feature the demon "Calux". Also, I wouldn't be surprised if they used computer screens as well in some way. I do know that they did cast "face characters" for Truth or Dare (meaning... people that look as close as possible to the actual film characters without the use of a mask like Exorcist, Shining, AvED). With only 2 films being used inside a normal tent location, I wonder if this means we'll actually see a legit interior of a movie theatre like we were supposed to have last year before major budget cuts happened.
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