1. Invasion! - I love sci-fi B movies from the 50's and 60's, so this should be nothing short of amazing. I know the San Fran area is very cramped but that didn't stop me from loving the heck out of the Harbor from last year.
2. Festival of the Deadliest - Expecting this to be real awesome, especially since it's this year's theme and they won't stop building up hype about it.
3. Trick 'r Treat - Haven't seen the film it's based off yet, but obviously it isn't too hard to grasp the concept. Just from the construction alone you can tell that there is a lot of passion behind it, and I'm glad to see so many people happy that this property is finally at the event.
4. Altars of Horror - I know there are a lot of people who despise stage zones like this, but it should be pretty cool to see all the IPs in one area.
5. The Purge - I honestly forgot what the NYC zone was for a little bit. Now I remember why. Maybe I'm being a little harsh considering I didn't make it during 24, so my opinion will most likely change when I go.
And now for the hard part...
1. The Shining - I LOVE this movie, and it contributes so much to making an outstanding house. I know it'll be awesome.
2. Dead Waters - From the pictures, this looks beautiful. Probably going to be the most atmospheric house this year.
3. Hive - Conjuring replacement aside, the concept for this sounds intense. To me, this sounds the scariest.
4. Ash vs. Evil Dead - Kinda wished it was based off the movies because I haven't seen the show yet, but apparently the series holds up really well, so I'm excited.
5. The Fallen - Sounds like a very action-oriented house, looking forward to seeing the creature designs.
6. Scarecrows - Not sure what to expect, and I like that. From the construction photos of the facade though, I already like it.
7. American Horror Story - Should be pretty good, although I need to see Coven. Asylum and Roanoke are my favorite seasons, but I'm gonna admit the show isn't that great (I mainly watch it with friends to have a laugh). However, there are plenty of characters and scenes to make this an interesting house, and I did enjoy last year's house.
8. Saw - Never really cared for the property, but I will admit it does have some cool aspects. Plus, this is the first time I'm seeing it at HHN.
9. Blumhouse - A little disappointing since we've seen Insidious and Purge before, but I do like Sinister, so there's that.