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JetsfreakHHN's Review (Night one & Night two to be updated later)

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6th year of HHN! Before you read this review, there will probably be some spoilers so YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! (I will do most houses at least twice, with the exception of maybe TWD and AvP.)

Night One

I got to the park at 7/7:10. Went straight to see the line for AvP (60 minutes) and saw Dracula with a 10 minute wait, decided to go in.

Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood: Run One

Don't listen to every body who hates this house. I loved it. It had certain techniques that made it cool and very interesting. The only problem with this house is I wasn't really scared. The only part that got me was Dracula eating his victim, and that was because the actors were so into the role. The actors in this house were very pumped and I liked it a lot. Going again tonight at least once, maybe me. Wait times did not exceed 30 minutes.

Scares: 2/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall: 3/5

After Dracula, I went straight to Giggles & Gore.

Giggles & Gore: Run One

This was a great house. That being said, it was great nothing more. I was expecting this to be a crazy and fun house, and it was fun and some craziness but I was expecting more. Maybe I hit it at a bad time, but it did give me a fantastic scare if not scare of the night. I loved this house but I was expecting more.

Scares: 3/5

Atmosphere: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

After Giggles I went to Bill & Ted

Bill & Ted:

It was... good. I don't think it was the best B&T in recent years, it was a lot of "Oh look, its _________! What are you doing here?" and they explain something they did that was stupid. It was a good show just I don't think it was fantastic. It's worth seeing though if you have express and can take the time to see the show.

Laughs: 3/5

Overall: 2/5

After B&T I went to Roanoke since Halloween had a 75 minute wait all night.

Roanoke: Run One

Another house that I was looking so forward to. It's not the actors fault that this house doesn't succeed as much as it should. It's just really short and it could have been so cool. The best part of the house is how amazingly decorative everything is and obviously the guy being burned. Nothing crazy but I am probably going to hit this house multiple times tonight since last night I did not see a wait longer than 15 minutes for this house.

Scares: 2/5

Atmosphere: 6/5

Overall: 3/5

After Roanoke I went to From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn: Run One

So far my favorite house. I don't know if it had to do with timing, but the actors were so on point in this house. So energetic and having a great time. I love the show so this house I'm a little biased, but I just love it. The scenery is my favorite of the night too. It's all great and for some reason everyone I went with loved the smell in this house... It smelt just a bar would.

Scares: 4/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall 5/5

After FDTD I went to Dollhouse.

Dollhouse of the Damned: Run One

This house was amazing. It was beautiful and creepy. The only problem I had is that is just that: creepy. I was not really scared besides the fact that I was creeped out. Nothing really really scary besides the last room. Hopefully I can do this multiple times tonight to look at everything.

Scares: 3/5

Atmosphere:4/5

Overall: 4/5

We did scare zones throughout the night and went through each one at least twice besides Face Off.

The Purge:

I love this zone. It's crazy. The actors blend in and at the last minute you realize they are there, they are in your face. What really made this zone amazing was the auction. Not the actually auction but afterwords... OMG everyone went running for their lives. It honestly feels like you are being hunted.

Scares: 5/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall: 5/5

Maskerade:

This is a classic HHN zone. It's a really good zone but not really scary. I went through this zone the most and did not get scared once. It isn't the actors fault but I just don't find the outfits scary.

Scares: 1/5

Atmosphere: 3/5

Overall: 2/5

Bayou of Blood:

I just have so man problems with this zone. Yes, it is put well together. The problem is there is so much fog! I could not see where I was going multiple times and I walked into a lot of people who were walking the opposite direction. The actors are good but they need to tone down the fog and then it will be better.

Scares: 3/5

Atmosphere: 2/5

Overall: 2/5

Face Off:

I really liked this scare zone. As a big fan of Face Off, it was cool seeing designs that I feel like I have a personal connection with. I actually got my biggest scare in this zone when one of the "sack" face actors jumped out and I had no idea they were there. Those actors are CREEPY. I feel this is a very photo zone where it's just a bunch of people taking pictures, but it was very good besides that.

Scares: 4/5

Atmosphere:4/5

Overall: 4/5

So I left the park at around 11:30, when it started to pour. I am going tonight and this time with express so I will def do all houses. I am also doing AP night, so I'll do Dollhouse at least two more times and Halloween twice. Trying to AvP and Halloween twice tonight.

I'll be back!

Night Two:

I started this night at the AP event. Just so you know if you are thinking about doing AP night next year, DO IT. It was 100% worth it. So I knew to run to Halloween, and I forget who and I will put the username in a second but someone on here said to do Dollhouse and then wait for Halloween to open... THANK YOU. You let me go through the best house I've ever been in twice. So I started out with dollhouse

Dollhouse of the Damned: Run Two and Three:

I did this house right when we came in and then later again with express. I really do love this house. I got a new scare the second time I went through with the mummy-in-the-wall room which I did not see until then. By the third time, I saw everything and was very happy with the house. It's creepy but I was never really as scared as I wanted to be. But this house is one of my favorites of the year. What was even more cool was after the 1st run of the night I met T.J. outside :)

Scares: 4/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall: 4.5/5

Halloween: Run One and Two:

House of the year past 6 years. Honestly, this was the first house I have ever been in where I feared my life. Not to mention in line for the second run I met the one and only Mike Aiello! This house, I mean OH MY GOD. Scare of the year for me, was the first run I was walking into the room where it is a corner and you have to open the curtains(?) to move into the room but there is a scare actor boo hole in front of you and you just turn. It's a quick room and it was the most perfect timing since I lead the group and I still shake thinking about it. I opened up the curtains (the blinds they put going into the room) and right there I see :mmyers: and I didn't know what to do. I actually grabbed the curtain, curled up holding it, and stuffed my face into the curtain cause I couldn't run (scare actor was in the way) and I couldn't comprehend what happened so I stood there and screamed. That was my favorite moment of the night. I have NEVER been that scared at any halloween event. With the facade, it was perfect. It was much cooler at night but if you can go through this house as many times as you can. Both runs this was the best house. Most perfect house I've ever seen. P.S. Ending made me RUN and the only bad part was I lost my HHN 21 pin in this house or probably running in the end... :(

Scares: 10/5

Atmosphere: 10/5

Overall: 10/5

Alien VS Predator: Run One

I don't have any thing to say on this. This is exactly the AWIL from last year except it had less scares and cooler puppets sets. It just didn't hit me like it did compared to other reviews I read. I believe it was the timing I went and I tried to do it again but no one in my group wanted to go in the house again (we went the night before and walked universal/IOA/Citywalk all day) so everyone wanted to either go back to the hotel or go watch B&T which I did the night before and didn't love so I went back to the hotel. I got literally no scares. This was the only house of the even that that had happened. Now the puppets are beautiful and creepy, but AWIL pulled it off a lot better. I still believe it was timing because I only saw one or two predators and they were in their boo holes. Wish I did this two times.

Scares: 1/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall: 2/5

Dracula: Run Two

After a second time, I still love this house. I got a real good jump out of this house as right when I passed a scare actor they popped out and I went running. This house just gave me flashbacks at one of my favorites: Dracula in '09.

Scares: 3/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall: 4/5

Giggles & Gore Inc.: Run Two

I went in this house when it was light out this time. That being said, I saw every actor from the moment I walked into the room. It was much creepier, but it was less scary because I really only get scared from the loud noises and jump scares. I still love this house, but go when it's dark or you will see every detail which has it's advantages and disadvantages.

Scares: 3/5

Atmosphere: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

The Walking Dead: Run One

This was the first house I had to use express on (roughly 8 pm). Honestly I walked into this house with flashbacks of the horrible and dreadful mazes of the past two years... FINALLY THEY HAVE DONE IT. Yes, I actually liked loved this house. It was great. The gag that was in HHNH last year and now in this one sort of ruined the affect, but I really loved it. Now was I really scared? I don't find zombies to be scary. But that ending is so much fun. I mean it's cool and you get that feeling of being trapped. You MUST go through this house at night (due to the last outside area).

Scares: 3/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall: 4/5

From Dusk Till Dawn: Run Two:

Still the most energetic house. Same feeling as before, but first run was more fun. The last room is awesome.

Scares: 4/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall: 5/5

Roanoke: Run Two:

Got in the house during a cast change. That messed up room as there was no actors at all (the only part that scared me the first run) so it wasn't any better. It was still great, but I noticed maybe one or two different things.

Scares: 2/5

Atmosphere: 5/5

Overall: 3/5

Houses In order from favorite to least favorite:

1. Halloween

2. Dollhouse of the Damned

3. From Dusk Till Dawn

4. The Walking Dead

5. Dracula

6. Giggles & Gore Inc.

7. Roanoke

8. AvP

Scarezones in order from favorite to least favorite:

1. Purge

2. Face Off

3. Maskerade

4. Bayou of Blood

OVERALL REVIEW OF THE EVENT

The BEST year I have ever been to. The only year where I was not disappointed with a house. Honestly they have outdone themselves.

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Yes, redo dollhouse at least once, the room with ballerinas is great if you get the proper timing and the final scare in that room FINALLY got me on my third time through and it was probably the best scare of that night for me. And I think the only problem with Roanoke is that there aren't a lot of scares in it

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Yes, redo dollhouse at least once, the room with ballerinas is great if you get the proper timing and the final scare in that room FINALLY got me on my third time through and it was probably the best scare of that night for me. And I think the only problem with Roanoke is that there aren't a lot of scares in it

I got that ballerina main scare in the first run and after that EVERYTIME I went through the house I ran past her cause I was so creeped out by her. The last room got the person in front of me 2/3 times so I knew what happened.

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I got that ballerina main scare in the first run and after that EVERYTIME I went through the house I ran past her cause I was so creeped out by her. The last room got the person in front of me 2/3 times so I knew what happened.

You're talking about the scare at the end of the room, correct? That one got me SOOOO good my like third run through the house! The first ballerina got me pretty great on opening cause I wasn't ready a scare as I was still entering the room, especially from somebody on a platform staring down at me.

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