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18 hours ago, HorrorNightsFan13 said:

Last year suffered from a lot of poor IP choices, budget cuts, construction in the park, and the scrapping of The Conjuring. 

However, I’ve heard that orlando handled the scrapping well and The Hive was a much better replacement compared to Titans of Terror. 

Poor IP choices are mostly fueled by what the GP love (titans, purge, Insidious, Saw) and while they’ve been done well in the past, and even last year Titans and insidious were good (nowhere near 2015/16 quality good) but they had been tired out. 

Budget cuts caused a lot of scenes and set pieces to be cut, the biggest example being AVED (which I heard was even a dud in orlando). 

The park construction cut out a lot of what could have been a great upperlot Scarezone. 

 

The lineup this year is awesome, is it the dream lineup from the earlier leak? Nope. But is it still a really good lineup? In my opinion yes, except HOB 2 and the return of Toxxic Tunnel. 

AVED in Orlando, while definitely the worst house that year, still wasn't that bad. 

 

The comedy was decent, the sets were fine, and it did feel like you were walking through the show.

 

The only problem was two things: Ashes and Scares.

 

While in Hollywood, the rubber masks were terrible, at least they somewhat looked like Bruce Campbell. In Orlando, they perfected getting people that looked like Jack Nicholson, yet they horribly failed with people looking like Bruce Campbell. 

 

Also, the scares. The scares were anything but good in that house. You could see then from a mile away, and they were pitiful even if you didn't see them.

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5 minutes ago, dykealiscious said:

Great there's 2 more stupid movies I need to watch. Bloomshouse....really?

My thoughts exactly! Both of those movies looked like utter garbage but now I'll have to watch them because I like knowing what's going on in the mazes, I tell ya that maze is a total just sellout, like Blumhouse forced Murdys hand

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3 minutes ago, HHN Pro said:

AVED in Orlando, while definitely the worst house that year, still wasn't that bad. 

 

The comedy was decent, the sets were fine, and it did feel like you were walking through the show.

 

The only problem was two things: Ashes and Scares.

 

While in Hollywood, the rubber masks were terrible, at least they somewhat looked like Bruce Campbell. In Orlando, they perfected getting people that looked like Jack Nicholson, yet they horribly failed with people looking like Bruce Campbell. 

 

Also, the scares. The scares were anything but good in that house. You could see then from a mile away, and they were pitiful even if you didn't see them.

 

I liked Orlando's AVED.  Hated Hollywood's.  Blumhouse and Saw were below AVED on both coasts for me.

Having the Ash and Jack characters actually have moving mouths was so important to the effects, which is why Orlando was so much more effective.

Even though I went to AVED in Orlando like 10 times, I never once saw the bathroom stall scare.  I always got to it during the reset.  I have no idea what was supposed to happen in the house.  I know what happened in the show.

9 minutes ago, dykealiscious said:

Great there's 2 more stupid movies I need to watch. Bloomshouse....really?

 

Don't watch them.  It will seem like an original!

 

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59 minutes ago, dykealiscious said:

Great there's 2 more stupid movies I need to watch. Bloomshouse....really?

 

Well with Truth or Dare, watch with the mindset that it's a comedy and it's decent. (There's a scene with a character on a roof which is downright hilarious for all the wrong reasons.) Now for Unfriended...I'd go with Zombieman's suggestion of not watching it so it'll just come off as a original.

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1 minute ago, Tobias said:

 

Well with Truth or Dare, watch with the mindset that it's a comedy and it's decent. (There's a scene with a character on a roof which is downright hilarious for all the wrong reasons.) Now for Unfriended...I'd go with Zombieman's suggestion of not watching it so it'll just come off as a original.

How the hell are they gonna do Unfriended anyway? Also, would it be based on just the first one, the second one, or both? 

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I might be alone here, but I really am not too big of a fan of this years line up.

 

Why Halloween 4? Does anyone know? I was hoping for a maze similar to Hell comes to Haddonfield with a bit of the first movie and then a transition to 2018 half way through. 

 

But Purge AND Blumhouse ? 

Very meh. The rest of the mazes look promising though. Murdy talked about the Terror Tram a lot on Twitter today. Might be pumping some life into it this year (hopefully). 

 

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3 hours ago, ZTO8411 said:

I might be alone here, but I really am not too big of a fan of this years line up.

 

Why Halloween 4? Does anyone know?

I'm not exactly fapping over this year's event line-up so far. It seems pretty weak, but the only thing that redeemed last year for me were the scareactors.

 

And its obvious. So they can do Halloween 5 next year, 6 in 2020, H20 in 2021, & Resurrection in 2022..... 5 more years of Michael Myers! :wacko:

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Hey @themazethinker I never said it wasn't happening because of fox. Fox was only associated with the remake genius. So before you get all high & mighty like you know what you're talking about, just remember Orlando lost "SCREAM" after it was completely built. And this new maze for Poltergeist is owned by Warner Bros. it was even the 3rd IP they mentioned during their panel. Due to IP contracts, yes... they could have pulled it from Universal IF they had really wanted to. nothing about this year's event is normal.

 

Also, notice how they don't use any actual footage from the film itself. Only the basic static tv gimmick. Seems odd to have an IP and not show anything from it for those who are unfamiliar with the movie. Oh and they don't even have the image of Carol-Anne infront of the tv. Gee.. i wonder why.

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OKAY let's all play nice now. Back to the event! I'm excited we're having another classic this year. I loved Exorcist and Shining the past two years, looking forward to how they're going to do Poltergeist. 

 

I do really wish they'd bring back original houses though. Looking at Orlando, they have a TON and they all sound pretty amazing

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1 hour ago, bggrenville813 said:

OKAY let's all play nice now. Back to the event! I'm excited we're having another classic this year. I loved Exorcist and Shining the past two years, looking forward to how they're going to do Poltergeist. 

 

I do really wish they'd bring back original houses though. Looking at Orlando, they have a TON and they all sound pretty amazing

Yes same!! I would love to see some original content mazes, I am stoked for Poltergiest I know alot of people complained about Shining and Exorcist but honestly I thought they both were great

 

In my opinion Ash V Evil Dead and SAW we're disappointing, SAW especially, I had almost no scares, it just felt very last minute and slapped together 

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unpopular opinion. i liked the saw maze, look as a saw fan i thought they did the scenes incredibly. sure it lacked scares but everything else was good [besides black halls].

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38 minutes ago, themazethinker said:

unpopular opinion. i liked the saw maze, look as a saw fan i thought they did the scenes incredibly. sure it lacked scares but everything else was good [besides black halls].

Oh they always do a great job at making the scenes incredible, the scenes in Ash V Evil Dead were great (besides the black walls) the details in AHS last year we're insane! 

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2 hours ago, themazethinker said:

unpopular opinion. i liked the saw maze, look as a saw fan i thought they did the scenes incredibly. sure it lacked scares but everything else was good [besides black halls].

As a fan of SAW, the maze sucked in every aspect. It was NOT on par with what they did back in 2009/2010. Even Orlando's SAW house back in 2009, which was plagued with issues due to its location & lack of A/C was better than what we got last year. The execution was terrible. The scares were lacking & the scareactor placement was awful. This was basically a "hey look at this trap from SAW 1, SAW 2, SAW 3 etc...). There is nothing more boring than watching people get killed (yes I know, I'm keeping it how its worded for my own amusement). Just like with almost everything at the event last year, SAW looked like it was thrown together last minute with little to no effort. The scenes were not incredible, unless you attach the words boring and/or forgettable.

 

 

The worst part about SAW was that the issues it had could've easily been fixed. The Murdy of 2009 is different from the Murdy of 2017.

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13 minutes ago, DTH316 said:

@themazethinker Did you happen to see the Saw mazes in 09-10? What did you think of those?

(Side note, never went to the mazes before,so if I have a different opinion then I'm sorry)

That maze in 2009 and 10 looked incredible .perfectly used distractions to scare guests, and even used victims as scares too. Sucks 2017s didn't do that.

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2017 didn't do a lot of things, quality being one of them. I'm lowering my expectations for this year severely because this is another "Murdy in Ireland" year! Just look at him in that video from 2009 vs now.

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5 hours ago, themazethinker said:

unpopular opinion. i liked the saw maze, look as a saw fan i thought they did the scenes incredibly. sure it lacked scares but everything else was good [besides black halls].

I agree, scares were definitely lacking but I loved seeing all my favorite traps from the movies. I always said that it was like going through an interactive Saw museum. Also, the smell in the bathroom from the first movie? WOW

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31 minutes ago, bggrenville813 said:

Also, the smell in the bathroom from the first movie? WOW

It was supposed to be urine, but smelled...... worse..

 

Although Orlando still wins for their "shit" smell in 2006's "Psycho Scareapy: Maximum Madness"

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john said he didn't do the 2018 one due to spoilers. but in 2011 he did the thing maze as a "teaser" maze and that Spoilered the whole entire creatures used in the film.

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