Hello Ladies and Gents, Its Rob again. Back from a rather long break from posting to bring some news that I wasn’t expecting to deliver today. It only seems like a short while ago we heard the news of George A Romero passing away and just a brief time before that, the passing of Wes Craven. Earlier today it was announced that Tobe Hooper had passed away at the age of 74. As we rapidly approach the beginning of Halloween Horror Nights on Sept 15th I think it would be fitting to look back and see what this horror legend had done to Halloween Horror Nights.
In 1974 Tobe Hooper had made one of the most well known and most horrifying horror movies ever to be released. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was Hooper’s first major film and it would forever be known as one of the most iconic horror movies ever made. With the creation of this film Hooper had created one of the most iconic horror weapons out of an everyday power tool. The Chainsaw from that day on would be forever associated with fear and gore. Leatherface also served as a main Icon of horror alongside Freddy and Jason in Jack’s Carnival of Carnage, as well as being used in house for HHN 26.
That all too familiar rev of chainsaws will soon be in the air, both at Horror Nights and at haunts all across the country. I know we are all excited to feel that adrenaline boost once we hear them cutting through the fog in our roaming hoards but one thing I think we should all do is take the time to appreciate those who pioneered these scare tactics and movies which we now all take for granted when haunt season roles around.
Don’t forget to stay tuned to HHNU for all of the latest Horror Nights updates. And Tune into the Orlando Adventurers YouTube channel for construction updates and videos inside HHN 27!