Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Twitter account posted the following strange message yesterday:
Here’s a couple of things I Googled today while researching/writing maze #1 for HHN 2019 at USH. 1) 1970’s carpet and wallpaper designs. 2). The music of Al Bowlly. Hmmm…what could it mean?
— Horror Nights (@HorrorNights) November 28, 2018
We know that pre-production for the event is in full swing and unlike the Orlando Twitter account, Hollywood likes to tease us fans with perfect timed, often incredibly difficult clues for us to try and unravel. Some clues are so impossible that they aren’t even solved to until after the event! And that’s exactly why this one is very strange, as it’s too easy! All three clues point to Kubrick’s The Shining. It was filmed in the late 70s, the carpet is very iconic, the wallpaper has been discussed at length to feature hidden messages (possibly about ancient Indian burial grounds etc) and as for Al Bowlly, well he has two songs that feature in this movie masterpiece.
BUT, for this early in the game, surely this has to be a huge red herring!? And then there’s Warner Bros, who last year kept all their properties for their own event in Burbank. So the likelihood of this property returning to HHN, combined with the fact that it featured only 2 years ago seems to make it unlikely to return. So it’s a puzzle wrapped in an enigma once more! Some people online are drawing conclusions that it could be linking to Netflix’s awesome new show The Haunting of Hill House but that’s a stretch from this one clue. HoHH is very popular, Netflix appear to be good partners of the event after the success of this year’s Stranger Things house and the show does borrow heavily from The Shining; but this is a huge leap right now! There is one possible clue that might throw water on The Shining speculation and that’s hidden in this later clue:
It is a maze we have never done at the event before. Interpret that how you want #carny
— Horror Nights (@HorrorNights) November 19, 2018
So to roundup, this first maze they’re working on is possibly linked to The Shining and it’s never been to HHN before…interesting times!
If we receive, see or hear anything further we’ll post it on HHNU, so keep your eyes peeled! Until then, this is just speculation!
So what do you thank? Could it be The Haunting of Hill House or is The Shining returning? Let us know in the comments!