House of a 1000 Corpses Returns to HHN!

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort take guests on a relentless tour through multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie’s twisted “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic horror film, as part of this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event, beginning in September.

The terrifying “House of 1000 Corpses” mazes bring to life the movie’s offbeat roadside tourist attraction, Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen, and introduces guests to some of the country’s most infamous serial killers, including Dr. Satan, a demented surgeon who has gone mad.

Without a moment to catch their breath, guests will venture to the chaotic home of the Firefly family, a sadistic clan of psychotic killers, where the psychosis deepens and the depraved thrive. It is a chilling journey into the netherworld of terror that weaves its way through a cavernous network of dark tunnels within the bowels of the house.  Populated by the degenerate victims of Dr. Satan’s debauched operations, legions of tortured creatures shuffle about as Dr. Satan continues his twisted medical practice, eagerly awaiting a new installment of victims.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror movies, television shows and original stories come to life season after season. The terror bleeds to the streets of the parks with highly-themed scare zones, littered with menacing scare-actors lunging from every darkened corner to torment, terrify and scare “Halloween Horror Nights” guests.

Fun fact: the original maze for House of a 1000 Corpses was actually a haunted house in Hollywood BEFORE it was a movie! They just used the same sets! Read more about that HERE.

So are you excited for this new house?  Let us know in the comments!

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Rumor: Universal’s New Park to Have Classic Monsters Themed Escape Room?

The online news outlets were awash last week when Universal finally announced that it is building a new theme park up near the Orange County Convention Center.  The only problem with the announcement was that Universal gave almost no details on what will be contained within the new “ultra themed and highly detailed” park.

One “world” or land within the park that we have been speculating and discussing for months is the rumored addition of a Classic Monsters section, complete with Dracula’s Castle and a year-round haunted house type experience.

Adding to this rumor this week, Jim Hill on his very popular Disney Dish Podcast released a tidbit of information he had supposedly heard about this very land.  The idea goes that as Universal are forced to build their park up near the Convention Center, that they are going to use this location to its absolute best advantage by ensuring that the busy convention attendees (and their lucrative expense accounts!) have something to do in the evenings when the shows are over each night.

The idea that he heard was that Universal is playing with the intention of installing an upcharge experience within the Universal Monsters section of the park where guests could pay extra for a highly themed, one-of-a-kind Escape Room experience.  Such experiences have been prevalent as of late with over a dozen opening up in the wider Orlando area, and one was even rumored as far back as November last year to be opening in City Walk!  Here’s the trademarked name:

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So there you have two exciting Escape Rooms are rumored to be coming!  Do you like these attractions?  Would you pay extra for them?  Let us know in the comments!

 

 

Top 5 Must Watch List for HHN29

HHN29 is right around the corner!  It won’t be long before we are running from demented klowns and be chased by chainsaw handling wackos. So in the spirit (get it) of getting ready for the horrah, we thought we’d put together a list of everything you need to get prepared for HHN29!  So here goes fReAkS… (click the descriptions for links to the items)

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The Klowns are back! And this time they are in a house, so stream their movie now to see what candy floss delights you are in for now!

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Everybody on the planet has watched Stranger Things and they should as it is absolutely awesome! But do you know the backstories or how the show came to be? Find out the why’s and how’s in their official behind-the-scenes stories, right here.

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We all know the origins of the Universal Monsters right? Wrong! The monsters aren’t just torturing ghouls from a movie backlot, they have rich lores steeped in history and tradition. Christopher Ripley travelled the world to uncover their history, a copy of which can keep you in good stead and ensure you see the monster for the trees!

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Exactly, how Universal is going to pull off this smash blockbuster hit is unknown. But be sure to stream this iconic movie now so you can catch up on all the fantastic effects before seeing them in person for real!

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Creepshow is only appearing at HHN Hollywood, however grabbing yourself a copy of the original text is highly recommended for anyone heading out West! That is, assuming you have seen the movie!

So there you have it, our best list of items you need to survive HHN29!  Let us know in the comments wat preparations you are undertaking to ensure you get the most out of this exciting event!

HHN Singapore FULL REVEAL!

Halloween Horror Nights 9 at Singapore has had its full reveal!  A mixture of wholly new and original houses and attractions for their lineup this year!  Read below for more info…

Houses:

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One moment you’re a tourist on the colourful streets of Bangkok. The next, you’re being lured into the jungles of Thailand and find yourself stumbling into a lost village that is under the spell of the Naga, a snake spirit. Beware the charms of the Serpentine Spirit or you may just be led astray and forced to bear the Curse of the Naga. Come explore this original haunted house from the directors of blockbuster Thai horror films, Shutter and 4bia. This marks the first time Universal Studios Singapore has collaborated with these regional masters of horror to deliver a truly terrifying Asian horror experience.

 

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Step into this abandoned carnival ground and receive a welcome to the Twisted Clown University. Here, remorseless clowns train the next generation of red nosed killers to wreak havoc on an already coulrophobic world. From being forced into death-defying acts to a lesson on manipulating bodies through puppetry, your laughs will quickly dissolve into screams of terror.

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Frightful rumours of a langsuir sighting. Hushed whispers of a hantu raya. Layers of police tape with no explanation. Whatever happened to the five teenagers who mysteriously disappeared from their chalet, and why does everyone seem so hell bent on covering it up? It’s time to return to where it all started, and uncover the dark secrets and vengeful ghosts that continue to haunt these cursed grounds. The truth behind The Chalet Hauntings will shock you, but will you live to tell the tale?

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Dark, dirty and damp. This prison doesn’t rehabilitate, it ravages. Every night, prisoners in Hell Block 9 scream in agony and fear as merciless wardens torture them and leave them for dead, guilty or otherwise. Ravaged by death, disease and devastation, this is the very image of hell on Earth. Can you survive long enough to finish your sentence?

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Legend has it that one night, an entire village was slaughtered by an evil doll that housed a vengeful spirit, only to have their spirits trapped in the life-sized, hand-stitched dolls left behind in the village. Now a macabre tourist attraction, pick up your courage and head into the abandoned village to see the Spirit Dolls for yourself. But why are their eyes following you around? A word of advice: don’t look away.

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The number one comedy show in the Underworld is filming live. Be a part of the studio audience and watch as hosts Skin & Bones bring their offbeat entertainment to the stage, along with some very special guests. It’s going to be hell-arious!

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On peak nights, join a morbid metal procession around the park with specially designed floats and electrifying acts, culminating in a hardcore music festival bursting with visually stunning pyrotechnics.

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Watch as this ordinary fun fair by day transforms into the Haunted Carnival come nightfall. Play macabre games to win prizes but beware – creepy clowns are lurking just behind the stalls.

So there you have it!  A full reveal from both Asian parks now!  When will we be getting the full reveal at the US parks?  Only time will tell!  Let us know in the comments if you are going to Singapore this year as we would love to know!

HHN Japan: FULL REVEAL!

HHN in Japan has just revealed its full reveal, featuring a whole assortment of weird and wonderful attractions.  Read on for all the details!

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Fear of unexperienced attacks and infiltrate the mutant species feeding area!  Stepping into the hidden area “Area 51” you witness a horrible conspiracy hidden here. An unexpected assault from a horrific unidentified object, a completely new, shocking horror maze, to ban on unknown fears that occur in different dimensions.

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Survival Horror Maze comes down to experience the ultimate fear of the popular series latest work “Resident Evil RE: 2” in real life.  If you are left behind in Raccoon City full of infected people, you step into the R.P.D. police station ….  Can we safely survive from the two routes “Leon” and “Clare” where different threats await!?  Feel the ultimate sense of tension and exhilaration with zombies and creatures attacking, tactical experiences that will even get you going forward, and your own triggers to shoot!

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The extreme thrill of pure darkness!  Unpredictable fear strikes, with the Halloween Limited Dark Coaster  In the dark space, I will fall without a skill …!  In the unforeseeable fear that can not be seen a little further, hopelessness like goose bumps will eventually turn into an ultimate thrill!  Scream into the different dimensional sensations that are sucked into the black hole with a quick turn and spin.

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Set in the hospital, that brutal murderer revives!  That horrific horror drama opens its doors again. In addition, a cruel and ferocious man attacks, cuts, and disassembles patients! Feel a sense of urgency, get caught up in a real and unpleasant world.

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Draw the fear of cursing creeping with the only Japanese horror attraction!  The usual attraction is reversed this day. Malfunctions and strange phenomena that occur one after another with the curse of a lion. You will also experience the curse of dumplings (Editor’s note: I have no idea what this means??).

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Scream in the area where new zombies and monsters nest! Step on hell’s street!  When you step into a creepy other world, there is a hell street where all sorts of fears await.  In addition to famous zombies with fats, Pirates, and reckless appearances, monsters of the transcendental impact that have never been seen also enter the first battle!
As you step forward, you will come across one after another, in a variety of power UPs of the feared demon caves, weep!

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The enthusiastic dance that is covered in zombies & monsters.  Scale up to an unprecedented number in the production of surprise UP!  “The zombie festival of hell” descends in the production which reverses the past largest scale & common sense, and controls the whole park! Also this year, monsters to be encountered for the first time have also appeared …! ?  Let’s jump into an acrobatic performance, a bloody fleshy zombie & monster dance that dances to the dancing sky in Kirekkire!

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To the residents of the beautiful horror.  Dressing up into an artistic and distorted world, that special experience gets deeper, deeper.  Last year’s completely immersive horror experience was sold out, and in addition to “Hotel Albert 2”, the “Adult Halloween Area” immersed in an unbalanced world and the “Horror Restaurant” which tastes gastronomy in a mysterious high-quality space for the first time appear.  Now, let’s dive into the dark horror labyrinth for adults, who is intoxicated with disturbing beauty.

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Beautiful and scary, to the residence of vampires.  The vampires of legend have existed, wandering for human blood. Witnessing at Vampire dwellings is a horrible fact of the world … The fear of the magnificent beauty goes up to your neck.

Will you be going to HHN Japan?  Have you ever been? Let us know in the comments!

“Leaked Set” Photos Are Not What They Seem…

There’s be a buzz around the internet of late that one of the most iconic movies from the 1980s is possibly due a treatment for HHN.  Such news has been met with great fan chatter about the potential move.  Chatter that was added to this past week when supposed “leaked set” photos were appearing around the interwebs.

However we can reveal that these photos have NOTHING to do with Halloween Horror Nights and are just a delicious coincidence.

Here’s the video to show the mix-up:

So there you have it, they might not be for HHN but keep your eyes peeled here for more news and rumors as we get them!

The NSYNC Star, His Girlfriend and an Infamous Date at HHN!

You may know him more for his appearances on the Dancing with the Stars show but for a certain Generation X-ers, Joey Fatone will always be known as one of the stars of the chart-topping boyband NSYNC.

What many people don’t know is that Fatone is a huge fan of HHN!  The Orlando local is no stranger to both HHN in Orlando and Hollywood where he said to visit both coasts each year; now that’s some HHN fan dedication right there!

The NSYNC star, who married his childhood sweetheart and Hollywood screeenwriter Kelly Baldwin in 2004, has reportedly filed for divorce in Orlando on May 13.  Joey, who has 2 daughters with Kelly, is now said to be dating new girlfriend and Florida local Izabel Araujo, who also just happens to be another huge fan of HHN.  Apparently, since moving to the US as a kid from her native Brazil (reports say she settled in Tampa before moving to LA), she has been a regular attendee at HHN in Orlando.

And this is where it gets interesting for the two celebrity HHN fans, as it was at HHN Hollywood where they had their first date back in 2014; which if you’re both uber HHN fans we literally cannot think of a better place to have a first date!

She said on her official Instagram,  “4 years ago I met him at #halloweenhorrornights for our first date. We’ve been celebrating it every year at the same place ever since. Not your typical love story but I wouldn’t change a thing!! Looking forward to celebrating many more with my partner in crime!”

And because they are both super fans of HHN, she has documented her dates at HHN with the former popstar:

All photos are owned by: https://www.instagram.com/missizzybela/

You can also check out her official Instagram here and see more of their HHN trips together and the spooky adventures they get up to through the rest of the year.

Warning: Some of the stuff on her Instagram you just can’t unsee!

Fatone and Araujo are not alone as celebrity fans of HHN.  From regular A-listers to the local TV stars, celebrities from across the industy love to attend HHN!  And so they should, they’re people too and afterall IT IS the world’s greatest Halloween event!

Have you seen any celebrities at HHN?  Or have you ever bumped into Fatone? Let us know in the comments?

Confirmed: Team Members Blocked From HHN Between October 11–27

It was confirmed yesterday for all Team Members that they will not be able to attend HHN29 from October 11 to 27, some 12 nights of the event.  Universal has made this decision due to how busy they forecast the event will be during this period.  Here’s the quote:

Dear Fellow Team Members,

As you know, Halloween Horror Nights has become more popular than ever. Last year, we had our highest attendance yet… our Guests can’t seem to get enough!

This year, we have another great lineup of original content and franchise favorites, like Universal Monsters and the return of Stranger Things – with even more being announced soon – so we’re again expecting high demand. To provide the best Guest experience to as many as possible, we have made some important decisions: start even earlier, expand the number of event nights, and better manage capacity.

Especially for peak nights, capacity management is critical for the best Guest experience. So, for the first time, we are blocking out Team Member IDs during the event’s peak period. Here’s how it’s going to work:

  • There are 41 event nights in total; we are blocking out IDs and Special Guest IDs October 11–27, which is 12 nights.
  • Team Members are able to visit on any of the other 29 event nights with their ID.
  • Like last year, Team Members can exchange one of their quarterly comp passes for an event ticket on one of 10 select event nights.
  • Team Members will continue to receive discounts on select single-night event tickets.

We will always make sure that Team Members are the first to experience Halloween Horror Nights, before anyone else. This year’s Team Member Preview will take place on Wednesday, September 4 and will remain exclusive to our teams, our third party and Loews partners.

Our Team Members – you – have made Halloween Horror Nights the World’s Best Halloween Event for eleven years and counting. I recognize this is something we all take such great pride in, and acknowledge that blockouts are not popular. The good news is there is still plenty of opportunity and this will help deliver the best event for everyone, so thank you.

I hope to see you at Preview!

Bill

The posting also confirmed that the Team Member preview for HHN29, which will be the FIRST time anyone can experience the delights of the event, will take place on Wednesday September 4.

Are you a Team Member and does this block out ‘bum you out’ or would you have just have avoided the crowds anyway?  Let us know in the comments!

 

HHN Rumor: What’s going on inside the old Terminator building?

Terminator 2: 3D performed its very last show in late 2017, and since then a lot of construction noise has been heard from inside the old building and lots of rumors of what the new possible attraction could be have littered the online forums, but no concrete evidence or news from Universal has come forward to say exactly what new addition to the park is coming within this massive piece of park realty.

The only official word we had from Universal Orlando was that it will feature “an all-new live action experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise” and that it should hope to open sometime in 2019. However, since its been nearly two years and no further word has come forward as to what it could be it got us wondering, what’s going on in there?

As you can see from the below, the theater is huge!

Our first port of call was the local building permits office to see what permits have been registered and how far progressed they are.  From these public accessible documents it would show the following select items of work have occurred:

  • A complete new layout within the theater (but likely not the pre-show and queue areas).  According to our pal Alicia Stella who did a walk around recently, it would appear the old theater’s stage has been made larger.  The revised layout also extends to the basement where the old gun toting terminators would spring from, they and the large flanking screens for the 3D portion of the show were all removed in early 2018.
  • The building has been completely stripped.  We know this as many of the props and signage from the old show have been popping up in Williams of Hollywood but also by the fact that the permits indicate a great deal of structural alterations and reapplications of masonry (all of which up until the very last few weeks were approved by the city inspectors).
  • A new catwalk system has been installed.  This addition, along with the larger stage would suggest some kind of stunt show or something that uses 3D (hence the need to regularly get up into the high ceilings on a regular basis).
  • The lengthy amount of time the project work has taken is possibly due to the sheer amount of renovation that is happening, from new CCTV to new roofing, from new insulation to a massively upgraded fire protections. Universal is swifting bringing this 1990s building right up to the current building codes.
  • The project is refered to internally as “Project 126”.

To see more of Alicia’s walking tour click here.

Orlando Business Journals also confirms the construction rehab work here.

A new rumor:

We’ve had a few people write into HHNU HQ saying that they believe the new show could be themed to Universal Monsters or at least, have something to do with the, and that it might possibly debut sometime within HHN’s run.  Now this could just be highly speculative!  But take a look at this tweet, again, from our pal Bio:

And this photo from Alicia:

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It got us thinking here at HHNU HQ that there could be something here, as if the show exit doors from the old Terminator building remain the same (they are still there and are untouched as above) this would indicate that whatever the new show is it will offload the guests from the show straight into the new Universal Monsters themed store.

So the question is: Why would Universal drop a lot of cash highly re-theming the old Terminator store when the attraction inside the old Terminator show space is rumored to be Jason Bourne?

That doesn’t make any sense as the theming would be all wrong!!

Unless, the show that is being built in there is someting to do with the Universal Monsters.  This also satisfies the criteria that IT IS a Universal owned property and due to the level of building permits signed off it COULD open by the end of 2019, right when HHN kicks off.

So there you have it.  What we know to be FACT and what we know to be just RUMOR.  And remember these rumors are just that, rumors!  And nothing is official until Universal confirms it!

What would you like to see in this building?  Let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

Life-size Chance Resurfaces!

Cast your minds back to the awesomeness that was HHN26 where our icon was her majesty Chance the Clown.  She reigned over the event with her fun presence and would provide laughs and chills a plenty on her mini show and throughout the event.

Portrayed by the fabulous Erin Cline, the fReAkS behind HHN decided to dress the stores of Universal Orlando with two different Chance mannequins, one with her new outfit and one with her straight jacket.  As with most of these props they would eventually end up in the theme park’s repository for old props: Williams of Hollywood, where Universal would actively seek new owners for the past props.

Eventually, the Chance dolls made their way to Williams and after a few weeks they were sold.  And finally, Chance has resurfaced!  And is for sale on eBay.  The listing reads:

This is a very nice HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS original life size Chance figure that was used at the Universal Studios main store.  There were only 2 Chance figures created for the entire event (The other was on display at the Tribute Store and has been long gone.  There was also a Chance figure wearing a straight jacket.  It is shown in a photo above but she does NOT come with this version.  She also is long gone.)  She features original hand painted features and the face is definitely creepy! Chance was the main horror icon for their Halloween Horror Nights event in 2016.  Please note you are only buying the Chance version shown above in the skirt and boots.   Comes with a tag from Universal Studios.  This is a very rare opportunity to acquire an icon of horror from Universal Studios!!!

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The current asking price is $6000.00!  And the buyer must collect from the seller who is based in Lakeland, Florida.  The original asking price from Williams was rumored to have been $5000, so this is a nice profit if he can find anyone to adopt this Chance.

Would you take a chance on Chance?  If so, you can buy her now here.

Let us know in the comments if you would buy her and also, what would you do with a 6ft tall Chance mannequin?

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