History Trivia / HalloweenHorrorNights

1st May '16 7:53:18 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** One of Promoted Fanboy and head of the Hollywood event John Murdy's biggest strengths is getting famous fans of the Hollywood event to become [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fanboys]] and work on houses with him. This is how we got the houses for Film/{{Hostel}}, Film/{{CrimsonPeak}}, Film/{{ThisIsTheEnd}}, and many others.

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** One of Promoted Fanboy and the biggest strengths of John Murdy, the head of the Hollywood event John Murdy's biggest strengths and himself a Promoted Fanboy, is getting famous fans of the Hollywood event to become [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fanboys]] and work on houses with him. This is how we got the houses for Film/{{Hostel}}, Film/{{CrimsonPeak}}, Film/{{ThisIsTheEnd}}, ''Film/{{Hostel}}'', ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'', and many others.others.
** On a smaller scale, Latin pop singer Music/GloriaEstefan is [[OneOfUs a longtime fan of the Orlando event]], which she has attended every year since its inception. In 2012, [[http://www.bestoforlando.com/articles/Gloria%20Estefan%20Transforms%20into%20Vampire-scareactor-at-hhn-22/ they hired her as a scareactor for a day.]]
6th Mar '16 3:20:13 PM DaffyTigrine
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* 2014: ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'' (the TV series), ''Series/FaceOff'' (the TV reality show), ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'', ''Film/DraculaUntold'', ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator''

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* 2014: ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'' (the TV series), ''Series/FaceOff'' (the TV reality show), ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'', ''Film/DraculaUntold'', ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator''''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'', ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''
11th Jan '16 9:52:15 AM erforce
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* 2009: ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Film/{{The Wolfman|2010}}'' (2010), ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'', ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'', ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', ''Film/TheStrangers'', ''Film/MyBloodyValentine3D'', ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''[[Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan Cirque du Freak]]'', ''Film/DragMeToHell'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'', ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' ([[CrazyAwesome Zombie Tony Montana!]])

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* 2009: ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Film/{{The Wolfman|2010}}'' (2010), ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'', ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'', ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', ''Film/TheStrangers'', ''Film/MyBloodyValentine3D'', ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''[[Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan Cirque du Freak]]'', ''Film/DragMeToHell'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'', ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' ([[CrazyAwesome Zombie Tony Montana!]])



* 2015: ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Film/{{Insidious}}'', ''Film/ThePurge'', ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', ''[[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal Classic Monsters]]'', ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Film/TheStrangers'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'', ''[[Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan Cirque du Freak]]''

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* 2015: ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Film/{{Insidious}}'', ''Film/ThePurge'', ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'', ''[[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal Classic Monsters]]'', ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'', ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Film/TheStrangers'', ''Film/ChildsPlay'', ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'', ''[[Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan Cirque du Freak]]''
19th Nov '15 5:19:22 PM MrNickelodeon
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* SleeperHit: When the Orlando event first began in 1991, management was not expecting it to be very successful and were unsure if they would be doing it again the next year. The event ended up being a huge success, with lines for that year's only house, ''Dungeon of Terror'', reaching over three hours long. Its success would then of course go on to make Horror Nights a yearly occurrence.
19th Nov '15 5:04:41 PM MrNickelodeon
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* MeaningfulReleaseDate: Subverted. The first night of Halloween Horror Nights 25 was originally planned to be on September 25th, and it was also going to last for 25 nights; but due to fan demand for more nights, this plan was scrapped and the event instead started earlier on September 18th, and ran for 30 nights.
* MilestoneCelebration: Special anniversary years were done for the "Sweet 16", 20th, and 25th events.


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* RecycledSet: The event has done this from time to time, one notable example being that 2010's ''Havoc: Dogs of War'' re-used many of the sets from ''The Spawning'' house from the year before it.


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* SeriesHiatus: Universal Studios Hollywood for a while stopped doing HHN after 2000; and it wouldn't be until 2006 that it was brought back.
19th Nov '15 4:43:51 PM MrNickelodeon
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* CreativeDifferences: What caused the event's long-time Creative Director, J. Michael Roddy, to part after 2009.


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* ExecutiveMeddling: The event has experienced in some form since the beginning; and in particular, it's the reason why there has been an increase in IP houses over the past couple of years.
19th Nov '15 2:24:06 PM MrNickelodeon
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** The main actress that portrayed Chance in ''The Carnage Returns'' also played [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Princess Anna]] in 2014's ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' show as well as the female assistant in the ''20 Penny Circus'' show from 2012. In the [[Ride/UniversalStudios regular daytime park]], she has also occasionally played [[Series/ILoveLucy Lucy Ricardo]].

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** The main actress that portrayed Chance in ''The Carnage Returns'' also played [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Princess Anna]] in 2014's ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' show as well as the female assistant "Ring Mistress" in the ''20 Penny Circus'' show from 2012. In the [[Ride/UniversalStudios regular daytime park]], she has also occasionally played [[Series/ILoveLucy Lucy Ricardo]].
19th Nov '15 1:50:41 PM MrNickelodeon
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' is much more limited in what it can do with its parodies now than in the past. For a long time, the show had absolute freedom in what it would lampoon, as the general assumption is that it falls under the "Parody" clause of Fair Use. Things changed in 2006, when Creator/{{Disney}} seemed to disagree and threatened to sue Universal over how the show that year utilized [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann]]. The controversy only worsened when on that same year Creator/DCComics came down on Universal for its usage of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] from as the main villain of the show, and ultimately filed a cease-and-desist letter against them, which resulted in Lex Luthor being replaced by [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]] on the final night of the show. Since then, the show has avoided putting certain copyrighted characters in the spotlight for too long, instead doing things like using a celebrity as the show's main villain rather than a movie villain. This also led to them completely banning videotaping and photography of the show, so as to prevent it from getting onto the internet and attracting unwanted attention.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' is much more limited in what it can do with its parodies now than in the past. For a long time, the show had absolute freedom in what it would lampoon, as the general assumption is that it falls under the "Parody" clause of Fair Use. Things changed in 2006, when Creator/{{Disney}} seemed to disagree and threatened to sue Universal over how the show that year utilized [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann]]. The controversy only worsened when on that same year Creator/DCComics came down on Universal for its usage of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] from as the main villain of the show, and ultimately filed a cease-and-desist letter against them, which resulted in Lex Luthor being replaced by [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]] on the final night of the show. Since then, the show has avoided putting certain copyrighted characters in the spotlight for too long, instead doing things like using a celebrity as the show's main villain rather than a movie villain. This also led to them completely banning videotaping and photography of the show, so as to prevent it from getting onto the internet and attracting unwanted attention.
19th Nov '15 1:49:16 PM MrNickelodeon
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' is much more limited in what it can do with its parodies now than in the past. For a long time, the show had absolute freedom in what it would lampoon, as the general assumption is that it falls under the "Parody" clause of Fair Use. Things changed in 2006, when Creator/{{Disney}} seemed to disagree and threatened to sue Universal over how the show that year utilized [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann]]. Things got even worse when on that same year Creator/DCComics came down on Universal for its usage of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] from as the main villain of the show, and ultimately filed a cease-and-desist letter against them, which resulted in Lex Luthor being replaced by [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]] on the final night of the show. Since then, the show has avoided putting certain copyrighted characters in the spotlight for too long, instead doing things like using a celebrity as the show's main villain rather than a movie villain. This also led to them completely banning videotaping and photography of the show, so as to prevent it from getting onto the internet and attracting unwanted attention.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' is much more limited in what it can do with its parodies now than in the past. For a long time, the show had absolute freedom in what it would lampoon, as the general assumption is that it falls under the "Parody" clause of Fair Use. Things changed in 2006, when Creator/{{Disney}} seemed to disagree and threatened to sue Universal over how the show that year utilized [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann]]. Things got even worse The controversy only worsened when on that same year Creator/DCComics came down on Universal for its usage of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] from as the main villain of the show, and ultimately filed a cease-and-desist letter against them, which resulted in Lex Luthor being replaced by [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]] on the final night of the show. Since then, the show has avoided putting certain copyrighted characters in the spotlight for too long, instead doing things like using a celebrity as the show's main villain rather than a movie villain. This also led to them completely banning videotaping and photography of the show, so as to prevent it from getting onto the internet and attracting unwanted attention.
19th Nov '15 1:47:19 PM MrNickelodeon
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' is much more limited in what it can do with its parodies now than in the past. For a long time, the show had absolute freedom in what it would lampoon, as the general assumption is that it falls under the Parody clause of Fair Use...that was until 2006, when Creator/Disney seemed to disagree and threatened to sue Universal over how the show that year utilized [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann]]. Things got even worse when on that same year Creator/DCComics came down on Universal for its usage of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] from as the main villain of the show, and ultimately filed a cease-and-desist letter against them, which resulted in Lex Luthor being replaced by [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]] on the final night of the show. Since then, the show has avoided putting certain copyrighted characters in the spotlight for too long, instead doing things like using a celebrity as the show's main villain rather than a movie villain. This also led to them completely banning videotaping of the show, so as to prevent it from getting onto the internet and attracting unwanted attention.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' is much more limited in what it can do with its parodies now than in the past. For a long time, the show had absolute freedom in what it would lampoon, as the general assumption is that it falls under the Parody "Parody" clause of Fair Use...that was until Use. Things changed in 2006, when Creator/Disney Creator/{{Disney}} seemed to disagree and threatened to sue Universal over how the show that year utilized [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann]]. Things got even worse when on that same year Creator/DCComics came down on Universal for its usage of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] from as the main villain of the show, and ultimately filed a cease-and-desist letter against them, which resulted in Lex Luthor being replaced by [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]] on the final night of the show. Since then, the show has avoided putting certain copyrighted characters in the spotlight for too long, instead doing things like using a celebrity as the show's main villain rather than a movie villain. This also led to them completely banning videotaping and photography of the show, so as to prevent it from getting onto the internet and attracting unwanted attention.
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