History Trivia / HalloweenHorrorNights

22nd Nov '16 2:32:58 PM MrNickelodeon
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** Also during 2002's event, in a rather odd instance, one veto occurred after the event had already started. Supposedly, Universal did not give Creator/MarvelComics the full details on what they were going to do with the event's "Island Under Siege" scare zone and "[[ComicBook/{{Carnage}} Maximum Carnage]]" house. When Marvel found out about the event's depiction of the heroes being brutally killed by the villains and their bodies strung up as trophies, they were less than amused. Even before Marvel got bought out by Creator/{{Disney}}, this incident pretty much ensured that Marvel's characters would never appear in the event again. [[note]]Which completely dashes the dreams of many fans of there ever being a house/scarezone centered around ''Comicbook/MarvelZombies''...[[/note]]

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** Also during 2002's event, in a rather odd instance, one veto occurred after the event had already started. Supposedly, Universal did not give Creator/MarvelComics the full details on what they were going to do with the event's "Island Under Siege" scare zone and "[[ComicBook/{{Carnage}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Carnage}} Maximum Carnage]]" Carnage]]'' house. When Marvel found out about the event's depiction of the heroes being brutally killed by the villains and their bodies strung up as trophies, they were less than amused. Even before Marvel got bought out by Creator/{{Disney}}, this incident pretty much ensured that Marvel's characters would never appear in the event again. [[note]]Which completely dashes the dreams of many fans of there ever being a house/scarezone centered around ''Comicbook/MarvelZombies''...[[/note]]



*** One notable thing is that the event would've had the park's rides be changed to reflect the theme of their respective scare zones, for instance, at Island Under Siege (Marvel Superhero Island), ''Ride/TheIncredibleHulkCoaster'' would've been themed to the Green Goblin, ''Ride/StormForceAccelatron'' would've been themed to the Kingpin and had heavy metal music playing, while ''Ride/DoctorDoomsFearfall'' would have sound effects of blood-curdling screams added to the ride. At "JP Extinction", (Jurassic Park) the [[Ride/JurassicParkRiverAdventure River Adventure]] would've had extra effects added to make the ride scarier, along with having scare actors at the ride's exit. Finally, at "Island of Evil Souls" (Lost Continent) there would have been scare actors in the queue lines for "Dueling Dragons" and "The Flying Unicorn", and the vehicles of the latter ride would've been facing backwards.

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*** One notable thing is that the event would've had the park's rides be changed to reflect the theme of their respective scare zones, for instance, at Island ''Island Under Siege Siege'' (Marvel Superhero Island), ''Ride/TheIncredibleHulkCoaster'' would've been themed to the Green Goblin, ''Ride/StormForceAccelatron'' would've been themed to the Kingpin and had heavy metal music playing, while ''Ride/DoctorDoomsFearfall'' would have sound effects of blood-curdling screams added to the ride. At "JP Extinction", ''JP Extinction'', (Jurassic Park) the [[Ride/JurassicParkRiverAdventure River Adventure]] would've had extra effects added to make the ride scarier, along with having scare actors at the ride's exit. Finally, at "Island ''Island of Evil Souls" Souls'' (Lost Continent) there would have been scare actors in the queue lines for "Dueling Dragons" ''Dueling Dragons'' and "The ''The Flying Unicorn", Unicorn'', and the vehicles of the latter ride would've been facing backwards.



*** The original finale for the "Project Evilution" house would've included a giant Tyrannosaurus puppet.

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*** The original finale for the "Project Evilution" ''Project Evilution'' house would've included a giant Tyrannosaurus ''Tyrannosaurus'' puppet.



*** At one point, there would have been a big nighttime show on the lagoon called "Danse Macabre".
** Concepts for an "extreme house" (a house in which, with full permission, visitors would be taken through more intense scares and scareactors would be allowed to break the cardinal rule: no touching the guests!) have been brought up for the Orlando event for quite some time. The most concrete example of this was the "Severe Fear" house for HHN 13 that was scrapped at the very last minute due to fear that someone might get injured and sue the park. The full treatment and construction documents can be found [[http://www.horrornightnightmares.com/forums/index.php/topic/2660-severe-fear-hhn-13-2003 here]]. Elements from this house treatment (the door scene, the use of live flame in a house, a chainsaw wielding drill sergeant, etc.) would be reused in future houses and scarezones.

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*** At one point, there would have been a big nighttime show on the lagoon called "Danse Macabre".
''Danse Macabre''.
** Concepts for an "extreme house" (a house in which, with full permission, visitors would be taken through more intense scares and scareactors would be allowed to break the cardinal rule: no touching the guests!) have been brought up for the Orlando event for quite some time. The most concrete example of this was the "Severe Fear" ''Severe Fear'' house for HHN 13 that was scrapped at the very last minute due to fear that someone might get injured and sue the park. The full treatment and construction documents can be found [[http://www.horrornightnightmares.com/forums/index.php/topic/2660-severe-fear-hhn-13-2003 here]]. Elements from this house treatment (the door scene, the use of live flame in a house, a chainsaw wielding drill sergeant, etc.) would be reused in future houses and scarezones.



** 2008's house [[AlienInvasion Creatures!]] was a fun, campy house inspired by EC Comics. Set in a Southern roadhouse called the [[AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse Butchered Buck]], the house chronicled the battle between a group of rednecks and [[NarmCharm goofy]]-[[http://media.trb.com/media/photo/2008-09/42415497.jpg yet-scary aliens]]. That's all well and good. The problem? The alien costumes were too large and cumbersome and were deemed to be a safety hazard shortly before the event begun. With the exception of one creature seen behind a fence, there were nearly no creatures in the house [[NonindicativeName called "Creatures"]].

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** 2008's house [[AlienInvasion Creatures!]] ''[[AlienInvasion Creatures!]]'' was a fun, campy house inspired by EC Comics. Set in a Southern roadhouse called the [[AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse Butchered Buck]], the house chronicled the battle between a group of rednecks and [[NarmCharm goofy]]-[[http://media.trb.com/media/photo/2008-09/42415497.jpg yet-scary aliens]]. That's all well and good. The problem? The alien costumes were too large and cumbersome and were deemed to be a safety hazard shortly before the event begun. With the exception of one creature seen behind a fence, there were nearly no creatures in the house [[NonindicativeName called "Creatures"]].



** [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1599810/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Erin Nicole Cline]], the main actress that portrays Chance, also played [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Princess Anna]] in 2014's ''Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' show as well as the "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]].
** Likewise, James Keaton, the main actor that portrays Jack the Clown, has also played the [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} title character]] from the park's former ''Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue'' show, and also has had several roles in the Bill and Ted shows from over the years.

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** [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1599810/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Erin Nicole Cline]], the main actress that portrays Chance, also played [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Princess Anna]] in 2014's ''Bill and & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' show as well as the "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]].
** Likewise, James Keaton, the main actor that portrays Jack the Clown, has also played the [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} title character]] from the park's former ''Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue'' show, and also has had several roles in the Bill and Ted ''Bill & Ted'' shows from over the years.
11th Nov '16 6:15:18 PM tenuousbreaker
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* TrollingCreator: John Murdy, a self-professed carny, does this during the leadup to Hollywood's events with various puzzles and hints to what the houses are based off of the code names. They are ''not'' easy to solve.
7th Nov '16 7:25:55 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]] 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]] 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.



** Eddie would reappear with other icons in the ''Horror Night Nightmares'' house in 2006 and in the ''Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past'' house & ''Fear Revealed'' scarezone in 2010. He received his own house, ''RUN: Hostile Territory'' (a sequel to the 2001 house ''RUN'' he was originally supposed to appear in) in 2006. The original ''RUN'' was intended to be his house before he was scrapped from the toned down event. In his original incarnation as Edgar Sawyer, he would have pulled a HostileShowTakeover and [[http://hhnmemories.tumblr.com/post/885150377/2001-opening-scaremonies killed Jack in the Opening Scaremonies]]. Whether Jack would have stayed dead is another story with how many times Edgar had to try before it stuck.

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** Eddie would reappear with other icons Icons in the ''Horror Night Nightmares'' house in 2006 2004 and in the ''Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past'' house & ''Fear Revealed'' scarezone in 2010. He received his own house, ''RUN: Hostile Territory'' (a sequel to the 2001 house ''RUN'' he was originally supposed to appear in) in 2006. The original ''RUN'' was intended to be his house before he was scrapped from the toned down event. In his original incarnation as Edgar Sawyer, he would have pulled a HostileShowTakeover and [[http://hhnmemories.tumblr.com/post/885150377/2001-opening-scaremonies killed Jack in the Opening Scaremonies]]. Whether Jack would have stayed dead is another story with how many times Edgar had to try before it stuck.
7th Nov '16 5:54:20 AM MrNickelodeon
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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.

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* SeriesHiatus: Universal Studios Hollywood for a while stopped doing Hollywood's HHN has gone through this a total of ''three times''. It first started in 1986, but after 2000; and it wouldn't be until 2006 an incident that resulted in the death of a scareactor, it was brought back.canceled until 1992. After 1992, it again went dark until 1997 and continued to run for 1998, 1999, and 2000 before once more going on hiatus. In 2006, the event was at last revived and has been run every year since.
1st Nov '16 1:22:07 PM MrNickelodeon
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* DevelopmentHell: Many of the event's houses go through this, as a house usually has to be proposed multiple times to get approved; something that can take several years. Another reason for this is that if it's a non-Universal IP house, then the creative team will need to get the blessings of the IP's copyright holder -- something that can also take a while. For example, an ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' house has been proposed ever since the show first started airing, but Universal wasn't able to convince Creator/FX to let them have the license until 2016.

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* DevelopmentHell: Many of the event's houses go through this, as a house usually has to be proposed multiple times to get approved; something that can take several years. Another reason for this is that if it's a non-Universal IP house, then the creative team will need to get the blessings of the IP's copyright holder -- something that can also take a while. For example, an ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' house has been proposed ever since the show first started airing, but Universal wasn't able to convince Creator/FX Creator/{{FX}} to let them have the license until 2016.
1st Nov '16 1:21:37 PM MrNickelodeon
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* DevelopmentHell: Many of the event's houses go through this, as a house usually has to be proposed multiple times to get approved; something that can take several years. Another reason for this is that if it's a non-Universal IP house, then the creative team will need to get the blessings of the IP's copyright holder -- something that can also take a while. For example, an ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' house has been proposed ever since the show first started airing, but Universal wasn't able to convince Creator/FX to let them have the license until 2016.
31st Oct '16 8:24:18 AM MrNickelodeon
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* 2001: ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'', ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogeymen:_The_Killer_Compilation Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation]]'' [[note]]This was a screening at the ''Theatre/UniversalsHorrorMakeUp'' Show theater of a DVD that contained a big montage of clips from various slasher movies.[[/note]]

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* 2001: ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'', ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogeymen:_The_Killer_Compilation Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation]]'' [[note]]This was a screening at the ''Theatre/UniversalsHorrorMakeUp'' Show ''Theatre/UniversalsHorrorMakeUpShow'' theater of a DVD that contained a big montage of clips from various slasher movies.[[/note]]
29th Oct '16 6:39:22 PM MrNickelodeon
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* DuelingWorks: In 2011, both Halloween Horror Nights and Howl-O-Scream had a haunted house based around Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, [[SimilarlyNamedWorks and both houses were even titled]] ''[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Nevermore]]''.

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* DuelingWorks: In 2011, both Halloween Horror Nights and Howl-O-Scream Theatre/HowlOScream had a haunted house based around Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, [[SimilarlyNamedWorks and both houses were even titled]] ''[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Nevermore]]''.
20th Oct '16 12:37:34 AM OnoderaTearer
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* 2016: ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', ''Film/HalloweenII1981'', ''Film/{{Krampus}}'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''

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* 2016: ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', ''Film/HalloweenII1981'', ''Film/{{Krampus}}'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (specifically ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Murder House]]'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow Freak Show]]'' and ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel Hotel]]'')
19th Oct '16 11:52:31 PM OnoderaTearer
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* DyeingForYourArt: Many scareactors and show actors have had to undergo physical changes for their characters, but the most extreme example may be for Orlando in 2010's Havoc: Dogs of War and its 2013 sequel Havoc: Derailed, where every actor (male and female) shaved their head bald to play psycho super soldiers.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Many scareactors and show actors have had to undergo physical changes for their characters, but the most extreme example may be for Orlando in 2010's Havoc: ''Havoc: Dogs of War War'' and its 2013 sequel Havoc: Derailed, ''Havoc: Derailed'', where every actor (male and female) shaved their head bald to play psycho super soldiers.



** A common fan discussion is on the viability of Universal's new ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' attractions for HHN, with the common statement being that Creator/JKRowling has barred the use of her properties for such uses (to the point that Diagon Alley was closed to the public during HHN Orlando in 2014, though it was open in '15). According to some, Rowling actually approves of the series being used for an adult event, and the only obstacle is the corporate side....
*** It appears that this has now become {{Jossed}}, at least overseas, as Universal Studios Japan had a Death Eaters scarezone inside Hogsmeade for their Halloween event in 2016.

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** A common fan discussion is on the viability of Universal's new ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' attractions for HHN, with the common statement being that Creator/JKRowling has barred the use of her properties for such uses (to the point that Diagon Alley was closed to the public during HHN Orlando in 2014, though it was open in '15).the years after). According to some, Rowling actually approves of the series being used for an adult event, and the only obstacle is the corporate side....
*** It appears that this has now become {{Jossed}}, at least overseas, as Universal Studios Japan had a Death Eaters scarezone inside Hogsmeade for their Halloween event in 2016.2016 (the Death Eaters scarezone is explicitly marketed as a wholly separate Halloween show that is ''not'' a Halloween Horror Nights scarezone, but still).



** Supposedly, the 2012 house Gothic, set in a medieval cathedral filled with menacing gargoyles, is based on a canceled room concept for an old house.

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** Supposedly, the 2012 house Gothic, ''Gothic'', set in a medieval cathedral filled with menacing gargoyles, is based on a canceled room concept for an old house.



** There were initially plans to have 2012's event return to being in both parks due to the construction for Diagon Alley and Transformers going on at the time, but the plans were ultimately scrapped.

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** There were initially plans to have 2012's event return to being in both parks due to the construction for Diagon Alley and Transformers ''Ride/TransformersTheRide'' going on at the time, but the plans were ultimately scrapped.
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