History Trivia / HalloweenHorrorNights

10th Apr '17 8:06:57 AM Ozian123
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* 2016: ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', ''Film/HalloweenII1981'', ''Film/{{Krampus}}'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (specifically ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Murder House]]'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow Freak Show]]'' and ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel Hotel]]'')

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* 2016: Orlando: ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'', ''Film/TheExorcist'', ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', ''Film/HalloweenII1981'', ''Film/{{Krampus}}'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (specifically ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Murder House]]'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow Freak Show]]'' and ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel Hotel]]'')Hotel]]''). Hollywood: ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear''
10th Apr '17 7:55:14 AM Ozian123
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* 2017: ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (This time specifically ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Coven]'' and ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke Roanoke]]'')

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* 2017: ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (This time specifically ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Coven]'' Coven]]'' and ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke Roanoke]]'')
10th Apr '17 7:54:34 AM Ozian123
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* 2017: ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (This time specifically ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Coven]'' and ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke Roanoke]]''

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* 2017: ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (This time specifically ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Coven]'' and ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke Roanoke]]''Roanoke]]'')
10th Apr '17 7:53:32 AM Ozian123
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* 2017: ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (This time specifically ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Coven]'' and ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryRoanoke Roanoke]]''
4th Mar '17 2:08:38 PM nombretomado
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* 2002: ''Series/FearFactor'', ''WesternAnimation/HalloweenIsGrinchNight'', MarvelComics, ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' [[note]]Both Marvel and ''Jurassic Park'' were utilized much differently than the other properties on this list, as they were depicted in a much more twisted and bleaker fashion; rather than being a simple adaptation.[[/note]]

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* 2002: ''Series/FearFactor'', ''WesternAnimation/HalloweenIsGrinchNight'', MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' [[note]]Both Marvel and ''Jurassic Park'' were utilized much differently than the other properties on this list, as they were depicted in a much more twisted and bleaker fashion; rather than being a simple adaptation.[[/note]]
7th Feb '17 11:23:29 AM ThatTwerp
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** One of the ideas for the event in 2000 involved giving ''Ride/ETAdventure'' a twisted makeover that would've been dubbed "I.T.: Interstellar Terror". The differences in the attraction would've started off in the ride's queue line, where scareactors would be positioned throughout the forest to scare guests. From there, the actual ride would start off normally... until the riders reached the Green Planet, where all of the animatronics of E.T.'s friends would have been taken out and replaced with scareactors dressed as gruesome-looking aliens. The ride then would've ended with the last E.T. animatronic being replaced with Jack the Clown jumping out for one last scare. As mentioned earlier, Spielberg balked at the whole idea, which killed the proposed makeover dead in its tracks.
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.
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