History Trivia / HalloweenHorrorNights

14th Nov '17 4:47:34 PM ThatTwerp
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ''Bill & 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: After 2006, ''Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' is became 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, After that, 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.
14th Nov '17 12:29:40 PM ThatTwerp
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** 2017's ''The Horrors of Blumhouse'' initially was going to have a scene for ''Film/{{Ouija}}'', but it was cut at the last minute for unknown reasons and instead replaced with a scene for ''Film/ThePurge''. For Orlando's event, the house altogether was originally going to be based on just ''Film/{{Insidious}}'', but ExecutiveMeddling resulted in it being changed to feature other Blumhouse productions.

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** 2017's ''The Horrors of Blumhouse'' initially was going to have a scene for ''Film/{{Ouija}}'', but it was cut at the last minute due to Creator/{{Hasbro}} refusing to license the property for unknown reasons and instead replaced a haunted house. Eerily similar to what happened with a scene ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' in 2015, the scenes were given merely minor redecorations and made into scenes for ''Film/ThePurge''. For Orlando's event, the house altogether was originally going to be based on just ''Film/{{Insidious}}'', but ExecutiveMeddling resulted in it being changed to feature other Blumhouse productions.
6th Oct '17 1:12:47 PM ThatTwerp
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* During 2017's event, ''Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' was originally themed around a pop-culture festival, and the plot of the show involved Bill and Ted having to prove to [[Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney Death]] that there's something redeeming about pop culture, or else he'll drag all of humanity to hell. After the Las Vegas shooting, the show was given some major revisions, with the setting being changed from a festival to a concert, and Death looking to kill only Bill and Ted, not the entire world.

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* ** During 2017's event, ''Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' was originally themed around a pop-culture festival, and the plot of the show involved Bill and Ted having to prove to [[Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney Death]] that there's something redeeming about pop culture, or else he'll drag all of humanity to hell. After the Las Vegas shooting, the show was given some major revisions, with the setting being changed from a festival to a concert, and Death looking to kill only Bill and Ted, not the entire world.
6th Oct '17 1:11:58 PM ThatTwerp
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* During 2017's event, ''Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure'' was originally themed around a pop-culture festival, and the plot of the show involved Bill and Ted having to prove to [[Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney Death]] that there's something redeeming about pop culture, or else he'll drag all of humanity to hell. After the Las Vegas shooting, the show was given some major revisions, with the setting being changed from a festival to a concert, and Death looking to kill only Bill and Ted, not the entire world.
30th Sep '17 8:12:16 PM ThatTwerp
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* ProductionNickname: Every year, all of the event's houses are given vague, riddle-like codenames by the creative staff.



** 2007's ''Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays'' was ''Silent Night, Psychotic Night''. Despite the change, the official t-shirt showing all of the year's houses retained the original title.

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** 2007's ''Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays'' was ''Silent Night, Psychotic Night''. Despite the change, the official t-shirt showing all of the year's houses retained the original title.
30th Sep '17 8:08:17 PM ThatTwerp
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* WorkingTitle: 2017's ''The Horrors of Blumhouse'' was initially titled ''Blumhouse of Horrors''.

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** As said earlier, much of the houses, scarezones, and shows for 2001's event were altered following the 9/11 attacks.
** ''Many'' instances for 2002:
*** The theme itself was titled "Islands of Horror", before being changed to "Islands of Fear".
*** ''Screamhouse'' was ''House of Dead Maniacs''
*** ''Project Evilution'' was ''Jurassic Park: Extinction''
*** ''Scary Tales II'' was ''Scary Tales Volume: 2 - Malice in Terrorland''
*** ''Island Under Siege'' was ''Marvel City Under Siege''
*** ''Treaks and Foons'' was ''Twisted Toons''
*** ''Island of Evil Souls'' was ''Island of Lost Souls''
*** ''Boo-Ville'' was ''Grinch Night''
** 2007's ''Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays'' was ''Silent Night, Psychotic Night''. Despite the change, the official t-shirt showing all of the year's houses retained the original title.
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2017's ''The Horrors of Blumhouse'' was initially titled ''Blumhouse of Horrors''.
30th Sep '17 7:35:42 PM ThatTwerp
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** One of the biggest strengths of John Murdy, the head of the Hollywood event 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'', and many others.

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** One of the biggest strengths of John Murdy, the head of the Hollywood event 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/{{Krampus}}'', and many others.others.
** In addition to being involved in 2011's ''Film/{{Hostel}}'' house, Creator/EliRoth also designed the theme for the ''Terror Tram'' in 2016, and in 2017 directed the commercial for both Hollywood and Orlando's events.
21st Sep '17 3:05:38 PM ThatTwerp
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* WorkingTitle: 2017's ''The Horrors of Blumhouse'' was initially titled ''Blumhouse of Horrors''.
21st Sep '17 2:59:55 PM ThatTwerp
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** 2017's event was going to have a house based on ''Film/TheConjuring'', but it was dropped due to a variety of legal issues. At Orlando's event, it was replaced with the ''Hive'' house, while at Hollywood's event it was made into the ''Titans of Terror Maze''.
** 2017's ''The Horrors of Blumhouse'' initially was going to have a scene for ''Film/{{Ouija}}'', but it was cut at the last minute for unknown reasons and instead replaced with a scene for ''Film/ThePurge''. For Orlando's event, the house altogether was originally going to be based on just ''Film/{{Insidious}}'', but ExecutiveMeddling resulted in it being changed to feature other Blumhouse productions.
1st Sep '17 11:22:06 AM Ozian123
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** ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' got houses at both Orlando and Hollywood in 2009. Hollywood got a sequel the next year, but then ''Saw'' disappeared from the event until 7 years late in 2017 with ''Saw: The Games of Jigsaw

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** ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' got houses at both Orlando and Hollywood in 2009. Hollywood got a sequel the next year, but then ''Saw'' disappeared from the event until 7 years late in 2017 with later when ''Saw: The Games of JigsawJigsaw'' was at both parks.
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