A big thanks to friend of the Retroist, Patrick J. Doody, for this awesome scan of the HHNH 2007 Map/Brochue! Which you can plainly see included some Icons of Horror that should be very familiar to any horror movie fan.
Make sure to click the photos so that you can see the larger sized images over on Photobucket. I love the Scarezones and Houses for that year:
Friday The 13th: Camp Blood – After a half century of murder and mayhem, the eternal evil of Jason Voorhees still haunts the ruined remains of Camp Crystal Lake.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Back In Business – Leatherface and his family of cannibal crazies have taken over the condemned Blair Meats Factory, bringing a new level of terror to the heart of Texas.
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy’s Nightmare – Freddy Krueger is coming home to where he was conceived (The Westin Hills Asylum) to raise a nightmare army of the insane as a final act of revenge against the town of Springwood.
Halloween Horror Nights Orlando also included Leatherface, Jason, and Freddy but they enlisted that nefarious Clown of Evil, Jack Schmidt or as he is more commonly known Jack the Clown to be the Ringmaster for the Carnival of Carnage. I don’t suffer from Coulrophobia but I have to say that Jack certainly gives me the creeps. Check out this awesome HHN Orlando commercial they did…probably one of the greatest besides the Usher in my humble opinion.
Thanks to frequent visitor to the Retroist, Patrick J. Doody, for this awesome scan of the 2006 Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Map/Brochure. Make sure to take a moment to click on the pics, they will link you to the original scans in a much larger format. I like the warnings for those planning on attending the event as well as the restaurants you could visit, like Mel’s Diner and the Flintstone’s “Beastly BBQ Pit”!
It looks like the Icon for HHNH 2006 was the Director, a filmmaker that…created movies so disturbing and grotesque that he was chased out of his own country. Now the stories differ slightly from HHN Orlando and Hollywood. From the Horror Nights Wiki: “Paulo was hired by Universal Studios Hollywood to create their ultimate horror movie of all time. Before they allowed production to begin, Universal requested that Paulo submit a short film detailing his project to preview it for executives. However, when Universal viewed the graphic short film which contained real torture and death, they claimed Paulo’s sick vision was too graphic for movie audiences. They then had the project cancelled for good, and banned Paulo from ever stepping foot into Universal Studios again. But Paulo did in fact, take up residence in an abandoned backlot set at the park, vowing to get revenge on Universal. Aware that Paulo was hiding on the backlot, Universal still allowed their annual Halloween event to run in 2006, but warned visitors that real horror would be created by Paulo.
The Director appeared at the event in Terror Tram: Director’s Cut.”
I have a feeling that getting the Director and our own Projectionist together to discuss films…would be a very bad thing for all of us!
Thanks to Tobatto2287 over on YouTube for uploading this light show featuring the Director and many, many classic horror movies. It’s the perfect video to not only demonstrate just how much effort goes into the Horror Night events but to get your juices flowing to watch some of these films again!
Thanks to Famous Monsters of Filmland for the heads up on the latest announcement concerning Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights! Like the Alice Cooper announcement a couple of weeks back this concerns only the Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. It looks like attendees of the Hollywood event this year are going to be menaced by Wes Craven’s 1996 Ghostface Killer from the Scream films!
“New “Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood Sets “Ghostface Killer” Loose on the World-Famous Backlot During “Halloween Horror Nights”
“Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life,” based on the latest installment of Wes Craven’s “Scream” film series, will unleash the iconic “Ghostface Killer” on the world-famous backlot during Halloween Horror Nights® at Universal Studios Hollywood(SM).
Mirroring the “Scream 4? film concept of a “movie-within-a-movie” theme, the “Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” experience will introduce guests to the fictional “Stab” slasher film franchise and beckon them to visit the production of “Stab 8,” currently “shooting on location on the backlot.”
The fantasy world of the movie collides with reality when aboard “Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” guests are transported through Universal’s famed backlot—the heart of the world’s most famous horror moviemaking studio–and find themselves being stalked by one of the most dangerous slashers in horror history: Ghostface.
“Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” casts guests as victims in this living horror film and elevates the “Halloween Horror Nights” experience to astounding new levels of blood-curdling realism.
To create the ultimate “Halloween Horror Nights” nightmare, Universal Studios Hollywood assembled a horror “dream team” of filmmakers and stars who are serving as creative consultants to Universal’s Creative Director, John Murdy. The team includes director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth, who will present the new maze, “Eli Roth’s Hostel: Hunting Season,” the legendary rocker Alice Cooper, who will present “Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare,” and multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie who returns with “Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision.” “The Thing: Assimilation,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ upcoming thriller, will add to the Hollywood horror clout.
“Halloween Horror Nights” 2011 will bring unprecedented star power to an array of unrivaled, film production quality mazes uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties and deliver the most compelling, spine-chilling, haunted attractions. All-new terror filled “scare zones,” original shows and the popular “Terror Tram: Scream 4 Your Life” will be among the “Halloween Horror Nights” offerings.
The theme park’s favorite thrill-ride attractions will also remain open for “Halloween Horror Nights,” one with a menacing twist. “Jurassic Park® In the Dark” makes its seasonal debut, while guests can still enjoy favorites like “The Simpsons Ride(TM)” and “Revenge of the Mummy(SM) – The Ride.”
Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available at Halloween Horror Nights.com and also on Twitter and Facebook, as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Fans are invited to follow John Murdy on Twitter at: Twitter.com/HorrorNights or via Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood (Official).”
“Halloween Horror Nights” will take place on select nights beginning September 23 and continue on September 24, 30; October 1,7, 8,9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.”
Halloween Horror Nights started back in 1991 and was originally entitled Fright Nights for its first year before changing to it’s familiar name in 1992. It was 2000 when the Orlando Universal Studios found it’s very first Icon of Horror in the demented and supernaturally evil…Jack!
If you want to see more of the legacy of the famed and award winning event, make sure to visit the Halloween Horror Nights site, click on the Orlando section to see it’s incredible Legacy and Lore. You also still have time to join the 118,328 people like myself that are playing the mini-games offered on the site to get a sneak peek at what the storyline and Icon for this, their 21st year happens to be.
If you are a Horror fan…you owe it to yourself to check out the site and with October fast approaching you can be sure that I’ll be posting more and more about my favorite theme park…and remember when diving into this year’s fun and games:
I know that I am not in the minority here when I agree that Summer is a perfect time to turn your attention to Horror Movies…don’t believe me? Just you take a moment and read our own Daniel Th1rte3n’s wonderful post on the subject!
Even in these days of triple digit heat if I stop long enough I can sometimes hear just the faintest whispers of the songs of the Autumn People on the winds. I might even catch the quick scent of decaying leaves and I’m almost, almost mind you, transported immediately to October 31st. Laughing and running knee-deep through the fallen leaves of my youth with the taste of Tootsie-Rolls in my mouth, so jam packed that it’s become a chocolate glue.
Then it’s gone again and Summer’s oppressive heat is back. But even in this time of year there is the promise of Horror to come thanks to Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando with their Halloween Horror Nights! Who better than the Studio who gave life to the legendary Universal Monsters to bring us thrills and chills all these many years?
A big thanks to Famous Monsters of Filmland for this announcement by Alice Cooper himself on the creation of a Maze in his honor at the Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights!