Abby’s Annual Halloween Horror Night Predictions

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Yep its that time again where I try to guess what this years Halloween Horror Nights houses will have in store for us. Last year I got 3/6 correct which I was pretty happy about to be honest.

Last year I had the privilege of attending HHN for the first time and it was INCREDIBLE. I feel as though it has also given me an advantage for this blog.  This year I’m confident of beating my previous score and if I’m correct HHN28 is going to be awesome.

Stranger Things

We thought this might make an appearance at HHN27 after Universal big cheese, Mike Aiello, expressed his love for the show on twitter, however due to time constraints (they start working on the following years Halloween horror nights as soon the latest one starts) we feel this might make an appearance this year.

With 2 seasons under its belt and no sign of viewer fatigue we’re guessing that a Stranger Things house will cover the events on season 1 & 2, so expect Demogorgans and a girl with a nosebleed. 

Likelihood: 8/10

IT

One of 2017 most anticipated remakes and although it split audiences it still raked in $700 Million  on a budget of just $35 Million proving that there is definitely a strong fan base there.

IT feels like a very obvious choice for me, the theming is right up Universal’s alley and I can see the house moving from scene to scene easily. Also last year we didn’t see a house with a resident clown so maybe it’s time to step up the clown antics at HHN or could the recent uproar of working clowns vs scary clowns affect this?

Likelihood: 9/10

American Horror Story 

One of the highest rated houses from HHN27 and HHN26 (and my personal favourite) could well return, American Horror Story season 8 is rumoured to be hitting TV’s in the Autumn and will centred around either lust or violence (following the 9 circles of hell.) In 2016 the house featured Murder House, Freak Show and Hotel. Last year it featured Asylum, Coven and Roanoke with their biggest floor plan of the year (you can hear me screaming my way through the 4+ minute house here. ) I think it’s obvious that we would see Cult featured this year!

Universal obviously have a working relationship with FX and the creators of AMS and as Walking Dead’s popularity falls I think American Horror Story is in a good position to become a HHN regular.

Likelihood: 8/10

Five Nights at Freddy’s 

Now this one’s a bit of a hail Mary but bear (excuse the pun) with me. For those who don’t know Five Nights at Freddy’s is a computer game about a security guard looking after a Pizzeria at night, during the night the animatronics come to life and are hell bent on killing stuff.

Here’s the reason we think this could have a chance. Chris Columbus of Harry Potter, Home Alone  and The Goonies fame has signed on to direct a film based on the computer game. The Studio making the film? Friends of Universal, Blumhouse. Who you might remember had a house last year based solely on their horror franchise.

The only thing that makes us doubt ourselves is the timing, the announcement that a film was in the pipeline only happened a few days ago. So perhaps we’re looking at HHN29?

Likelihood: 3/10

Titans of Terror

In Hollywood last year they were blessed with the Titans of Terror, yep Jason, Freddy and Leatherface. We’re thinking that perhaps these classic horror icons might make the trip east to appear at HHN28.

Here’s what Hollywood said about the house;

Fall victim to the silver screen’s most deplorable killers, whose affinity for bladed weapons, redefined the horror movie genre as slasher films: Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) wielding his iconic chainsaw, Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) brandishing his relentless machete, and Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) swiping his trademark glove armed with razor blades.
The new maze will be an assault on your sensibilities as you descend into the forbidden realms of these iconic horror monsters and discover the place where these depraved legacies were born.

Likelihood: 6/10

The Purge

Okay, bear with me on this one. I know that the Purge franchise is very popular and featured as a scare zone in 2014, a house in 2015, didn’t feature in 2016 and was back as a scare zone in 2017. It works extremely well in a scare zone  BUT there’s a new Purge film set to be released this year called ‘The First Purge’ (also known as Purge: The Island) which will be a prequel that will focus on the events that lead up to the very first Purge event. So with all loose ends tied up, a beginning, middle and end it could be upgraded to its own house again.. I hope so anyway!

The Purge was by far my favourite Scare Zone of HHN27 and I could imagine it to be a very adrenaline pumping, high energy house that can now also tell a story.

Likelihood: 6/10

Now this one is not included in my predictions as such, it’s more of a wish.. and that is the idea that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter could be incorporated in HHN. How? I hear you ask… Let me explain..

Death Eaters Attack Diagon Alley.

This has already happened at the Japan park, what’s to stop it coming to Orlando?! In Japan guests saw Death Eaters attack Hogsmeade so for Studios if this were to ever happen it would have to take place in Diagon Alley as HHN only features in Universal Studios.

In Japan, as night fell the cheerful world of magic transformed into a world of darkness as the Death Eaters appeared wearing black hoods and masks enabling guests to come fact to face with the followers of Lord Voldermort

This is a very far-fetched idea and I’m pretty sure JK Rowling wouldn’t allow for the Wizarding World to be part of HHN but I think it would be amazing!

Likelihood: 0/10

So there you go, my predictions for Halloween Horror Nights 2018 are out there.. none of these have been confirmed by Universal.

What would you like to see come to HHN this year?

Screams included…

Abby

Abby Predicts Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 27 Houses

Hey Thrill Seekers,

So after Universal accidentally revealed possible dates for this years Halloween Horror Nights I thought it was time for me to start thinking about what houses could or should be coming to Halloween Horror Nights in 2017..

I’m going to start with the obvious, The Walking Dead.. This is such a popular House that has worked brilliantly in the past and I think it is going to stick around at Halloween Horror Nights for a while. With season 7 due to return this winter there is potentially loads of new content to add into this heart racing and hectic house. I think it would be silly to not include The Walking Dead as one of the houses this year, don’t you?

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American Horror Story was the most popular house of HHN16 as voted for by Orlando Attraction Tickets customers. In 2016 it incorporated 3 of the seasons: Murder House, Freak Show and Hotel. Maybe this is a clue that the other 3 seasons could be part of another American Horror Story house this year?! If they do run this house again I think they should use Asylum, Coven and Roanoke to create yet again another terrifying house.

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Lets take a look at what new houses could be making an appearance this year..

2017 looks as though it is going to be a big year for horror films so I have taken it upon myself to delve into the long list to work out which ones I think should or could become Halloween Horror Nights houses this year.

With the eighth SAW film due to be released this year called SAW Legacy I think a SAW house would be an incredible addition to HHN27. Rumours have pointed towards the return of John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw in the new film and this could lead to some great thrills. The last Saw film was in 3D – this could even be incorporated in the house like they used for Lunatics Playground 3D in 2016.

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A hugely popular TV series in 2016 was Stranger Things, now I haven’t personally seen it but a few people at OAT towers have said it would make for a great Halloween Horror Nights house. Houses based on TV series have been huge hits in the past (The Walking Dead and American Horror Story to name a few) and I have heard so much hype about Stranger Things since it started that I reckon it would be a popular addition. Also Michael Aiello (Universal’s King of Horror) is a massive fan of the show as are Universal as a whole as this tweet proves;

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If any of you visited HHN back in 2015 you may remember the Insidious house. Well Insidious 4 is due to be released this year so maybe the Insidious house could be making a return.. Universal Pictures are due to release Insidious Chapter 4 in late October so creating a house based on this IP would help build up hype for the film. I think it would be a perfectly terrifying addition.

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My worst nightmare? Clowns! Universal took a big Chance (pardon the pun) last year with Lunatics Playground 3D and it was a huge hit. No matter what anyone says.. Clowns are freaky and clown or circus themed houses are always disturbing. With the remake of Stephen Kings IT this year I think that Universal will announce a Clown themed house to be added to the list. I don’t think they will have it themed around IT because the creator Stephen King doesn’t like the idea of horror houses being based around his books but who knows?

Lastly, with the release of Leatherface (the prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) scheduled for this year I believe a new and improved Leatherface house could be on the cards. The film is going to be based on Leatherface escaping from a mental hospital with 3 inmates along with a kidnapped nurse being pursued by a deranged lawman.. What better setting for a horror house than a mental hospital?!

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So there are my predictions for Halloween Horror Nights 2017 none of which have been confirmed by Universal. What would you like to see come to HHN this year?

Are you brave enough???

Scares included,

Abby

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