Hey Thrill Seekers,
The first of the Halloween Horror Nights is just around the corner and I’m anxious to read this years reviews revealing what ghoulish surprises the HHN24 team have conjured up this year.
As per last year we’ve been lucky enough to be invited along to experience the night and of course have the bejesus scared out of us. This year our CEO Gavin Boswell is one of the lucky/unlucky (depends how you view it) ones to visit Universal first hand. I managed to grab some of his time today to gauge how he was feeling about his upcoming adventure.
ME: Hi Gavin, thanks very much for sparing the time for a quick chat for the blog, its much appreciated as I know how busy you are at the moment. So to kick off, are you a fan of the Horror genre?
GAVIN: Yep definitely, I love horror films. I have very vivid memories of sneakily watching “Halloween” when I was far too young and being scared out of my mind.
ME: What are you expecting from HHN?
GAVIN: I’m expecting to jump a lot, I’m expecting to lose man points by the dozen and I’m expecting myself to scream in a very high pitched voice. Obviously I’ve read up on the houses and street experiences via your blog Jamie so I’m prepared…. but I’m not sure that actually helps.
ME: Do you think you’ll actually scream?
GAVIN: Nah! I wouldn’t be surprised if I did but I’m sure if I keep my eyes firmly closed I’ll make it through unscathed.
ME: After reading about all the different houses, which houses are you, scared of the most, excited about the most and feel you might not be able to do?
GAVIN: Scared of the most; Halloween, its the plinky music thats chilling and as I mentioned earlier I don’t think it helps that it scared me a lot as a kid.
Excited about the most; I really like the original IP’s that the guys and girls at Universal think up. Last year I had the privilege to speak to Mike Aiello Creative Director for HHN24 at Universal and his enthusiasm for all things scary bordered on creepy so imagine what they’ll come up with when let loose!
Feel you might not be able to do; Oh I’ll do them all. Not because I’m brave but more that I’d never live it down if I didn’t.
ME: Who would be your idea HHN companion?
GAVIN: Tricky, I think I’d rather do it alone to be honest. That way I can scream, cry and run as much as I want.
ME: If you could design your own house which Horror film would it be based on?
GAVIN: Oooh good question. I’ve recently got into American Horror Story a U.S. TV series. Season 1 was set in a haunted house and season 2 in a mental asylum either of these would make an awesome house.
ME: Apart from HHN what other parts of Universal are you looking forward to seeing?
GAVIN: Diagon Alley! I missed out on the opening this year due to a bad back. So I’m desperate to get there. To be honest I love both the Universal parks so I’m always excited to visit them.
Gavin has promised me a full review of Halloween Horror Nights on his return and knowing him we’ll have plenty of photos too.
You can still purchase Halloween Horror Nights Tickets from Orlando Attraction Tickets if you’re brave enough.