Hey Thrill Seekers,
On Saturday we posted a pic on our facebook page gathered from the Halloween Horror Nights twitter account, the picture shows 4 images taken by a team member who walked through a few of the houses for this years HHN27.
The typewriter image (top left) is probably from The Shining house as the letters that are being pressed spell out Redrum (murder backwards) which is part of the plot in the film.
(Top right) Is the side profile of a Skull. From what we know of the IP’s already announced I don’t think this pictures relates to any of them, so we can only assume that this is an original Universal IP. Looks to me like its part of jungle/swamp scene perhaps voodoo related? Bayou of Blood perhaps?
The old style tap recorder (bottom left) with the times on 666 is probably a reference from the Evil Dead. The tweet came with the comment
I believe I have made a significant find…
If you google this it brings back;
The final image (bottom right) could be anything if I’ honest. I can’t decide if its Leatherface, Scarecrows or a Mummy?
What we do definitely know is that there will be 9 houses in total made up of 5 “outside” ip’s The Shining for example and 4 original Universal created IP’s. As we already know that HHN27 will have
- The Shining
- American Horror Story
- Ash Vs The Evil Dead
It leaves just 2 other outside IP’s to be announced at this point I’m guessing
- Blumhouse of Horrors
SAW because we know there’s a new film coming out this year so it kind of makes sense and Blumhouse of Horror mainly because of strong information regarding a recent trademark application filed last month for an “amusement park attraction” to be named “Blumhouse of Horrors”, which we expect to be a mashup of Blumhouse IP’s. Universal already have a relationship with Blumhouse who have a pretty impressive list of films that include The Purge, Insidious and Paranormal Activity.
This would suggest that perhaps we wont see a Walking Dead house this year, which might be seen as good thing as the IP has featured heavily for the past few years in Orlando.
The final 4 houses will be IP’s created solely by the Universal team and could see the return of a few favourites from the past. What we do know is that Universal will be dropping more details in the next couple of weeks.
We’ll keep you posted.