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?
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.
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.
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;
— Universal Orlando (@UniversalORL) August 26, 2016
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.
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?!
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???