Monthly Archives: September 2012

REVIEW: Alice Cooper Goes To Hell 3D at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2012

Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 3D at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 3D is one of Halloween Horror Nights’ new mazes this year, even though the 2011 season also saw a maze themed to the great rocker. One thing that Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights Creative Director John Murdy makes clear, is that if the subject matter is something near and dear to his heart, it will be showcased at HHN as much as he wants it to be. We’ve seen this in the past regarding his friendship with Rob Zombie, as well as the inclusion of a HALLOWEEN maze largely based on the John Carpenter film.

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REVIEW: Universal Monsters Remix at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2012

When Universal Monsters Remix was announced for Universal Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, the reaction wasn’t too friendly. What really irked fans was that Universal Monsters Remix features dubstep, a type of music that is very popular, but doesn’t make sense to blare through House of Horrors, an already horror icon-filled maze. Dubstep is definitely frightening on its own, but not in a good way for Halloween Horror Nights!

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SeaWorld Orlando Announces Multi-Year Marketing Agreement with Miami Dolphins

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Orlando and the Miami Dolphins have announced a multi-year marketing agreement. “SeaWorld, Where the Dolphins Play!” is the tagline for the integrated campaign involving a season-long sweepstakes and special deals for Florida residents.

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REVIEW: La Llorona: La Cazadora de Ninos at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2012

La Llorona facade at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights 2012

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is known mostly for mazes based almost exclusively on known horror films or intellectual properties such as Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. However, once in a while, Halloween Horror Nights Creative Director John Murdy and Art Director Chris Williams come up with a concept that is unattached to a movie or pop icon. Such was the case in 2011 when the duo came up with La Llorona, a journey through a dark and foreboding Mexican village.

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Eyegore Awards Kick Off Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood

Alice Cooper at Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal City, CA, September 21, 2012 – Universal Studios Hollywood celebrated the highly-anticipated opening of “Halloween Horror Nights®” today with the annual presentation of the Eyegore Awards, honoring horror genre’s top stars and filmmakers. “Halloween Horror Nights” runs on select nights through October 31.

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Knott’s Halloween Haunt 2012 First Night

In 1973, a group of Knott’s Berry Farm managers met in a conference room and agreed that they wanted to put on a formal Halloween party for guests to enjoy; nothing terribly fancy – some decorations, live entertainment and a few spooked-out rides. Employees were encouraged to make up their work spaces – food and beverage locations, shops and restaurants. For an extra thrill, a handful of monsters roamed through the crowds, creating a total package of spooky fun. The event was named “Halloween Haunt”. Never did anyone back then know that they were the spark that would ignite an industry-wide explosion of similar events around the world. Knott’s Halloween Haunt has become synonymous with Southern California and Halloween. Over the decades, the reach of the Scary Farm has extended far beyond Orange County; it is not uncommon for international haunted attraction fans to make the long trek every few years to experience all that Halloween Haunt has become.

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Summer Nights at Sam’s III: Pre-Halloween Spooktacular

Summer Nights at Trader Sam's TPA logo

When we started the Summer Nights at Trader Sam’s gatherings at the Disneyland Hotel, we wanted it to be a social event where everyone could discuss haunts/theme parks, network, and grab a few drinks. We didn’t think it would get so big, but on September 16th, we had nearly 60 people join us that evening and completely filled the back patio!

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Do You Dare Enter Trickster’s Garden a Howl-O-Scream 2012 Celebrates an Unlucky 13 Years?

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

TAMPA, Fla. (September 2012) – This fall, Howl-O-Scream 2012 lures unsuspecting victims to explore the terror that grows behind the Dark Side of the Gardens’ gate and “Unlock the Fear Inside.” As Florida’s top-rated Halloween event celebrates its unlucky 13th year, it just may be your own curiosity that seals your fate!

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Sneak Peek of The Labyrinth of Lost Relics

From the creative minds that brought Chambers of the Mausoleum to the Inland Empire in California, is their brand-new attraction for 2012, The Labyrinth of Lost Relics. In this video, hear Chambers/Labyrinth creators James and Tayler Brown discuss on what to expect inside the Labyrinth.

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Grimm Brothers’ Fairytales Come to Life for Halloween at Fairytale Town

Press Release from Fairytale Town

Things will be looking Grimm at Fairytale Town for this year’s Safe and Super Halloween. The fairytales of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm will come to life for three nights of family fun on October 26, 27 and 28 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Families will enjoy visiting Sleeping Beauty’s castle, walking through Little Red Riding Hood’s forest, and sneaking a peek at the Evil Queen’s Lair. Seventeen candy stations will be scattered throughout the park for trick-or-treaters to visit. The evening also features hands-on activities and a costume parade.

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