Tomorrow Freddy returns to the stalk victims in the remake of A Nightmare of Elm Street. So far reviews have been positive about this remake giving credit to Jack Healy who is now playing the man of our dreams.
If you can remember, Freddy’s maze at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando proved to be one of the funnest and scariest mazes during those years. Here’s a nightmarish flashback of Freddy’s terror at Universal’s haunts.
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy’s Nightmare (Hollywood 2007 & 2008)
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers (Orlando 2007)
There have been some updates from our friend John Murdy, Creative Director of HHN at Universal Hollywood. He says that the last deal has been closed and now all the maze themes are locked in. No official announcements as to what we can expect will be made until June. He was asked if they will increase the number of mazes and his reply is that they have to go for quality over quantity as space they can use is limited.
In the meanwhile, Universal’s House of Horrors is undergoing some upgrades that will include sets with an added Horror icon, and a lot of audio/lighting enhancements for the scareactors. The upgrade is expected to be completed by Mid May.
This all is promising news and hopefully HHN Hollywood can add at least one additional maze to their 2010 slate. We expect that Saw and Halloween will return in some fashion but don’t expect for My Bloody Valentine to have a sequel. Of course, they may take a lead from Orlando and start with a completely new slate of terrors which also would be welcomed.
Here’s an inspired yard haunt for all you haunt stalkers in So Cal to look forward to this year. Located not far from the orginal Haunted Mansion at Disneyland (a Scare Zone favorite) in Trabuco Canyon, Ca; this haunt looks like a fun and “not so scary” tribute to the Disney classic. Oh, when you go “don’t forget your death certificate”!
The Haunted Mansion Haunt
Ever wish you could ride the famous Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland with a scarrier tone? For a few nights in October we transform our house into the Haunted Mansion with all the characters and effects you absolutely love! While all the Nightmare Before Christmas characters invade the real Mansion, the happy haunts are delighted to come visit us in October. During the walk through there will be appearances from Madame Leota, The Singing Busts, Little Leota, and MUCH MUCH more. Full sized jumping Animatronic figures and live actors are present. Mansion fans just can’t get enough of this event!!! The best part, it’s free with KING SIZED candy bars available for the first 30 children. Last year we had over 1500 people show up on October 31st and it was a blast! Small children might get spooked out by the enhanced haunted mansion soundtrack which creates loud lightning sound effects and bright strobe lighting. Hurry Back……. and check out our collection of pictures and videos!
2010 OPERATING HOURS AND DATES:
WALK THROUGH: 6 P.M. – 11 P.M. October 29, 30, and 31st Extended Hours if Necessary
TRABUCO CANYON, CA 92679
If you’re in the Los Angeles area and looking for a little bit of horror, haunts, or Halloween this weekend, check out Monsterpalooza at the Marriott Burbank Convention Center.
It’s really centered around horror makeup and sculpture, and we don’t expect anything particularly haunt-related, but it should be a good time. If you’re into doing your own makeup on Halloween or creating your own props, you might find this interesting.
Events include demonstrations, live bands, vendors, a walk-through museum, and more.