Vote of the week: What do you want from a Halloween event?
Theme parks now offer a wide variety of Halloween events, after Knott's Berry Farm taught the industry how to extend the season an extra two months.
But what gets you motivated to go to a park's Halloween event? Are you looking for gore? For people to jump out an scare you and your friends? Do you crave the spooky mood? Are you looking for a laugh? Or... do you prefer the more kid-friendly Halloween events, with all the requisite cuteness?
Here's your chance to vote. Making this difficult, you get just one choice.
Explain your pick in the comments, please.
Total Votes: 1
I like scary. Jump out and get me, build up the tension with a lot of great scenes and effects, make the house itself come alive.
I want a HHN where I can't anticipate everything that is going to happen next. I want a HHN where all the scareactors are in place all the time (last year was disappointing).
For me personally, I love being scared but I also have a 4 year old. So, until he's a little bigger I would have to vote for a more spooky/funny experience. Not very exciting for me, but seeing my son's face light up is worth the sacrifice.
I also pefer scary!!!!!
I got a chance to visit all of the Haunted Houses to Halloween Horror Nights last night. They were great, especially the Nightmare on Elm Street and the 3-D one.
I have to say that all the houses at HHN this year were pretty good. The house that stood out was The THING: Assimilation.
I voted for spooky. I especially like an atmosphere overall that sets a mood, including decorations, lighting, and music. It is the small attention to detail that make a person feel engulfed by the whole experience. It also helps if the scareactors and other people involved are actually enjoying themselves, because the fun is infectious.
Spooky. Just got back from Howl-o-Scream (BGE). Liked the mazes, but when they pack the people in, they can't scare you because you see the "spirits" jump out at the person 3 people ahead of you every time. I wanted to be scared, but I wasn't. Due to the sheer number of people, I guess "scary" just isn't possible.
I went with funny!
I enjoy gory but it's not the same as scary. Gory isn't scary! It's just gory. Everyone knows that they aren't getting chainsawed or chopped with a machete. No threat,no scary. Scary to me is more subtle...more psychological. It's that flash of something in the corner of your eye. I've always said that nothing we create is as scary as what we can imagine. Happy Halloween.
Robert, can you add SEXY to these options?
I don't think that term's ever been used before to describe anything or anyone associated with *this* site.... ;-)
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