Published: September 10, 2010 at 10:20 AMCongratulations to Universal Hollywood for including a Scare Zone involving La Llorona. She represents a great, classic ghost story passed down through Spanish tradition, and while probably very familiar to the Hispanic communiuty, registers nearly zero in recognition with general American audiences. I did quite a bit of research into the "crying woman" myth a few years ago and wached about six movies retelling some version of the story. It's a rich tradition with serious undertones and messages about the sacred responsibility of motherhood and the dire consequences of failing to live up to those responsibilites. It should make for a really creepy Scare Zone.
Published: September 11, 2010 at 10:48 AMAlthough I'm not a fan of Rob Zombie's music or films, Universal made a great choice in offering that deal. It fits in with the theme and offers added incentive to see the event.
I also applaud their commercial. Pretty clever.
Published: September 11, 2010 at 8:33 PMHowl-O-Scream sounds like a worthy competitor this year to the always-incredible Halloween Horror Nights. I live in southern Ohio where I will be checking out Cedar Point and Kings Island's Halloween events but will be traveling down to Central Florida and with money and time not on my shoulder...I'll have to choose one Park for their Halloween Event.
I've been to Universal HHN many times before and it always brings the Halloween mythology and horror refrences in a comedic or seasonal way better than anyone else. And there's so much detail and effort put into every damn thing. But Howl-O-Scream is something I've never done and seems like this year will be a great one. So, I'll be reading every week and hopefully my decision will come to a conclusion. Thanks Domenik for the updates and the best time of the year is about to start!