I got there at 6.30pm, I went straight onto what IU would regard as the best House, "Dead Silence." At 6.30 there was already a 75 minute wait. Now the house was good, very well designed, but for an "Off-Peak" night I think 75 minutes was way too long.
Bill & Ted. Great show but not as good as last year or the year before. Still worth watching and one can only hope it gets better.
Rocky Horror Show tribute. Great fun, VERY sexual. Not for kids. Sit near the front and you will get wet so cover your cameras and cellphones.
The Thing house. Very poor. I judt didn't get it, the scariest part was the queue as it wound through the Barney Show. Best part, the 0 Minute wait at the end of the day.
Scare Zone - Erm, where were they? My wife is petrified of HHN and only goes for me and she wasn't the slightest bit scared.
I didn't attempt any other houses as the average queue was an hour. As I have the frequent fear pass I will be going back and I hope it will get better, it can't get any worse after all.
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The scare zones just didn't exist.
I'll be taking in the Freak Show this Sunday.
It seems they've sunstituted scare zones for more shows this year, maybe to make it a bit more friendly, but this seems to take the whole point of a scary halloween away!!
Oh well, next update Thursday night!
Scare zones were nonexistant, as was previously mentioned.
Batting around .600 on the live shows. Bill and Ted and Rocky Horror were both quite good (though the two Grindhouse gags in Bill and Ted fell flat on their ass. Did the Universal folks not take a look at the box office numbers?). The "Freak Show" was a false name for what was essentially a magic act. I liked the magician, but I don't think his particular style was appropriate for HHN. The crowds just really are too impatient to endure a lengthy set-up. The Carnival of Carnage show with Jack was annoyingly bad, since it should have included the three characters that are in every HHN ad...
Sunday night we hit HOS, and I was completely stunned by how much better it was. Apparently you don't need movie characters and a bar every three feet to put on a good Halloween event.
We're going to hit HHN again in a few weeks. Maybe the kinks weren't worked out, maybe 95 percent of the scareactors called in sick on Saturday, who knows?
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