So, I went with my boyfriend, my sister, my brother and my sister in law to Halloween Horror Nights this past Sunday in Orlando, FL.... we also met up with a few friends when we got there, and let me tell you... it was freaking fantastic! we're all wanting to go back so badly...
Let me just note real quick that I told my brother exactly how I would react... none of the scare-actors outside the houses in the scare-zones would bother me at all and i'd have fun with that, but in the houses, I knew the screams coming from my lungs would be so naturally blood curdling that I myself couldn't keep from laughing afterwards... and I was correct in all of this. lol.
We had to get the express passes due to the ridiculously long lines, but it paid off... we ended up being able to do all the houses and scare zones, and boy was it worth it!
We got there around 8 PM and went through each house by location. First up was Silent Hill. The Silent Hill house was so terrifying for me that I don't even remember hearing the siren or the music playing... that was the only house that was so legitimately terrifying for me that I don't think I made a sound the entire time. It was really well done though. I love the movie, but Pyramid Head just scares the living daylights out of me... anyone who rips your clothes off, followed by your skin... not a favorite in my book. Needless to say I looked right over at him in the house swinging his effing arms around and didn't look the rest of the house. lol. But it was a really good house, genuinely creeped out our entire group lol.
Next up we got some drinks, took a quick bathroom break and took pictures in the "electric" chair... then we went into the next house; 'Gothic'. I underestimated this house, I figured it would just be a fun one filled with Gargoyles and it wouldn't be too scary... I was right, except for the last part... because the people in these houses KNOW who to target. lol. And out of no where to my left came a freaking gargoyle guy, and according to my boyfriend and my brother, I screamed so violently that I had to take a second breath to continue the scream... this is where the fun began. lol. I could hear my entire group cracking up in every house this happened in. And I kept going from cracking up to doing a blood curdling double-scream. It was completely natural and slightly embarrassing, but I wasn't embarrassed... I couldn't help but laugh every single time after lol.
Next up was Dead End... all I can say is, the blood-curdling double screams were happening every 5 seconds in this one. GREAT house!
After Dead End, was the Walking Dead house... by far my most favorite... all of us were screaming and at the same time pointing to everything in our nerded out excitement... it was awesome. And it led right out into the scarezone with the zombies... oh that was so much fun lol.
I'm a small person... only 5'2, standing next to my 6'3 boyfriend... so I seem like an easy target for these people. All of the scare-actors we came across tried, but I thought the scare-actors in each section were fun, they never scared me lol. This one freaky lookin 30 Days of Night type Vampire tried really hard to get me and I just looked at him and went "hello, friend"... lol.
The first zombie that came up to me ran right up to my face 'eating a leg'... I looked at her and went "om nom nom" (this was my natural reaction). This is how it went with all the scare-actors... including the chainsaw people. First (and only) Chainsaw person that tried to scare me... I just stood there and asked if I could use the chainsaw... lol.
After we all stood there and played with the Zombie scare-actors for quite a while, we went on to the next house... which was House of Horrors... again, I underestimated it; for the sole fact that I went into nerd mode. This house paid tribute to all the classic horror films, and for most of the house, that's what it did. Only a few scare-actors... which should have made me realize we were going to be traumatized at any moment. Turns out none of us anticipated every.single.old.villian come out at the end... in a small room, from every side, ALL at once... the amount of screaming and running that ensued between all of us was hilarious. It was a terrifyingly great surprise that made me feel like I was about to die lol. It was an awesome house.
Next up was Pen and Teller's 3D thing which was OK... my 3D glasses kept falling off so I just took them off, as I had one hand in my sister in law's hand and the other in my boyfriend's hand... wasn't gonna detach my hands to fix those effing glasses lol. But it was a pretty cool house. It was just kind of sillyish, and a little disorienting at one point because there's a room filled with like... multicolored christmas lights... and people dressed in these lights moving around as well... so I was like "are there people in light suits also? what's happening?" it confused me more than it freaked me out lol. But it was an interesting house.
Alice Cooper; the last house... that... was an interesting house lol. The most frightening part for me was the very end, I saw 2 scare-actors waiting to jump out at me... and I was like "oh screw this" and closed my eyes lol. Next thing I know, literally right in my ear I hear a random guy (scare-actor to my right) making smooching noises, i meana less than an inch from my ear... and alas, my blood curdling double scream, added with "MAKE IT STOP" followed. lmao. I was freaked out by that one for a few minutes afterwards...
So in short, the trip was a MAJOR success... all of us want to try and get the funds to go back before Halloween. My favorite houses were, in order; The Walking Dead, Dead End, Gothic, House of Horrors, and Silent Hill... though if we go back i'm not quite sure i'll go back into Silent Hill. lol. But it was a great house, genuinely frightening even without people jumping at you.
Here's a few pics from the night;
^^^ This was one of the first things we saw when we walked in lol... these girls being terrorized by the "dragon ninja" scare-actors.
^^^ Me being a dork in the "electric chair"... lol...
^^^ my boyfriend and I... lmao... one of the vampires that tried valiantly to scare me, that I answered "hello, friend!" to. This guy got my sister in law good though... I felt bad lol.
^^^ My brother and I standing with this awesome Grim Reaper on stilts... loved this guy lol.
^^^ My sister in law bravely took this picture... and then got attacked lol
^^^... like I said, my sister in law was very brave with her camera lol
^^^ a zombie both scaring and amusing my sister
^^^ my boyfriend and I are Jurassic Park nerds... and have been since childhood... we each separately own an incredible amount of Jurassic Park joys that we plan to keep forever lol. Ps, not sure why this photo came out so blurry! My sister in law kept trying and it kept coming out blurry, same happened when I took a picture of her and my brother near it
And lastly, this was taken the next morning... I call this picture, 'Success'. lol me sporting the shirt I bought before leaving the park....
If any of you have been to horror nights and have any stories or pictures to share feel free and please do! it's been almost a week now since I went and i'm still high on it... I want to go back so badly lol.
Edited by Mary Mayhem, 05 October 2012 - 10:51 AM.