All new content has been added to the official Halloween Horror Nights
website that looks quite cool. You’ll be taken to see the Carnival of Carnage where it looks like the whole storyline behind this year’s HHN will be a sick and twisted dark circus featuring Freddy, Jason and Leatherface as the headline performers of a most sinister sideshow. The Ringmaster should come as no surprise when you see the giant “JS” logo on the wagon on the main page, you just know it will be Jack Schmidt, better known as real name of the evil clown Jack who rules over the midway of carnage.
Click on the Carnival of Carnage button at the top and you’ll be taken to see a mostly barren field with only a few carnival items set up here and there. I’m assuming we’ll see this graphic change and grow as the weeks go by. Of interest already in the background is a large banner that says See The Time Machine with a Phone Booth and pair of guitars below, obviously for the Bill & Ted show. Scroll to the right and you’ll see an old beat up red pickup pulling a fairly armored looking trailer behind it with the number “31” on the back and the text “What Is It?” painted on the side under the jail cell looking bar window.
Back on the main page you can also click on a little JS icon in the upper right corner taking you to an interactive page showing off the content we’ve previously seen for each of the deadly trio. What’s weird is the map background is kind of stitched together from several different maps from different locations. The lower right corner has what looks like a map of Transylvania, which ties into the vampire rumor we had heard about previously. The left side of the map seems to show off some of the Orlando area where I see references to Kissimmee, Orlando along with the text, “Hart L.” I wonder if they’re trying to tell me something. No, no… I think it’s a reference to Lake Hart, a small body of water in the area, but it was a nice thought for a moment. The upper left corner clearly shows a map for the South Pole, which again seems to tie into the rumors that one of the haunts would be themed to The Thing. (Again, one of the best horror films ever. Go watch it if you haven’t seen it.)
To the right is a small stitch of the San Dimas / West Covina area map, home to the infamous Bill & Ted. To the far right next to the Leatherface folder you can see what looks like a reference to Coney Island on the map. That’s all I can see right now… anyone notice anything I didn’t?
On the entertainment side of things, it seems we’re up to four live shows: Bill & Ted (in Fear Factor), a freak show (in Animal Actors), the Rocky Horror show (in Beetlejuice) and a show similar to last year’s Arrival show in pretty much the same place, but showing off this year’s icon characters. UPDATE:
While looking over that spliced up map on the HHN page, one reader noticed a few new locations I missed over including what seems to be an area of New York and Canada that includes mentions of London (Canada), Woodstock and Niagara Falls. Below the Leatherface files is a map section from New Orleans’ French Quarter. I’ve got to wonder if this may be the location for the Vampire house.