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Yup, El Cucuy was fantastic. Same thing as La Llorona except no giant face eating children. Evil Dead fully incorporated the source material and used all areas of the maze. Terror tram is pretty much the same.
Walkind Dead maze and Black Sabbath were both set-up at the metro lot, and Sabbath was actually in a sound stage. Really enjoyed both mazes and they really stepped it up on Walking Dead. Last year was just the hospital and a few military zombies. This year was starting right outside the prison to inside C - Block to Woodbury starting with Governor's special room.
Unfortunately, the worst maze was Insidious. Was practically the same maze as Halloween before it. Nothing too special.
Oh, and Chucky IS doing his insult routine!
Unfortunately I had a flat tire in LA so that sucked considering I had to drop off my buddy in Menifee and then drive home in Moreno Valley.
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Wow, the people really seemed to enjoy Insidious last night.
Here's my review of HHN:
First off, you spend a lot more time downstairs this year than you do upstairs. This is due to the two mazes that are on the backlot which you can only get to downstairs. It's smart to go to these mazes right away because they get backed up real quick. The downside to all these mazes being downstairs is that you have to haul ass to make it to the terror tram upstairs because it closes earlier. And you don't want to do the tram first, before you go down because that line generally moves quickly and it would be a waste to do that one during the quiet first hour.
The tram itself is mostly the same but they've added a few more set pieces to the uphill climb.
Evil Dead was by far my favorite. I love the outdoors/cabin feel of it. Reminded me of Friday the 13th from a few years ago.
Insidious was pretty good. I like the added touch of that creepy ukulele music playing while inside. That demon guy sure looks like Darth Maul though.
Walking Dead was cool had a cool setting and I liked the entrance into the backlot. It was a nice change.
Black Sabbath was probably the best of the 3D mazes they've done the last few years. I'm generally not a fan of these mazes but this one passed the test. Bonus credit goes to them not sticking this maze in that awful area where you get a view of Burbank/North Hollywood and feel completely divorced from the scares. Though I do wish they still had one of the mazes next to Shrek like they used to.
El Cucuy was ok. Hardly anyone jumped out at us for some reason and I don't really understand the point of using Danny Trejo's voice. You'd never know if you didn't read about it. And what happened to the central part of the park? I haven't been there since last year but it's totally changed. Way too open now.
Monsters Remix was more or less the same as last year. But again, very few people jumped out at us. Chucky running around in there was good and the wolf man always gets me.
This brings me to my biggest complaint. Like last year, there were very few people in the scare zones. Hardly anyone coming at you. Even the clown faced guy who speaks on the mic next to the flames was gone and replaced with some lame dude sporting his own face. Where the hell did the smoke machines go? I know it's supposed to be a bunch of dead people running around but it shouldn't have been that lifeless. And the masks weren't that scary. Bring back the crazy clowns. As with most things, prices go up but service drops. Going again next week. Hopefully they'll get their act together.
Those 5 cereals showing-up in Canada's Target stores would be awesome. But highly unlikely. :(
Off to a nice start with Hocus Pocus showing on Lifetime network friday night, and a scary halloween rides across the country show last night on the travel channel (that train ride while army guys kill zombies in the midwest looked fun).
october is here..
Someone else mentioned Hocus Pocus this week. Is it really a good movie?
Yeah...I don't think I'll be checking that one out.
I have a severe allergic reaction to Bette Midler...I break out in douche chills.
Lost & Found Film Club | The Cinefamily
Looks fun.Lost & Found Film Club presents a carefully curated VG+ hodgepodge of scattershot celluloid, packed as densely as library stacks and screening in the gloriously fuzzed-out 16mm format — plus, grilled cheese sandwiches will be provided! What began as an after-hours Cinefamily staff tradition is now our showcase of ephemeral, industrial, educational, and sponsored films of the 20th century, all of which were perhaps never intended to be seen on the big screen, until now. On any given Lost And Found night, the program might contain “fuzzy felt” children’s films, social engineering and training films, advertisements, mental hygiene madness, animation, documentaries, student experiments, home movies on rusted reels — pretty much anything that isn’t a commercial feature film, accompanied by the velvety crunch of grilled cheese sandwiches. Come see what slipped through the splices. Did we forget to mention that GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES WILL BE AVAILABLE?!
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