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Fright Nights 2017 IP Speculation

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Mainly because I'd really like to discuss something other than Ol' Pinky, it's never to early to discuss arguably the best night event of the year. 

With that said, lets talk maze and precinct IP.

 

What we know so far:

  • Fright Nights will return for 2017 (duh)
  • There will be 4 mazes
  • 2 mazes will be returning
    • From Dusk Til Dawn
    • Conjuring 2
  • There will be 2 new mazes
    • One major maze
    • One slightly lesser major maze
  • Precincts will be back
  • Panic rooms will return
  • Ultimate Terror Tour will return

Maze/UTT Locations:

  • Purpose built shed #1
  • Purpose built shed #2
  • Likely: Dodgems (Aligns with scheduled maintenance)
  • Likely: Show stage
  • UTT - Likely: Scooby Doo queue (Scheduled maint 28/08 - 18/09) - would be enough time to close off half the queue and build a set like last time.
 
Precincts IP:
  • Mannequin (Reel Horror Film Festival 2016 winner)
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?

Precincts Locations:

  • Fountain area towards Superman Escape 
  • Gotham stage
  • Main street near the big screen/plaza
  • Alley between AA and Scooby

Maze IP:

  • Conjuring 2
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • ?
  • ?

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Now, as far as mazes goes, following on from previous years, Movie World would be looking for an "Iconic" horror brand for at least one of the major mazes. Something that everyone's heard of and knows. 

In line with that reasoning, I asked a few people off-forum what the first movie/franchise was that came to mind when they heard "iconic horror movie". The results were: 

Psycho
Halloween
Friday the 13th
Nightmare on Elm st

Saw
Chucky
Evil dead
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Exorcist
Alien
Scream
The Shining
Birds
Freddy vs Jason
Blair Witch Project

 

I've crossed out the ones that have been done, or close enough to being done before. That said, there's some pretty good ideas among them. 

The other thing to consider when thinking about a maze theme is that Movie World love reusing their seemingly large selection of tree props. Which is fair enough, may as well make use of what they have to keep budget for other things. With that in mind, one of the mazes is going to need a nice outdoors style area. 

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Blair Witch would be an interesting option, and could make good usage of the outdoor/tree props. 

Ive always thought a Scream Maze would be an easy do as really it would work in any generic set at all. 

Texax Chainsaw to me wouldn't have much point of difference to HillBilly Slasher. 

Alien wouldn't work without animatronics which won't happen. 

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I like Chucky. 

I 'm a bit worried about the Blair Witch Project if they were to make it too realistic we could all end up with snot on us.

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I've always wanted them to do something with the rides but now might not be a good time.

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Here's my thoughts on the matter…

 

Psycho is one of my favourite movies of all time, so I'd love to see it be done. Can I see it as a fully fledged maze? Not really. I feel it's better suited to a single scene within a larger "compilation style" maze rather than being a standalone attraction.

I wouldn't cross out Halloween so soon. It's still a well known franchise that they haven't really used beyond a single precinct. For all we know, last year's precinct could have just been testing the waters and seeing if it has any audience recognition

Child's Play could be interesting. Certainly still seems to be popular today, and has the potential for some really different and imaginative scares compared to the bog-standard zombies that we seem to get every year

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is also interesting. A little bit similar to what we've seen in the past, yet still different in it's own way. I'm personally leaning towards this IP more than anything, but then again that judgment is based on extremely limited knowledge

Universal fought tooth and nail for the rights to the Exorcist the other year. Might be a negative standpoint, but I feel that if one of the world's biggest and best Halloween events struggled to get this IP then we would too.

I love Alien. It's just a scary good time. Only problem is that it would take a lot of work, and I mean a lot. The Xenomorphs look so detailed that I'm sure most of the potential budget would go on costuming or puppeteering before anything. 

Scream would be nice as well, but I have heard that in the past the licence owners have been pushing to promote the tv series rather than the original film. Would prefer not to have it at all than to be in a similar situation to Halloween Horror Nights 25


The Shining is another good option, but I have heard word that Stephen King is extremely protective of his works.

I'd love to see a maze based off "The Birds" but I feel it'll just be the average magpie mating season

Wouldn't the Blair Witch be hard to pull off? It's not exactly the type of franchise that we've seen MW execute in the past...

 

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Well given release dates for VR or WB horror films this year are as follows...

Rings - 03/02/2017...

World War Z 2 - 09/06/2017...

Annabelle 2 - 11/08/2017...

It - 08/09/17...

Saw Legacy - 27/10/2017...

Cult of Chucky - 31/12/2017...

Five Nights at Freddy's - 2017....

 

Wouldn't think with Conjuring 2 returning they would do an Annabelle Maze...  Still really hoping for an It maze...

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As far as we know the 2 new IP's have already been locked in for this year as well. They could have even been locked in last year some time. Unlike last years FN when we went on the first Star Tour and they were still waiting for the last one to be confirmed. 

I don't have a lot of experience with Fright Nights as I have only been in the country long enough to attend the 2015 and 2016 events. But is it common for them to have IPs confirmed for something that hasn't yet been released? If not then it rules out quite a few that are coming out this year.

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@JaggedJanine & I have been discussing some movies recently in the hopes of stumbling across some maze themes. 

We are well aware that we're probably way off, but consider these ones that we think might work or that we'd like to see. 

To start with, and to keep the list short, we went with movies from 2015-2017. 

 

MOVIE LIST


The Visit (September 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3567288/

Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

Sinister 2 (August 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2752772/

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (October 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2473510/

Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.

The Hallow (November 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2474976/

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Maggie (May 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1881002/

A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.

The Witch (February 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

The Gallows (July 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309260/
20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.

Knock Knock (September 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3605418/

A devoted father helps two stranded young women who knock on his door, but his kind gesture turns into a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Tales Of Halloween (October 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4163020/

Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Poltergeist (May 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1029360/

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

He Never Died (December 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2386404/

Jack, a social outcast, is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can't contain his violent past.

The Devil’s Candy (March 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4935372/

A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale.

The Gift (August 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4178092/

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

The Diabolical (August 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3603808/

A single mother, and her children, are awoken nightly by an intense presence. She asks her scientist boyfriend to destroy the violent spirit, that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.

Extinction (July 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3467412/

And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.

The Confines (June 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3311988/

Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity.

Insidious: Chapter 3 (July 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3195644/

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Don’t Breathe (Aug 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4160708/

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

Hush (April 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5022702/

A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Lights Out (July 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4786282/

Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with an entity attached to their mother.

Ouija: Origin of Evil (October 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4361050/

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her 2 daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

10 Cloverfield Lane (March 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179933/

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

The Purge: Election Year (July 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4094724/

Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

The Boy (January 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3882082/

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

The Forest (January 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3387542/

A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

Blair Witch (September 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540011/

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

The Other Side of the Door (March 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3702652/

After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death.

The Monster (October 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3976144/

A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

31 (September 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3835080/

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Abattoir (December 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1480285/

An investigative reporter teams up with a police officer to solve the mystery of why a seemingly good man murdered her sister's family.

Before I Wake (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3174376/

A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Split (January 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972582/

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

The Void (March 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4255304/

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

IT (September 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396484/

In Derry, Maine, seven friends come face-to-face with a shape shifter, who takes the form of an evil clown who targets children.

Alien: Covenant (May 2017) 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Saw: Legacy (October 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3348730/

Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.

Amityville: The Awakening (June 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935897/

A single mother moves her three children into a haunted house, unaware of its bloody history.

It Comes at Night (June 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4695012/

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

The Mummy (June 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/

An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139592/

The Sceptical Sargent tubbs assembles a task force hellbent on destroying the creeper.

Leatherface (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2620590/

Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.

The Evil Within (February 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339736/

The sadistic tale of a lonely, mentally handicapped boy who befriends his reflection in an antique mirror. This demonic creature orders him to go on a murderous rampage to kill the people he loves most.
 

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SHORTLIST OF ICONIC/WELL KNOWN MOVIES/FRANCHISES
(based on a small survey group)

 

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (October 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2473510/

Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.

Insidious: Chapter 3 (July 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3195644/

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

The Purge: Election Year (July 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4094724/

Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Blair Witch (September 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540011/

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

IT (September 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396484/

In Derry, Maine, seven friends come face-to-face with a shape shifter, who takes the form of an evil clown who targets children.

Saw: Legacy (October 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3348730/

Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.

Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139592/

The Sceptical Sargent tubbs assembles a task force hellbent on destroying the creeper.

Leatherface (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2620590/

Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.
 

***********************************************************************

MOVIES WITH TREES/LARGE OUTDOOR COMPONENTS

 

Blair Witch (September 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540011/

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139592/

The Sceptical Sargent tubbs assembles a task force hellbent on destroying the creeper.

IT (September 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396484/

In Derry, Maine, seven friends come face-to-face with a shape shifter, who takes the form of an evil clown who targets children.

Leatherface (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2620590/

Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.
 

***********************************************************************

FINALISTS FOR WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE AS A MAZE

 

Blair Witch (September 2016)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540011/

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Blair-Witch-poster-s.thumb.jpg.d9b7f4184a48f0ed9cff034cf20413ca.jpg

 

Leatherface (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2620590/

Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.

maxresdefault.thumb.jpg.6a0e3a109c861ae1b939effa592b12f1.jpg

 

The Gallows (July 2015)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309260/
20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.

The_Gallows_Poster.jpg.762ee23f6ed1c8dd27e15fb58f3e56c9.jpg

 

IT (September 2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396484/

In Derry, Maine, seven friends come face-to-face with a shape shifter, who takes the form of an evil clown who targets children.

it-remake-movie-poster-2017-448x624.thumb.jpg.4109d377ba50ed34d7ab9b2805e3de95.jpg

 

 

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Thank you for creating a list@Reanimated35  I would love to see Jeepers Creepers.  

I don't know if you would play the song while you wait, during the maze or once you get to the end of the maze.

" Jeepers creepers, where'd ya get those peepers?"
"Jeepers creepers, where'd ya get those eyes? "

Skeet trivia:  Jeepers Creepers is a minced oath for Jesus Christ.

My best friend parents as a kid owned a video store and we would just sit in the back watching one horror film after another.

 

 

 

 

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Out of the above I think IT is the best and most likely possibility, given its long term popularity and the fact it's basically a household name movie. 

I'd also love to see a Poltergeist themed maze, I've not seen the remake but I grew up on the original movie and it was a bloody classic 😁 I'd also love to see an Alien based maze, however I agree with @Zanstabar that it may be very hard to pull off due to the amount of CGI and complex puppetry used in the movies. The full body costumes would have to be made pretty convincing to work effectively 🤔

@Reanimated35 just another possibility to add to your list, there's currently a thriller/horror movie being advertised for the big screen called "GET OUT". Haven't seen it, but it might also be a worthy maze candidate for this year? 👍

 

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Get Out is one I am not really sure how they would turn it into a maze as it isn't exactly the most suited to one. I agree with IT being one of the more likely movies if they were to base one on a current/upcoming movie.

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And remember the IP's were locked in last year. 

As with the Conjuring, the Head of Entertainement had to actually go sit and watch the movie, take notes and make little drawings as research beforehand. Seeing the movie helps to have a better understanding of the story and of how they can pull it off. I don't think they have had a maze based on a movie without the movie having already been released.

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What about TV horror shows like American Horror Story, Channel Zero & The Walking Dead? Speaking of The Shining.

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1 hour ago, omega237 said:

What about TV horror shows like American Horror Story, Channel Zero & The Walking Dead? Speaking of The Shining.

Yep, that's on my list of things to go through in the near future - TV series that would make good mazes. 

The current list of things just covers recent movies. 

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3 hours ago, JaggedJanine said:

Movie World has also already done The Walking Dead.

From seasons 1-3 they haven't done seasons 4-7 yet. They didn't go through Terminus, go to Alexandria, encounter Neagan & the Saviors, enter the kingdom, etc.

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Would love to see the It movie as a maze! I am very excited for this years event. Can't wait to see what Movie World pull off :) a maze I and many others would love to see is an American Horror Story or Texas Chainsaw Massacre Maze :) 

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With American Horror Story I think it would be either a maze with 3 seasons in one (Murder House, Freakshow, and Hotel) or have the AHS maze based off one season.

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