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10/29/14 at 03:35pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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(10/29/14 11:13am)chickenking Wrote:  Two suggestions:
1 - maybe move Mr. Troll back from the fence and path a few more feet out of reach.
2 - Just put a sign pointing to the sensor that wakes him up.

That's really unfortunate and I agree with you CK on both suggestions. I spotted the sensor earlier one day and passed by at night when a large crowd was there with him snoring. I reached over the fence (felt a little guilty) and triggered the sensor. He's a cool prop.
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10/31/14 at 07:10am in Howl-O-Scream 2014 (Latest Edit: 10/31/14 at 07:11am by Sky.)
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Thought this was kind of funny.

Wavy News 10 is advertising all of the haunted events in Hampton Roads tonight. Howl-O-Scream, though its over, is still mentioned. The strange part of all of this is; remember the massive backlash (really it wasn't massive) about the severed heads? Yea. That picture is the header of the Haunted Attractions article.

Severed Heads are Bad

How wonderful.

Stop trying to make consensus happen. It's not gonna happen.
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10/31/14 at 01:54pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014 (Latest Edit: 10/31/14 at 01:57pm by netdvn.)
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Quote:This is really the only assessment of yours I totally disagree with (your others are almost spot-on). I think Vampire Point is terrible. Most of the terror-tories are pretty weak, but this one shouldn't even qualify as a terror-tory. The concept of a terror-tory is to provide a more immersive experience then a scare zone. Vampire Point is the opposite of that: it's a cheap excuse for a scare zone. It's a scare zone with virtually no props or decoration whatsoever. If it weren't for the actors and creepy music, the area wouldn't really exist at all. It's basically the same experience as a couple of roaming hordes who never leave Rhinefeld. Since the actors are the only glue that (loosely) hold this area together, on crowded nights when the vampires get lost in the crowd, it's like the area doesn't exist.

Outside of Wendigo, none of the areas felt very "immersive" to me. Ripper and Pirates had weak actors. Demon just needed props that didn't look like a children's birthday party by day and at sundown. Last year Vampire wasn't loaded with props and losing some of the shacks this year was a shame. That being said, the actors totally made up for the lack of props. They were doing amazing last Saturday (and most weekends beforehand), blending with the crowd and delivering scares pretty well on busy days. They worked off each other really well on slow days. One huge issue I noticed was that on days with short acting or when all the actors were on break, it was a disappointment walking thorough the area, but otherwise, I didn't see much of an issue.

Time for shows!
Fiends (5/5) - Seen 3x. My fave BGW show makes a return this HOS and it's still my fave show. Didn't notice any major changes other that the cast being more "in your face" with the innuendo, the ugly-ass wig, and the 4th wall jokes. That didn't bother me much though.

Monster Stomp (4/5) - Seen 4x. This show can pretty much be summed up with the opening scene/number, the drummers, and the skeletons. Has a decent enough soundtrack but I don't really care much for the story. Loses a point for the disappointment that was the backstage tour and the terrible microphones.

Night Beats (5/5) - Getting rid of the jitterbug scene really helped the show. Didn't really notice any added adult jokes. Loved the stage changes though. It looks a lot better now than in years past. Still largely the same show as years past.

Project Geauga Lake - Photos! - BGW Crowd Calendar - Don't look back, as you brave the Black Forest
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11/05/14 at 01:01pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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Good times...

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Until next year!! Smiling

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09/10/17 at 09:57pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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I know this thread is dead, but can someone explain to me the blue cursed guy that was in all of the promotional stuff and had his own scaredzone area in Tampa? Did the blue guys just roam around? Or was he in one spot the whole night?
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09/10/17 at 10:01pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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(09/10/17 09:57pm)WhalerYT Wrote:  I know this thread is dead, but can someone explain to me the blue cursed guy that was in all of the promotional stuff and had his own scaredzone area in Tampa? Did the blue guys just roam around? Or was he in one spot the whole night?
It was one person and I'm pretty sure he was introduced the second weekend and just stayed in and around this cage like structure on top of the fountain in England when you first enter. I want to say they also would play the theme for that year in the various Terrortory's and houses and the scares were supposed to be amped up so to speak.

Where is Hummel Boy?
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09/10/17 at 10:23pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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(09/10/17 10:01pm)Connor Wrote:  
(09/10/17 09:57pm)WhalerYT Wrote:  I know this thread is dead, but can someone explain to me the blue cursed guy that was in all of the promotional stuff and had his own scaredzone area in Tampa? Did the blue guys just roam around? Or was he in one spot the whole night?
It was one person and I'm pretty sure he was introduced the second weekend and just stayed in and around this cage like structure on top of the fountain in England when you first enter. I want to say they also would play the theme for that year in the various Terrortory's and houses and the scares were supposed to be amped up so to speak.

Thanks for the clarification!
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09/11/17 at 08:49am in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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If I recall, he "lived" in the cage up front, but he wandered the park, during HOS.

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09/11/17 at 12:44pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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(09/11/17 08:49am)Nicole Wrote:  If I recall, he "lived" in the cage up front, but he wandered the park, during HOS.

That is also what I recall. He did a bit of crawling around in Wendigo Woods that year, entertaining (freaking out?) folks near the Trading Post while we were there.
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09/11/17 at 01:04pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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He roamed. They would pay the theme and he would show up to scare people.
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09/12/17 at 07:39pm in Howl-O-Scream 2014
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Oh wow, I didn't even know the blue guys from the commercials were in the park. Funny how I missed that every time I went

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