Friday, July 3, 2020

FUN FACTS FRIDAY HALLOWEEN V REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS

Welcome back to another Fun Facts Friday brought to you by HH365! Today we have the next Halloween franchise movie to see if there are any fun facts around. Not the best movie out of the Franchise but it is still Michael Myers! Let us take a look at the fun facts!

1. When Jamie starts sensing Michael near Billy, Dr. Loomis is walking in the hallway. The sign tattooed on Michael's wrist and the man in black can be seen on the wall behind Dr. Loomis.

2. The script added two bumbling cops, Deputies Nick and Tom, with their own "clown theme" in the background to homage a scene in Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (1972).+

3. Donald Pleasence had disagreements with Akkad and Othenin-Girard citing that Jamie should have been portrayed as "all evil" after stabbing her stepmother, Akkad disagreed thinking that fans wanted to see more of The Shape. In an interview, Danielle Harris explained what she thought of the idea: "The way Halloween 4 ended I thought I was going to be the Killer, I thought it would have been fun to come back as the Killer or Michael's sidekick. Scary, but fun".

4. This is the first time Michael Myers is shown driving since the original Halloween (1978). While it's obvious he drives a tow truck in Halloween 4 (right after Loomis confronts him the the garage/diner), you never actually see him behind the wheel.

5. Jeffrey Landman kept his pirate costume.

6. Unable to find a small Victorian house like the Myers House in Halloween (1978), the filmmakers chose a bigger, more mansion-like house because they needed a house that could provide wide rooms, hallways, an attic, a basement, and a laundry chute.

7. Danielle Harris and Don Shanks became good friends over the course of filming, reportedly spending a lot of time together while off set.

8. Don Shanks revealed that it was extremely difficult to breathe in the mask because it had no ventilation.

9. Lori Petty was a final contender for the role of Tina.

10. Moustapha Akkad has said that one of his biggest regrets about the film was killing off the character of Rachel Carruthers. In retrospect, he would've kept her alive, but she was killed in an attempt to show that no one, not even Rachel, was safe from Michael.

That is what we have for you today at HH365! Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

HAUNT UPDATES FOR 2020 PART 1

Welcome back to another edition of HH365! Today we do have some Haunt updates for you and the Covid-ridden 2020 season. The outlook on the majority of Haunts so far is really better then I could have imagined so far.

As you can see from the above, we have had some casualties for the 2020 season. Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State has announced that due to Financial Hardships caused by Covid-19, they will not be participating in the 2020 Haunt Season. This is a hit to the community as a whole as it is one of the most popular Haunts in our area. It may not be the Greatest Haunted Attraction, but it's decision to not open will hurt all of us as a whole.

We have heard some secrets about other Haunts opening and some that may just call it a season. We will let all of the Haunts make all of their announcements before we spill the beans.

One other update we also have is on a positive note. Brighton Asylum has opened a new "Hack Shack". Yes, a throwing ax stand at the Haunt. More fun to be had at Brighton Asylum for 2020.

Well, after that sad news for today, that is what we have for you today at HH365! Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

HAUNT ACTOR INTERVIEWS MILDRED!

Welcome back to another Edition of Halloween Haunts 365.com. Today we continue with some more Haunt Actor Interviews and this one comes to us from the West Coast in California. Before we get to the interview make sure if you are a Haunt Actor that you click this link and contact us, we want to hear from you! halloweenhaunts365@gmail.com. Click it now and let your story be heard! Well, without further ado, lets meet Mildred.

1. How long have you been Haunting for?

I started scare acting 13 years ago, but I was introduced to haunts/ horror at a very early age.


2. What brings you back to haunting year after year?

The relationships between other haunters/actors, the bond I share with my family while building/putting the mazes together, and of course getting to scare people every night!



3. Where did you start Haunting?

My older brothers, also known as The Bloodshed Brothers have been doing pro-haunts since 2010. It started as a home haunt in my parents front yard, and grew from there. In 2007 I was finally old enough to start scaring, and they dressed me up as a “kidnapped trick r treater” and I begged for help from inside a dog crate :)


4. What is your favorite part of a night in the Haunt?

At dusk right when the first wave of guests are arriving, and you can see the fog and lighting through the sunset. And you have all of this adrenaline ready to begin the night and feed off of the guest’s excitement.



5. What is the worst part of working in a Haunt?

Dealing with belligerent/rude guests, and getting hit.. or stepped on in my case.




6. What is your all-time favorite scare onto a customer?

Scaring my close friends and family who come through and know that its me under all that makeup, but are still TERRIFIED to come near me in character. That’s always hilarious.



7. What is your Favorite Haunted Attraction outside of your Haunt?

 I love Reign of Terror, Sinster Pointe, Mabel’s, Knott’s Scary Farm, MHP, and 17th Door. Also HHN Orlando stole my heart when I went for the first time last year.




8. What is your favorite Theme in a Haunt Attraction?

Anything vintage, asylum, or serial killer themed.



9. Do you have further plans with the Haunted Attraction Industry?

I am currently the actor coordinator for The Bloodshed Brothers and am fully involved with our haunt this year. I’d like to work at Scary Farm or HHN and do free-lance work eventually. In the future, I would love to design and be on the creative side of mazes at theme parks.



10. Where does your inspiration for your Character come from?

The inspiration for my main character comes from the Exorcist, Mama, or The Devil Inside.



11. What are you most looking forward to in the 2020 Haunt Season?

Getting to share all of our hard work, and watch people enjoy it after the craziness that this year has been so far. I can’t imagine Halloween without haunts.



12. Do you expect Haunt Season 2020 to be vastly different than other seasons?

I know for sure it will be different. Things are going to be different for a while, but with the proper health/safety precautions I feel like the people who really enjoy Halloween, will still make it out to their favorite haunts.



13. How long does your make up setup take per night?

Depends on the character, but usually around 30-45 minutes.



14. How often do you work on your character?

I’m always working on costumes and new ideas year round!



15. What do you do for a living outside of haunting?

I am a professional dancer, singer, and actress. I also just graduated from AMDA in Hollywood with a degree in Musical Theater!

Another great interview from another great Haunt Actor! Keep it here for more! HH365! Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

TUESDAYS WITH NIGHTMARE TOYS!

Welcome back to another edition of HH365! This will be a short post but a pretty impressive one as they have some more Opening Day News to announce!

As you can read from the picture above! Danielle Harris will be making an appearance for the Nightmare Toys Grand Opening Party! Signing Autographs and taking photos at Nightmare Toys! One of the best Scream Queens is coming and you should be there!

That is all we have for you today at HH365! Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!

Monday, June 29, 2020

HAUNT PROP MONDAY! PRESENTED BY THEHORRORDOME.COM

Welcome back to another edition of HH365! Today is Monday so we will take a look at another great Haunted Attraction Prop from THEHORRORDOME.COM. Today we will take a look at the Demented Wall Climber. I see this in so many different themes through out your haunt. Super Creepy and will fit a Bedroom scene a ton with the "Exorcist" feel. Go to THEHORRORDOME.COM today to order yours! Check out the video below.
Love this prop! Make sure you get yours today! That is all we have for you today at HH365! Keep It Here Every Day. Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!

Friday, June 26, 2020

FUN FACTS FRIDAY HALLOWEEN IV THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS

Welcome back to another edition of HH365! As you can see we skipped Halloween III because it really does not with the Franchise theme of Halloween but let us get started with 10 fun facts around Halloween IV The Return Of Michael Myers.

1. Danielle Harris sold the clown costume to a fan. I would have loved to have that hanging on the wall.

2. The girl Lindsey who drove Rachel and Jamie to the discount mart was going to be revealed as Lindsey Wallace from Halloween (1978) and have a larger part in the film as Rachel's friend and helping her babysit Jamie, but that was cut for budget reasons. The third boy hanging out with Brady and Wade in the drug store was meant to be Tommy Doyle from the original film.

3. Jamie's name in the original script was Brittan "Britti" Lloyd but was changed in honor to Jamie Lee Curtis.

4. The drugstore set was also used in Stephen King's The Stand (1994).

5. The Vincent Drug Store that Jamie goes to buy a costume from is seen five years later in The Sandlot (1993) when Smalls is on his way to the "Sandlot" for the first time.

6. This film is the first time Michael Myers was credited with a name other than "The Shape", the credit given in parts 1, 2, and 6.

7. Melissa Joan Hart auditioned for the role of Jamie Lloyd, but didn't get it. Carmen Filpi, who played Reverend Jackson P. Sayer in this film, later went on to guest star in an episode of Hart's sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

8. George P. Wilbur (Michael Myers) has said in an interview that his favorite kill in the movie is when he kills Kelly by pinning her to the wall with the shotgun.

9. The body count for this film was an impressive 19 including a pet.

10. The original ending had Rachel go upstairs to take a shower and replace the dirty, blood-stained clothes she was wearing only to have Jamie sneak up behind her and stab her to death.

Wow so those are some pretty cool facts that I did not know about the Franchise! Keep it here for more every Friday! Only at HH365! Where Every Day Is Haunt Season!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

HAUNT ACTOR INTERVIEWS! THE WHITE WITCH

Welcome back to another edition of HH365! Today we continue with another interview from across the pond in Ireland. Today we meet The White Witch. Let us begin the interview!

1. How long have you been Haunting for?

10 years this year.


2. What brings you back to haunting year after year?

I’m a horror nerd underneath it all. I have always been the weird girl who collected dead things and made weird stuff at school. Now I do it for a living, the acting is just the cherry on the cake for me.  Getting into costume to me can be very therapeutic, you can do a lot of good in releasing stress and physically moving in a way that not only helps bring the character to life but also helps you through some heavy stuff in one month that no therapist will do in 10 years. It’s given me confidence in who I am as a person by pushing me out of my comfort zone year on year, I’ve met my best friends and found my niche. Ask any haunter, its challenging in every way but at the end of the day its so rewarding.


3. Where did you start Haunting?

I’ve been a little creep since I was a child but professionally I’m proud to say I’ve been haunting with the same haunt since 2011, The Nightmare Realm in Dublin, Ireland. They’ve been voted Europe's Best Independent Haunt Attraction this year which was a really proud moment for everyone involved.


4. What is your favorite part of a night in the Haunt?

Opening hour. The buzz and atmosphere is deadly, the customers are lined up waiting to go into the first haunt and all want to get photos with me and (another scare actor) Molly as we’re the haunts ‘icons’ they see us the most. We have free reign of the haunt spaces indoor and outdoor so we’re literally everywhere. You can’t get away from us. Sometimes it feels like the other way around though, some people are serious fans :)


5. What is the worst part of working in a Haunt?

The verbal sexual comments from not only men who should know better but children who don’t understand what they’re saying.  It just really highlights whats wrong with society in my opinion.


6. What is your all-time favorite scare onto a customer?

I actually don’t have a specific one. A whole bunch come to mind over the years. The most satisfying scares are when I don’t try too hard and the tough boys still get freaked. Last year a teenager squared up to me aggressively showing off in the queue to his friends, I wasn’t even trying to prove myself to him so I just growled suddenly after a long while of simply staring at him. He actually jumped so hard that he fell on to his ass from standing. Everyone saw, the security guards broke their shite laughing and I gave him the knowing ‘that is not how you treat haunters’ look and walked away to the crowd cheering. It was satisfying to say the least.


7. What is your Favorite Haunted Attraction outside of your Haunt?

I haven’t been to any other haunts in Ireland because I’m always working in October! but there is some really cool haunts in England I’ve been to over the years, Thorpe Park have Fright Nights and Alton Towers have some great mini haunts. I’ve been to Halloween Horror Nights as well which I loved for the perfect sets and setting.



8. What is your favorite Theme in a Haunt Attraction?

Anything witch-y, set in the woods, Blair witch or Outlast style. I love the pagan ritual vibes, nasty gritty and grimy. Chainsaws, cornfields and clowns just don’t do it for me.


9. Do you have further plans with the Haunted Attraction Industry?

I’d love to work in American haunts as a travelling guest act. Maybe one day!


10. Where does your inspiration for your Character come from?

My character is only known as the White Witch, originally because the costume being all one colour - off white. Which now over the years has turned pretty grey.. She doesn’t have a first name, doesn’t blink or speak. She’s not nice, she’s actually pretty gross and nasty. She spits and dribbles black gunge from her mouth, she’s a crawling, demonic, contortion bending, growling, staring entity. She’s not a typical witch, shes more of a possessed rabid zombie. Her loose backstory is that she was released from a Ouija board by accident and has been here to stay ever since.  I say ‘she’ because I’m female but the character itself has never specified the gender, I’m always getting called a man when im scaring which I find hilarious, so I’ve never confirmed or denied if the witch is female. People also think the witch is in some form of relationship with Molly Mayhem, which neither of us have confirmed or denied adding to the drama.

11. What are you most looking forward to in the 2020 Haunt Season?

Just getting back into my character full time and growing the online audience around her. The witch has always been the realms ‘scariest’ character and people always want a photo but don’t want to stay close for too long. Last year Molly pushed the witch to be more social, she got instagram for the first time. So this year im looking forward to navigating that side of things, letting the audience see my character on screen was always something I was interested in but never wanted to do because of online hate. People are really verbal about my character in real life so I didn’t fancy getting that online either. People will still be scared of the character because she’s nasty but hopefully with an online platform they will appreciate the character more. So far people have been really lovely!

12. Do you expect Haunt Season 2020 to be vastly different than other seasons?

Hard to know. In some ways I know the irish are mad to get back to having a schedule and some form of normalcy, with events being closed all summer I feel like we could be really busy when we are open in October. Our audience is mad to get out and do something, we would be the first event open this year. That is a scary thought! In other ways then there is definitely a fear of a 2nd wave of Covid so there is always that risk.


13. How long does your make up setup take per night?

As an icon of the haunt I have a specific look that requires the same artist every night, Icons are in the seats first because we have to be ready for the public first. I sit for airbrushing for 10-15 minutes getting contour and white out and after that I spend 30 minutes adding in finer details like veining myself then the wig goes on. So around 45 minutes. We have a lot of actors so I’ve had to learn how to do 75% of the makeup myself to save time for our artists.


14. How often do you work on your Character?

Because the character is owned by the business and not my own original creation, outside of October I usually jump into costume for sponsored work events, photo and video shoots. With the boom in TikTok and now the witch having instagram I’m in costume for work a lot more than haunt season!

15. What do you do for a living outside of haunting?

I work in the building industry creating props, sets, costume and masks predominately for the haunt I work for as well as other companies. I also work in media marketing specializing in social media.


Thanks for the interview!

WW

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