CARNIVAL OF CARNAGE
After really focusing on creating their own horror Icons for a while, Halloween Horror Nights decided to bring some well known characters that have been terrifying people for years, to the event. Universal struck a deal to license the characters of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kreuger and Leatherface, to be the face of 2007's Carnival of Carnage. While the characters of Jason and Freddy had appeared at Horror Nights in the past, this time their images were used to headline the event. It was a three-ring circus of blood.
Horror Nights veteran Jack The Clown, would also be joining this macabre circus. He was given a makeover; now wearing a ringleader outfit, Jack would be the one inviting guests to take part as Jason, Freddy, & Leatherface, did what they do best: make you scream! Also making an appearance for the first time, was Chance, Jack's Harley-Quinn right hand girl.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA
DATES & TIMES
DEAD SILENCE: THE CURSE OF MARY SHAW
FRIDAY THE 13TH: CAMP BLOOD
JACK'S FUNHOUSE IN CLOWN-O-VISION
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: DREAMWALKERS
PSYCHOSCAREAPY: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: FLESH WOUNDS
THE THING: ASSIMILATION
VAMPYR: BLOOD BATH
MIDWAY OF THE BIZARRE
Jack the Clown has plumbed the depths of his deprivation to transform all of Halloween Horror Nights into the Midway of the Bizarre- a spine-tingling, multi-sensory spectacle! See such sinister sideshows as the Rat Lady, the Chainsaw Drill Team, Motormaniacs, Killer Carnies, and the Troupe Macabre!
BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
JACK'S CARNIVAL OF CARNAGE
- NAME: JASON VOORHEES
Jason's body was never recovered and he was believed to have drowned in the lake. His mother blamed the camp counselors who were supposed to have been looking after Jason, but had been too busy having sex and smoking dope to prevent the accident. A year later, in the summer of 1958, Mrs. Voorhees, snuck into Camp Crystal Lake at night and murdered the two teenage counselor's that were supposed to have been watching the children. After the double homicide, the camp was closed. Years later, Mrs. Voorhees heard about various attempts to re-open the camp; she set fire to the camp, and poisoned the water supply. Following these events, locals believed the area was jinxed and dubbed the camp, "Camp Blood"
The adult version of Jason was first seen in Friday The 13th Part II, after he sought revenge for the murder of his mother. Initially, Jason was seen as a little boy at the end of the original Friday The 13th. In Friday The 13th Part II, he would be wearing a potato sack over his face instead of his trademark hokey mask. The iconic mask would not come until Friday The 13th Part III. The character of Jason has appeared in 12 films, which includes the 2009 remake and 2003's Freddy VS Jason. The film series also spawned a television series, which shared similarities in name only. Jason has also appeared in video games, comics, and even cartoons.
Jason has been played by a swarm of actor's, both portraying him young and old. The most recent being Derek Mears of the 2009 remake. The most prolific actor to portray the character, is Kane Hodder who played him starting with Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, and ending with Jason X.
In 2007, Universal licensed the character form New Line Cinema to appear in their Halloween Horror Nights XVII: Carnival Of Carnage. Jason would be part of a three ring circus of blood, hosted by Jack The Clown.
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV TRAILER
- NAME: FREDERICK CHARLES KRUEGER
- OTHER ALIASES: THE SPRINGWOOD SLASHER
The parents and citizens of Springwood, decided to keep both Freddy and the incident a close guarded secret for years. It was openly referred to as an urban legend. That is, until late 1981 when the children of the parents responsible for killing Krueger, were ending up dead in their sleep. Krueger had been recruited by demons in the bowls of Hell as the "Dream Killer", able to attack people when they were at their most vulnerable: while they slept. For years, Kreuger kept surfacing, attacking and killing while people slept. Every time, he would seemingly be beaten, only to return to terrorize again. It wasn't until his own daughter came along, who killed him once and for all. Or so it seemed.
Looking to escape the pits of Hell, Freddy enlisted the services of Jason Voorhees, to help him regain his powers, and return to wreak havoc on the children of Springwood. Kreuger's plan backfired and the two titans of horror battled it out to the bloody end. While Jason appeared the victor, Freddy showed that you can never count him out.
The character of Freddy Krueger first appeared in the 1984 Wes Craven film, A Nightmare On Elm Street. Unlike Jason, Freddy was played by Robert Englund in every incarnation of the character except the 2010 remake. Jackie Earle Haley played the character in 2010. Freddy has appeared in 9 films, which include Freddy VS Jason and the 2010 remake. The series also spawned two TV shows: Freddy's Nightmares and A Nightmare On Elm Street: Real Nightmares, which was more of a game show. Freddy has also appeared in video games, comics, and cartoons. Unlike most of the horror screen villains, what separates Freddy is his voice. Over the course of the Nightmare series, Freddy became more of a macabre, wisecracking taunting killer. Some may argue too much.
In 2007, Universal licensed the character from New Line Cinema to be one of the faces of Halloween Horror Nights XVII: Carnival Of Carnage.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET TRAILER
- NAME: BUBBA SAWYER (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986) LEATHERFACE SLAUGHTER (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION (1994) THOMAS HEWITT (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2003)
- OTHER ALIASES: JUNIOR
The "suit" concept may be familiar to people who saw Silence Of The Lambs. Jame Gumb, played by Ted Levine, does the same thing. Gumb, is trying to make a full bodied female "costume" out of his victims. In real-life, Gein began to do this after the death of his mother, deciding that he wanted to have a sex change. The "woman suit" enabled him to pretend to be female. This, to a lesser extent, was the inspiration for Norman Bates. The only difference being that they incorporated the death of Norman's mother and their complicated relationship, with Norman actually "becoming" his mother as an alter ego.
Interesting to note that Ed Gein, is often cited as a serial killer. However, we only know of two victims and that technically doesn't qualify him as a serial killer. Most of his horrors were done using corpses. In fact, Gein was only charged with one count of first degree murder, which initially he entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. He was deemed unfit to stand trial and sent to an institution for the criminally insane. Eleven years later, doctor's declared him competent stand trial and he was convicted on the same charge within a week. He was also found to be legally insane and instead of going to prison, he spent the rest of his life in a mental hospital. Gein died on July 26th, 1984 of respiratory failure at the age of 77.
The character of Leatherface first appeared in Tobe Hooper's 1974 film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The film followed a group of teenagers who come across a slaughterhouse, run by a family of crazed cannibals. In the original films, Leatherface is often depicted as being "mentally challenged". Gunner Hansen, the original actor to portray the character, has said that "Leatherface is completely under the control of his family. He'll do whatever they tell him to do. He's a little bit afraid of them." Tobe Hooper has openly referred to Leatherface as a "Big Baby", and has said that he kills in self defense because he feels threatened. Hooper even points out in a documentary titled The Shocking Truth, that in the first film, Leatherface is actually just frightened at all the new people entering the house.
Leatherface has appeared in 7 movies, and the character played by 6 actors. Leatherface has also been featured in video games and comic books. In 2007, Universal Studios licensed the character from Lionsgate, to appear at Halloween Horror Nights 17: Carnival Of Carnage.
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE REMASTERED TRAILER