Greetings HHN fans! Two weeks have come and gone for me (I won't be there on Sunday). I did however attend the event on Thursday, Friday, AND Saturday. I sprang for the first 3 Saturday annual passholder deal and went yesterday, the 27th. I generally don't like to go to HHN on Saturday's, but I felt the itch to get an extra day in. Saturday wasn't too bad honestly. I did notice a trend though; The Walking Dead: End of the Line, fills up REALLY quick. All 3 days I went, the wait time was 90 minutes right from the get-go.
A couple of quick observations, before we get to the current House standings in my book. If you haven't heard, the human sacrifices that were taking place every hour in Bayou of Blood, have stopped. I've heard all sorts of reasons why, AND if it will, or will not return. I think it will return, but in a much smaller, less intense capacity. However, as of Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, they were suspended. Keep that in mind if you go this week looking for it, and there is no sacrifice.
I noticed an uptick in intensity from certain Scare Zones on Friday and Saturday. The Minions in the Face Off: In the Flesh Zone, were really aggressive on Saturday night, as were the dancer's in MASKerade: Unstitched. Even some of the Houses have stepped up their game (we will get to that in a moment). Overall, HHN XXIV is still a solid year, and it looks like they are really in it for the long haul. Everyone seems to be finding their grooves at this point, and it can only get better from here.
HOUSE RANKINGS AS OF 9/27/14
8. FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
7. DRACULA UNTOLD: REIGN OF BLOOD
6. ROANOKE: CANNIBAL COLONY
5. GIGGLES & GORE INC.
4. AVP: ALIEN VS PREDATOR
3. THE WALKING DEAD: END OF THE LINE
2. DOLLHOUSE OF THE DAMNED
SCARE ZONE RANKINGS AS OF 9/27/14
4. BAYOU OF BLOOD
3. MASKERADE: UNSTITCHED
2. FACE OFF: IN THE FLESH
1. THE PURGE: ANARCHY
BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: A TRIBUTE
Rocky Horror is what it is. I'm not going to rate it, as it's the same show every year. If you dig the show, you will like the tribute show. As far as the "censoring" of call-backs goes, I didn't hear as many as I used to in year's past.
That concludes this week at HHN. I'm not sure how this week will play out. I have an unexpected family issue that I need to take care of, so we'll see how the week goes. Can't wait to go back in the near future!
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