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Favorite Haunted Houses by Location

Aug 13, 2016
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As we drift through the HHN doldrums, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at our favorite past houses from each specific location at the event. I made a list going back to and including HHN 16. I've left out any locations that held fewer than 3 houses since HHN 16 (Soundstage 19; The New Parade B-108S; Nazarman's).

I realize that many members here didn't experience a lot of the older events, and that's fine. Just speak from your own experiences - however many years that you've attended.

The locations are listed from most to least number of houses since 2006.


Sprung Tent 1
Nightingales: Blood Pit (29); Dead Exposure: Patient Zero (28); Scarecrow: The Reaping (27); Tomb of the Ancients (26); The Purge (25); Dollhouse of the Damned (24); Urban Legends: La Llorona (23); Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare (22); The In-Between (21); Catacombs: Black Death Rising (20); Chucky: Friends til The End (19); The Hallow (18); The Thing: Assimilation (17); PsychoPath: The Return of Norman Bates (16)
My top 3 = The Thing, The In-Between, Patient Zero

Sprung Tent 2
Depths of Fear (29); Slaughter Sinema (28); Hive (27); The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (26); Insidious (25); Halloween (24); After Life: Death's Vengeance (23); Penn & Teller: New(kd) Las Vegas (22); Nevermore: The Madness of Poe (21); Havoc: Dogs of War (20); The Spawning (19); Dead Exposure (18); Jack's Funhouse in Clown-O-Vision (17); The People Under the Stairs: Under Construction (16)
My top 3 = Dead Exposure, Halloween, Insidious

Soundstage 22
Ghostbusters (29); Stranger Things (28); The Shining (27); The Exorcist (26); An American Werewolf in London (25); From Dusk Till Dawn (24); An American Werewolf in London (23); Welcome to Silent Hill (22); Winter's Night: The Haunting of Hawthorn Cemetery (21); The Wolfman (19); Creatures! (18); Dead Silence: The Curse of Mary Shaw (17); Psychoscareapy: Maximum Madness (16)
My top 3 = Maximum Madness, Werewolf in London (23), Stranger Things (28)

Original Parade B79
Graveyard Games (29); Trick 'r Treat (28); Ash vs Evil Dead (27); Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield (26); The Walking Dead: The Living and the Dead (25); Roanoke: Cannibal Colony (24); The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven (23); Universal's House of Horrors (22); The Forsaken (21); Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past (20); Silver Screams (19); Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare (18)
My top 3 = Scary Tales 3, Hallow'd Past, House of Horrors

Disaster overflow queue
Run: Blood, Sweat and Fears (25); Giggles & Gore Inc. (24); Havoc: Derailed (23); The Walking Dead: Dead Inside (22); H.R. Bloodengutz Presents Holidays of Horror (21); Zombiegeddon (20); Leave it to Cleaver (19); Doomsday (18); The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Flesh Wounds (17); Run: Hostile Territory (16)
My top 3 = Texas Chainsaw Massacre (17), Cleaver, Bloodengutz

Soundstage 24A
Yeti: Terror of the Yukon (29); Carnival Graveyard (28); The Fallen (27); The Walking Dead (26); Freddy vs Jason (25); AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (24)
My top 2 = FvJ, Yeti

Soundstage 24B
Us (29); Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After (28); Dead Waters (27); Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch (26); Body Collectors: Recollections (25); Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood (24); Evil Dead (23)
My top 2 = Evil Dead, Body Collectors (25)

JAWS overflow queue
Saws n' Steam: Into the Machine (21); Orfanage: Ashes to Ashes (20); SAW (19); Reflections of Fear (18); Friday the 13th: Camp Blood (17); Dungeon of Terror: Retold (16)
My favorite = Friday the 13th (17)

Soundstage 23A
The Thing (21); Hades: Gates of Ruin (20); Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned (19); Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays (17); ScreamHouse: Resurrection (16)
My top 2 = ScreamHouse (16), Psychoscareapy (17)

Soundstage 23B
Nightingales: Blood Prey (21); Psychoscareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook (20); Dracula: Legacy in Blood (19); A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers (17); All Nite Die-In: Take 2 (16)
My top 3 = Dreamwalkers (17), Dracula (19), Nightingales (21)

Soundstage 20 (A+B)
Dead End (22); Gothic (22); Body Collectors: Collections of the Past (18); Interstellar Terror (18); Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate (20)
My favorite = Body Collectors (18)

Shrek B40
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (29); Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (28); SAW (27); Krampus (26); Asylum in Wonderland 3D (25)
My favorite = Wonderland (25)

Tent 3 (MIB)
House of 1000 Corpses (29); The Horrors of Blumhouse (28); The Horrors of Blumhouse (27); Lunatics Playground 3D: You Won't Stand a Chance (26)
My favorite = Blumhouse (27)

Soundstage 21
American Horror Story (27); Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem (25); The Cabin in the Woods (23); Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City (23)
My favorite = 25 Years of M&M

Soundstage 25
Stranger Things (29); Poltergeist(28); The Walking Dead: End of the Line (24)
My favorite = Poltergeist
 
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ThemeParks4Life

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Nov 15, 2012
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As someone who's been attending since 24:

Disaster: Run: Blood, Sweat, and Fears
MIB Tent: House of 1,000 Corpses
Parade B79: Halloween: Hell Comes To Haddonfield
Parade B108: Universal Classic Monsters
Shrek: Krampus
Sprung Tent 1: Scarecrow: The Reaping
Sprung Tent 2: Hive
Soundstage 21: Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters and Mayhem
Soundstage 22: Ghostbusters
Soundstage 24A: Freddy vs Jason
Soundstage 24B: Body Collectors: Recollections
Soundstage 25: The Walking Dead: End of the Line
 

acquaz

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Jul 25, 2015
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Been attending since HHN 25:

  • Tent 1
    • Scarecrow
  • Tent 2
    • Insidious
  • SS22
    • Stranger Things
  • B79
    • Graveyard Games
  • Soundstage 24A
    • Freddy vs. Jason
  • Soundstage 24B
    • Body Collectors: Recollections
  • Shrek
    • Krampus
  • Tent 3 (MiB)
    • House of 1000 Corpses
  • Soundstage 21
    • 25 Years of Monsters and Mayhem
  • Soundstage 25
    • Poltergeist

I did notice that you forgot AHS: Volume 2 for SS21.

Also, I really don't understand how anyone enjoyed Asylum in Wonderland haha. It's definitely on the bottom of my house list of all time houses. I'd love to know what you enjoyed about it?
 

Clive

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Tent 1 - some great ones here, but I'll have to go with The In-Between. (Disclaimer: have not attended since 2015, so haven't seen Scarecrow.)
Tent 2 - Dead Exposure, hands down. Still a genius all-timer.
Soundstage 22 - Winter's Night. Distant Cemetery haunts my dreams.
Original B79 - tough call, but probably Once Upon a Nightmare. Silver Screams is right behind it, though.
Disaster Overflow - H.R. Bloodengutz
Soundstage 24A - Freddy vs Jason wins by default
Soundstage 24B - I dug Body Collectors but Evil Dead 2013 is very underrated
Jaws Queue Overflow - my brain says Saws 'n' Steam but my heart says OrFanage, a maze no one appreciated
Soundstage 23A - Frankenstein, by far
Soundstage 24B - Dracula, by far
Soundstage 20 (A/B) - Dead End, which no one respects as a GOAT
Shrek Theater - Asylum in Wonderland by default
MIB Queue - Abstain, haven't experienced any
Soundstage 21 - Jack Presents, not even close
Soundstage 25 - Abstain, haven't experienced any
 

PenguinCowboy

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Sprung Tent 1

My top 3 = Nightengales: Blood Pit, Scarecrow, Dollhouse of the Damned

Sprung Tent 2

My top = Halloween

Soundstage 22

My top = American Werewolf in London (23)

Original Parade B79

My top 3 = Graveyard Games, Trick 'r Treat, Roanoke

Disaster overflow queue

My top = Run: Blood, Sweat, and Fears

Soundstage 24A

My top 2 = Yeti, Carnival Graveyard

Soundstage 24B

My top 3 = Ghost Town, Scary Tales, Dead Waters

Shrek B40

My favorite = Asylum in Wonderland

Tent 3 (MIB)

My favorite = Blumhouse (27)

Soundstage 21

My top 2 = Cabin in the Woods, Monsters and Mayhem

Soundstage 25

My favorite = Poltergeist
 

Brian G.

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I'll do Top 2 of each.

Sprung Tent 1

The Thing: Assimilation (17), Scarecrow (27) (Catacombs was close...)

Sprung Tent 2

Dead Exposure (18), Halloween (24)

Soundstage 22

My guilty pleasure... Creatures! (18), An American Werewolf in London (23)

Original Parade B79

Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare (18), Silver Screams (19)

Disaster overflow queue

Leave it to Cleaver (19), H.R. Bloodengutz Presents Holidays of Horror (21)

Soundstage 24A

The Walking Dead (26), Yeti: Terror of the Yukon (29)

Soundstage 24B

Body Collectors: Recollections (25), Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch (26)

JAWS overflow queue

Friday the 13th: Camp Blood (17), SAW (19)

Soundstage 23A

ScreamHouse: Resurrection (16), Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned (19)

Soundstage 23B

All Nite Die-In: Take 2 (16), Dracula: Legacy in Blood (19)

Soundstage 20 (A+B)

Body Collectors: Collections of the Past (18), Screamhouse (12)

Shrek B40

Asylum in Wonderland 3D (25), Krampus (26)

Tent 3 (MIB)

The Horrors of Blumhouse (27), House of 1000 Corpses (29)

Soundstage 21

The Cabin in the Woods (23), Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem (25)

Soundstage 25

Poltergeist (28)... I can't choose the other 2...
 
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Clive

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May 26, 2010
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This amuses me.
I think I did two (three, maybe?) runs through Creatures!, and other than the mullets and bar at the beginning, a camo-covered truck, and a lame motorcycle effect, I can't much remember any of it.
 

Legacy

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Jul 27, 2015
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I think I did two (three, maybe?) runs through Creatures!, and other than the mullets and bar at the beginning, a camo-covered truck, and a lame motorcycle effect, I can't much remember any of it.
I just think it’s funny because Creatures! was the replacement for AWiL in 2008, and used much of the planned layout for the house.
 

Clive

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I just think it’s funny because Creatures! was the replacement for AWiL in 2008, and used much of the planned layout for the house.
I completely forgot about that. Silent Hill before Silent Hill. Guess that clears up some of the choices, but RIP those (admittedly cool) costumes.
 
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shiekra38

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Dec 13, 2009
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I'll do Top 2 of each.

Sprung Tent 1

The Thing: Assimilation (17), Scarecrow (27) (Catacombs was close...)

Sprung Tent 2

Dead Exposure (18), Halloween (24)

Soundstage 22

My guilty pleasure... Creatures! (18), An American Werewolf in London (23)

Original Parade B79

Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare (18), Silver Screams (19)

Disaster overflow queue

Leave it to Cleaver (19), H.R. Bloodengutz Presents Holidays of Horror (21)

Soundstage 24A

The Walking Dead (26), Yeti: Terror of the Yukon (29)

Soundstage 24B

Body Collectors: Recollections (25), Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch (26)

JAWS overflow queue

Friday the 13th: Camp Blood (17), SAW (19)

Soundstage 23A

ScreamHouse: Resurrection (16), Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned (19)

Soundstage 23B

All Nite Die-In: Take 2 (16), Dracula: Legacy in Blood (19)

Soundstage 20 (A+B)

Body Collectors: Collections of the Past (18), Screamhouse (12)

Shrek B40

Asylum in Wonderland 3D (25), Krampus (26)

Tent 3 (MIB)

The Horrors of Blumhouse (27), House of 1000 Corpses (29)

Soundstage 21

The Cabin in the Woods (23), Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem (25)

Soundstage 25

Poltergeist (28)... I can't choose the other 2...
I'm quoting because I don't feel like retyping all of these for my list
 
Aug 13, 2016
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I did notice that you forgot AHS: Volume 2 for SS21.

Also, I really don't understand how anyone enjoyed Asylum in Wonderland haha. It's definitely on the bottom of my house list of all time houses. I'd love to know what you enjoyed about it?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe both AHS houses were in SS19.

I thought AiW3D was the best 3D house since The In-Between. I liked the bright colors. Enjoyed the audio throughout. Loved the costumes. The Queen of Hearts throat slit attack was well done. And to be honest, it brought back some really fun memories of the scare zone from 18.
 
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ThemeParks4Life

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe both AHS houses were in SS19.

I thought AiW3D was the best 3D house since The In-Between. I liked the bright colors. Enjoyed the audio throughout. Loved the costumes. The Queen of Hearts throat slit attack was well done. And to be honest, it brought back some really fun memories of the scare zone from 18.
The first year was in 19, but the second year was 21.
 
Aug 13, 2016
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So, I dug a little deeper and took a look at my favorite and least favorite houses and where they were 'housed:'

Most consistently above average locations
1. SS23B
2. SS23A
3. SS22
4. B79
5. SS20

Most consistently below average locations
5. MiB Tent 3
4. Sprung Tent 2
3. Shrek B40
2. Disaster queue
1. Jaws queue

I can't say that I miss the Jaws or Disaster queue house locations all that much.

And while the soundstages should all be fairly equal, I'm intrigued by the return of SS23 for this year's event. That stage has held some amazing houses:
Castle Vampyr, A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers, Dracula: Legacy in Blood, Nightingales: Blood Prey, Screamhouse: Resurrection, All Nite Die-In: Take 2, Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays, Frankensetin: Creation of the Damned.

As a matter of fact, there's only one house out of the eleven that I've experienced in SS23 that I really disliked - Psychoscareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook. A 90+% hit rate with me is very impressive and quite the outlier.

The first year was in 19, but the second year was 21.
I stand corrected. Is it a bad sign that I have zero recollection of the AHS(27) queue?
 
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reeseyNG

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Oooo this is fun!

Here's a take from someone with bad taste who's been attending since 22:

Sprung Tent 1: Kinda cliche but Scarecrow: The Reaping EASILY.
Sprung Tent 2: Slaughter Sinema
Soundstage 22: This is a very, very hard one but I gotta say American Werewolf in London.
Old Parade Building: Universal's House of Horrors (my first ever HHN house!!!)
New Parade Building: Universal Classic Monsters
Disaster Queue: Giggles and Gore Inc.
Soundstage 24A: Yeti!!! Such a special place in my heart for this house. I thought it was so cool. (Hahah... Cool...)
Soundstage 24B: Hard tie between Body Collectors and Dead Waters, but I'll say Body Collectors for the grand nature of it.
JAWS Queue: Ummm, never been to a JAWS house but from every video I've seen it's gotta be Friday the 13th.
Soundstage 20: Gothic
Shrek: KILLER KLOOOOOOWNS, FROM OUTER SPAAAAAACE *Guitar solo*
Sprung Tent 3: House of 1000 Corpses
Soundstage 21: Another hard tie, this time between Monsters & Mayhem and Cabin in The Woods, but I'm gonna go with Monsters & Mayhem!
Soundstage 25: Poltergeist!

I know this isn't the point of this thread, but if I had to pick a favorite from them all, I probably gotta say Monsters & Mayhem.
 
Aug 13, 2016
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Oooo this is fun!

Here's a take from someone with bad taste who's been attending since 22:

Sprung Tent 1: Kinda cliche but Scarecrow: The Reaping EASILY.
Sprung Tent 2: Slaughter Sinema
Soundstage 22: This is a very, very hard one but I gotta say American Werewolf in London.
Old Parade Building: Universal's House of Horrors (my first ever HHN house!!!)
New Parade Building: Universal Classic Monsters
Disaster Queue: Giggles and Gore Inc.
Soundstage 24A: Yeti!!! Such a special place in my heart for this house. I thought it was so cool. (Hahah... Cool...)
Soundstage 24B: Hard tie between Body Collectors and Dead Waters, but I'll say Body Collectors for the grand nature of it.
JAWS Queue: Ummm, never been to a JAWS house but from every video I've seen it's gotta be Friday the 13th.
Soundstage 20: Gothic
Shrek: KILLER KLOOOOOOWNS, FROM OUTER SPAAAAAACE *Guitar solo*
Sprung Tent 3: House of 1000 Corpses
Soundstage 21: Another hard tie, this time between Monsters & Mayhem and Cabin in The Woods, but I'm gonna go with Monsters & Mayhem!
Soundstage 25: Poltergeist!

I know this isn't the point of this thread, but if I had to pick a favorite from them all, I probably gotta say Monsters & Mayhem.
If you have bad taste, it seems we share that quality. I think there's only 2 or so that you listed that I might not totally agree with. You chose some really solid houses.
 
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MickeyWaffle06

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Feb 10, 2020
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I've only been going since 28, but I'll try this.

Soundstage 22= Stranger Things (28)
Soundstage 24= Scary Tales (28), Us (29)
Soundstage 25= Stranger Things (29)
MIB Tent= I haven't done any houses here yet
Sprung Tents= Haven't done any houses here yet
B108= Universal Monsters (29)
B79= Graveyard Games (29)
Shrek Theater= Killer Klowns (29)