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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:24 pm

I've never seen the Chessington mazes so I can't comment on those, but a free 4 pumpkin scare maze might be nice. That would settle the debate on the new or old style of scare zones - keep the newer style and have a free and slightly less scary maze to make up for the loss of the qualities the old ones had.
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Re: Scarefest

Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:58 pm

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I've never seen the Chessington mazes so I can't comment on those, but a free 4 pumpkin scare maze might be nice. That would settle the debate on the new or old style of scare zones - keep the newer style and have a free and slightly less scary maze to make up for the loss of the qualities the old ones had.


I'd prefer it to be more scary and the new style one to be less scary
 
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Scarefest

Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:08 am

Today I received inside information from a particular person who is currently in conversation with creative director of scarefest. For 2018, there is a concept being considered which involves chaining off a complete area to create a theatrical experience evolved around the sanctuary; a sequel about the disappearance of Dr Kelman's sister, also referred to as Subject X. This will be more of sit down experience, that combines maze elements within it. I've seen a couple of the rough scripts and vague storyline. This person is associated with Merlin but of course, everyone is vulnerable to change within the next 2 years :) I doubt anyone will believe me (which is of course the most logical thing to assume).


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Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:21 am

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Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:49 am

cianjs wrote:
Today I received inside information from a particular person who is currently in conversation with creative director of scarefest. For 2018, there is a concept being considered which involves chaining off a complete area to create a theatrical experience evolved around the sanctuary; a sequel about the disappearance of Dr Kelman's sister, also referred to as Subject X. This will be more of sit down experience, that combines maze elements within it. I've seen a couple of the rough scripts and vague storyline. This person is associated with Merlin but of course, everyone is vulnerable to change within the next 2 years :) I doubt anyone will believe me (which is of course the most logical thing to assume).


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Re: Scarefest

Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:52 pm

So TS on facebook are saying Alton were quizzed about a new maze for this year at Scarecon and they gave the clue, "beauty is only skin deep"

Whilst it's a commonly used phrase, it turns out it originates from this fellow: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Overbury

He was murdered by poisoning, could be linked? Just a thought.
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Re: Scarefest

Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:38 pm

MakoMania wrote:
So TS on facebook are saying Alton were quizzed about a new maze for this year at Scarecon and they gave the clue, "beauty is only skin deep"

Whilst it's a commonly used phrase, it turns out it originates from this fellow: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Overbury

He was murdered by poisoning, could be linked? Just a thought.

This character they have hinted at seems to be heavily linked with London as he was murdered there. Could the "Chronicles Of London" trademark we saw filed by Merlin earlier this year give a clue to the possible theme and name of a possible new scare maze? "Chronicles of London" suggests a London orientated theme and with the clue pointing towards a person who was murdered in London, it would make sense.
 
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Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:51 pm

Merlin don't usually register trademarks for their scare mazes, given that they're generally only around for a few years and usually don't have any merchandise etc. There's also the fact that 'Chronicles of Beijing' and 'Chronicles of New York' have been registered too, which would suggest it's a brand rather than individual attraction at one of their properties.
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Re: Scarefest

Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:31 pm

Was thinking about Molly Crowe, won't be returning this year but if it did maybe it would be better redone as a standard maze. I remember hearing snippets of the story which sounded interesting but with a bag on your head you're concentrating more on going the right direction and not walking into a wall. To have it as a story focused traditional maze would make it really good.

I have heard the new maze will be based on an movie IP, but it's all speculation at this point. I'm not fussed about IP based attractions, except Saw.
 
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Re: Scarefest

Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:35 pm

Oh no, please not an IP, anything but that!
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Re: Scarefest

Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:55 pm

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Oh no, please not an IP, anything but that!

Why not? Some of the best horror mazes out there are based on IP's.
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:06 am

I just don't like them myself. I like everything in a theme park to be its own thing - don't know why!
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:40 am

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I like everything in a theme park to be its own thing - don't know why!


Because it shows they have individuality and creativeness.

I can't even recommend a good horror IP, not seen a good horror in ages although I have suffered the shambles Hollywood concocts. If they do decide to go with an IP then I'm saddened, its the easy choice and just lazy.
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:38 am

No IPs are going in.
However, I think the James Wan films are brilliant - (SAW, Conjuring, Insidious, Dead Silence, etc).

Universal are the IP people now - which is a shame - as they once did brilliant original mazes. I am disappointed they're, once again, doing a Halloween Maze, the Exorcist maze might be interesting - but they're still at it with the Walking Dead and I am sure other IPs will appear.
 
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:00 pm

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No IPs are going in.
However, I think the James Wan films are brilliant - (SAW, Conjuring, Insidious, Dead Silence, etc).

Universal are the IP people now - which is a shame - as they once did brilliant original mazes. I am disappointed they're, once again, doing a Halloween Maze, the Exorcist maze might be interesting - but they're still at it with the Walking Dead and I am sure other IPs will appear.


Ironically, the theme from Dead Silence is the music that has played in the garden queue lines for the mazes for the last few years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ix2-HV63Ek
 
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:02 pm

Yep, they've been using it as the TotT theme for quite a while now.
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:06 pm

stevebrown wrote:
nickhutson wrote:
No IPs are going in.
However, I think the James Wan films are brilliant - (SAW, Conjuring, Insidious, Dead Silence, etc).

Universal are the IP people now - which is a shame - as they once did brilliant original mazes. I am disappointed they're, once again, doing a Halloween Maze, the Exorcist maze might be interesting - but they're still at it with the Walking Dead and I am sure other IPs will appear.


Ironically, the theme from Dead Silence is the music that has played in the garden queue lines for the mazes for the last few years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ix2-HV63Ek


ha. Yes. my original theme for Molly Crowe was too similar to that - so I ditched it. I believe they were playing my SubSpecies track in the garden queue area last year?
 
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:08 pm

Yes that's right, the TotT entrance was relocated last year so the Dead Silence theme was played behind the conservatory
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:10 pm

nickhutson wrote:

ha. Yes. my original theme for Molly Crowe was too similar to that - so I ditched it. I believe they were playing my SubSpecies track in the garden queue area last year?


Your track? Do you compose the music then?
 
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Re: Scarefest

Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:01 pm

stevebrown wrote:
nickhutson wrote:

ha. Yes. my original theme for Molly Crowe was too similar to that - so I ditched it. I believe they were playing my SubSpecies track in the garden queue area last year?


Your track? Do you compose the music then?


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