|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Body Collectors: Collections of the Past|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights: Reflections of Fear|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Housed in||Soundstage 20|
|Preceded by||Body Collectors (2005)|
|Followed by||Body Collectors: Recollections (2015)|
Body Collectors: Collections of the Past was one of the eight haunted houses that was featured during Halloween Horror Nights: Reflections of Fear in Universal Studios Florida. A sequel to the Body Collectors house, it expanded the history of The Collectors to Victorian London. Located in Soundstage 20 along with Interstellar Terror, it included scenes in a barber shop and in a town square.
History and LocationEdit
Body Collectors: Collections of the Past was a direct sequel to Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror's Body Collectors house. That house told the story of the Collectors, who were modeled after The Gentlemen from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and their Assistants. While the Assistants brought victims to them, the Collectors tore them apart for their blood to make wine for the Terra Queen.
Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.
Using mass-murders and plagues to cover their ghoulish activities, "The Collectors" are constantly searching for the next specimen to add to their macabre museum.
With their history shrouded in mystery, the Body Collectors, have been "collecting" an untold number of souls for centuries. Using mass-murders and plagues to cover up their ghoulish activities, "the Collectors" are constantly searching for the next specimen to add to their macabre museum...There is no plague, there is no Jack the "Ripper", only the Collectors, Collecting...Collecting...
In transporting the Collectors from Terra Cruentus to Victorian London, the story was told that the Collectors had been behind many of the mass murders and plagues throughout history. There was not really a Jack the Ripper or the Black Death, only the Collectors.
Haunted House Edit
Entering the house, guests were immediately brought into Victorian London. Shops and signs set the location as White Chapel and Mitre Square, where Jack the Ripper's murders supposedly occurred. Guests first entered an alleyway with a Collector in front of them who floated toward the guests. Turning into one of the shops on the side of the alley, guests walked into a replica of Sweeney Todd's barbershop. With an Assistant on their right and a shaking cabinet on their left, guests were distracted to be scared by a Collector dressed as a barber. He stood behind his victim in the barber chair causing saw blades to tear out of his body squirting blood at guests.
Leaving the barber shop, guests walked into a hallway. A side room had an operating table with a victim strapped onto it. A Collector standing behind the table would saw the victim's leg off as guests walked past. The next room guests entered was a large operating theatre. Surrounding a central operating table were bleachers with Collectors sitting around. All had their attention on the operating table where a Collector stood behind a victim and pulled out the victim's spine. When his operation was complete the Collector would wait for applause from his fellows who were watching.
Leaving the operation, guests entered into another torture room. A victim was standing with multiple slices through his body. Around the room small shelves held jars of body parts and bones made into intricate figures. Continuing on, guests walked into the Assistant's quarters. Bunk beds surrounded the path with the bodies of victims in some and live Assistants who jumped out as guests walked past in others. Walking into another alleyway, a tall set of stairs framed the path. As a Collector stood atop the stairs ominously staring at guests, his Assistants jumped out at distracted guests underneath the stairs.
Appearing to stay outside in the alley, guests walked past doors. In one open door a prostitute stood, tempting guests as they walked past her. However, a Collector's hand reached out and grabbed her, pulling her backwards and slicing her throat. Guests finally walked into an outside courtyard area. Multiple Collectors were walking around the path, blocking guests. They came out of their shadowy hiding places scaring guests out of the house.
This house ties to Dr. Christian Kubsch due to his fear of dead bodies and surgery. He became a psychiatrist after quitting his job as a surgeon in order to avoid these fears. Dr. Mary Agana, knowing of his fear and wanting revenge on him for being one of the board members of NAMH to reject her fear exposure experiments, kidnapped him and trapped him in a room filled with mirrors and the dead bodies of her patients. Terrified beyond belief, Kubsh said the "safety word", Mary Agana's name and the doctor bored through his body with a drill.
- Early in the house is the name of the barbershop seen upon entering it. Called the "Aiello & Roddy" barbershop, it is named after two of the people who create the Orlando event.
- A scene from this house was used in the Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear haunted house, Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past.
- The title was originally Collection: Ex Mortis.
- The "logo" was taken from a photo of Dean Karr's The Caretaker.
- The barber shop is a near replica of the one from the Tim Burton movie, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
- According to this, one of The Gentlemen was wielding the Terra Blade.
- One of the corpses in the Bunk Room was Childs from The Thing: Assimilation.
|Halloween Horror Nights: Reflections of Fear|
|Characters: Bloody Mary (Event Icon) • Boris Shuster • Alice • The Gentlemen • Charlie McPherson|
|Haunted Houses: Body Collectors: Collections of the Past • Creatures! • Dead Exposure • Doomsday • The Hallow • Interstellar Terror • Reflections of Fear • Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare|
|Scarezones: American Gothic • Asylum in Wonderland • Dark Reflections • Fractured Tales • The Path of the Wicked • The Skoolhouse • Streets of Blood|
|Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • Brian Brushwood • The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute|