|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights 30|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Housed in||Shrek Theater|
|Preceded By||Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate (2010)|
Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth was one of ten haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights 30. It was located in the Shrek Theater. The house revolved around Boris Shuster (a private investigator from New York and core founder of Legendary Truth: The Collective) and his many investigations revolving around paranormal occurrences.
History and Location
For their 2020 Halloween Horror Nights event, Universal was planning to hold a haunted house centered around the popular music artist Billie Eilish. After Halloween Horror Nights was cancelled that year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this haunted house never saw the light of day. Afterwards, planning began for a maze based on the Creepshow series on Shudder. Several props and set pieces were built, but in the end this maze fell through as well. It was finally decided the maze would center around Legendary Truth and its founder, Boris Shuster.
On August 12th, 2021, Universal announced that Untold Case Files: Legendary Truth would be coming to Halloween Horror Nights that year.
The house would be the fifth and final house located in the Shrek Theater. The houses put in this location would be built within the second, less-used theater for the Shrek 4D attraction.
Follow the trail of a private eye as an investigation into the supernatural leads you into a dark world of ghouls and terrifying creatures.
Step into the shoes of Boris Shuster, a hard-boiled private eye investigating the supernatural. Follow his search for clues into the darkness of a shadowy "film noir" world populated by ghouls, poltergeists and all manner of monstrous terrors.
- Face horrific creatures in a seedy apartment, an abandoned warehouse, the Museum of Natural History and more.
- Enter the Kitty Kat club where you’re attacked by terrifying she-devils.
- Search for the totems that will complete the tale – the tale of a mystery that’s best left unsolved.
The Fear Behind the Facades
What evil lurks in the heart of men...? More appropriately, what evil lurks behind these walls? The stories have become legendary because a retired gumshoe decided to his department-issued "heater," his nickel-plated "bracelets" and his badge. Although retired, Boris Shuster was as hard boiled as a cop can be... and restless. So he opened up a business as a private detective who specialized in the unexplained, the "beyond weird" and the stranger than fiction cases no one else would touch.
And now you're about to step into his world, re-open his cold case files and come face to face with the criminals, characters and creatures that led to the founding of Legendary Truth and its COLLECTIVE of conspiracy believers.
- Tim Foil
- Tenement Creature
- Boris Shuster
- Murder Mannequins x2
- She-Devils x2
- Madame Murie
- Jersey Devil
- Call Center Zombies x2
- "It all started with the Damn Totems. Up until that night I was a done for Gum Shoe." - Tim Foil
- "It all started with the damn Totems. Until that night I was a done for Gum Shoe. 2 heartbeats from going belly up." - Boris Shuster
- "Moments later some ghoul faced slags showed up. Yeah I ain't no geasle. The Sauce has me out of gas. So I had to show them the business end of the barrel." - Boris Shuster
- "What hole did you climb out of!?" - Boris Shuster
- "You brought the Ugly! I'm bringing the lead!" - Boris Shuster
- "Trail led me to the Warehouse. The next Legendary Totem. Someone wanted to bury the Truth." - Boris Shuster
- "Come on! Damn door!" - Boris Shuster
- "I was pretty sauced when I got the tip about the sewers! Tunnels? Bad news... I couldn't sleep at night knowing there were monsters under the streets!" - Boris Shuster
- "I always had a soft spot for the Kitty Kat Club. Pretty high class joint! Until a few dolls and Patrons went missing last night!" - Boris Shuster
- "Boris! Come in here! Dance with me!" - She-Devil
- "This city is lousy with temptation and you're the Devil." - Boris Shuster
- "I wonder why there's no Gorilla working the door." - Boris Shuster
- "I could just eat you up!" - She-Devil
- "My fist got that scumbag Sly Tony to sing. He captured something in his basement." - Boris Shuster
- "Play with me." - Rosie
- "Collecting all the totems from the crime scene and storing the evidence in the Precinct! Like the Devil's charging force. I had to warn those knuckleheads! Demons do not go back to hell easy!" - Boris Shuster
- "Go on you ugly mug! Eat Lead!" - Boris Shuster
- "I gotta hide the Totems someplace where no one will find them! I know just the place!" - Boris Shuster
- Originally in 2020, this house was going to be one themed around popular music artist Billie Eilish. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the house was not able to open that year despite being mostly constructed. Due to Billie Eilish herself opting out of the event in favor of a new representation of herself and her music rather than her old somewhat horror based style, the haunted house was not able to return the following year for Halloween Horror Nights 30.
- For 2021, the house was going to be based around the Creepshow series. Several setpieces built for that maze ended up in Case Files, with windows built for a section based on the episode Bad Wolf Down being used in the Beast Unleashed Section, and the Museum portion featuring props originally designed for sections based on the episodes Grey Matter and The Crate.
- First described in The Strange Case of Dr. Mary Agana, Shuster solved a series of grisly murders that exploited the deepest fears and phobias of her unwitting patients.
- October 25th, 1991 (the date seen at beginning of the house) was a reference to the first day of Fright Nights, Universal Orlando's first HHN event.
- This house introduced Tim Foil, a new Legendary Truth character.
- The HHN design team fleshed out Boris' past, including the horrifying Legions of Horror he would unearth through dogged investigation and fearless disregard for his own safety.
- Each section of the maze is based on one of the Legions. The Totems described by Boris are the trophies from the Horror Unearthed game, and appear hidden in each section of the maze. The maze also introduces a totem for the Iniquitous - a series of "strange cubes" that the Iniquitous used to summon the other Legions.
- Because Delancey Street was the epicenter of Boris's world, the designers recreated the interiors of the street facades as they were described in the unnerving pages of his journals (and true-crime novels), bizarre collections. and cold case files.
- The Design Team researched the original building plans used to construct Delancey Street in 1988.
- The Cube in the Massacre at the Museum and Murder by Moss Man Sections is the same one from The Repository.
- Charlie McPherson is mentioned on a Time Card in the Massacre at the Museum Section along with several members of the A&D Team.
- There is a James Deen and Marilyn Monroe Mannequin in the Murder by Mannequin Section.
- The Murder by Mannequin and Murder by Moss Man Sections seems to be loosely inspired by the Episodes "The Trevi Collection" and "The Spanish Moss Murders" from the show "Kolchak: The Night Stalker".
|Halloween Horror Nights 30|
|Characters: Jack the Clown (Event Icon) • Beetlejuice • Bent-Neck Lady • The Bride of Frankenstein • Leatherface • The Caretaker • The Director • The Storyteller • The Usher • Lady Luck • Chance • Fear • Tooth Fairies • Pumpkin Lord • Boris Shuster • Eddie Schmidt • Terra Queen • The Controller|
|Haunted Houses: Beetlejuice • The Haunting of Hill House • Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre • HHN Icons: Captured • Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland • Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth • Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience • The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin • Revenge of the Tooth Fairy|
|Scarezones: 30 Years 30 Fears • Seek and Destroy • Crypt TV • Gorewood Forest • Lights Camera Hacktion: Eddie's Revenge|
|Shows: Halloween Nightmare Fuel • Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory|