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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction

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Cold Blind Terror
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Production Central
Year 2005
Housed in Soundstage 20
Based on Original

Cold Blind Terror was one of the seven haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror. It was located in Soundstage 20.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

For their 2005 event, Universal created their own demented country that runs on blood and sacrifice. Two of the soundstage haunted houses Universal chose to have at the event were based on the primal fears of humans. Cold Blind Terror was one of these houses which chose to prey on guests fears of the dark and cold.

The house would be modeled after the Disorientorium from the year before, and brought you through a total onslaught to your senses. The house was very disorienting and was one of the only houses to have foam inside of it. It was also one of the first to crank up the air conditioning.

The house would be located in Soundstage 20, the closest soundstage to Islands of Adventure. Soundstage 20 is one of the larger soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows.

Description[edit | edit source]

Where can you turn when you find yourself in utter darkness? Who can you trust when you can't trust your own eyes?

Bone-chilling cold and blind terror numb the senses as one cannot see, one cannot hear... and one cannot escape. In and out of total darkness, mankind find themselves shivering in both fear and the icy cold blackness. Strange sounds split the darkness, but one cannot be sure of the source... one cannot be sure what lurks behind... one cannot be sure of what lies ahead. One cannot be sure if they'll ever see light again.

Role in Terra Cruentus[edit | edit source]

A research team (probably the catalyst for Legendary Truth) was investigating the other side of a pathway known as Maldaken Pass. According to a notebook written by one of the researchers, it was theorized that the "other side" was the epicenter of terror, where the most basic and primeval elements of human fears coincided.

The research team grabbed the necessary tools and headed off to a mountain in the North Hollow which they dubbed "C.B.T." All that was left was audio messages- whether they mar their fates by the monsters or the Queen is anyone’s guess

Website[edit | edit source]

On the map of Terra Cruentus found on the Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror website, visitors could click on and view the The Hollows region of the map. In the North Hollow, they could access the website page for Cold Blind Terror by clicking on an cave with a person inside. On the page, guests could see a tent with a typewriter, various climbing gear, a notebook, and some tapes. Clicking on the typewrited shows a strange clue for the Terra Clue Game. Visitors could also click on a map to see the map of the area. Additionally, guests could click on and read the notebook to read the journal left by the explorers. Clicking on the lamp on the table made the lights go out and a woman could be heard screaming. Finally, guests could click on three audio tapes to hear the fates of the explorers.

Website Pictures[edit | edit source]

Website Audio[edit | edit source]

Audio that played on the House Page:

Audio that played on the Backstory Page: Fens of Sargath by Midnight Syndicate

Audio that played when the first tape from the top was clicked on in the Backstory Page:

Audio that played when the second tape from the top was clicked on in the Backstory Page:

Audio that played when the third tape from the top was clicked on in the Backstory Page:

Experience[edit | edit source]

Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]

Guests would enter the queue behind Soundstage 20. The queue would wrap around the side of the soundstage while a queue video would be projected on the wall. Guests would enter the house through a small door on the back of the soundstage. The facade was a black and white door, leading guests into the darkness ahead.

Haunted House[edit | edit source]

There were a few scenes that impressed people. One was a black and white patterned room with strobes and people dressed just like the walls. Another room was where you walked into a solid white room with two statues in the middle. On the wall there was a cluster of those really bright three million watt flood lights. When those went off, you couldn't see because of your eyes being so used to the light. When they come back on the statues were gone and two men dressed like the statues were in the room. There was also a room filled with foam.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Characters: The Storyteller (Event Icon)  • Terra Queen  • Eelmouth • Terra Ladies  • The Black Guard • Terra Ghouls • Knucklegrunts  • The Gentlemen • Ore Mongers  • Guderalle  • Blood Abbey Monks
Areas of Terra Cruentus: Terra Cruentus  • Terra Gate  • Iron Bone Gorge  • The Cantina  • The South Hollow  • Gorewood Forest  • Dragon Forge  • Blood Abbey  • The North Hollow  •The Mountain Beyond Maldaken • North Hollow Household  • Maldaken Pass
Haunted Houses: Blood Ruins  • Body Collectors  • Cold Blind Terror  • Demon Cantina  • The Skool  • Terror Mines  • Where Evil Hides
Scarezones: Blood Thunder Alley  • Fire Pits  • Cemetery Mines  • Terra Guard Run
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Terra Throne
Unofficial Scarezones: The North Hollow  • The South Hollow
Miscellaneous: Terra Clue Game  • Rat Run
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