Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction

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Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped from the Silver Screen
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Production Central
Year 2009
Housed in Soundstage 23
Based on Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein

"FRANKENSTEIN! the name that evokes terror in the hearts of millions. Tickets please." - The Usher

Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned was one of the eight haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped from the Silver Screen, revising the classic horror story of Frankenstein and his Monster. It was the third of the three "classic monster trilogy" houses, the other two being The Wolfman and Dracula: Legacy in Blood, all three of which were built in Universal's soundstages. It was located in Soundstage 23 along with Dracula: Legacy in Blood.

The house would take place after Bride of Frankenstein, in which Dr. Frankenstein's castle blew up. After the events of that film, Frankenstein would try and "stitch" the walls of the castle back together.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

In 2009, Universal decided to have three haunted houses based on the Universal Classic Monsters, one of which was Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned. This haunted house would be based inside Frankenstein's Laboratory and would not only feature Frankenstein, but would also feature many of Dr. Frankenstein's experiments.

2009 was the first year Universal decided to give codenames to all of their haunted houses. Some people say the codename was "Squarehead", as Frankenstein has a square head, while others say it was "Brute".

The house would be one of two located in Soundstage 23, the other one being Dracula: Legacy in Blood. Soundstage 23 is one of the larger soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows.

The house tied in to a story on the Halloween Horror Nights website, Electrocuted. In it, a rude theater-goer gets electrocuted by a thunderstorm.

Description[edit | edit source]

It has been a fortnight since his creation caused the castle to be engulfed in flames. Doctor Frankenstein now continues his work to perfect the art of resurrection and regeneration, surrounded by his creations. The Creature has also returned, to make the Doctor pay for the pain and suffering he has had to endure. The Creature will destroy everything in his path to gain redemption, and you are now caught in the middle of this epic battle.

Dr. Frankenstein's Creature has returned to make the Doctor pay--- and he'll destroy everything in his path to gain redemption. Guess who's caught in the middle?

Mystery Tie-in[edit | edit source]

During the screening of a certain film, a freak thunderstorm caused a power outage and stopped the screening for about thirty minutes. Responding to an emergency call from management, the theater’s maintenance man arrived on the balcony lobby level and attempted to repair a lighting fixture that was found to be smoldering. Concerned that the electrical short may have spread inside the wall, he entered the theater itself to inspect the wiring inside and opened an interior access panel before returning to the lobby balcony.

At that moment, an even more powerful lightning strike hit the theater, making the whole building shake and sending sparks flying from the wall, killing one unlucky man who used the balcony to drink his beer without being seen, a clear violation of the theater's "no outside food and drinks" rule.

An autopsy report later revealed that the man's internal organs had been cooked when the lightning strike. Investigators also found an organ donation card in his pocket, but ironically none of his organs were fit for donation.

Experience[edit | edit source]

Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]

Guests would enter the queue across from the New York Public Library. The queue would go towards Soundstage 23, where guests entered the house. 

Upon entering through the door of Soundstage 23, guests were confronted by Dr. Frankenstein's massive European castle. After its destruction in the quest to destroy the monster, Frankenstein has "stitched" the walls together with massive iron staples.

Haunted House[edit | edit source]

Inside the castle, guests see the silhouette of the Monster grabbing a man by the throat and tossing him away projected on the wall ahead. As the silhouette walks off, the Monster himself suddenly lunges from the nearby hallway.

Winding through Dr. Frankenstein's private study, guests see various grisly experiments in reanimation including: a beating heart, and a twitching monkey arm hooked to a contraption. A Dictaphone recites the doctor's notes continuously. Suddenly, Dr. Frankenstein himself emerges from behind a curtain.

Moving deeper into the laboratories, guests find a bisected corpse hanging from its arms on a strange, massive contraption. A glowing purple window is set into its chest over the heart, much like the green one in the Monster, and its skull has apparently been sewn shut recently. Its face is in a constant grimace of pain as it twitches in half-death. The Monster hides behind a sheet-covered corpse on a slanted operation table.

Continuing into the next room, guests are surrounded by bloody body parts and corpses hanging on racks, the remnants of failed experiments. A body hanging on a hook suddenly screeches down the rails and slams into the wall as the Monster emerges from the closet it had been hung in. Passing into the next room, guests find Dr. Frankenstein sawing a young man's leg off. The Monster is once again hidden across from him.

Failed experiments, misshapen and completely mad creatures, are kept in jail cells that the line passes by. These monsters appear from the cells, slamming doors open. Chased into the next laboratory, The Bride of Frankenstein is seen on a slanted table, dead and lifeless. As the doctor throws a switch, strobes flash and electricity crackles and the Bride lunges off the table at the guests.

The next section of the castle is where the catastrophic explosion actually occurred: the castle is in ruins here, and charred corpses are slumped in a corner. Fritz, the doctor's assistant, has been reanimated with the same technology as the rest of the experiments and appears from behind a wall to taunt the guests. He fails to notice the Monster suddenly approaching from behind, and he plunges his hand through Fritz's back and out his chest, his heart held in his hand.

In the final laboratory, guests wind past small containment pods and machinery as they approach the exit, dodging the various monsters and the Bride. Dr. Frankenstein's corpse is strung up in the wires above the exit, lights flashing and electricity sparking. The 7-foot tall Monster himself suddenly leaps out at the end for one final scare.

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Official Walkthrough

Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped from the Silver Screen
Characters: The Usher (Event Icon)  • Billy  • Chucky  • The Wolfman (Sub Icons)  • Sam Meetz  • Count Dracula • Frankenstein's Monster • Sculders
Haunted Houses: The Wolfman  • Dracula: Legacy in Blood  • Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned  • Leave it to Cleaver  • SAW  • The Spawning  • Chucky: Friends til the End  • Silver Screams
Scarezones: Containment  • War of the Living Dead  • Apocalypse: City of Cannibals  • Cirque Du Freak  • Horrorwood Die-In  • Lights Camera Hacktion!
Unofficial Scarezone: Shadows from the Past
Shows: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure
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