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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando event
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Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16
Slogan Sweet 16/ Horror Comes Home
Year 2006
Icons

Jack the Clown

The Caretaker

The Director

The Storyteller

Icon attractions

PsychoScareapy: Maximum Madness

Screamhouse: The Resurrection

All Nite Die-In: Take 2

Dungeon of Terror: Retold

The Arrival

Sweet 16: The Director's Cut

Number of haunted houses 7
Number of scarezones 3 (Official)

1 (Unofficial)

Preceded by Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror
Followed by Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage

"Guests have cringed in fear at the sight of just one. This year there are four – and there is no escape."

"It’s a hideously twisted birthday celebration with a wickedly gruesome guest list."

Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16 was the 16th Halloween Horror Nights event in Orlando. Located exclusively in Universal Studios Florida for the first time since 2001 , it was advertised as "Horror Comes Home". The event featured the four original event icons returning in houses and in two shows. The houses and scarezones featured were remakes of some of the greatest houses in the history of Halloween Horror Nights.

It was the first proper anniversary year, followed by Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear and Halloween Horror Nights 25.

The Four Most Demented Fiends[edit | edit source]

All four previous original event icons returned to host the "Sweet 16". This gave The Storyteller the name of Elsa Strict, and changed The Director's name from Paolo to Paulo. All four icons had their own houses and appeared in two shows.

  • Jack the Clown- A clown who resided in Dr. Oddfellow’s carnival but was murdered by him. He once led a parade of fear when he was discovered by Universal who used him for a Halloween event. He was revived by the Lord of Darkness and made into a mortal.
  • The Caretaker- He was a Caretaker of Shady Oaks Cemetery until a mob set fire to his home for revenge against his peculiar experiments. He with the help of a few monsters, sent the Islands of Adventure into dark parodies of themselves. He was revived by the Lord of Darkness to partake in the Sweet 16.
  • The Director- A film director with a dangerous vision, Universal hired him to direct a horror film where he used the Islands as “movie sets”. He was supposedly dead and was revived for the Sweet 16 Anniversary. He helped with the lagoon show.
  • The Storyteller- Not too long ago, she wrote a story of a land that literally thrives and blood. She resides in the North Hollow. The Storyteller, along with the other icons, were revived by the forces of Darkness. She reopened the Dungeon of Terror, where she told a story of Redneck killers.

 Dates & Times[edit | edit source]

Event Nights[edit | edit source]

September 29-30 2006

October 6-8, 11-15, 19-22, 26-29, & 31 2006

Event Times[edit | edit source]

Sunday through Thursday ran from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Friday and Saturday ran from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Ticket Price[edit | edit source]

Single Admission: $59.95 + tax

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Attractions[edit | edit source]

Haunted Houses[edit | edit source]

Scarezones[edit | edit source]

Unofficial Scarezone[edit | edit source]

Shows[edit | edit source]

Other Attractions[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

Reviews[edit | edit source]

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Website Pictures[edit | edit source]

Website Videos[edit | edit source]

Website Audio[edit | edit source]

(music from Midnight Syndicate)

Audio that played on the Main Page:

Music that played on the Scarezone, Show, and Event Map Pages: Lullaby by Midnight Syndicate

Music that played on the Horror Comes Home Page: Prisoner of Time by Midnight Syndicate

Music that played on the Behind the Screams Page: Noctem Aeternus by Midnight Syndicate

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16 Merchandise and Collectables[edit | edit source]

PRESS RELEASES

16 August 2006
Horror Comes Home on September 29 - Halloween Horror Nights Returns to Universal Studios Classic Scares From The Past 15 Years Are Reinvented To Make Halloween Horror Nights 16 The Most Intense, Most Frightening In The Event's History

ORLANDO, Fla. – Halloween Horror Nights is returning to Universal Studios - where it all began - to celebrate its "Sweet 16" with a horror-filled homecoming that will feature new twists on the most frightening scares from the past 15 years to create the ultimate Halloween experience.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, one of the country’s largest and most elaborate Halloween celebrations, will return to the Universal Studios theme park for 19 select nights running from Sept. 29-30 through Oct. 6-8, 11-15, 19-22, 26-29, and 31.

This year's event will feature seven classic haunted houses with frightening new elements, new shows - including a Halloween version of Universal 360 and a new version of the popular "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" stage show. In addition, inescapable scare zones and haunted houses, featuring some familiar faces and shocking new scares, will have guests writhing in fear.

"In its 16th year, this is the perfect time to bring Halloween Horror Nights home to Universal Studios" said Jim Timon, senior vice president of entertainment for Universal Orlando. "We've had the opportunity to resurrect some of the most frightening and intense elements of years past. Our guests will be horrified by what we've done."

Universal 360 – Halloween

Each night throughout the event, guests can relive some of the most intense moments from Universal's horror film history during the Halloween version of Universal 360. Hosted by one of Universal's most eccentric Halloween characters, the lagoon show will have guests cringing with fear throughout the night.

Universal 360 is a first-ever combination of 360-degree spherical projection, lasers, pyro effects, digital mapping technology–and four enormous spheres spread across acres of waterfront at the Universal Studios theme park. The spheres, which are 30-feet tall and 36-feet wide, float in the park's central lagoon and serve as giant outdoor projection screens. Digital mapping technology allows Universal to project images and effects on buildings around the lagoon– transforming entire buildings into walls of flame.

The summer version of the Universal 360 show has closed in preparation for the Halloween Horror Nights.

Scream Early

New this year, Florida residents can spend a few hours experiencing the thrills of the Islands of Adventure theme park before descending into the scares of Halloween Horror Nights 16. Guests can scream early for $10 plus tax in addition to Florida resident Halloween Horror Nights ticket. This will grant them admission to Islands of Adventure from 4-7pm as well as direct, preferred admission to Halloween Horror Nights.

01 September 2006
AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR The Storyteller, The Director, The Caretaker and Jack Return
To Universal Orlando’s Month-Long Event

ORLANDO, Fla. The Storyteller, The Director, The Caretaker and Jack come together for the first time to wreak havoc on guests at Halloween Horror Nights 16. They permeate the haunted houses and shows, immersing guests in the most terrifying Halloween Horror Nights in the event's history. 

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, the country's largest and most elaborate Halloween celebration returns to the Universal Studios theme park for 19 select nights including Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-8, 11-15, 19-22, 26-29, and 31.

"We have robbed the graves of Halloween Horror Nights past to create a new, more terrifying monster," said TJ Mannarino, director of entertainment for Universal Orlando. "This year will be more intense and frightening than ever before, and the icons will dominate the entire event from haunted houses to shows...it's their world."

This year's event features seven classic haunted houses from the past 15 years of horror with frightening new elements. Halloween Horror Nights 16 also features new shows, including a Halloween version of Universal 360, and a new version of the popular "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure."

Also this year, guests are immersed in some frighteningly familiar scares in the streets, including the chainsaw drill team complete with precision routines and intimidating tactics, the rat lady being wheeled through the park in her rat-infested coffin, and zombies stalking the crowd on motorcycles, searching for the undead.  

Seven terrifying houses beckon guests as they navigate through Halloween Horror Nights 16:

Dungeon of Terror – Retold – Mysterious whispers call you deeper into the dungeon. This is the place where The Storyteller demands the undivided attention of her "guests" until her story has been told. Hint: There is no happily ever after.

Run: Hostile Territory – An underworld where guests can fulfill their most ghastly fantasies and where the innocent can be tortured, dismembered and killed. Choose your path but beware when the lights go out: the guests become the victims and nothing can save you.

Psychoscareapy – Maximum Madness – Shady Brook Hospital's newest resident is about to take over. If you think you know insane, you don't know Jack. Step inside an asylum where the big top has padded walls and the sideshow is death. 

All Nite Die In – Take 2 – For The Director, film is forever but pain is everlasting. He takes you on a cinematic journey through classic horror movies. Grab your ticket and come face-to-face with film's greatest evils.

Scream House – The Resurrection – Evil has risen again. Abandoned for years, this gothic mortuary contains the eternally tormented souls of The Caretaker's victims. Aided by a cultish group of followers – your time has come. 

Psycho Path: The Return of Norman Bates – There is vacancy once again at the legendary Bates Motel. Your eyes prove to be useless as your mind takes over and leads you through the macabre nightmares of a pathological killer named Norman Bates.

People Under The Stairs: Under Construction – Is it possible for a house to be haunted before it is even completed? Focusing on the group experience, rather than the individual's, this house forces a party of guests to work together to uncover an escape route, or perish. Their destinies are not their own as they must place their faith in their leader, who is randomly selected. Wearing a lighted helmet, the leader must navigate his or her group through the black to investigate the skeletal form of a home so demented that even its incomplete walls bleed.

Sweet 16: The Director's Cut

Each night throughout the event, guests can relive some of the most intense moments from Universal's horror film history during the Halloween version of Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular. Presented by The Director, all four icons had a hand in creating this horrific lagoon show which will have guests cringing with fear throughout the night.

Universal 360 is a first-ever combination of 360-degree spherical projection, lasers, pyro effects, digital mapping technology–and four enormous spheres spread across acres of waterfront at the Universal Studios theme park. The spheres, which are 30-feet tall and 36-feet wide, float in the park's central lagoon and serve as giant outdoor projection screens. Digital mapping technology allows Universal to project images and effects on buildings around the lagoon– transforming entire buildings into walls of flame. 

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to this, the Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16 website had the names of Art and Design Members all over it.
  • Also, the JAWS skippers wanted to use a more profane and adult script during the event. However, they were denied doing so by the higher-ups.

List of Resources[edit | edit source]

Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16
Characters: Jack the Clown  • The Caretaker  • The Director  • The Storyteller (Event Icons)  • The Projectionist  • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum  • Eddie Schmidt  • Cindy Caine  • Norman Bates
Haunted Houses: All Nite Die-In: Take 2  • Dungeon of Terror: Retold  • People Under the Stairs: Under Construction  • PsychoScareapy: Maximum Madness  • Psycho Path: The Return of Norman Bates  • Run: Hostile Territory  • Screamhouse: The Resurrection
Scarezones: Blood Masquerade  • Deadtropolis: Zombie Siege  • Harvest of the Souls
Unofficial Scarezone: Horror Comes Home
Shows: The Arrival  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Robosaurus  • Sweet 16: The Director's Cut
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