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This page will list several Scare Tactics that were used at Halloween Horror Nights.

Scare Tactics Featured at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Edit

Name Description Haunted Houses That Featured the Scare Tactic
Revolving Tunnel A tunnel that spins around guests. Recently has been used in 3D haunted houses. Psycho: Through the Mind of Norman Bates (1999), The Fearhouse (2000), Scary Tales (2001), Maximum Carnage (2002), Disorientorium (2004), Psycho Path: The Return of Norman Bates (2006), Jack's Funhouse in Clown-O-Vision (2007), Interstellar Terror (2008), Chucky: Friends til the End (2009), Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past (2010), The In-Between (2011), Dead End (2012), Afterlife: Death's Vengeance (2013), Asylum in Wonderland 3D (2015), Lunatic's Playground 3D: You Won't Stand a Chance (2016)
Old Smokey An electric chair prop that usually has someone frying on it. Hellgate Prison (2004), Demon Cantina (2005), Run: Hostile Territory (2006), Jack's Carnival of Carnage (2007), Reflections of Fear (2008), SAW (2009), PsychoScareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook (2010), Afterlife: Death's Vengeance (2013), The Horrors of Blumhouse (2017)
Ball Pits A ball pit. Total Chaos (2000)
Rotating Rooms Anxiety in 3-D (2000)
Crushing Walls The walls would move in on guests, simulating the feeling of entrapment. The Dungeon of Terror (1991-1992), Reflections of Fear (2008), Havoc: Derailed (2013)
Bungee Scares A scareactor on a harness would fly at guests. Universal's Creature Features in 3-D (1999), Castle Vampyr (2004), The Forsaken (2011), Gothic (2012), The Fallen (2017), Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare (2018)
Elevator and Slide One time trick, guests would enter an elevator which would take them 8ft above while audio detailing the backstory would play. They would then go down a slide. Total Chaos (2000)
Dark Holding Room Guests would go into a pitch black holding room before they entered the house. On one occasion the room simulated dogs pawing at guests feet. Insanity (1999), The Fearhouse (2000)
Distraction Scares When something distracts guests and a scareactor jumps out while they are paying attention to the distractor. Every Haunted House
Loop Traps Unknown
Puppets and Animatronics Self-explanatory The Thing: Assimilation (2007), Scary Tales: Once Upon a Nightmare (2008), An American Werewolf in London (2013), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2014), An American Werewolf in London (2015), Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem (2015), The Exorcist (2016), Tomb of the Ancients (2016), Poltergeist (2018), Trick 'r Treat (2018), Slaughter Sinema (2018), Stranger Things (2018), Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces (2018), Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After (2018)
Guest Activated Triggers (GATs) Self-explanatory PsychoScareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook (2010), H.R. Bloodengutz Presents: Holidays of Horror (2011), Penn & Teller: New(kd) Vegas (2012), Giggles & Gore Inc. (2014), Tomb of the Ancients (2016), SAW: The Games of Jigsaw (2017), Stranger Things (2018), Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces (2018)
Bridge Illusion of being way up Dead Silence: The Curse of Mary Shaw (2007), Interstellar Terror (2008), Gothic (2012)
Mirror Gag Guests would see a scareactors who would apparently be approaching them, but then that turns out to be a reflection, as the scareactor would lunge from their actual spot. Screamhouse (2002), H.R. Bloodengutz Presents: Holidays of Horror (2011), American Horror Story: Volume 2 (2017), Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces (2018)
Drop floor The Mummy Returns: The Curse Continues (2001), Fear Factor (2002), Psycho Scareapy (2003), Tomb of the Ancients (2016), Scarecrow: The Reaping (2017)
Floating heads The Hallow (2008), Asylum in Wonderland 3D (2015)
Dancers Think the ballroom dancers from the Haunted Mansion Ss. Frightanic, Dungeon of Terror:Retold

Scare Tactics Featured at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Edit

Name

Description Haunted Houses Featured
Distraction Scares Every Haunted House
Puppets Self-explanatory La Llorona, An American Werewolf in London
Scrim Wall Fake wall that disappears Never Sleep Again

Scare Tactics Featured at Halloween Horror Nights Singapore Edit

Name

Description Haunted Houses Featured
Distraction Scares Every Haunted House
Bottomless Pit Possessions (2013), Tunnel People (2015)

Sources Edit

http://www.horrornightnightmares.com/forums/topic/1577-hhn-xxi-speculation/?page=18&tab=comments#comment-55458

http://www.horrornightnightmares.com/forums/topic/4098-halloween-horror-nights-24-discussion/?page=20&tab=comments#comment-164373

https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201709/5725/

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