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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), Universal Monsters (2019)
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), Ghostbusters (2019), Stranger Things (2019), Nightingales: Blood Pit (2019), Killer Klowns From Outer Space (2019)
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), Killer Klowns From Outer Space (2019)
Bridge Illusion of being way up Dead Silence: The Curse of Mary Shaw (2007), Interstellar Terror (2008), Gothic (2012), Depths of Fear (2019), Universal Monsters (2019)
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), Nightingales: Blood Pit (2019)
Drop floor The Mummy Returns: The Curse Continues (2001), Fear Factor (2002), Psycho Scareapy (2003)
Floating heads The Hallow (2008), Asylum in Wonderland 3D (2015)
3-D Haunted Houses where guests are given glasses that makes certain colors pop out.
Strobes Bright lights that flash on and off repeatedly. All haunted houses
Stuff in Face (SIF) Things hanging down from the ceiling. All haunted houses
  • Flying with a Rope (Like the Wicked Witch last year), Holograms, Chainsaws/ Anything that Makes a Loud Noise,  Floor that Drops, Water Spraying, Air Guns, Fog, Tilted Floor, Celing People, Painting Drops Down to Reveal Scareactor, Statue Scareactors (act like a statue/corpse/something not alive and jump out), Walls that Disappear, Grabbing Fake Guests out of Line or grabbing/ killing other Victims, Music, Hanging Struggling Noose Man, Cages that Have Openings, Room with Scareactors/Dummies Everywhere, Things Crashing Into Other Things Making Loud Noises, Stilts, Rat Lady/ Roach Man, Freaks (Kind of), More will be added

Dummies on a Moving Rack, People on Stages, Dolls Above You Moving, Scares Outside of the House, Rooms with Many Dummies and One of them is Real, Stairs, Dummies on Moving Sticks, Slimy Walls, Crouching Areas, Fire Spewing, Normal Jumping Out Scares,  Bright Shining Lights, Simulated Weather, Hot/Cold Houses, Hand Puppets, 

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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, Trick R Treat, Universal Monsters, Creepshow, Stranger Things (2019), The Curse Of Pandora's Box, Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Scrim Wall Fake wall that disappears Never Sleep Again, Ghostbusters, Stranger Things (2018), Stranger Things (2019)

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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