Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction
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Psychoscarepy: Home for the Holidays
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage
Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Production Central
Year 2007
Housed in Soundstage 23
Based on Original
Preceded by PsychoScareapy: Maximum Madness (2006)
Followed by PsychoScareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook (2010)

Psychoscarepy: Home for the Holidays was one of the eight haunted houses that were featured during Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage. The setting involved a bus carrying residents of the Shadybrook mental institution crashing on Christmas Eve, letting the homicidal killers out to do what they please. It was located in Soundstage 23 along with A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers.

History and Location[edit | edit source]

In 2007, Universal decided to have an original haunted house titled Silent Night, Psychotic Nights during their Halloween Horror Nights event that year. The house would feature a van filled with psychotic inmates of an asylum crashing into a home on Christmas. The inmates would escape the van and wreck havoc on the surrounding neighborhood in Christmas themed ways.

Due to legal reasons, the name of the house was changed and the house became a sequel to the popular Psychoscareapy haunted houses from previous years. The house would be titled Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays. Even through the title changed, the house itself mostly stayed the same. It was considered to be the comedy house of 2007.

The house would be one of two located in Soundstage 23, the other one being A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers. Soundstage 23 is one of the larger soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows.

In 2010, the house would receive a sequel house titled PsychoScareapy: Echoes of Shadybrook. A scene from this house would also appear in the 2015 haunted house, Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem.

Description[edit | edit source]

Visions of sugarplums turn into horrific holiday nightmares when a transport bus overturns in a quiet neighborhood unleashing the violent inmates of Shadybrook Hospital.

Visions of sugarplums turn into horrific holiday nightmares for the citizens living in Shadybrook Estates when a transport bus containing the most dangerous residents of the now infamous local hospital overturns in their quaint neighborhood.

Website[edit | edit source]

On the Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage website, guests could click on the attraction page for this haunted house. There, Jack would occasionally pop up where the description of the house should be. After clicking on an entry ticket, guests would be taken to the backstory page for the house.

On the backstory page, guests would see the inside of the crashed Shadybrook van. There, they can click on a radio to hear three different songs, a map to view the route the van was supposed to follow, a paper on a clipboard to read a report on the trip and a patient list, and a police radio to hear the fate of Officer Ashley, a police officer sent to investigate the crash.

On the carnival page, guests could click on a Snow Cone Booth to see a set of keys. On the left there are bricks, and the bottom one gives a clue as to which key to click. The holes on the top half of the brick tells what column the correct key is in while the holes on the bottom half tell which row the key is in. Every time guests entered an incorrect answer, the brick and the correct answer would change. Clicking on the correct key would allow guests to see a preview video for the house. In Jack's truck, guests could also see the town of Seneca Falls circled on a map and a key seen in the minigame.

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Website Audio[edit | edit source]

Music that played on the description page:

Audio that played occasionally on the description page when Jack popped up:

Audio that played occasionally on the description page when Jack popped up:

Audio that played on the description page:

Music that played when the radio was clicked on the first time: Christmas Jammin' by Mat Andasun

Music that played when the radio was clicked a second time: Jingle Bells by the Sounds of Christmas

Music that played when the radio was clicked a third time: Rock the Halls (Deck the Halls) by Notepad Music

Audio that played when the police radio was clicked on:

Audio that played on the Carnival page:

Audio that played on the Carnival page when the wrong key was clicked on:

Audio that played on the Carnival page when the correct key was clicked on:

Experience[edit | edit source]

Queue and Facade[edit | edit source]

Guests would enter the queue to the right of the entrance for the Twister attraction. The queue would most likely go around the back of Soundstage 23, where guests would enter the house. Once inside the soundstage, guests would be greeted with the frigid winter air in front of a house, decorated with lights and covered with snow and a large van that crashed right into the house. The driver's decapitated body was bleeding under the van.

Haunted House[edit | edit source]

Upon entering the house, guests would see one of the Shadybrook inmates gift-wrapping the driver's head while Christmas films played on the television. Inside the kitchen, burning flesh could be smelled as a massive inmate in a chef's outfit pulled a pile of flesh-cookies from the oven. The flesh donor was the mother of the household, currently dead on the table with gingerbread man-shaped slices taken out of her back. The microwave pulsed and flashed, blood spattering the inside.

The dining room was in no better state. A small dead animal was on top of the rocking, moving table, and one of the inmates was hiding in a small alcove just next to the back door.

Outside, a snowblower had apparently had a body fed into it; it rumbled in front of a massive red splotch on the wall. A frozen, dismembered body was made into a snowman. An inmate on the other side of a wooden fence squeaked a horn and peeked through holes in the fence at guests.

Guests entered the next house through the garage. Several inmates hid amongst the tables and shelves, and one hung from the rafters directly in front of guests' faces. The grandmother was dead, tied up with Christmas lights and left hanging upside-down from the rafters. Occasionally the lights would flicker and the body would twitch.

The living room of this house had a massive bear skin nailed to the wall. Occasionally a psycho would tear through the skin with a knife, swinging at guests. Movement could be seen in a darkened room. Suddenly, a jarring burst of music and a scream would sound, and a knife-wielding maniac stomped from the room.

Exiting the house into the backyard, guests could see light-up deer lynched on the fences and roofs. Several massive inflatable decorations were splattered with blood, along with giant plastic gift boxes with inmates standing on them. Guests would move into the shed of the next house, where inmates had taken over various power tools to "make the toys". One example of their handiwork in the corner is a bicycle with a decapitated head --wearing an elf hat, no less-- nailed to the front.

In the living room of the final house was a Christmas tree with presents waiting to be unwrapped. An inmate cradled the lower torso of a man dressed as Santa Claus, his spine visibly protruding above his legs. As guests passed the Christmas tree to exit, one of the psychos, dressed in Santa's beard, hat, and jacket and a pair of boxers, burst from the closet with a chainsaw, wishing guests a Merry Christmas.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The website page for this haunted house had the usernames of a few HHNVAULT users.
  • The first room has an amputated leg in a fishnet stocking and black high-heeled shoe sitting on a table with a lampshade over it. This is a reference to "the lamp" from the famous 1983 film A Christmas Story.
  • According to this, picture of Ralphie's house from A Christmas Story could also be found here.
  • Another reference to the film, is in one house, there is a child missing an eye, referencing the famous phrase, "You'll shoot your eye out."
  • In this house, was a hat from High School Musical.
  • In the house, was a reindeer wrapped in Christmas Lights hanging on a tree. This is a reference to a similar event that happened in Orlando.
  • There were also clocks from Back to the Future featured in this house.
  • There was a token representing the Halloween Horror Nights: Sweet 16 haunted house, PsychoScareapy: Maximum Madness.
  • In the queue, a radio transmission played which mentioned Kim Gromoll (a theme park attraction designer).
  • A scene from this house was featured in the house Jack Presents: 25 years of Monsters & Mayhem.
  • This haunted house was originally going to be named "Silent Night Psychotic Night", but this name was changed for an unknown reason.
  • In this house, was a hanging dummy prop used in a couple of houses in the past, first appearing in Project Evilution.
Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage
Characters: Jack the Clown (Event Icon)  • Freddy Krueger  • Jason Voorhees  • Leatherface (Sub Icons)  • Chance  • Mary Shaw  • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum
Haunted Houses: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers  • Dead Silence: The Curse of Mary Shaw  • Friday the 13th: Camp Blood  • Jack's Funhouse in Clown-O-Vision  • Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Flesh Wounds  • The Thing: Assimilation  • Vampyr: Blood Bath
Scarezone: Midway of the Bizarre
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