October means the theme parks bring on there annual events. Six Flags has fright nights, universal studios has Halloween horror nights, and then there is Busch Gardens who does Howl-O-Scream. Look it’s no secret by now E-Mod 116 Online is based out of Orlando, Florida (hell our history even says we opened shop originally in Jacksonville) so what does it take to draw us out of the theme park capital of the world and drive the 80 miles west to Tampa? Simple one word originality. Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream feels like Halloween Horror Nights of 2010, before it became saturated with horror tie ins (like as of this writing four fucking years with the walking fucking dead!) We’ve actually attended Howl-O-Scream before, first time in 2012, and again last year in 2014. Yes each time we been some of the houses are exactly the same like Zombie Mortuary (which actually felt a little refreshed this year) and greatest hits if 2014 such as The Basement (which excels in its over the top gallows humor and gore.) This year the event has an icon and theme, which tied in and made a good use of the now closed Gwazi roller coaster. The scareactors are also more intense and louder that heightens then overall creepy feeling (the fact a constant cool breeze blew in from Tampa Bay the whole evening made it a perfect setting.) Homestly we wish Halloween Horror Nights would go back to its roots as Howl-O-Scream with its smaller budget, less days, and same houses, is in our opinion in the most original scary theme park event money can buy.
On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 5.9 out of 5.9
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