On March 5, 1770, the tension from the British military occupation of Boston escalated into the event now referred to as the Boston Massacre. There was heavy military presence in downtown Boston in order to maintain control over civilians and to enforce the Townshend Act. Various brawls between soldiers and civilians had taken place; but the evening of March 5th was the first to result in civilian deaths. Today the site of the massacre is marked by a cobblestone ring on the traffic island at the intersection of Devonshire and State Streets.
The Boston Massacre Site Marker can be observed every day of the year free of charge. Be careful of traffic when crossing the street to observe the marker up close. The massacre is reenacted on the anniversary of the event, which was a state holiday from 1771 until 1783.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a collection of shops and eateries occupying the setting of this famous meeting house. Built in 1743, the site was the backdrop for several speeches by prominent patriots like Samuel Adams and others who urged independence from Great Britain. Famous local architect Charles Bulfinch played a major role in the current design.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the ten haunted houses that were featured at Halloween Horror Nights 30. It was located in Soundstage 23 and was based on the film series of the same name. It took place in 1978, between the first and second movies.
For their 30th Halloween Horror Nights event, Universal wanted to create a haunted house based on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film franchise. After Halloween Horror Nights was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal postponed the opening of this haunted house until the following year.
On July 15th, 2021, Universal announced that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre would be coming to Halloween Horror Nights that year. The house would be relatively unchanged from it's original plan in 2020. The Codename for this House was \"Griddle\", a reference to what you use to cook meat on.
The house would be located in Soundstage 23. The house was the first house to be built in Soundstage 23 since The Thing and Nightingales: Blood Prey in 2011. Soundstage 23 is one of the larger soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows.
Guests entered the line through the Jimmy Fallon ride queue. Guests would walk down the hallway with the history of the NBC logo before reaching the area where the regular and express lines split. Guests would then make their way to the left side of Soundstage 24 where the queue would loop a few times. They would then turn left to go behind Soundstage 23. The queue loops one last time as guests enter the soundstage from the back.
Entering the soundstage, guests found themselves in front of the Sawyer Gas Station. They would wind their way around the gas pumps and go across the front of the station. The scent of barbecue filled the air as they proceeded. Before they turn to enter the building, Leatherface would run at guests from behind a fence on the left wielding his chainsaw. Guests would then enter the station around the back.
Inside the backroom of the gas station, guests would find various body parts strewn about the kitchen, including a hand in a meat grinder. They would be startled by Drayton Sawyer holding a broomstick on the left. Continuing into the gas station, guests would be startled by Leatherface jumping out from behind a door preparing to throw a bowl with a human liver in it at guests.
Guests walked through an outdoors section lined with fences. A dead pig could be seen lying on the floor on guests' left. As they wound their way through the fences, guests would encounter pig body parts strewn about. They would also be attacked by two pig heads being used as puppets by the Sawyers, one on the left and one on the right. Appropriately, the smell of rotting carcasses was present through this area. At the end of this section, Leatherface would attack guests from behind a low fence on the left, performing a shortened version of the ballet from the end of the first movie, spinning and swinging his chainsaw at guests.
Guests then found themselves inside a hallway of the Sawyer Family's Home. On their right Leatherface could be seen behind a trio of windows. He would drag his chainsaw across the back of the window creating sparks. At the final window, he would slam his hand on the pane to startle guests as a crashing sound played. This also served as a distraction for guests, as Chop Top Sawyer would jump out from behind a door at guests on the left.
Now entering the foyer of the house, guests would encounter Leatherface jumping out of a doorway directly in front of guests to the left of the stair case. Next, guests would enter the room behind the sliding metal door to find themselves in a red room with animal skulls on the wall. Leatherface would attack guests from a chainsaw from behind a metal door. Guests then enter another room with body parts and skeleton parts scattered around the room. Drayton Sawyer could be seen behind a table offering a plate of meat to guests. This served as a distraction, as the corpse of Nubbins Sawyer (which was on the wall opposite of Drayton) would suddenly reach out at guests as they passed by.
After that, guests found themselves inside Leatherface's bedroom where animal pelts were hung up and bones were strewn about. There was also a desk with sewing material on it. Leatherface would attack guests from behind as they moved onto the next room. The next scene was Chop Top's room, which was was lit with a UV light and was covered with neon paint and trippy posters. Chop Top would attack guests on the left while Leatherface would attack guests on the right. Grandpa Sawyer could also be seen sitting in a corner in this room.
Continuing further through the house, guests would find themselves in a bathroom where Leatherface could be seen attacking them next to the bathtub. Going into the next room, guests would be startled as Leatherface runs at guests from behind a door in front of them carrying the corpse of Nubbins and wielding a chainsaw. Next, guests would enter the living room, which had flickering lights and bones scattered everywhere. Chop Top would jump out from behind a shelf wielding a knife.
Guests then found themselves back outside, where they passed by the garage of the house. A car in the garage would honk its horn at guests as Leatherface ran at them with a chainsaw. Going down one final corridor surrounded by fences and junk, guests would be attacked by Leatherface on the right. They would then walk past the corpse of Franklin Hardesty on the left. Before guests exited the maze, they would see one final metal face grinding his chainsaw against a metal grate to create sparks. He would then jump out from a hole next to the grate as another Leatherface jumped out at guests across from them. Guests would then exit the maze and go back into the park.
For his house, Universal decided to create a direct movie tie-in house. The house would be based on the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and would be called The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Flesh Wounds (although some people say the name of the haunted house was originally going to be called The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Fresh Wounds).
The house would be located in the large extended queue for the Earthquake attraction. It would be the last one located in this area due to the attractions closing. However, a similar haunted house venue was also opened the following year.
Inside the Hewitt family home, terror awaits you at every corner. You flee blindly through their dimly lit slaughterhouse, hunted by the chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface and his family of freaks.
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 be in a dark room using their mouse as a light source. Visitors could click on jars to see a jar of eyeballs, maggots, and chainsaw oil with cockroaches crawling on them. Clicking on the jars plays various sounds. On the backstory page, guests could also click on a chainsaw to see a short video.
On the carnival page, guests could click on a Blair's Meats trailer to see a chainsaw. Visitors would have to click on the components of the chainsaw in the right order to start it. They were given a hint in Jack's bus in the form of a note. If visitors successfully started the chainsaw, they would be rewarded with a preview video of the house. Guests can also find an unsolved case file in Jack's bus, where they can see photos of the Hewitt house. Finally, visitors could see a skull, a pair of glasses, a bottle of chainsaw oil, and Travis County circled on a map in Jack's bus.
Guests would enter the queue of this house to the left of the entrance for Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue. The queue would go to a backstage area behind the Earthquake building, where the line would loop around multiple times before entering the Earthquake building from the back. At the end of the queue, guests would approach the facade, The Hewitt Family House. Guests would enter through the front door of the facade.
Upon entering the Hewitt house, guests would be thrown into the most iconic scenes from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. One of the last rooms was an outdoor area, featuring many hanging white sheets. Leatherface would chase guests through these sheets.
While there are many examples of similar events in earlier Scottish history, by 1692 such incidents were increasingly rare and the brutality of the massacre shocked contemporaries. It became a significant element in the persistence of Jacobitism in the Highlands during the first half of the 18th century, and remains a powerful symbol for a variety of reasons. 59ce067264