Horror Theme pin - (Now with Poll! Please vote)

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  • poll: What Horror based themed pin would you like to see Stern produce? (Pinside Max of 9 poll options)
    Haunted Mansion (Based on Disneys ride) : (39 votes)
    18 %
    Scooby Doo : (19 votes)
    9 %
    Elvira : (15 votes)
    7 %
    Munsters : (18 votes)
    8 %
    Walking Dead : (48 votes)
    22 %
    Rob Zombie (Horror/Rock) : (22 votes)
    10 %
    Shaun of the Dead : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Phantasm : (13 votes)
    6 %
    Ghost Busters : (37 votes)
    17 %


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      10 months ago
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      This is a spin off of the topic by "Odin" but with a poll. The poll only has 9 Horror themes (Pinside Max). I took a bunch of themes mentioned then widdled it down to 9 that weren’t too dark. I thought that those who might not respond to the thread or lurk would at least vote. It's biased and loaded since there isnt a "No Horror Pin" vote.

      Here is the original thread...
      http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/we-need-a-new-horror-themed-pin/page/4

      Thanks,
      Mike


      10 months ago
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      Oooh, this is a tough one. Elvira or Munsters would be great, but I suppose if it stayed true to the ride and not the movie, I'd have to go HM.


      10 months ago
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      Rob zombie = killer art, killer sounds, killer music. Would only be successful if rob zombie is involved though.


      10 months ago
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      Haunted Mansion get SHAG to handle the art...


      10 months ago
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      I'm partial to Rob Zombie and the stuff he does in concert. I thought that a pin would capture the everything well - light show, music with DMD or LCD

      I'd also be VERY interested in a Haunted Mansion or Elvira pin also but I can only vote once damn it


      10 months ago
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      A Rob Zombie pin could be AWESOME!


      10 months ago
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      Hmmmm, I'll get back to ya on this one...


      10 months ago
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      I like Rob Zombie, but I'm bored with these music pins.

      Even though I love EATM and SS, I skipped Elvira and voted Haunted Mansion. Primarily because I could really see it being commercially viable while still being fun and creative. It's a horror theme with great pedigree, but it's something that could be made family friendly. Let's face it, the people with money to buy NIB pins are older with kids for the most part.

      Shag art would rule, definitely an awesome fit for both the theme and pinball.


      10 months ago
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      I voted the Disney Haunted Mansion route. Timeless classic that would fit pinball perfectly.

      Rob Zombie is way too polarizing IMHO.


      10 months ago
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      I voted for ghostbusters. Great theme for pinball.


      10 months ago
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      I voted Phantasm but Rob Zombie was a very close 2nd, if SAW would have been on the list it would have beat everything for me


      10 months ago
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      Why has it got to be Stern? I really think the future of horror pins lies in the small new guys.


      10 months ago
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      Good point. It doesnt have to be Stern. The main focus was more on a pick of a "Horror Theme". I dont think anyone would mind if Skit-b, JJP or any number of smaller companies would pick up the the baton on this one. <<edited the topic>>


      10 months ago
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      I like a lot of the suggestions, but the only one with enough current popularity to work is The Walking Dead.


      10 months ago
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      treibj said:

      I like a lot of the suggestions, but the only one with enough current popularity to work is The Walking Dead.

      The Walking Dead has a HUGE following. The creators have done a great job of balancing the gore/story/mood to appeal to a wide range people. As a horror/sci fy/paranormal geek attending a conference there was a panel discussion on the show with few of the actors. They discussed the rules, methology, etc. for different types of Zombies in films. People cant seem to get enough of it especially the teenagers.

      Here is a "The Walking Dead" pin thread that was a pretty hot topic a few months ago.

      http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-walking-dead-pin

      When mentioning the "mood" and "dark" I would think that "The Walking Dead" is a good candidate for sure.


      10 months ago
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      Walking dead seems like it would be kind of bland. Zombies, guns, trees, maybe the jail? No real memorable music and bland colors, just my 2 cents.

      Ghost Busters, Munsters, Elvira, ride based Haunted Mansion, even Rob Zombie all have way more potential to be great pins. Frankly, any new horror type pin would be welcomed, even if it were Walking Dead. Just seems like there are better overall packages to offer.


      10 months ago
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      Why does the haunted house theme have to be Disney? It would make more sense to just have an unlicensed haunted house game. No need to cutsie it up and/or pay more to do so. I would have voted for Ghostbusters if I didn't already have one. Not sure what I'd do with my custom if a real GB table could be added to the lineup. I voted Phantasm because, while it will never happen, it is probably the darkest and truest horror theme listed. Other ideas I really liked that weren't in the poll were CastleVania, Jaws, Evil Dead and Friday the 13th.

      Brian


      10 months ago
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      hAbO said:

      This is a spin off of the topic by "Odin" but with a poll.

      Did I do that?


      10 months ago
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      Here is one of the coolest original horror/scify virtual pins I've ever played. They used the Predator Soundtrack to get you pumped!

      "Loaded with 5 different missions + wizard mode, lots of cows, UFO's, Zombies, Men in Black, Biohazard, Alien Invaders, Robots, Odd-eyed monsters, Cocoons, Nuke plant, Demons and infernal gates".

      http://www.blindmankind.tecnopinball.org/dh.htm


      10 months ago
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      Walking Dead sounds like a terrible game theme. Snooooze. I've never watched the TV show, but I have read the first 76 issues of the comic (fallen behind!). What makes it compelling is the human drama, but the setting is pretty bland. Just don't see it translating over to pinball well.


      10 months ago
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      Blindmankind also did another bad ass Future Pin table about angels and demons fighting it out. One of my favorites... "Three Angels"


      10 months ago
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      I like the Walking Dead show but, I just don't see it translating into an interesting pin. Like others have mentioned, its more about the human interactions/drama than cool sets and action.

      Give me a Haunted House, Elvira, or Resident Evil pin. Or even a Halloween themed pin.


      10 months ago
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      How has Rocky Horror Picture Show not been mentioned, in this thread or in last week's longer one?


      10 months ago
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      Walking Dead = amazeballs

      Lots of examples of seemingly terrible themes turning into awesome games, i.e. TAF. I'd want a Walking Dead game, if nothing else, to just save Sofia from the barn. That part always gets me...


      10 months ago
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      Would have voted for the Haunted Mansion choice, if it would be an original unlicensed theme.
      Nothing against Disney, but if you make an awesome pin, it will sell, even if it doesn't have the Disney name on it.
      Some good choices in this poll.


      10 months ago
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      It's not on your list but I often dream of a Evil Dead II / Army of Darkness pin. So many possibilities, so many great quotes.

      It would have a cabin bash toy for the Evil Dead portion and once you defeat that the cabin would spin around for a castle bash toy for AOD

      The first goals and quotes would go along with the Evil Dead movie. It would have the grandma Henrietta pop up out of the cellar like the gophers in NGG. One would be the nice Grandma singing that creepy Mockingbird song. When you bash her a creepy possessed Henrietta pops up saying "I'll swallow your soul", "Dead by Dawn, Dead by Dawn!"

      There would be an early wizard mode to wrap up the Cabin mode with "chainsaw multiball" and perhaps a spinning gamefield disk to symbolize Ash getting sucked through the doorway.

      There could be a lower playfield Congo-style to represent the "Pit". That crazy peasant lady had a great quote. "Into the pit with those bloodthirsty sons of war!!!"

      There could be a pop-up "Bad Ash" like the ringmaster from CV.

      The quotes are endless.. Groovy, Your going Down, Thats right.. Who's laughing now!!, Let's Go, This is my Boomstick, Yo, she-bitch!! let's go, Gimmie some Sugar Baby, Come get Some, Names Ash - Housewares, Hail to the King Baby, It's a trick.. Get an Ax


      10 months ago
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      Haunted Mansion +1... Disney all the way!


      10 months ago
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      I could see a really dark Walking Dead pin with a more Pat Lawlor style of capture and shoot as opposed to flow or bash. Think of the modes and the dark music to accompany it.
      Could be a really dark and cool machine, very much in contrast to the loud bash and flow pins we are used to lately.


      10 months ago
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      I voted The Haunted Mansion with Rob Zombie a VERY close second. I'm a huge fan of both.


      10 months ago
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      I would love to see a Childs Play Pinball Machine with Chucky Hiding under the playfield jumping up to scare the player at any given time.

      Could Be Fun


      10 months ago
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      Scooby Doo? Really? REALLY??? Who would want this?


      10 months ago
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      mcclad said:

      Scooby Doo? Really? REALLY??? Who would want this?

      That could actually be a really fun pin with call outs and music. Could be REALLY fun.
      Not really horror, but fun.


      10 months ago
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      Who you gonna call???


      10 months ago
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      I can't believe so few votes for a third Elvira machine. Complete the trilogy!


      10 months ago
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      kwiKimart said:

      Who you gonna call???

      He-Man!

      Walking Dead would be insta buy for me from this list! (I am missing Evil Dead!)


      10 months ago
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      Ghost Busters...with and animated Slimmer topper. Cool.


      10 months ago
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      mcclad said:

      Scooby Doo? Really? REALLY??? Who would want this?

      Scooby Doobie Doo!!!!


      10 months ago
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      I can't believe so few votes for a third Elvira machine. Complete the trilogy!

      Yeah, I'm surprised at this also. I think even Dennis Nordman started a thread not long ago (couldnt find it) and there was a lot of interest/support.

      Ghost Busters...with and animated Slimmer topper. Cool.

      Ghostbusters would be kid friendly and tons of potential with that title. It would make tons of sense to do with the upcoming Ghostbusters 3 now in production. Lots of snappy call outs and material to use. Hell, theres even a hint at how cool it would be from the rethemed Flash Gordon

      http://tristatechapter.com/arcade/ghostbusters/ghostbusters.html

      » YouTube video


      10 months ago
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      Scooby Don't


      10 months ago
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      Who's the old geezer in the Ghostbusters suit??


      10 months ago
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      I think really the only 2 pins on the list that i wouldn't be interested would be Rob Zombie (Musically, now house of 1,000 Copses or Devils Rejects id have some interest) and scooby doo. There are plenty of other ones that have been mentioned in posts and other threads. The horror collector community is massive and would eat a lot of these up.


      10 months ago
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      OTHER.

      Walking dead.....really?


      10 months ago
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      Walking Dead has the most mass appeal right now. If i had to pick a Zombie licensed theme id go Return of the Living Dead, Dead Alive, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, or even Resident Evil before Walking Dead though...


      10 months ago
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      Resident Evil

      For Milla alone - yes please.


      10 months ago
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      I don't know if Zombieland had such a great following as a movie but I thought is was freak'n hilarious. I could see where there would be some pretty good material to work with on that. Zombie themed but fun callouts. Just sayin...


      10 months ago
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      CptAwesomest said:

      Walking Dead has the most mass appeal right now. If i had to pick a Zombie licensed theme id go Return of the Living Dead, Dead Alive, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, or even Resident Evil before Walking Dead though...

      I cant believe you guys arent tired of pins based off of something that exists already. I want to see more pins with ground up original design....


      10 months ago
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      Chitownpinball said:

      I cant believe you guys arent tired of pins based off of something that exists already. I want to see more pins with ground up original design....

      Like some of the sought after games, ToM, AFM, CV, TOTAN, WH2O etc.


      10 months ago
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      Chitownpinball said:

      I cant believe you guys arent tired of pins based off of something that exists already. I want to see more pins with ground up original design....

      I want an original theme!! I was specific to put "licensed" in my post. The thread is focused around licensed specific pins so i was throwing in my 2 cents on the zombie subject. I'm stoked to see what Spooky is going to come up with for their original pin and all signs point to it being a part of my collection.


      10 months ago
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      Chitownpinball said:

      I cant believe you guys arent tired of pins based off of something that exists already. I want to see more pins with ground up original design....

      +1


      10 months ago
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      Ooo! It's neck n' neck between Haunted Mansion and The Walking Dead! I thought there would be more Zombie fans coming out



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