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Eddie

Eddie Schmidt

Eddie Schmidt (also known as Edgar Sawyer and Edgar Dice Slay)was the Event Icon intended to appear at Halloween Horror Nights XI. However, due to the 9/11/2001 terror attacks on the U.S., Eddie was pulled and replaced by the return of the previous event's icon, Jack the Clown. Eddie was meant to appear in the RUN haunted house, and he would later appear in future events within the houses Horror Nights Nightmares and RUN: Hostile Territory.

Backstory[]

Edgar "Eddie" Schmidt is the brother of Jack the Clown. Eddie, like his brother, was born in the Shady Brook Rest Home and Sanitarium in the late 1800's and also wears clown make-up to mask burn scars. Eddie is portrayed as having been overly obsessed with 80s "slasher" horror films, particularly ones featuring chainsaw wielding maniacs. In his youth, he set up a haunted house event within the confines of the trailer park he lived in. A group of other teens set a fire in the trailer park as a prank, not knowing he was inside, trapping him and disfiguring his face and hands with severe burns for life. Later, Eddie would open his own variation of his brother Jack's funhouse, a "game show" called RUN. In it, visitors must escape from various torture devices and chainsaw wielders like himself without losing their minds. Later, with financing from his brother, he'd re-open RUN. This version was a murder-for-hire business, where Eddie and his goons would torture and kill victims for profit, like in the movie Hostel. Promoted under the misleading name of Oddfellows Ultimate Ventures, the business catered to a rich clientele...which would inevitably meet the same fate as the victims they hired Eddie and the rest of the staff to kill. The original plans for Halloween Horror Nights XI would have seen a different version of Eddie waging a war with the Chainsaw Drill Team against Jack and his clowns. This incarnation of the character, Edgar "Eddie" Sawyer, wasn't related to Jack and had it in for the clown due to his supernatural tendencies. This storyline was removed for the event, along with Edgar Sawyer, and the event solely focused on Jack's return. Eddie is a Maschorian legion like the Storyteller and the Terra Queen.

Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights[]

  • Horror Nights Nightmares (2004)
  • RUN: Hostile Territory (2006)
  • Fear Revealed (2010)
  • Horror Nights: The Hallow'd Past (2010)
  • Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters and Mayhem (2015)

Quotes[]

"I see you..."

"Don't worry! I'm still a little bitter about the whole thing! But we'll square this off one way or another!" (Sweet 16 website promo vid)

(referring to Eddie) "Please note: Cast member's sense of smell will lead him to any open wound. If you are targeted as prey, please run like hell." (Halloween Horror Nights XIV website)

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