Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus – Halloween Horror Nights 6

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack and the Maniacs center

Jack returns with his all-new Recurring Nightmare Circus show at Halloween Horror Nights 6! Will the new killer acts survive the night?

SPOILER WARNING

This post includes photos of Jack’s Recurring Nightmare Circus show. This is also a page for haunt fans to share their reviews and experiences about this show.

As we shot the show across several performances on different nights, there are some roles portrayed by different performers in this post.


Overview and Thoughts

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Without a doubt, this show is a greatly improved iteration of the original Nightmare Circus (2014). I’ve always felt that the original was a bit draggy, even though The Recurring Nightmare version is about the same length.

Similar to the original, Jack has returned to stage his Recurring Nightmare Circus with his band of misfitting ‘Maniacs’. New acts are brought in – they are all different, but yet meet a fatal end when Jack decides to ‘get rid’ of the competition.

While there is no Gordo Gamsby to amp the shock factor, the show has death-defying acts such as Deadly Games (from America’s Got Talent) and the deceptively ‘safe’ Rola Bola. The show starts off with a Hair Hang, and even has a filler ‘gameshow’ segment known as the Short Fuse. All these acts feel more integrated together, compared to the original Nightmare Circus.

Some of the songs used in the original Circus have endured, though the lengthy dance segments are now gone. Overall the show has much better pacing, which makes re-watching it a delight.


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Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Curtains

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Little Girl and Shorty plays a tune

The show begins with the Little Girl and Shorty on stage, and he plays a familiar tune. Pop goes the weasel.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Peeking at the Curtain

She peeks at the curtains, which promptly rises to reveal a Jack in a Box.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Little Girl and Jack's Box

Jack’s Back!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack the Clown bursts through the box

The Hair Hanger screams as she rises from the top of the box, while Jack violently bursts through.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Hair Hang behind Jack

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Maniacs appear and dance around Hair Hang

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Red and Blue

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Maniacs dance during opening

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Maniacs dance around hair hang

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack and the Maniacs green

I want to introduce you to my maniacs…

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Maniacs pester for Jack's attention

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack and Chance, showing flexibility

This is my favourite trick… Ain’t she a treat?

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack and Little Girl skipping

Don’t let her sweet and innocent act fool you…

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Little Girl grabs Jack by the neck

I keep him around because he has a certain… flare (flair)!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack grabs the Boy

It’s time for my favorite game… WHACK-A-HEAD!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Whack a Head!

Hairy, Scary are thrown towards the Little Girl, but Mary has something else planned..

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Whack a Head - Mary screams

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Whack a Head - Mary splits

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Whack a Head - Mary, Scary, Hairy beg Jack

The trio begs Jack… to allow them to strip off their tops.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Mary, Scary and Hairy strips

At last, we complete this twisted deck of cards with… You!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / With YOU!

The maniacs dance off to Time Warp (from the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show), while Jack goes off-stage to find new recruits.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Time Warp

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Time Warp, Jack films Chance

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Chance dances

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Chance victorious pose

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Don gets caught

Unfortunately one guest was captured and brought on stage.

This next act I like to call.. The Short Fuse!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / The Short Fuse - Jack presents

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Victim Don gets on stage

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Chance excited to pick the firecracker

You’re gonna pick it, he’s gonna bite it, and we’ll light it!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / The Short Fuse LIT

And if we’re lucky, ol’ phonehead here will do a face swap! Literally!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Maniacs beg for a second chance

Fortunately for the victim, the firecrackers chosen didn’t go off, so Jack has reluctantly decided to let the guy go.. Until..

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Little Girl grabs boy with the bomb

Something was discovered lying around backstage.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Boy presents Bomb to Jack

We can’t let you leave the stage without a photo with the maniacs!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack prepares to take a photo of the Maniacs and Victim

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Boy prepares the bomb

The lighting’s all off. Perhaps we could use a… flash?

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Bomb handed over to the group taking photo

This bomb did go off, though, after a brief chaotic moment.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Bomb explodes in front of Jack

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack laughs at the photobomb

Ah damn it – Photobombed! Oh I know – I’m proud of myself.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Mary survives the bomb blast

As a bonus, you can watch this entire act in this video:

I think it’s time we watch some pros.. in action. GIRLS!!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack's girls dance to Sexy Silk

The Girls dance to Sexy Silk.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack's girls dance to Sexy Silk 2

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack's girls show off flexibility

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack's girls dance to Sexy Silk 3

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack's girls dance to Sexy Silk 4 bend

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack's girls grab the guys

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Chance dances while Shorty watches

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack presents the headliner act

The Headliner: Deadly Games

I stole this next act from America’s Got Talent!

Alfredo and Anna performs a dangerously beautiful series of knife throwing stunts.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Deadly Games - Alfredo cuts a rose with the whip

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Deadly Games - Alfredo takes out the knifes

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Deadly Games - Alfredo throws an arc of knifes around Anna

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Deadly Games - Blindfolded throw

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Deadly Games - Victorious after spinning wheel of death

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Deadly Games - Alfredo grabbed

He needs to be cut down to size!

The roaring response from the audience has angered Jack.


The Headliner: Rola Bola

This is the part… where you do something.

Hailing from Ukraine, Mikhail attempts to strike a balance between awe and shock in their death-defying Rola Bola performance.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Rola Bola - Mikhail and Iivgenia

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Rola Bola - Mikhail gives a rose to Iivgenia

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Rola Bola - Mikhail juggles while maintaining perfect balance

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Rola Bola - Mikhail balances on a jaw-dropping, impossible tower of cylinders

Yes, I see it now, One Trick Pony’s Nightmare Circus!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack offers Mikhail a spot for One Trick Pony's Nightmare Circus


The Headliner: Aerial Silk

This next act really.. ties it up together.

Late in the season, ZhenYa replaces Mikhail’s Rola Bola act with aerial silk acrobatics.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Zhenya Aerial Silk intro

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Zhenya Aerial Silk latch

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Zhenya Aerial Silk V

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Zhenya captured


Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack holding a box of the beheaded

And that’s what I call, a headliner…

The guest stars will be ‘beheaded’ when Jack becomes extremely jealous of the attention they’re getting.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack's girl dances to Clown Song

One two, I’m coming for you…

The show ends with an epic dance mash-up of Darkside, Clown Song, #SELFIE, Circus, I’m Not Afraid (Ghostbusters), I Fink You Feeky.

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Jack's maniacs dance to Clown Song

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Little Girl and Boy - It's Halloween MF

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Shorty's Selfie

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Shorty's Selfie portrait

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / I Fink You Feeky dance

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / I Fink You Feeky dance 2

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Dance Finale pyros

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Maniacs bow while Jack stands

Now get out!!

Halloween Horror Nights 6 - Jack's Recurring Nightmare Circus / Finale stage shot”></p>
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