It’s the most wonderful time of the year…no, not XMAS, Halloween!! Nothing makes us grin like a good scare and the best place to experience this is at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights which kicked off September 15th and runs through November 3rd.
This year’s terrifying lineup includes mazes and attractions like “Stranger Things” maze which bring to life Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series featuring the Upside Down and the predatory Demogorgon.
Mazes include: “Poltergeist” inspired by MGM’s iconic supernatural horror film; “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” based on the iconic slasher; “Trick ‘R Treat” based on the Legendary Pictures’ cult Halloween classic movie directed by Michael Dougherty; “The First Purge” inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller franchise; and “The Horrors of Blumhouse: Chapter Two”a killer maze that unites two hit movies produced by Jason Blum – Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare and Unfriended.
Other great attractions include: “Universal Monsters” a contemporary twist on Universal’s original cinematic Monsters featuring an original score produced and composed by GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, SLASH; “The Walking Dead” a Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s record-breaking television series; and “Terror Tram: Hollywood Harry’s Dreadtime Storiez” featuring the notorious serial killer clown that terrorized Universal’s famed backlot!
Of course you can also enjoy many park favorites as rides like Transformers, The Mummy, and more are also open during Horror Nights hours.
One of our favorite parts about Halloween Horror Nights is the special stage show by the Jabbawockeez, the award-winning hip hop dance crew. We got to catch our breathe from all the scares and screams while sitting sit front row. Don’t worry, their dance party keeps your heart rate going!
Among the stars who attended opening night were Hollywood horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis, Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo from Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” GRAMMY® Award-winning musician SLASH, filmmaker Jason Blum (The First Purge, Get Out), director Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) and filmmaker Eli Roth (The House with Clocks in Its Walls, Hostel) and more.
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