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Halloween Horror Nights was the first haunted house event I ever attended and I’ve gone every year since I moved to Los Angeles. I’m admittedly not a hardcore horror film guy – I enjoy the occasional horror film or slasher movie, but I skip more of the big horror releases than I see. But I am a huge theme park guy who loves being immersed in the worlds and stories we watch on the big and small screens, and that is probably why I’ve fallen hard for these events.

My excitement for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights has waned a bit over the years as the novelty has worn off, the crowds have gotten much much larger, and the production value and originality has fallen into decline. So how does Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018 compare to previous years? Let’s take an in-depth look.

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Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights

It’ll be a while before we head back to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana for Stranger Things 3, but guests at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights will be able to step into a recreation of the Upside Down in just a couple of weeks in the theme park’s brand new Stranger Things mazes.

Universal has unveiled some first look photos of the richly detailed mazes and a video that takes us back to the search for Will Byers in season 1 of the acclaimed Netflix series. Check them out below. Read More »

Theme park Halloween events are more aliiiive than ever. This year’s theme park horror events are stepping up their game, with Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights resurrecting cinematic icons through a classic monsters maze and Six Flags partnering with the upcoming movie Hell Fest.

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Horrors of Blumhouse

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for sweaters, festive gourds, pumpkin spice everything, and, of course, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. This year, “The Horrors of Blumhouse” returns to Horror Nights, with mazes that focus on Blumhouse filmsUnfriended and Truth or DareUnfriended is about a haunted computer and Truth or Dare is about people who smile too much (I think?), so I’m not sure how this will work. Let’s find out, shall we?

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Halloween 4 mazes

Horror film icon Michael Myers (AKA The Shape) is making his triumphant return to the big screen this year with the upcoming release of a new Halloween movie, but visitors to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will also have an opportunity to come face-to-face with the masked menace starting one month from today. New Halloween 4 mazes are coming to the theme park’s annual event starting on September 14, 2018. See a sneak peek video of the new mazes below.  Read More »

universal halloween horror nights

They’re heeere: Poltergeist is finally coming to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. The popular annual event at the Universal Studios theme park has been paying tribute to classic horror movies with elaborate mazes since it was first launched in 1991, and yet it had never yet gotten around to Tobe Hooper‘s iconic 1982 film. Until now.

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Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights

If you’ve ever seen Netflix’s posters, banners, or billboards for their supernatural ’80s-set thriller Stranger Things, you’ve seen the work of artist Kyle Lambert. He is the show’s official illustrator, and he creates realistic, almost portrait-level renderings of the cast, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and many more. Though it’ll be a while before we see these characters on the small screen again, Lambert is back with a brand new piece of key art to promote the Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights maze that’s coming to Universal Studios theme parks later this year. Check out the full piece of artwork below. Read More »

The First Purge Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios has brought its horror franchise The Purge to Halloween Horror Nights before, but now the movie is about to come to life on the West Coast in a whole new way. The First Purge is getting its own maze at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood. Check out a video below and learn about how the maze will “reimagine the movie’s premise.” Read More »

Halloween Horror Nights 2018

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights 2018 is going back in time to 1988 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of two iconic horror films. The deranged killer doll Chucky from Child’s Play and the evil aliens from the campy Killer Klowns From Outer Space are set to invade this year’s event with brand new scare zones in Orlando, Florida. Read more about the new additions below. Read More »

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Trick r Treat Halloween Horror Nights

Last year, director Michael Dougherty‘s 2007 Halloween classic Trick ‘r Treat served as the inspiration for one of the scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Orlando. That apparently went over so well that this year the movie is being adapted into all-new mazes, both in the Florida park and across the country at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Read More »