Twice HHN28 Reaches Capacity

It appears this past Sunday and Friday nights at HHN the event at Orlando completely sold out!  Yet again the I4 was backed up for miles while guests lined up to get inside the parking garages.

Once inside the lines to enter in via security were crazy and house wait times were bonkers!

Insiders told us that the event on the Friday night also had problems surrounding the ticketing system whereby no new tickets could be sold for quite some time.

Both nights even saw quite consistent hourly waits in the express line for many of the popular houses. And even Blumhouse was reporting record breaking wait times!

It appears that not only the Stranger Things bump was in full effect this past weekend but also as many as 6 local high schools were off for Monday returning on the Tuesday.  This combined would easily account for the two sold out events!

Did you manage to attend on these nights?  Let us know in the comments!

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*Spoilers* WB Studios Horror Made Here Full Review (100+ photos!)

We had the privilege of being invited to the media preview of Warner Brother’s haunted attraction event, Horror Made Here, and here’s our complete review of the event with TONS of photos. Grab a bag of chips and let’s do this!This is WB Studios’ second year doing this event, and they really seemed to have a grip on what they’re doing. With five haunted houses, one make up demonstration, and an entire movie prop and set exhibit, there’s plenty to see here.

First things first, I must describe how the haunted houses at this event play out, because it’s absolutely nothing like Halloween Horror Nights. Or Howl-O-Scream. Or any other theme park haunt event. The haunted houses here only allow 14 people or less in at a time, and the houses are more like performances than your average haunted house experience. Each scene in these houses have an actor or two that has things to tell you. Guests stop in each scene and listen to the actors dialogue and further the plot of the haunted house itself. The actors are very interactive with the guests. They speak to you and make you feel alone in the house. Since only fourteen people go in at a time, there’s plenty of opportunity for people to get ahead of you and you end up walking alone. We found all the houses here to be incredibly refreshing from our usual HHN grind. There are no conga lines here AT ALL. Once your studio tram reaches the entrance, you are greeted with carnival props adorned with dead bodies and skeletons. The entrance to the studio itself where all the haunts are located is in the shape of the Joker’s face with his mouth agape.

The main event grounds has a drop ride right in the center named “Devil’s Drop,” and the haunted houses surround the ride.

We we’re able to spot the joker opening the gates to the Asylum and grabbed this photo.

Scareactors roam the entrance area as well!

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Check out the drink menu!

We lost our boat down the sewer but this guy took it and offered me a balloon.

IT: IT Knows What Scares You

This of course was our most anticipated house, and it didn’t disappoint! The atmosphere was great and the attention to detail was very high. We had a lot of fun going through this one and there are some good scares.

As you enter the house, you walk through a living room and are eventually greeted by a staircase with this silhouette. Ben’s room is well represented, including the New Kids On The Block poster. The House contained many of the ways that Pennywise scares the children when they’re alone, including the bloody bathroom seen above, the creepy painting lady, and the three doors: Not Scary At All, Scary, and Very Scary. As a matter of fact, all of these doors are closed and guests can choose which ones to open and physically open them. But beware what’s behind those doors. The most incredible part of the house was most definitely what we would call the floating room, where there were tons of children floating around and Pennywise on top of his pile of stuff watching them all.

The Exorcist: Forbidden Screening

The name of this one is actually kinda important. You see, this isn’t a typical walk through haunt attraction. Instead, guest’s attend a ten minute abridged screening of the Exorcist inside of a holy church. Sitting on pews, guests encounter multiple paranormal hauntings take place within the church as the screening of the film takes place. This can be quite scary depending on where you sit.

Escape From Arkham Asylum

The Joker and many other villains have taken over Arkham Asylum, and it’s up to you to escape. Fans of the Batman video game series or even just the Batman universe will eat this one up like candy. Featuring tons of sightings of different Batman villians (depending on the cast) including The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Two Face, The Riddler, Harley Quinn, and of course The Joker, this is a feast for the eyes. We saw this one multiple times and saw different characters in there each time which also made it fun to make repeat visits.

Bodies with buckets on their heads and graffiti everywhere, visitors are asked to take their inmate photos and are then taken to the Judge.

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Judge Joker sentences us to imprisonment in his version of Arkham Asylum. Interior shots of the courtroom as sentence hearing takes placeAfter boarding and exiting an elevator, we enter into the morgueHarvey “Two Face” Dent will flip a coin and decide your fate. And Poison Ivy will seduce you with beauty and then go for the kill. Play cards with Edward Nigma!The Joker then has a chance to interact with every guest or couple and tell them to either go left or right!

The Conjuring Universe

Although we don’t know very much about this franchise of movies ourselves, this house has a lot of dialogue from the actors that built a story and played off the events taking place inside the haunt. We go inside the Warren’s archive full of their most prized possessions, including Annabelle but Annabelle VANISHES! Oh dear!! We then exit that house and into a backyard of another house and we are greeted by another paranormal expert of the Warren family. He takes us inside another spooky house full of demons and we find Annabelle! But that’s not good news, and something bonkers happens that I don’t wanna spoil. This was pretty cool and we loved how it played out theatrically. The last gag with the nun was also super cool!

Here’s a photo of the first character we encountered on our haunted journey. Here’s where Annabelle was SUPPOSED to be. But she’s missing! We’re in for a spooky time!More spiritual artifacts. The actress in this scene kept telling us to not touch anything the entire time we were in there. It was crucial that we didn’t or else ghosts and stuff. Also, we found a Batman Easter Egg!Gotta get outta here before we all die!The last scene had us in the foyer of the house.

Nightmare On Camp Crystal Lake

A combo of a backlot studio tour and a haunted trail, this was also a bit of a deviation from your typical haunted house. In a very big, dark, open forest, guests trek through fog, and there’s dead bodies everywhere. And did I mention it was dark? With a combination of Freddy and Jason out to get you in the forest, you’re not safe out there. You eventually end up in a cabin, where you have to zig zag your way through bunks full of suffering teens attacked by the fearsome duo. Keep in mind some of these photos were taken with flash with permission. Did I mention it was dark out there?

Overall we had an absolutely fantastic time, full of smiles, scares, and on top of everything, fun. This, as said before, was a very refreshing take on haunted attraction experiences. Mind you, it wasn’t open to the public the night we went. We can’t account for large crowds but this event does sell out, which means they are aware of their capacity limitations and put a stop to admission sales at a point. We highly, highly, ever so highly, recommend this haunted attraction experience if you find yourself in the Burbank, California area.

With Halloween Horror Nights Unofficial, this is Scott Rifkin. I’ll see you guys at the haunts!

HHN28 Haunted House reviews: Worst to Best

I must preface this piece by informing you that I usually throw these review out during opening weekend a few houses at a time, but this year, I really wanted to see each house at least 5 times to really get a good idea of my opinion on each haunted house and make a much more educated ranking list for you guys to consume. I’ve already attended HHN28 7 times so far, and it’s only just beginning. Sit back and relax and read up on how we think the houses stack up at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event in Universal Orlando…

Ten haunted houses, one list.

Ten honestly is a lot to think about, especially when what you’re ranking is at such top notch quality like Halloween Horror Nights haunted houses. This list has taken a lot of thought and reworking for me to be happy with it. So let’s get it started with the worst ranked haunted house, number 10:

10. Blumhouse

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This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to most HHN fans. Blumhouse didn’t knock many people out of the park last year, and it hasn’t this year either. If anything it fit in the shoes left by last year’s house pretty well. The actors inside this house, or at least the baby face dudes, were pretty lazy with their scares if I’m being honest. Just not very scary at all and boring to boot. Anyways, moving on.

9. Trick R Treat

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So readers may be a little bummed with this house’s placement on the list, but I may be a little biased since I attended last year and saw the scarezone for this property. This house kinda feels like they took all the set pieces from the scarezone and threw them into a soundstage and called it a house. Granted, they added additional scenes from the movie and brought back the American Werewolf In London werewolf puppets, which is freakin awesome to see again, but the lack of scares bring it down the list for me. The smell of chocolate is a great added touch, but overall I wasn’t too overwhelmed by this house. It’s a great depiction of the movie, but it felt like a bunch of stuff we’ve already seen last year.

8. Seeds of Extinction

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Ranking all of the houses got really tough from this point on, let me tell you. All the houses from here on are extremely well executed in most every way, with Seeds of Extinction being the weakest of the best. The themeing of this house is absolutely top notch, and there’s plenty of decorations and Easter eggs to notice throughout. The issue I have with ranking this house any higher is how the scares in this house are designed. All of the actors are in gilly suits or plant suits and hiding in plain sight. It was quite easy for me to spot every single scareactor before approaching them, making it pretty much impossible for them to scare me. Something else to note when visiting this house; it’s raining in there and you will get moist at the least.

7. Carnival Graveyard

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We were really excited for the concept of this house, and the amount of Easter eggs within this house is awesome and they’re all very fun to spot and point out. The guest activated triggers (red buttons) are really fun to push, just keep in mind that if you push these buttons, you may get wet. Overall great house, and it’s actually one of the longer houses this year. Keep an eye out for lots of HHN and Universal Easter eggs scattered throughout. Some people may not like the aesthetic of this house, since it’s basically just a bunch of piled up garbage, but since it all takes place in a scrap yard, I can let that slide pretty easily.

6 Stranger Things

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Maybe not as high on the list as you expected, huh? Yeah well, there’s reasons for that. I call this house one of the “fan service” houses that Halloween Horror Nights creates. It doesn’t so much exist to scare people, but more so for people to walk through and say “omg I recognize this! Omg this character! Omg I remember this scene! Hey this was in the show, too.” There are some decent scares in here, but they are tightly wound into an overall representation of the show. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an absolutely phenomenal representation of the show.

All the characters from the show are represented in here, so be sure to warm up your finger so you can point while walking through this attraction.

5 Halloween 4

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Michael Myers is ALWAYS excellent at HHN! Always! But unfortunately this year, he’s really got some competition, landing him the middle spot of this list. There are plenty of fantastic scenes and scares inside this house to satisfy any Halloween franchise lover, no matter how inexperienced. You can definitely enter this house without knowing anything about the movie. The scenes are all laid out chronologically and in a way that makes sense for anyone who enters. Mike is in the the hospital covered in bandages. He kills some people. He gets his mask back. He kills some people. Loomis shoots at him. He kills some people. Loomis shoots at him again. The end. That was a pretty simplistic explanation but this house is definitely one to see.

4 Scary Tales

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Flying witches. Humpty Dumpty. Hansel and Grettel. Rapunzel. Goldilocks. Even the HHN Bear. They’re all here and they’re a pleasure to see. This house has sights and smells that tickle the imagination and frazzle your nerves. There’s some great scares and even better scenes in here, and it’s all just so fun to look at and smile. A highlight scene is the siren/mermaid scene. It’s all underwater and you’re walking through a super narrow corridor with walls made of kelp. The scareactors, very much resembling the mermaids in Pirates of the Carribean (if you’re not completely sure what a siren is) pop their heads through the kelp and scare the poop out of you. Also, keep your nose open for the gingerbread scent!

3 Slaughter Sinema

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This year’s variety/comedy house takes us to the infamous (in HHN lore at least) Carey Drive-In theater. Guests are greeted with the scent of fresh hot popcorn when entering, and are then treated to a handful of scenes from fictional, B-horror style movies, all containing the unmistakable flair that only 80’s movies could possess. This house is full of many different types of scares and characters, from werewolves to swamp monsters, from demon babies to Amazonian cannibals. The scenes take place in many different locations, as well; Mars, a barber shop, a biker bar, even a Chuck-E-Cheese type children’s arcade! This house has a lot to look and laugh at.

2 Dead Exposure

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Without question this year’s most terrifying house, Dead Exposure is back ten years after its original incarnation. This house is completely pitch black, and you’re only source of light is strobe lights. This house plays tricks on your eyes from beginning to end, and it’s goal is to make sure you can’t see very well or at all. These effects really make for a very scary experience, as the lights are flashing in specific, looping patterns. The scareactors know these patterns and time their scares accordingly. The lights flash bright a few times in a seemingly empty scene and then stop, leaving you unable to see. And then suddenly they flash back on one more time and there’s actors RIGHT IN YOUR FACE scaring your pants right off. We at HHNU absolutely ADORE this house, and find it to be one of the scariest houses at HHN in recent years. Since at least 2014. If you are going to Halloween Horror Nights 28 at Universal Orlando, DO NOT MISS THIS HOUSE. There’s only one house at the event this year that tops this one….

1 Poltergeist

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The effects. The scares. The set design. The storytelling. Everything that makes this house what it is is absolutely perfect. This house is stunning. Although it only takes us through the last twenty minutes of the movie, that’s all we need to get a completely amazing haunted house experience! Not only do we see important scenes from the movie, but this house explores questions that the movie never did; What happens if you actually walk into the light? What’s inside the closet? What exactly is on the other side of the fuzzy television? Prepare yourself to literally WALK INTO the movie Poltergeist and beyond, and get ready to be frightened. I don’t want to spoil much about this house, but I can tell you that this house introduces effects that are completely new to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando that we hope to see in the years to come as well.

 

 

And there you have it, my definitive ranking of all ten haunted houses at Halloween Horror Nights 28 at Universal Orlando. Many people may disagree with me, and that’s the beauty of this event. Everybody has a different taste. Not everyone likes Dead Exposure because it’s so dang impossible to see in there, and I completely understand and respect that. I hope my reviews and babblings helped you guys get a better idea of what to expect for your trip to this year’s event.

With HHNU, this is Scott Rifkin signing off, and I’ll see YOU at HHN28! Stay scared, my friends!

The Amulet of Fear Debuts at HHN28

You’ve heard of Disney Park’s Glow with the Show Ears, well roll over Disney there’s a new player in town with the Amulet of Fear.  Currently only available in Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, the wearable skull like lanyarded pendant brings guests into the fear with this new interactive addition to the popular Halloween event.

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Become part of the fear with this skull amulet that glows and vibrates with different patterns throughout the night. Keep an eye out for the jack-o-lantern icons throughout the streets of Universal Studios Orlando as this symbolizes when the amulet will react. You can find these icons hidden throughout the park and watch them react as you enter near them.

You can find these amulets for sale at all of the glow carts throughout the park, Halloween Horror Nights tribute store and the main Universal Studios stores.

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Cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things Comes Face-to-Face with the Demogorgon in Maze at HHN Hollywood

Things turned upside down when cast from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” took a terrifying spin through the “Stranger Things” maze at Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights,” coming face to face with the show’s most iconic scenes and life-sized predatory Demogorgon.

Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield) and Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair) visited Universal Studios Hollywood to attend the event’s red carpet premiere, surprise fans and step into the Upside Down to experience the all-new “Stranger Things” maze.

Their reactions were priceless. Collectively the group was in awe, characterizing the maze as an exact replica of the show and referencing their close call with the Demogorgon as “freaking awesome,” “really great” and “so scary.” Video of the cast experiencing the maze can be seen here.

“Halloween Horror Nights” continues on select nights through November 3 in Hollywood and Orlando, and on select nights through October 31 in Singapore.

For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights events. Fans of the series will get the chance to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural as each park debuts all-new mazes inspired by season one of the critically-acclaimed series.

For more information and to purchase tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights “at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Singapore, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Unofficial Artwork Becomes Official

Amazing Halloween Horror Nights fan and artist extraordinaire Shelby Denham has been officially commissioned by Universal to provide art for sale within the Williams of Hollywood Prop Shop store inside the actual event.

Shelby who designed the cover of Christopher Ripley’s HHN guidebook for 2017 and who has been creating HHN fan-art for years said, “I had a great time working with all of you (Universal) on this project! This means the world to me!”

She also promises that every week they will unveil a new print for exclusive sale within this location.  Be sure to get your hands on one before they all sell out!

Halloween Horror Nights Unofficial: Around the Globe – Hollywood and Beyond!

The latest additon to the award winning series of unofficial books featuring Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights has been released!

If you’re brave enough to attend Universal‘s Halloween Horror Nights, you better believe you’ll need a survival guide. And if you’ve read the Orlando version of this book then you need to see how the event started and how it spread across the globe. Complete with a detailed history of each location, this book is all that stands between you and them. For over 30 years, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has been the globe’s premier Halloween event spreading to Orlando, Hollywood, Across 12 US States, Europe (Spain), Singapore and Japan. You won’t find Mickey there (he’s too scared!), but you will find the bloodiest, goriest, most intense thrills of your life. Skipping Orlando (that’s in the other book), Christopher Ripley pulls back the shroud and tells the history of every HHN location around the Universal globe showing how their unique brand of horror is truly a global phenomenon to be reckoned with.

Some of the great tales inside include:

  • Discover how Halloween Horror Nights is now a true global spectacle
  • Which 12 US states other than California and Florida have hosted HHN haunts
  • Read all about the two lost years of HHN that are recorded nowhere in the history books or online!!
  • How a HHN maze became an actual movie!
  • How Wrestling and Rock Music have been involved with creating fantastic HHN mazes
  • How Alfred Hitchcock designed his own haunted house!
  • How Terror Tram would be a sequel to a maze in the same year!
  • The ‘True-Life’ stories of Ghosts haunting the Universal backlot
  • How ‘Flash Gordon’ solved a true haunting on the Hollywood backlot
  • How a Star Wars actor helped design one of the most iconic Hollywood mazes ever
  • The famous filmmaker who actually worked as a scareactor in his own maze!
  • Which HHN house recreated an actual building with a ‘genuine’ local curse on it!?
  • Which scareactor has been at every year at Hollywood and which icon has been to every domestic and international HHN?

All this and more, giving you all the gory details you need about the Horror Nights at Hollywood, Spain, Singapore and Japan!

Get your copy now HERE!

Opinion: Things I have added to my HHN wish list…

This weekend I attended Halloween Horror Nights 2018 and had an incredible time.  And I loved every moment of it!  Seeing the astonishing attendance numbers, I thought of a few things to add to the events that might help for the future…

Two shows

There needs to be a second show to cut down on the number of people in those lines. The Academy of Villains is an impressive show, but I do not see any reason to see it a second time.  I may just be getting to old, but I do not really care that someone got served.

I feel that the Chucky stage show this year proves Universal needs to invest in a second improvisation comedy show. This show needs to be comedy based to allow the audience to unwind from everything they have seen in the houses.  It would also help if the show had actors with improvisation skills, so that the audience could have a different experience every time.  Therefore, the audience has a reason to keep watching the show, and the lines are less crowded.

Critters House?

Not giving any spoilers away, but after seeing a certain scene in a house about B-Horror movies I now want a house based on the Intellectual Property (IP) known as, “Critters.”  While walking through the scene, I noticed that the animatronics looked just creatures from the movie. Universal has already created these props, so it would not cost them anything to reuse them. Come on and please make this happen Universal!  Afterall, they were made by the same team as the Killer Klowns movie…

Reverse the way Universal thinks about Icons

Unfortunately,  Universal is under the mindset that they no longer need icons and can loosely theme events around IPs.  After seeing the incredibly strong original houses Universal Orlando created this year, I would like to ask Universal to change their thinking about icons.   Universal’s creative team is so talented that they could make all houses original ideas and have a icon from an IP. This year they could have easily made Chucky the icon, since he already has a scarezone and semi-show. Another example, would have been to use Jigsaw as the icon at HHN 27.  This just makes perfect sense to me, after all the IPs are what the marketing team use for all the advertisements, so  gives us an IP based icon and everyone wins.

HHN28 is an excellent year for sure, but these are just my ideas that Universal could build on for HHN29 – but what do you think?  Let us know!

HHN takes on Food & Wine with increased offerings!

This year, “Halloween Horror Nights” brings a taste of Hawkins, Indiana to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort inviting guests to enjoy foods inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” that also complement the terrifying “Stranger Things” mazes debuting at both parks. “Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 14, 2018.

The specialized foods were created by the executive chef and culinary teams at each park to further enhance the already immersive “Halloween Horror Nights” experience.

Here’s what guests can expect to feast on during “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood:

  • Benny’s Burgers: This classic, aptly named after the show’s family-owned diner, features a juicy beef burger served on a potato roll and a side of Tater Tots®.
  • The Upside Down Burger: served “upside down,” this signature burger features spicy queso and Flamin’ Hot® Cheetos® served on a potato roll with lettuce, tomatoes, and a side of Tater Tots.
  • Benny’s Chicken & Waffle Sandwich: Drizzled with sage-maple aioli and topped with sweet and sour onions, lettuce and tomatoes, this grilled chicken sandwich is served on iconic Kellogg’s® Eggo® waffles with a side of Tater Tots.
  • Demogorgon’s Totcho: A twist on the classic nacho, this dangerously delicious snack piles up Tater Tots, doused in spicy queso, chili, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sour cream and scallions.
  • Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza: Inspired by the lead protagonist’s favorite food, this tasty treat mixes Reese’s Pieces, jelly beans, chocolate chips and whipped cream stacked high on three Kellogg’s Eggo waffles.

Additional treats will be served throughout the theme park including Mini Meatball Subs, Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and Stir Fry Noodles as well as Voodoo Doughnuts.

Here’s what guests can expect to dine on at Universal Orlando Resort:

  • Waffles Galore!: All inspired by Eleven’s favorite food, guests can enjoy a variety of waffle treats at “Halloween Horror Nights,” including a Fudge Dipped Waffle on a Stick topped with peanuts and sprinkles; a Waffle Ice Cream Pocket Sundae which features two chocolate chip waffles stuffed with strawberry ice cream and topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, sprinkles, chopped peanuts and a cherry; the Triple Decker Extravaganza, which is Orlando’s version of Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza – and more.
  • Syrup & Waffles: Enjoy Eleven’s favorite food…beverage-style! This non-alcoholic frozen drink is a delicious blend of syrup flavors with tiny waffles on top
  • Christmas Tree Light Cupcakes: Inspired by the iconic scene from ”Stranger Things” where Joyce uses Christmas lights to communicate with Will, guests can choose from chocolate or red velvet cupcakes, each topped with whipped cream frosting and covered with jelly beans to resemble the colorful lights
  • 11 Mini Donuts: These donuts are covered in powdered sugar or cinnamon and topped with red frosting – inspired by the nosebleed Eleven typically has when she uses her telekinesis powers
  • Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza: Inspired by the slice of pizza Dustin offers his crush, Nancy, in the first episode of season one
  • Benny’s Burgers:  Universal Orlando will also feature a Benny’s Burgers food location, where guests can grab a variety of burgers, chicken sandwiches and more

Universal Orlando’s “Halloween Horror Nights” will also feature additional highly-themed food and beverages inspired by this year’s ‘80s theme and Halloween overall, including a unique Candy Corn frozen drink, a sweet and sour drink called “Gnarly Twist,” a special HHN Tombstone Doughnut at Voodoo Doughnut, and more.

For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events.  Fans of the series will get the chance to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural as each park debuts all-new mazes inspired by season one of the critically-acclaimed series.

The amount of food this year is mind-blowing, it’s like a food festival for the horror fanatic!

Let us know in the comments which is your favorite or which item you are running to get when you visit HHN! Let us know!

Universal Confirms No Family Friendly Direction for HHN

In a dramatic twist to the family-friendly rumor saga of whether HHN has been and would continue to be toned down to be more family focused event (a rumor that HHNU reported here).   The rumor originated from a number of sources and was discussed on the latest Jim Hill podcast The Universal Joint. Jim refers to information he had been passed from Shelley Caran of icflorida.com that pointed towards the possible move.

It was late last night that Mike Aiello, creative director of the event, took to twitter to clarify the matter, finally:

 

 

My opinion:

As a veteran myself who has been going to the event for over 20 years I can confirm that if people think HHN is about horror then they are missing the point. The clue is in the name but is not ‘horror’ – it is ‘Halloween’.  From the very beginning, the event has always been about having a party for Halloween which is centric to a more adult demographic.  And lets be honest, Universal wants to sell as many tickets as possible to their event.  So HHN has to be all encompassing, like Mike says, everything from ghostly stories to gorey chainsaws – but it has always been that way.  HHN isn’t the scariest event out there and it probably never will be.  But it has always catered to a broad spectrum of horror fans and likely always will do.

What do you think?  Let us hear your opinion. Let us know in the comments!