More Terrifying Mazes at HHN Hollywood including the Return of the Popular “Terror Tram”

Join Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” Harrowing Lineup,

with the Addition of Premier R.I.P. Tour and Frequent Fear Tickets Now on Sale

Fearsome Highlights Include “Terror Tram: The Ultimate Purge,”

“Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” and “The Walking Dead” Mazes,

Jabbawockeez Hip Hop Show and All-New Scare Zones

More Terrifying Mazes and the Return of Popular “Terror Tram” Join Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights”

Universal Studios Hollywood unearths its remaining “Halloween Horror Nights” line-up with the return of the legendary “Terror Tram,” featuring “The Ultimate Purge” and frightening maze “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” along with ticket sales for R.I.P. Tour and multi-night visits. “Halloween Horror Nights” kicks off on Thursday, September 9 and runs select nights through Sunday, October 31.New ticket options, including the R.I.P. Tour, Ultimate Fear and Frequent Fear passes, provide a one-of-a-kind experience to this year’s most extreme and intensely immersive Halloween event as fans will be terrorized and entertained by new mazes, Terror Tram, scare zones, theme park attractions and a hip hop show.           

Based on the successful Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ film franchise, “Terror Tram: The Ultimate Purge” takes guests on a nightmarish journey into the world of The Purge as they try to survive the night along the world-famous Universal backlot. The annual tradition of The Purge is a one-night event when all crime is legal; however, as the latest film The Forever Purge depicts, members of an underground movement believe that The Purge should be every day – and plan to overtake America through a relentless campaign of mayhem and massacre. Click here for a chilling first look at “Terror Tram: The Ultimate Purge.”            

Guests will be stalked at every turn in the “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” maze, based on the classic slasher from Trancas International Films. With his haunting white mask and signature steel knife, the relentless Myers is ready to resume his killing spree and terrorize the people of Haddonfield as he hunts for his niece Jamie to finally seek his revenge. Click here for a terrifying preview of “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.”“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.

This year’s disturbing line-up also includes:·      

“The Haunting of Hill House,” based on Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller. ·      
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” a chilling maze featuring a demented Leatherface and his unrelenting chainsaw.·      
“Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ cinematic monsters with an all-original story about one of the studio’s most infamous creatures. GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, SLASH collaborates with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the maze and scare zone. ·      
“The Exorcist” maze will possess guests as they live the tormented aberrations experienced by Regan and her determined mother.·      
“The Curse of Pandora’s Box” is an original concept maze inspired by the most fearsome creatures in Greek mythology. ·      
“The Walking Dead,” a fully immersive journey inspired by AMC’s popular television series.  

Award-winning hip hop dance crew Jabbawockeez is back with nightly performances of its high-energy show featuring their gravity-defying dance moves, elevated by special effects and pulse-pounding music.All-new scare zones designed to taunt, terrorize and torment guests as they navigate the darkness from one frightening maze to another will come to life throughout the theme park with these chilling experiences: “Universal Monsters: Silver Scream Queenz,” adjacent to the “Bride of Frankenstein Lives” maze,is the first all-female scare zone featuring The Bride of Frankenstein, Anck-Su-Namun The Mummy, Dracula’s Daughter and She-Wolf of London. “Chainsaw Rangers” is a diabolical gang of chainsaw wielding maniacs who strike upon those entering “Halloween Horror Nights.” New York Street becomes “Demon City” where bloodthirsty demonic-looking clubgoers prowl the night looking for their next victims.

In addition to the “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, guests can also enjoy select theme park attractions that will be open during the run of event, including “Jurassic World—The Ride,” “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” “Flight of the Hippogriff,” “Revenge of The Mummy—The Ride,” “Transformers: The Ride—3D” and “The Simpsons Ride.”  

Tickets are available at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, and those tickets purchased online provide guests early admission with entry beginning at 6:00 p.m. each night of “Halloween Horror Nights.”  Advance purchase is recommended as event nights are expected to sell out. Event dates are: September 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30 and October 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31.           

The following highlight all “Halloween Horror Nights” tickets now available for purchase:·      

General Admission: single night admission to “Halloween Horror Nights”    
Universal Express™: admission to “Halloween Horror Nights” and one-time express access to each maze, ride and attraction ·      
Universal Express™ Unlimited: single night admission to “Halloween Horror Nights” and unlimited express access to each maze, ride and attraction·      
Day to Night Ticket: after 2pm theme park admission plus same-day admission to “Halloween Horror Nights”·      
Day to Night Ticket + Universal Express: after 2pm theme park admission and one-time express access to each ride and attraction plus same-day admission to “Halloween Horror Nights” with one-time express access to each maze, ride and attraction ·      
Ultimate Fear Pass: be scared all 32 nights of “Halloween Horror Nights”·      
Frequent Fear Pass: visit up to 26 select nights during the seasonal event·      
R.I.P. Tour: Groups can scare in style with the R.I.P. Tour featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and photo opportunities with a VIP guide, trolley transportation, valet parking, gourmet dinner at the VIP Dining Room plus unlimited Universal Express access to mazes and attractions. Click here for more information about each ticket type and for Terms and Conditions.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS MORE GRISLY DETAILS FOR HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2021, INCLUDING FIVE ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL HAUNTED HOUSES, FIVE SCARE ZONES AND TWO SHOWS

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals More Grisly Details for Halloween Horror Nights 2021, Including Five Additional Original Haunted Houses, Five Scare Zones and Two Shows – hhnunofficial@gmail.com – Gmail

Universal Orlando Resort unveils the final lineup of unfathomable terrors for Halloween Horror Nights 2021, including an array of twisted original haunted houses, five scare zones and two live shows. Guests will brave this collection of haunts and more when the world’s premier Halloween event returns to Universal Studios Florida to celebrate 30 years of fear select nights September 3 through October 31.

FIVE ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL HAUNTED HOUSES
Nightmare-inducing original stories brimming with terrifying creatures will envelop guests within the five remaining haunted houses of the season, where visitors will:  step into the notorious Halloween Horror Nights town of Carey and relive its most horrifying haunts over the past 30 years in “Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland” follow in the footsteps of a legendary paranormal detective on a ghostly mission in “Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth” become entangled in the sinister roots of Halloween in “The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin” fall victim to a fiendish theatre troupe in “Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience” uncover the darker side of a seemingly innocent ritual in “Revenge of the Tooth Fairy” These original experiences will round out this year’s macabre lineup of 10 haunted houses for Halloween Horror Nights 2021, which also features Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Beetlejuice,” “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives” and “Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured.”

FIVE INESCAPABLE SCARE ZONES
Guests will not find refuge in the streets of Universal Studios Florida…a legion of horror icons, otherworldly beings and more await in five all-new scare zones. Hundreds of menacing “scareactors” will emerge to stalk guests’ every move as they:enter the monstrous universe of iconic horror stories from “Crypt TV” attempt to escape the frights of scare zones’ past in “30 Years, 30 Fears” resist succumbing to an alien cyber regime overtaking a future dystopia in “Seek and Destroy” flee the wrath of the Terra Queen and her rooted, evil plans in “Gorewood Forest” witness a box office “slash” in “Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge

TWO OUTRAGEOUS LIVE SHOWS
Two all-new, outrageously-entertaining shows will take center stage at Universal Studios Florida:Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory, a brand-new nighttime lagoon show that will transform the expansive Universal Studios lagoon into renowned visions of fright highlighting some of the top names in horror and Halloween Horror Nights history that are featured in this year’s event. Halloween Nightmare Fuel, a fiery new show featuring nocturnal creatures, aerialists of the night and frightful fire performers – all set to pulse-pounding rock, metal and electronica music.

THE ICONIC RETURN OF THE HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS TRIBUTE STORE
Plus, Halloween Horror Nights wouldn’t be complete without the return of the event’s highly-anticipated Tribute Store in Universal Studios Florida – an immersive retail location designed to celebrate the world’s premier Halloween event featuring  themed rooms decked with specialty merchandise, a variety of unique treats and more. Additional details about this year’s Tribute Store will be revealed soon.Below is the complete slate of experiences that await guests at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2021 this fall

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2021 OVERVIEW
Universal Orlando Resort marks 30 years of fear this fall with Halloween Horror Nights 2021, beginning Friday, September 3 and running select nights through Sunday, October 31. Guests will face 10 terrifying haunted houses, five sinister scare zones and two outrageous live shows based on everything from horror greats to haunting original stories – all created by the twisted visionaries of Universal’s Entertainment team.All tickets and vacation packages are on sale now – visit www.Orlando.HalloweenHorrorNights.com to purchase tickets. Due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out and tickets should be purchased in advance.  

10 HAUNTED HOUSES

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House
Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series “The Haunting of Hill House” will bring its ominous presence to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in all-new mazes, awakening the imposing and mysterious Hill House as it beckons guests to embark on the dark journey experienced by the Crain family. Iconic scenes from the Netflix series will be featured throughout the maze, including the omni-powerful Red Room – the heart of Hill House – and the infamous Hall of Statues, where deceptive powers overtake everyone who enters. Testing even the bravest guests, they’ll attempt to escape the entanglement of the estate’s eternal stranglehold or succumb to the powerful forces of Hill House – leaving them to wander the endless halls forever…alone.

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice was the first “ghost host” of Halloween Horror Nights – originally called ‘Fright Nights’ – during the event’s debut in 1991. As Halloween Horror Nights 2021 celebrates a milestone year, this former host will become the supernatural star of a bone-chilling haunted house based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s Academy Award-winning horror-fantasy film. Guests will be at the whim of the self-described “Bio-Exorcist” as they shadow Beetlejuice’s every move through artfully recreated scenes from the popular film. From the infamous haunted attic within the Maitland home, to the model graveyard and Dante’s Inferno Room, guests will have the extraordinary chance to enter the movie surrounded by its most iconic characters. With brash defiance, Beetlejuice is ready to turn on the juice and see what shakes loose – and his plans don’t include returning to the land of the unliving.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Inspired by the 1974 iconic slasher film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” the “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will depict a disturbing and intense experience as guests try to outrun the maniacal Leatherface and his unrelenting chainsaw. Guests will embark on a killer journey through a series of familiar scenes from the film and eventually fall victim to a family of cannibals. From a dilapidated gas station to an eerie, old farmhouse, they will witness unimaginable horrors around every corner, soon discovering that nowhere is safe from the demented Leatherface.

Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives
At its core, Halloween Horror Nights is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures, and the event continues to honor its blockbuster history with a haunted maze highlighting one of the studio’s most sinister creatures – The Bride of Frankenstein. Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives” at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood picks up where the 1935 classic film “The Bride of Frankenstein” left off, thrusting guests into chaos as the Bride becomes an unstoppable scientist and begins her mission to revive Frankenstein’s Monster. Her unwavering quest to find eternal life will come at a cost, and guests will soon find themselves entwined in a frenzied battle in their daring attempt to escape.

Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured
The most notorious Halloween Horror Nights icons in history are joining forces to inflict unimaginable terror upon guests in Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured. Guests will quickly realize they’re the hunted as they encounter a monstrous “Hell of Fame” where they’ll have no choice but to face the brutal cruelty and madness of this foreboding collection of Halloween Horror Nights legends, which include:

The Caretaker, a once well-respected surgeon who has become eerily infatuated with the removal of internal organs – especially while his patients are conscious
The Director, an aspiring filmmaker obsessed with capturing the suffering and torture of his victims on film – placing them in their very own living horror movie
The Usher, who seeks to invoke violent vengeance on those who don’t follow the rules of his theater
The Storyteller, who stops at nothing to entrap guests into her latest tales of terror, where no one lives happily ever after
Jack the Clown – the original Halloween Horror Nights icon and the most feared of them all – and his assistant
Chance, a deadly pair who thrive on tormenting victims in ways that embody their sick sense of humor

Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the HeartlandSome of the most haunting original stories from Halloween Horror Nights over the years have been set in the mysterious town of Carey – and this year, Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland will combine these stories and bring them to life once again in a first-ever haunted house that pays homage to the event’s 30-year history. Guests will be transported back to the shady township of Carey and enter familiar settings that will leave fans shrieking from nostalgia and horror. From the ghastly cave of vampires from The Hive, the decrepit attic of Dead End and the disturbing Meetz Meats human deli from Leave it to Cleaver, they’ll find no escape from the evil of Carey once and for all.

Case Files Unearthed: Legendary TruthThe world of Legendary Truth, an evolving story following a mysterious paranormal research group, has haunted guests via unique haunted houses throughout Halloween Horror Nights history. In Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth, guests will step into the well-worn shoes of the infamous Boris Shuster – the elusive private eye investigating the supernatural – as he endlessly searches for clues to a series of strange occurrences throughout New York City. Falling further into the shadowy, dark world of the paranormal, guests will face an overwhelming onslaught of ghouls, poltergeists and terrors, all while trying to solve the biggest mystery of them all – how they’ll survive…   

The Wicked Growth: Realm of the PumpkinThe beloved tradition of Halloween has more sinister roots waiting to be unearthed and as the grower of this ritual, the Pumpkin Lord is preparing for his yearly human harvest in Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin. Lured in by the familiar sights and sounds of the holiday, guests will find themselves trapped in an endless maze of traditional Halloween domains, including a dilapidated haunted house, an ominous graveyard and even a wicked witch’s cottage – all overrun by ruthless creatures engulfed in ghastly pumpkin growth. They’ll follow the ceaseless vines as they twist and turn right into the Pumpkin Lord’s lair, where he eagerly awaits new victims and is never truly satiated.

Puppet Theatre: Captive AudienceThe demented side of puppetry and theatre will take center stage in Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience as guests are transported to San Francisco’s abandoned Grandeur Theatre in the early 1900’s. They’ll find the Pasek’s Puppet Troupe trapped within its ruins in the midst of rehearsing for their next grisly performance. With a fanatical need to entertain any captive audience, the troupe has turned to transforming trespassers into living puppets – dismantling and sewing them back together as life-sized marionettes for additions to their horrific encore. Will guests escape in one piece or will it be their final curtain call? No matter what, the show must go on…

Revenge of the Tooth Fairy will entice guests to uncover the darker ritual behind an innocent childhood tradition. Long ago, parents struck a bargain with vicious, goblin-esque tooth fairies to protect their children from these evil creatures who crave pearly whites – all children must give up their baby teeth or pay a gruesome price. Guests will step into a heinous realm of blood, teeth and gore where these fairies extract their toothed bounty by force and the only way out is to hold in their screams and keep their mouths shut.

FIVE SCARE ZONES

Crypt TV
Guests will step inside Crypt TV, a dark universe of monsters that reside in the same reality on their screens, in their pockets and now, in real life. In this nightmare world that’s overtaken San Francisco, creatures of all shapes and sizes exist, including The Look-See, the Sunny Family Cult, Harclaw and Miss Annity. Now, they’ve been brought to life in a world of fear that will engulf any guest who enters.
30 Years, 30 Fears
The most infamous characters from past Halloween Horror Nights scare zones will reunite to take over the Avenue of the Stars in 30 Years, 30 Fears. Guests will enter a gory reunion where the past has come back to haunt them with creatures of blood and bone, beastly monstrosities and chainsaw-wielding fiends lurking around every corner. 
Seek and Destroy
In Seek and Destroy, guests will find themselves in a New York dystopia where a ruthless alien cyber regime, led by The Controller, has taken over – relentlessly scanning the city streets for humans and turning them into fuel. With the regime’s loyal followers hiding in the darkness endlessly hunting for new victims, guests must either join them or be destroyed.
Gorewood Forest
The heartless Terra Queen is back and her wicked plans to remake the world in her terrifying image will take root in Central Park, transforming it into the grisly Gorewood Forest. Guests will find nowhere to hide from her menacing minions as they harvest fresh blood to feed her ever-growing power.
Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge
Eddie Schmidt, Jack the Clown’s diabolical brother, is returning to Halloween Horror Nights to film a gory Hollywood sequel in Lights, Camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge – except this time, the monsters are real. Vampires, evil clowns, creatures from the watery depths and other horrific beings from event’s past will roar on the scene where guests will make their short, and painful, cameo.

TWO LIVE SHOWS
Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage FactoryAn all-new Universal Studios lagoon show will make its horrifically hypnotic premiere at Halloween Horror Nights in Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory. Jack the Clown will lure guests into a trance, and they’ll awaken in the heart of an insidious factory with pulsing lasers and pounding, electrifying music. Frozen with fear, a nightmare machine will extract guests’ deepest fears one-by-one and project them onto giant water screens, showcasing the notorious Halloween Horror Nights icons and frightening scenes from Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series “The Haunting of Hill House,” the legendary Universal Monsters classic movies and the iconic slasher film, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Halloween Nightmare Fuel
A fearsome and unforgettable performance will ignite guests’ waking nightmares in the all-new show, Halloween Nightmare Fuel – where nocturnal creatures, aerialists of the night and frightful fire performers will come alive to the crackling beat of rock, metal, and electronica music.

HHN30 House Reveal, Frequent Fear and Merch on SALE now!

The most notorious Halloween Horror Nights icons in Universal Orlando history will join forces to inflict unimaginable terror upon guests in the all-original haunted house – Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured. The sinister new experience will thrust guests into a monstrous “Hell of Fame” where they’ll face The Caretaker, The Director, The Usher, The Storyteller, Jack the Clown, Chance and more as part of Halloween Horror Nights 2021, celebrating 30 years of fear select nights from September 3 through October 31. 

Developed as part of the Universal Entertainment team’s twisted vision to create a slate of disturbing, original characters that rival any horror villain on the big screen, the Halloween Horror Nights icons are relentless in the pursuit of their latest victims and include:

  • The Caretaker, a once well-respected surgeon who has become eerily infatuated with the removal of internal organs – especially while his patients are conscious
  • The Director, an aspiring filmmaker obsessed with capturing the suffering and torture of his victims on film – placing them in their very own living horror movie
  • The Usher, who seeks to invoke violent vengeance on those who don’t follow the rules of his theater
  • The Storyteller, who stops at nothing to entrap guests into her latest tales of terror, where no one lives happily ever after
  • Jack the Clown – the original Halloween Horror Nights icon and the most feared of them all – and his assistant Chance, a deadly pair who thrive on tormenting victims in ways that embody their sick sense of humor

This fall, the brutal cruelty and madness of this collection of foreboding figures will be unleashed in Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured. Guests will quickly realize they’re the hunted as they desperately try to escape the grasp of each character within its ominous domain. From The Storyteller’s infamous bed of razor-sharp nails to the cadaver-filled mortuary run by The Caretaker, harrowing horrors will await guests at every turn – giving them no choice but to face the most horrifying legends in Halloween Horror Nights history.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, September 3 and runs select nights through Sunday, October 31 – featuring 10 elaborately-themed haunted houses, five scare zones and live entertainment based on everything from horror and pop culture greats to original abominations that go beyond guests’ darkest nightmares. And when they need a break from the screams, guests can enjoy access to Universal Studios’ most exhilarating rides and attractions.

All tickets and vacation packages for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now, including a variety of Fear Passes that allow guests to visit the event on multiple nights starting at $129.99. Tickets and packages can be purchased here.

Merchandise is also being offered both in park and online here.

Tickets are also on sale for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, running select nights Thursday, September 9 through Sunday, October 31.

Jack is coming to haunt your stay!

Back in April, our HHN Grand Poobah, Christopher Ripley wrote a great blog about how HHN once extended into the Resort Hotels. You can read this blog HERE. What we didn’t know (or maybe he did?) that history would be repeating itself this year at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort where guests can get exclusive access to a number of fright filled experiences!

Universal is inviting guests to “Jack up” their HHN resort expereince with:

Horror Icons Bar
Revel in past Halloween Horror Nights Icons in this wicked lounge. Purchase speciality drinks as well as spooky snacks. You’ll be surrounded by images of some of your favorite Icons, including Jack, Chance, The Storyteller, and more, along with props and costumes.

JACK’D UP Experience
Enter the twisted world of Jack the Clown and take a mind-trip through the chaotic Carnival of Carnage. Pose for photos, go inside Jack’s human-sized blender and undergo a maniacal transformation.

Both experiences are located at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. The JACK’D UP Experience is exclusive to guests of any Universal Orlando Resort hotel and the Horror Icons Bar is accessible to all guests.

JACK’D UP Experience takes place from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort on 9/3/21 – 10/31/21 only. Experience is only open to Universal Orlando Resort hotel guests with the presentation of the hotel key card. Guests of other Universal Orlando Resort hotels will receive a parking validation ticket for complimentary self-parking at Cabana Beach Bay Resort.

Dates, times, and/or experience details are subject to availability, changes, and/or cancellation without notice. Additional restrictions may apply – please always check directly with Universal Orlando.

All of the above is included in select HHN stay packages which can be booked HERE.

So there you have it, will you be booking these amazing HHN resort packages? Let us know in the comments!

Jack is back!!

Jack the Clown returns as the demented face of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights as the world’s premier Halloween event commemorates its 30th year – and select tickets and vacation packages are now on sale inviting guests to stay, scream and save. Halloween Horror Nights kicks off on Friday, September 3 and continues on select nights through Sunday, October 31, 2021.

The most notorious icon in event history, Jack’s return to Halloween Horror Nights 2021 will be fraught with terror and fear as the grisly circus clown invades every corner of this year’s event with unsuspecting “Jack Attacks” that will send guests running for their lives. His ominous and unrelenting presence will infiltrate every aspect of the event – from the streets, to the haunted houses to the places guests would least expect – leaving nowhere to turn and nowhere to hide.

Select tickets are on sale now for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, featuring a variety of ways for guests to customize their visit to stay, scream and save. Guests can save up to $52 on a single night event ticket when purchasing online, and book various event upgrades like the R.I.P. Tours, a guided tour experience that provides priority V.I.P. access to the haunted houses; Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tours, a daytime, lights-on tour of the haunted houses that offers a glimpse into how the scares are brought to life; and more.

Guests can also save up to $200 on vacation packages, starting at $149 per person, per night (based on a family of four), that include hotel accommodations, tickets to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and one-night admission to Halloween Horror Nights 2021. Universal Orlando hotel guests also receive exclusive benefits, including access to a dedicated entry gate for the event (with valid event admission), complimentary transportation to Universal’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk, and access to an all-new, limited-time “Jack’d Up” experience at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – where guests get a closer look into the chaotic world of Jack and some of the sinister environments inspired by his past invasions of Halloween Horror Nights. Plus, the hotel’s Swizzle Lounge lobby bar will transform into the “Horror Icons Bar,” featuring specialty beverages and snacks inspired by the event’s most infamous icons, and props and costumes that pay an eerie homage to Halloween Horror Nights past.

Entering the Netherworld

Friday, July 24, 2020 will always be a date that Halloween Horror Nights fans remember. On that date, Universal made the difficult decision to cancel that year’s Halloween Horror Nights event. Even though this was sad news, I vowed to let HHN live forever and find a way to keep the Halloween season alive.

Desperate for my yearly dose of scares and fog scent, I began a frantic search of the Interwebz to find anything seasonal hunt that was still happening. To my luck, I discovered that the 13th Floor in Jacksonville was holding their event. Without a second thought, I bought tickets to the event and entered their portal to Bloody Mary’s Realm. If you would like to read my review of this event, then please click https://hhnunofficial.com/2020/09/21/having-a-bloody-good-time-at-the-13th-floor-jacksonville/ .

Still desperate for more jump scares and gore, my research led me to discover that Netherworld would also be holding their event. Even though I had lived in Atlanta in past, I had never attended the Netherworld event. It was always something I had wanted to do, but it even never ranked in urgency, compared to attending Horror Nights or Howl-O-Scream.

Just as I ordered my Netherworld tickets for October 10, 2020, the news broke that Universal Orlando was indeed having some kind of event. This event has come to be called HHN Lite, where they open two haunted houses during daytime park hours. So, since I already had my Netherworld tickets for a holiday weekend, I decided to make it a Halloween Celebration road trip. The plan was to attend Netherworld in Stone Mountain, Georgia on Saturday, October 10th then immediately head to Orlando and see the two HHN houses on Sunday, October 11th.

Obviously, you are an horror nights fan that is why you are on our site, so I will spare you with the HHN Lite details. Besides, I am pretty sure that you have seen or read reviews of the two/three houses by now. So, from this point on this article becomes a review of Netherworld’s 2020 event.

Haunted Houses

  • Halloween Nightmares – This was Netherworld’s mega house and oh boy was it good! Not mention, I got my dose of HHN fog here. The house told the story where a century a ago, two families got into a feud. Trying to win the fight, one of the families started to use evil powers that they stole from monsters beneath the Earth. Unfortunately, these evil powers transformed the family members into savage bat-like creatures and on Halloween night they slaughtered their enemies. This house featured: Weird Shadow Creatures, Pumpkin Patch Peril, The Gauntlet of the Scarecrows, Lair of the Ancient Alchemist, The Cavern of the Bat Beasts, The Spawn of the Zombie Queen, Levitating Vampires, Flesh Ripping Werewolves, The Lords of Autumn, The Temple of the Bat God, The Chamber of the Elder Thing, The Horror in the Walls and The Secret of the Swarm.
  • Cyborg Shock– This was Netherworld’s tent house. The story revolved around an unusual artifact that was stored in a top secret base. Wouldn’t you know it, but the artifact had secret powers and it been seizing control of the base’s advanced robotic section and started creating cybernetic lifeforms. From there, you had to fend your way though narrow halls and try to avoid the army of fused flesh with advanced armory. If you were lucky enough to survive, you mission then became to help humanity stop this machine horde from subjugating the Earth. The house featured: The Med Bot Massacre, Invasion of the Cyber Brains, Hunted by the Laser Droids, The Flesh Eating Chimera, The Iron Armored Hybrid, Vivisected in the Bio Lab, Kill-O-Watts Revenge, Mauled by the Melting Man, Attacked by the Androids and Harvested by the Extra Dimensional Horrors.

Both these houses were very good and could be considered HHN quality. If I had to chose a favorite house, then it would definitely be Halloween Nightmares, because it was the mega house and event’s main focus. Another thing that I liked about Halloween Nightmares, was that a staff member followed me through the maze. The staff member was on a radio set and he would let the scare actors know when I hit a certain mark, so that I was always at the right spot for jump scares. I felt this was a nice touch, and it definitely was a clever solution for the required social distancing issues.

Escape Rooms

Netherworld offers four escape rooms all year round!

  • Escape Nosferatu
  • Escape Sasquatch
  • Escape Tiki Island
  • Beware the Swamp Hag

You can book your escape room tickets by visiting http://www.escapethenetherworld.com

Midway

Outside Netherworld’s haunts you will find their Midway, where you can journey through large statue creatures and improve your social media presence with some awesome selfies.

Monster Museum

Netherworld also has it’s only museum to show off it’s creatures from past events. There is usually a separate charge to view this museum. However, when I went the staff member who followed me through Halloween Nightmares let me in for free. Yeah, I had been talking to him about my love for Horror Nights and he to was also an HHN fan. So, goes to show you, be nice to everyone. You never know with it will pay off for you. You can checkout the monster museum at https://fearworld.com/wordpress/house-of-creeps-monster-museum/ .

Laser Tag with Zombies!

During certain time of the year Netherworld converts their Midway to a playing field where you can fend off hordes of zombies with your trusty laser gun. If this sounds like your thing then checkout the details at http://www.netherworldlasertag.com .

Overall Review

So, overall Netherworld was a great experience. It is surely a most do for any horror fan. Plus, the tickets for this event are a lot cheaper then Halloween Horror Nights. If I was comparing this event to Horror Nights, then the event would get an overall rating of A- . I highly recommend the event and think you should give it a try.

You can get your tickets for the event at https://fearworld.com/wordpress/tickets/ or by calling (404) 608-2484 .

So, will you be adding a trip to Netherworld this spooky season? Let us know what you think of our review of Netherworld.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Universal Studios Hollywood is Hiring More Than 2,000 Team Members for this Summer

Universal Studios Hollywood is casting a wide net to fill more than 2,000 jobs at the world-class theme park destination, offering prospective employees a chance to work within the exciting entertainment industry and alongside some of the most popular rides ever created.

The positions run the gamut from full-time, part-time and seasonal to professional career opportunities. A highlight of available jobs includes those in Attractions, Entertainment, including Production Assistants and Show Controllers, Guest Relations, Park Services, Wardrobe, Retail, Parking and Food, including posts as Bartenders, Baristas, Cooks, Bakers, Food Stand Attendants and Runners. To apply, please visit www.USHjobs.com.

An array of professional jobs is available from Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Engineering to Environmental Health & Safety. To apply, please visit www.NBCunicareers.com.

Universal Studios Hollywood brings to life the magic of movie and television production, entertaining guests from around the globe and immersing them in such thrill rides as “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which now features the all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!”, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” and “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” to name just a few.

The world-famous, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour takes guests through an authentic production studio, home to iconic outdoor sets and soundstages used in over 8,000 movies and television shows, as well as dynamic movie-based rides such as “King Kong 360 3D” and “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.”

More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Let the Speculation Begin!

Halloween Horror Nights hype season has begun and now we have to anxiously wait around till the complete line-up is announced. If you are a regular to the event, then you may have noticed a few similarities the last few years when it comes to the dates that houses have been announced. If not, do not worry I’m going to compare and contrast the house announcement dates from the last three years and see if we can come up with a descent list of expected announcement dates.

Previous House Announcement Dates

HHN 29HHN 28HHN 27
Wednesday, March 27, 2019Tuesday, April 3, 2018Thursday, February 23, 2017
Friday, April 12, 2019Thursday, April 26, 2018Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, April 29, 2019Wednesday, May 16, 2018Friday, May 19, 2017
Tuesday, May 21, 2019Thursday, June 7, 2018Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 26, 2019Thursday, June 21, 2018Friday, June 30, 2017
Wednesday, July 17, 2019Thursday, June 28, 2018Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 25, 2019Wednesday, July 25, 2018Monday, August 14, 2017
Wednesday, August 7, 2019Wednesday, August 8, 2018Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Thursday ,August 8, 2019Thursday, August 9, 2018Thursday, August 17, 2017
Monday, August 12, 2019Tuesday, August 14, 2018Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 14, 2019Monday, August 20, 2018Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 15, 2019Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Let’s Look for a pattern

Looking at the previous announcements dates, it becomes apparent that Universal likes to make announcements during the time frame of May 16th – May 21st. Furthermore, this is the next available block of dates we are able to chose from. Another pattern is that Universal has announced multiple houses on June 7th.

What has been announced for HHN 30

HousesAnnouncement Date
Puppet Theater: Captive AudienceFriday, October 23, 2020
BeetlejuiceFriday, March 5, 2021

So, all the announcements this year have been on Fridays. Let’s assume Universal keeps this pattern of announcing on Fridays and we use the previously noticed patterns to predict the announcement schedule.

Let’s Make Some Predictions

Looking at the patterns here are the next Fridays Universal could announce houses.

Friday, May 21st
Friday, June 4th
Friday, June 18th
Friday, June 25th
Friday, July 16th
Friday, July 30th
Friday, August 13th
Friday, August 27th
Well, that is the pattern we noticed with Universal's announcement schedule. How did we do?  What with the new Jurassic World coaster currently soft opening, that sure does free up the publicity to talking Halloween!

Let us know when you think we will get the next announcement.

The time HHN expanded to a resort hotel!

Did you know in 2002 that Halloween Horror Nights expanded, not just to another park or to City Walk, but in 2002 for a few select nights HHN expanded into one of the hotels.  The resort hotels had long been in the HHN game with special gory food offerings and Halloween merchandise, but in 2002 they took it to a whole new level!

That’s right, for select nights in 2002 “The Eternal Rest” stayover package was offered exclusively at the Hard Rock Hotel.  The Universal hotels (and many along I-Drive) have been offering special HHN packages for nearly as long as HHN has been around, but unlike any of these packages, and any offered since, this package was a full on 1-on-1 extension of HHN, right into your hotel room!

The only released photo from the haunted rooms

For $585 per person, guests could spend a day and a whole night at HHN.  The idea was that guests would check-in to the Hard Rock Hotel and bag services would take care of their luggage, they would then spend the evening at HHN, followed by a no-so relaxing night inside a specially extended version of HHN right in your bedroom.  Essentially creating a mini HHN house right in your bedroom!

While guests were at HHN, Universal’s crews would specially theme and decorate one of the rooms.  Guests would return to the hotel at midnight to find skeletons in the closet, dry-ice smoke being pumped in via the ventilation systems, prop body parts in the drawers, a scene outta PSYCHO or Carrie in the bathroom with red dyed water pouring from your shower, cobwebs throughout the room and a prop spider in each bed.  Sounds of mice scattering, heavy breathing and even random baby cries would occur periodically through the night. 

Your beds were promised to be possessed with hidden motors that made them rattle and let out ghostly moans, and at some point in the night your bathroom mirror would crack, and then at 2.45 am, the room would become colder, with strange organ music playing and objects would move around with ghostly apparitions (using projectors), then you would receive a visitor…  two grim weirdos at 3am will usher in a coffin.  It would slowly open and a perfectly timed lightning strike would occur, inside would be an actor made-up as The Caretaker (the icon from that year) who would be on hand to read guests a delightfully devilish bedtime story.

The Caretaker reads guests a gory bedtime story

Though Hard Rock’s management had taken every opportunity to protect anyone who has purchased the “Eternal Rest Package” which included a 24-hour on call contact.  Guests were also expected to sign a waiver absolving the hotel of any responsibility for what “harm” or hilarity may come to pass during the night.

“This really will be unbelievably terrifying,” said a spokesperson. “Though it’s all in good fun, the line between realism and special effects will definitely be blurred. I expect many requests for an express early checkout.  They’ve pulled out all the stops and scares!” 

This is the only time this package has been offered for HHN guests and it is believed that take-up wasn’t popular enough for it to return.

Did you stay on this package in 2002 or would you stay in this now?  Let us know in the comments!

The Ghost Host with the Most is back for HHN30!

The world’s premier Halloween event, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, is back – returning this fall for its much-anticipated 30th year and unleashing a sinister lineup of horrifying experiences on select nights beginning on September 3 through October 31. Guests will face 10 terrifying haunted houses, five twisted scare zones and two outrageous live shows based on some of the biggest names in horror and pop culture – with the first haunted house of the season featuring the ‘ghost with the most’ and Halloween Horror Nights legend, “Beetlejuice.”

Beetlejuice was the first “ghost host” of Halloween Horror Nights – originally called ‘Fright Nights’ – during the event’s debut in 1991. As Halloween Horror Nights 2021 celebrates a milestone year, this former host will become the supernatural star of a bone-chilling haunted house based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s Academy Award-winning horror-fantasy film. Guests will be at the whim of the self-described “Bio-Exorcist” as they shadow Beetlejuice’s every move through artfully recreated scenes from the popular film. From the infamous haunted attic within the Maitland home, to the model graveyard and Dante’s Inferno Room, guests will have the extraordinary chance to enter the movie surrounded by its most iconic characters. With brash defiance, Beetlejuice is ready to turn on the juice and see what shakes loose – and his plans don’t include returning to the land of the unliving.

And this is just the beginning… more details about Halloween Horror Nights 2021 will be revealed in the months ahead.

Universal Orlando will continue to monitor the environment and implement enhanced health and safety procedures for its operation of Halloween Horror Nights this fall. Specific details will be shared closer to the event’s debut.

Are you excited to see Beetlejuice return for this year’s HHN? Let us know in the comments!