HHN28 has not even started (yet) and we have our first proper rumor for HHN29! The rumor comes from Universal’s annual Christian Rock Festival – Rock the Universe.
For many years the concerts were held right before HHN usually in the slow weeks of early September. Last year the concerts played host to Steven Malcolm, Hollyn, The Young, and DJ Promote (plus many more). However, the popular concerts will return for 2018, but they will be moved to February, thus removing them from their regular Fall position of early September.
So why might Universal move the concert series? The only plausible reason can be that next year they may hope to expand the dates that HHN has been running. Pretty much every single year since the very beginning, this event has gone from a handful of weekends in the 1990s to now where the months of September, October and November are dominated by HHN dates. And whereas the calendar month of November is bookended by Thanksgiving and then Christmas, the month of September will now be fully open.
And if you think Universal would be crazy for extending HHN into early September (some 9 weeks before the actual date of Halloween) then we need only look at the house of mouse where Disney started their Halloween parties back at the end of August.
But there’s more, if they were to ignore this move and start the event in the same time slot as this year, that would mean the event starting on… drum roll… Friday 13th September. Which would be a great day for a certain Mr Voorhees!
Halloween Horror Nights possibly running into early September or even August!? Is this a good idea? Could they also tie the event into the Froday 13th and use Jason as an icon? Let us know your thoughts!