First House for HHN 2021 Accidentally Confirmed

Peacock accidentally leaked a video late last night that confirms that one of the already built houses for HHN30 will be reused for 2021’s event. The video has since been removed from Universal’s Peacock streaming service. That house is Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience.

It will be located in Sprung Tent 1 and already has the seal of approval from horror supremo Greg Nicotero.

The storyline is said to be “Around the turn of the 20th century, Pesty’s Puppet Troupe from Eastern Europe set up shop the Grandeur Theatre in San Francisco. They were later joined by a Ballet group. One day, the theatre collapsed due to an earthquake, trapping the Puppet Troupe, Ballet Group, and patrons inside. Slowly, all of the trapped people go mad. The Puppet Troupe begins taking the patrons and mutilating them by turning them into puppets.”

As the house was leaked it is still unclear what the status of the house will be until Universal officially confirms it!

Are you excited for this house? Let us know in the comments!

Halloween Comes to Universal Orlando – Including the Debut of Two All-New Horrifying Haunted Houses

Universal Orlando Resort has launched a series of exciting experiences so that guests can celebrate the Halloween season at the award-winning theme park destination beginning September 26. Headlining Universal’s fall lineup is the official debut of two extreme haunted houses that will bring guests’ most sinister fears to light. Plus, guests may don Halloween costumes while visiting the theme parks, take part in trick-or-treating, embark on a fun scavenger hunt and more.

BRAVE TWO HAUNTED HOUSES IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA

Developed by the twisted minds of Universal Orlando, guests can scream their way through two all-new haunted houses where terrifying creatures await to haunt their every move. In “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives,” one of Universal Pictures’ most notorious monsters will step out of the shadows as she stops at nothing to revive Frankenstein’s Monster at any cost. In “Revenge of the Tooth Fairy,” guests will be immersed in an original story that uncovers a dark ritual behind the innocent childhood tradition.

Access to the two haunted houses is included with theme park admission. There may be times when the Virtual Line experience is available for the haunted houses. Guests can use the Official Universal Orlando Resort App to select a Virtual Line time to visit. Haunted houses may be too intense for young children and are not recommended for guests under 13.

DRESS UP IN COSTUMES WHILE VISTING THE THEME PARKS

Guests can share their Halloween spirit and don family-friendly costumes while visiting Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Click here for complete costume guidelines.

TRICK-OR-TREAT IN ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE

While venturing through Islands of Adventure, guests 12 and under can trick-or-treat to collect Halloween candy at retail locations marked by pumpkin signage.

SCARECROW STALK IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA

Visitors can participate in the Universal Orlando Scarecrow Stalk, a new scavenger hunt that sends guests to find unique scarecrows and collect stamps at 13 retail locations throughout the park. A Halloween treat awaits those who successfully complete the stalk.

For additional Halloween treats this fall, guests can also:

Stop by the popular Halloween Horror Nights Tribute store, an immersive retail location dedicated to the legacy of the world’s premier Halloween event, to purchase limited-time “throwback” merchandise and to get a taste of the horror with an assortment of nearly 20 sweet and savory items.
Enjoy additional limited-time, crave-worthy food & beverage options to celebrate the season. In Universal Studios, this includes a variety of Halloween-themed drinks like the Frozen Candy Corn beverage at the all-new Skeleton Bar at Café La Bamba, the iconic staple, Pizza Fries, at Louie’s Italian Restaurant, and all-new food trucks near the haunted houses that feature uniquely themed items such as “Franken Fried Chicken & Funnel Brains.” In Universal CityWalk, guests can pick up the “Jack the Clown” and “Pumpkin Spice” specialty doughnuts at Voodoo Doughnut. Plus, guests can sip on specialty drinks themed after icons from Halloween Horror Nights history at Universal Orlando’s hotels, including “The Director” and “The Chance.”
Catch a classic horror flick at Universal Cinemark in CityWalk now through October 31.
Universal Orlando continues to implement its enhanced health and safety procedures and guidelines focused on “screening, spacing and sanitization,” and those practices will be applied to all experiences taking place this fall. Key measures include screening guests and team members, enforcing social distancing, requiring face coverings, limiting capacity at the parks, attractions and hotels, and increasing cleaning and disinfection procedures and more. Specific health and safety protocols for the haunted houses include:

Face coverings worn by team members – including scareactors – and guests.
Everyone following social distancing guidelines in the queue and inside the haunted houses. Plexi-glass will be installed in various areas to help keep separation between scareactors and guests.
The required use of hand sanitizer before entering each haunted house. It will also be available for guests to use immediately after they exit.
Managing the guest flow inside the haunted houses by pulsing travel parties and limiting capacity.
For more information about Universal Orlando’s Halloween seasonal experiences, incredible offers for guests to take advantage of this season – including the limited-time “Buy 2 Days, Get 2 Days Free” offer that is available for purchase through Sept. 30 – and Universal Orlando’s enhanced health and safety procedures, visit http://www.UniversalOrlando.com.

#17 – Michael Berryman & The Hills Have Eyes Part Two

Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome  Michael Berryman back to the podcast! Michael is a veteran of the horror and sci-fi genres with over 100 performances to his name from his breakthrough The Hills Have Eyes to The Devil’s Rejects, Tales from the  Crypt and even Star Trek.  We chat about his many achievements and even bust another Hollywood myth, this time about the dog in The Hills Have Eyes.  Amanda and Chris discuss a great topic on whether classic horror films if made today – would they be classic?  We also have our usual news and rumors!

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Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Guy

Producer: The Amazing Aaron Adams

This podcast is a part of the After Dark Podcast Network and HHNUnofficial.com

Visit us at thehalloweenhalfhour.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email us at podcast@thehalloweenhalfhour.com

The Halloween Half Hour – Episode 16 Michael Berryman and The Hills Have Eyes

Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome Michael Berryman to the podcast! Michael is a veteran of the horror and sci-fi genres with over 100 performances to his name from his breakthrough The Hills Have Eyes to The Devil’s Rejects, Tales from the Crypt and even Star Trek. We chat about his career to date and as it’s such a bumper interview part two will be available next time. We have your regular news and reviews, we chat Halloween Horror Nights cancellation, new spooky additions to your home and Amanda takes us on a haunted tour of some of the most strikingly haunted castles in the North of England! All this and more on your favourite spooky podcast!

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We also announce our move to Patreon, so please join us at www.patreon.com/thehalloweenhalfhour

Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Guy

Producer: The Amazing Aaron Adams

This podcast is a part of the After Dark Podcast Network and HHNUnofficial.com

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HHN Tribute Store OPENS!

The HHN Tribute Store opened this week.  The highly themed rooms contain collections of retro HHN and Universal Monster merch.

Universal have said:

The Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store is now open during regular park hours. Head into the park and check out the store’s two themed rooms and merchandise available for purchase, including select Halloween Horror Nights Retro items and more. The store will be open through the fall.

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If you can’t visit Universal Orlando in person, the merch is available on this link.

The store is an experience in itself!  So make sure you head there when you visit during the day.

Photos courtesy of Universal Orlando.

Halloween Events Across the U.S Are Being Cancelled

Large Halloween events across the country are confirming that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic are cancelling their events for the safety of both their guests and their staff members.

The events confirmed as not running for 2020 include:

Chamber of Terror Haunted House – Tampa FL

Dark Horizon: Point of No Return – Orlando FL

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor – Long Beach CA

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Disney FL

Oogie Boogie Bash – Disney CA

Terror Behind the Walls – Philadelphia

Progress is still continuing at Universal for HHN30 and whilst no announcements have been forthcoming from them it is believed that HHN will be run this year but with social distancing measures in place.

Are you sad this virus is ruining Halloween? Or will you partying on regardless? Let us know in the comments!

Episode 15: Ernie Hudson & The Ghostbusters

Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome an actual Ghostbuster to the Podcast, Mr. Ernie Hudson. He gives us a fascinating account of his career, his time as a Ghostbuster, and his experiences on the set of The Crow. He also gives us an exclusive tidbit of info regarding the upcoming Ghostbusters 3! And the exclusivity doesn’t stop there as we take a sneaky tour of an upcoming HHN30 house, we provide the usually industry news and rumors, announce the winner of our strange noise contest, and we also review some recent horror releases: The Lighthouse, Truth or Dare, Midsommar and The Hunt! And we even have a singalong! All this and more on your favourite spooky podcast!

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Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Guy

Producer: The Amazing Aaron Adams

This podcast is a part of the After Dark Podcast Network and HHNUnofficial.com

Visit us at thehalloweenhalfhour.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email us at podcast@thehalloweenhalfhour.com

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Episode 14: Elvira aka Cassandra Peterson

Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira aka the Mistress of the Dark onto the show!  We find out what off the shelf soda keeps her looking so young, how she sold a haunted house to Brad Pitt, why Mark Hamill is petrified of her bedroom closet and more!  We also discuss all the latest news and rumors for horror genre and we have a competition for you that you can enter by emailing us at our shiny new address at podcast@thehalloweenhalfhour.com!

Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Guy

Producer: The Amazing Aaron Adams

This podcast is a part of the After Dark Podcast Network and HHNUnofficial.com

Visit us at thehalloweenhalfhour.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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This episode is brought to you by Halloweencostumes.com. If you are looking for the best Halloween costume ideas for this year’s festivities, or decorate your house, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are searching for a costume idea or finding that must have decoration, Halloweencostumes.com has it all! Signup to their email and get 20% off your first order! Special link HERE.

Episode #12 – JAWS Actor Robert Shaw with Actor and Son Ian Shaw

Join us for more spooky fun as we chat to actor and writer Ian Shaw about his new play ‘The Shark is Broken’ which debuts in London’s West End after a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.  We also chat with him about his famous father and how he is now destined to return to the character of Quint which his father is most fondly remembered for.  Tickets will be available here: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-shark-is-broken/ambassadors-theatre/

Plus we have our usual spooky news, we talk a few HHN rumors and discuss our favorite shows right now on Shudder including a deep-dive into the Cursed Film series.

Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Guy

Producer: The Amazing Aaron Adams

This podcast is a part of the After Dark Podcast Network and HHNUnofficial.com

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Episode #11 of The Halloween Half Hour – John Kassir the Voice of the Cryptkeeper

Join us for more spooky fun as we welcome John Kassir to the podcast to discuss his life and career.  John tells us some amazing stories of how he became the Cryptkeeper, working on Halloween Horror Nights, doing stand-up with Robin Williams and how he saved Jack Nicholson’s life!  Be careful what you axe-for as you won’t wanna miss this kiddies!

Plus we have our usual spooky news, we talk a few HHN rumors and discuss what you creeps at home are watching during this lock-down!

Starring Christopher Ripley, Boston White aka Amanda and The Spooky Voice Guy.

Producer: The Amazing Aaron Adams.

This podcast is a part of the After Dark Podcast Network and HHNUnofficial.com

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