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.

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 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.

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!

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!

Download the whole show from 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

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.