Two Crazy Good & New Items Coming to HHN29

Whilst the fantabulous Jordan Peele’s Us was announced today by Universal, they also snuck out a few hints of what to expect at the event. And whilst they posted the usual awesome selection of “must do’s” that included trying to Stay and Scream and the paid extra experience of Scareactor dining, they also dropped two new discreet items coming to the event. Buckle up as the first one is very interesting!

Ladies and gentleman, we introduce to you, the S’mores Fries! These sickly sweet must try confections will be exclusively sold in the KidZone area at one of the pizza fries locations.

They will be a mixture of marshmallows, sweet potato fries, chocolate, whipped cream, and Graham cracker crumbs. Making your choice between the staple pizza fries or new s’mores fries just that bit harder!

The other cool new edition will be for UOAPs only and will be cool new button that will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, though Universal have yet to announce where these buttons will be available from.

So two cool new items and confirmation of pizza fries’ return! Let us know in the comments if you’ll be going after these new additions!

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Jordan Peele’s Us Comes to Both US HHNs!

The reality unearthed in Universal Pictures’ global horror film blockbuster, Us, from visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, becomes perilously tethered to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, debuting this September.

Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and the ominous uprising of “The Tethered”— doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country—the “Us” maze will place guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy.

The journey begins circa 1986 as guests follow in the footsteps of the young girl they first meet as Adelaide Wilson as she innocently ventures through a mirror funhouse at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and has a fateful and traumatic encounter with her tethered doppelgänger, an event that will forever alter both of their lives.  The harrowing experience will then transition to present day, thrusting guests into the chaos of “The Tethered” uprising as they emerge from their tunnels to murder their privileged doubles in a nationwide coordinated act of rebellion. 

“It’s very exciting to know that fans of Us will get to experience firsthand the terror of being stalked and tormented by ‘The Tethered.’ It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to create a monster that would scare people on Halloween, so having ‘The Tethered’ join such esteemed company is a dream come true,” said Jordan Peele. 

“Jordan Peele has put his indelible stamp on a new genre of psychological horror films with the Academy Award®-winning movie, Get Out and the critically-acclaimed film, Us,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer, “Halloween Horror Nights,” Universal Studios Hollywood.  “And, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with him and his talented team to bring his unique vision for Us to life as a ‘living horror movie’ as part of ‘Halloween Horror Nights.’”

“The idea that ‘we are our own worst enemy’ and the visuals around that notion are what made the story of Us so compelling, personal and exciting for our design team to translate,” said Michael Aiello, Sr. Director of Entertainment Creative for Universal Orlando Resort. “Surrounding our guests in that horrific world of duality Jordan Peele created is a perfect fit for Universal’s ‘Halloween Horror Nights.’”

Are you excited for Jordan Peele’s Us coming to HHN? Let us know in the comments!

Concept Drawings: David S Pumpkins Ride!?

Universal has today filed two weird patents for two new tower type rides. One which could feature a number of interactive props that may self determine the outcome of the ride and the other features a number of rooms in one giant tower that guests would experience as they assent the proposed tower; which reminds us of that famous Saturday Night Live sketch of David S. Pumpkins!

The interactive tower ride option features four towers with ride vehicles that interact with projections and special effects that create an “immersive environment with which the riders may interact with each other.” There are also options within the attraction for some form of scoring system which might indicate the ride being themed to a game, say perhaps Nintendo?

The second patent includes a number of rooms stacked on top of one another where the ride’s vehicles are able to go in and out of the rooms whilst being able to also rotate and twist, with the options to also ascend and descend the tower throughout the experience. The attraction would also be designed to enable a number of different vehicles the ability to negotiate the towers and perhaps different routes thus giving guests a different experience on each ride.

Ascending a tower up and down whilst visiting different rooms sure does sound like David S Pumpkins and pumpkins is a NBC property after all! But building a whole attraction outta just this concept would be sheer bonkers!

The likely theming of the two potential rides might come to fruition at the new park that was just announced called Epic Universe. But like most patents, they may not even see the light of day and never be actually used!

Any questions?

Would you like these rides to come to Universal in any of their parks? Let’s us know in the comments which IPs you think would most benefit from these designs!

Top 5 Must Watch List for HHN29

HHN29 is right around the corner!  It won’t be long before we are running from demented klowns and be chased by chainsaw handling wackos. So in the spirit (get it) of getting ready for the horrah, we thought we’d put together a list of everything you need to get prepared for HHN29!  So here goes fReAkS… (click the descriptions for links to the items)

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The Klowns are back! And this time they are in a house, so stream their movie now to see what candy floss delights you are in for now!

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Everybody on the planet has watched Stranger Things and they should as it is absolutely awesome! But do you know the backstories or how the show came to be? Find out the why’s and how’s in their official behind-the-scenes stories, right here.

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We all know the origins of the Universal Monsters right? Wrong! The monsters aren’t just torturing ghouls from a movie backlot, they have rich lores steeped in history and tradition. Christopher Ripley travelled the world to uncover their history, a copy of which can keep you in good stead and ensure you see the monster for the trees!

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Exactly, how Universal is going to pull off this smash blockbuster hit is unknown. But be sure to stream this iconic movie now so you can catch up on all the fantastic effects before seeing them in person for real!

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Creepshow is only appearing at HHN Hollywood, however grabbing yourself a copy of the original text is highly recommended for anyone heading out West! That is, assuming you have seen the movie!

So there you have it, our best list of items you need to survive HHN29!  Let us know in the comments wat preparations you are undertaking to ensure you get the most out of this exciting event!

Creepshow Comes to HHN Hollywood!

Creepshow will scare the creep out of guests when this this all-new HHN maze, inspired by the 1982 cult classic movie and Shudder’s all-original anthology series, debuts as part of Universal Studios Hollywood’s wildly popular nighttime event, kicking off on Friday, September 13.

The original Creepshow movie, created by legendary director George Romero, and the all-new series, debuting on Shudder’s streaming service, reimagined by acclaimed make-up artist, director and executive producer, Greg Nicotero, invites “Halloween Horror Nights” guests to step into the anthology’s comic book pages to experience five terrible tales of terror guided by The Creep, the skeletal namesake of the comic book.

“I’ve partnered with Universal Studios Hollywood and ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ for years and it’s a thrill to bring ‘Creepshow’ to life for the fans as part of this year’s iconic event,” said Greg Nicotero. “I consider myself honored to have had the opportunity to work alongside George Romero and many other groundbreaking filmmakers who have inspired me.  So to be able to create a television show based on the Creepshow movie, and then see it come to life as a ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ maze is a great way to pay tribute to this legendary filmmaker and introduce this incredible anthology series to a fans old and new.”

“We’re thrilled to bring this beloved horror classic to ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ as well as introduce our fans to the upcoming Shudder series,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer, “Halloween Horror Nights.”  We’ve had a long association with Greg Nicotero as part of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and getting the opportunity to again work with his talented special effects team at KNB FX brings a whole other level of authenticity to this incredible maze experience.”

Capturing the essence of the original film that touted, “the most fun you’ll have getting scared,” to Shudder’s assertion that “a new generation of horror has risen from the dead,” the five frightening fables featured in the maze include:

·       “Father’s Day” – Years ago Nathan Grantham, the cruel patriarch of the wealthy Grantham family, was murdered by his long-suffering daughter on Father’s Day. Now Nathan’s maggot-infested corpse has risen from the grave to take revenge on his inheritors…and finally claim his Father’s Day cake.

 

·       “The Crate” – An unlucky janitor finds a long-forgotten shipping crate under the stairs of a science hall in a small east coast college. Little does he know, the crate contains a ravenous beast that’s been hibernating for over a hundred years…and it’s just woken up.

 

·       “They’re Creeping Up On You” – Eccentric billionaire Upson Pratt lives in a hermetically sealed “germ proof” penthouse apartment in Manhattan but he still has a bug problem. When a citywide blackout cuts his power, Mr. Pratt’s pest problem is about to get a whole lot worse.

 

·       “Gray Matter” – Ritchie Grenadine, an alcoholic former factory worker, unknowingly ingests a strange mutagen after guzzling a can of cheap beer. Now an alien fungus has taken over his rundown apartment and his body…creating in him an insatiable hunger that can’t be quenched by his favorite ale.

 

·       “Bad Wolf Down” – The surviving members of a decimated American army platoon in the North of France during World War II are holed up in a small village jail awaiting the German army to overwhelm them. The clever lot, however, have an ace up their sleeve that the German’s won’t expect; the men are all werewolves and tonight is a full moon.

Let us know in the comments if you’re going to HHN Hollywood and if you are excited for Creepshow!

The Award-Winning Unofficial Guide to HHN is OUT NOW!

The award winning and best selling guide to HHN has been released!

Description:

Stakes? Check. Silver bullets? Check. Survival guide? If you’re brave enough to attend Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, you better believe you’ll need a survival guide. Complete with a detailed history of the event, this book is all that stands between you and them. For over 29 years, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has been the pinnacle of holiday events in Orlando. You won’t find Mickey there (he’s too scared!), but you will find the bloodiest, goriest, most intense thrills of your life. Christopher Ripley pulls back the shroud and tells the history of every HHN event, from the earliest Fright Nights to what to expect in 2020 and beyond!

The fear-filled coverage includes:
* Walkthroughs of every house and scarezone in HHN history
* Backstories of HHN icons like Jack the Clown and icons-that-never-were like Nathaniel Crowe
* Survival tips, crowd levels, maps and wait time graphs, and other tools for making the most of this year’s HHN
* Behind-the-scenes commentary from HHN notables Mike Aiello, James-Michael Roddy, Jason Surrell and event co-creator Julie Zimmerman
* A rundown of houses that never saw the light of day
* Lots of “Fun Fear Facts” about little-known HHN moments

Reviews:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite
Halloween Horror Nights Unofficial: The Story &Guide by Christopher Ripley is a colorful story, constructed around the historic and highly attended Horror Night (Halloween Party) in Orlando. And this is nonfiction, neither is it your run-of-the-mill Halloween story. It is a powerful guide to one of the most attended events in the history of Orlando, a guide that offers a vivid andengaging history of the event,looking back at its twenty-seven-yearhistory. This book is written forfans of Halloween Parties, especiallythose who are keen on witnessingthe goriest, scariest, bloodiest, andmost thrilling experiences of themost horrific night of the year. In this book, the author walks readersthrough the significant moments ofthe event, including the scare zonesin HHN history, back stories oficons of the event, survival tips, maps, graphs and a lot more.

From the very first page, the readerknows they are not dealing with anamateur. Christopher Ripley writes inan excellent and professionalstyle and the words flow with theconfidence of someone who knows thesubject matter intimately. The bookis punctuated with entertainingillustrations and images, and readerswill also enjoy the referencesthat are so neatly integrated into thenarrative. Halloween HorrorNights Unofficial: The Story & Guide had me intrigued and mesmerized. Apart from the author’s storytellingskills, he has a knackfor arresting the reader’s attention with hispopular, conversationalstyle. This book is as entertaining as it isinformative and afteryou’re done reading, you’ll want to be part of theexciting event.

🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Awarded for Expert Writing for the “Halloween Horror Nights Unofficial” at the 2018 Readers’ FavoriteAwards in the Non-Fiction – Music/Entertainment genre

🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Halloween Horror Nights Unofficial was Awarded at the Halloween Book Festival Awards 2017 for the General Non-Fiction Category for Horror Writing

Buy your copy today, just click below!

HHN Singapore FULL REVEAL!

Halloween Horror Nights 9 at Singapore has had its full reveal!  A mixture of wholly new and original houses and attractions for their lineup this year!  Read below for more info…

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One moment you’re a tourist on the colourful streets of Bangkok. The next, you’re being lured into the jungles of Thailand and find yourself stumbling into a lost village that is under the spell of the Naga, a snake spirit. Beware the charms of the Serpentine Spirit or you may just be led astray and forced to bear the Curse of the Naga. Come explore this original haunted house from the directors of blockbuster Thai horror films, Shutter and 4bia. This marks the first time Universal Studios Singapore has collaborated with these regional masters of horror to deliver a truly terrifying Asian horror experience.

 

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Step into this abandoned carnival ground and receive a welcome to the Twisted Clown University. Here, remorseless clowns train the next generation of red nosed killers to wreak havoc on an already coulrophobic world. From being forced into death-defying acts to a lesson on manipulating bodies through puppetry, your laughs will quickly dissolve into screams of terror.

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Frightful rumours of a langsuir sighting. Hushed whispers of a hantu raya. Layers of police tape with no explanation. Whatever happened to the five teenagers who mysteriously disappeared from their chalet, and why does everyone seem so hell bent on covering it up? It’s time to return to where it all started, and uncover the dark secrets and vengeful ghosts that continue to haunt these cursed grounds. The truth behind The Chalet Hauntings will shock you, but will you live to tell the tale?

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Dark, dirty and damp. This prison doesn’t rehabilitate, it ravages. Every night, prisoners in Hell Block 9 scream in agony and fear as merciless wardens torture them and leave them for dead, guilty or otherwise. Ravaged by death, disease and devastation, this is the very image of hell on Earth. Can you survive long enough to finish your sentence?

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Legend has it that one night, an entire village was slaughtered by an evil doll that housed a vengeful spirit, only to have their spirits trapped in the life-sized, hand-stitched dolls left behind in the village. Now a macabre tourist attraction, pick up your courage and head into the abandoned village to see the Spirit Dolls for yourself. But why are their eyes following you around? A word of advice: don’t look away.

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The number one comedy show in the Underworld is filming live. Be a part of the studio audience and watch as hosts Skin & Bones bring their offbeat entertainment to the stage, along with some very special guests. It’s going to be hell-arious!

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On peak nights, join a morbid metal procession around the park with specially designed floats and electrifying acts, culminating in a hardcore music festival bursting with visually stunning pyrotechnics.

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Watch as this ordinary fun fair by day transforms into the Haunted Carnival come nightfall. Play macabre games to win prizes but beware – creepy clowns are lurking just behind the stalls.

So there you have it!  A full reveal from both Asian parks now!  When will we be getting the full reveal at the US parks?  Only time will tell!  Let us know in the comments if you are going to Singapore this year as we would love to know!

HHN Japan: FULL REVEAL!

HHN in Japan has just revealed its full reveal, featuring a whole assortment of weird and wonderful attractions.  Read on for all the details!

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Fear of unexperienced attacks and infiltrate the mutant species feeding area!  Stepping into the hidden area “Area 51” you witness a horrible conspiracy hidden here. An unexpected assault from a horrific unidentified object, a completely new, shocking horror maze, to ban on unknown fears that occur in different dimensions.

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Survival Horror Maze comes down to experience the ultimate fear of the popular series latest work “Resident Evil RE: 2” in real life.  If you are left behind in Raccoon City full of infected people, you step into the R.P.D. police station ….  Can we safely survive from the two routes “Leon” and “Clare” where different threats await!?  Feel the ultimate sense of tension and exhilaration with zombies and creatures attacking, tactical experiences that will even get you going forward, and your own triggers to shoot!

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The extreme thrill of pure darkness!  Unpredictable fear strikes, with the Halloween Limited Dark Coaster  In the dark space, I will fall without a skill …!  In the unforeseeable fear that can not be seen a little further, hopelessness like goose bumps will eventually turn into an ultimate thrill!  Scream into the different dimensional sensations that are sucked into the black hole with a quick turn and spin.

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Set in the hospital, that brutal murderer revives!  That horrific horror drama opens its doors again. In addition, a cruel and ferocious man attacks, cuts, and disassembles patients! Feel a sense of urgency, get caught up in a real and unpleasant world.

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Draw the fear of cursing creeping with the only Japanese horror attraction!  The usual attraction is reversed this day. Malfunctions and strange phenomena that occur one after another with the curse of a lion. You will also experience the curse of dumplings (Editor’s note: I have no idea what this means??).

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Scream in the area where new zombies and monsters nest! Step on hell’s street!  When you step into a creepy other world, there is a hell street where all sorts of fears await.  In addition to famous zombies with fats, Pirates, and reckless appearances, monsters of the transcendental impact that have never been seen also enter the first battle!
As you step forward, you will come across one after another, in a variety of power UPs of the feared demon caves, weep!

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The enthusiastic dance that is covered in zombies & monsters.  Scale up to an unprecedented number in the production of surprise UP!  “The zombie festival of hell” descends in the production which reverses the past largest scale & common sense, and controls the whole park! Also this year, monsters to be encountered for the first time have also appeared …! ?  Let’s jump into an acrobatic performance, a bloody fleshy zombie & monster dance that dances to the dancing sky in Kirekkire!

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To the residents of the beautiful horror.  Dressing up into an artistic and distorted world, that special experience gets deeper, deeper.  Last year’s completely immersive horror experience was sold out, and in addition to “Hotel Albert 2”, the “Adult Halloween Area” immersed in an unbalanced world and the “Horror Restaurant” which tastes gastronomy in a mysterious high-quality space for the first time appear.  Now, let’s dive into the dark horror labyrinth for adults, who is intoxicated with disturbing beauty.

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Beautiful and scary, to the residence of vampires.  The vampires of legend have existed, wandering for human blood. Witnessing at Vampire dwellings is a horrible fact of the world … The fear of the magnificent beauty goes up to your neck.

Will you be going to HHN Japan?  Have you ever been? Let us know in the comments!

Rumor: Dracula Dark Ride Coming to Universal Orlando Resort?

As rumored by us in February of this year, the rumored Universal Monsters portion of the new theme park currently in development may have revealed its first E-Ticket ride!

With thanks to our pal Alecia Stella again, she has managed to locate leaked documents that show a large ride that appears to be themed around Dracula’s Castle. Via a video on her own site she suggests that a leaked document shows that a ride based around these classic characters is to be built at the new park.

To see the supposed leaked images and hear her fantastic commentary follow the link here. According to her video, the ride’s design predates the Forbidden Journey and was originally designed around Van Helsing!

Also, it is HEAVILY rumored that this week Universal will finally announce what’s going to be in that new park that they are currently building! Keep your eyes peeled for a BIG announcement this week!

And finally, if you want to dig deep into the history of these characters then you need to read our guide here.

So there you have it. Would you love to see a Universal Monsters dark ride at Universal Orlando? Let us know in the comments!

Killer Klowns Confirmed for BOTH Coasts!!

Mazes based on the cult 1980s film favorite, the “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” will be appeared at both Orlando and Hollywood HHNs.

The mazes will transport guests to the sleepy small town of Crescent Cove, taken over by a pack of murderous clown-like creatures. Guests will be lured by the sweet smell of cotton candy and ice-cream and find themselves in an otherworldly circus tent where they’ll come face-to-face with the crazed klowns and their sinister, side-splitting antics. As they make their way through the Big Top Space Ship, guests will witness diabolical klowns making cotton candy cocoons from unsuspecting victims and will realize the joke’s on them as they are next to become the gooey snack.

From one shrieking klown to the next, the mazes will lead guests through the doomed community of Crescent Cove to an eerie amusement park closed for the season. Trapped in a terrifying funhouse full of killer klowns, guests will be left screaming as there’s no stopping this twisted three-ring circus.

From the highly successful scarezone of last year to a full house on both coasts, fans are surely in for an amazing ride with the Klowns!

Do you love the Klowns and are you excited? Let us know in the comments!