The latest additon to the award winning series of unofficial books featuring Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights has been released!
If you’re brave enough to attend Universal‘s Halloween Horror Nights, you better believe you’ll need a survival guide. And if you’ve read the Orlando version of this book then you need to see how the event started and how it spread across the globe. Complete with a detailed history of each location, this book is all that stands between you and them. For over 30 years, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has been the globe’s premier Halloween event spreading to Orlando, Hollywood, Across 12 US States, Europe (Spain), Singapore and Japan. You won’t find Mickey there (he’s too scared!), but you will find the bloodiest, goriest, most intense thrills of your life. Skipping Orlando (that’s in the other book), Christopher Ripley pulls back the shroud and tells the history of every HHN location around the Universal globe showing how their unique brand of horror is truly a global phenomenon to be reckoned with.
Some of the great tales inside include:
- Discover how Halloween Horror Nights is now a true global spectacle
- Which 12 US states other than California and Florida have hosted HHN haunts
- Read all about the two lost years of HHN that are recorded nowhere in the history books or online!!
- How a HHN maze became an actual movie!
- How Wrestling and Rock Music have been involved with creating fantastic HHN mazes
- How Alfred Hitchcock designed his own haunted house!
- How Terror Tram would be a sequel to a maze in the same year!
- The ‘True-Life’ stories of Ghosts haunting the Universal backlot
- How ‘Flash Gordon’ solved a true haunting on the Hollywood backlot
- How a Star Wars actor helped design one of the most iconic Hollywood mazes ever
- The famous filmmaker who actually worked as a scareactor in his own maze!
- Which HHN house recreated an actual building with a ‘genuine’ local curse on it!?
- Which scareactor has been at every year at Hollywood and which icon has been to every domestic and international HHN?
All this and more, giving you all the gory details you need about the Horror Nights at Hollywood, Spain, Singapore and Japan!
Get your copy now HERE!
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!