Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is fast approaching. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s SCA
It may still be hot on the West Coast, but fall is right around the corner – a time of pumpkin spice, horror movie marathons and, of course, haunted attractions. Every year, Universal Studios Hollywood hosts one of the nation’s most beloved Halloween events: Halloween Horror Nights. The event takes over the vast majority of Universal Studios Hollywood, starting September 9, offering guests a chance to be terrorized by various themed mazes and “scary zones” full of scary costumed actors spinning chainless chainsaws and trampling on stilts. That in itself is a pretty big selling point, but what really makes HHN special is its dedication to its various themes. Each year, Horror Nights creates elaborate stories for each of its haunted attractions – many of which are licensed or branded to horror icons like Michael Myers or Leatherface, or tied directly to the biggest blockbuster horror movies and shows. of the year.
In 2022, HHN will feature haunted attractions themed around Jordan Peele’s Us and Nope, the original Halloween, The Weeknd’s After Hours album, Blumhouse Freaky movies and The Black Phone, and universal monsters like The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy. Oh, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space will be returning, in addition to Horror Nights originals Scarecrow: The Reaping and La Llorona. That’s an impressive 8 haunted houses on top of the park’s already impressive list of attractions – many of which stay open after dark and during Horror Nights festivities.
Unfortunately, there are only a limited number of hours in the night, and without the more expensive frontline VIP tickets that let you jump straight into the maze you’d like to discover, you’ll have to choose which ones you’d like to see. . Luckily, we were able to take a look behind the scenes at two of the current Horror Nights offerings – The Horrors of Blumhouse and Universal Monsters: Legends Collide – and speak to creative director John Murdy to hopefully make the choice. a little easier.