Ghosts. Antics. Facebook Messenger. You’ll find all of these things and more in Universal’s latest house announced for Halloween Horror Nights – Graveyard Games. The original house has a unique twist to it with how technology plays into the story. As you enter the queue, you can open up Facebook Messenger on your phone and chat with “local teens and storytellers of the town” to hear the history and legends of the cemetery you’ll be going through in the house.
The official blog of Universal Orlando explained more about the story of the house:
In the Ascension Parish Cemetery, it’s normal to find teens playing amongst the tombstones. You’ll find yourself witnessing the repercussions of the disrespectful antics of two teens who have awakened the spirits of the dead. As you roam through the cemetery, you’ll wind through dark mausoleums and decaying piles of coffins.
Ghosts of every shape and form will rise from the tombstones to exact their revenge as you try to escape the maze of crumbling tombstones and mausoleums. Skeletal beings, ghastly apparitions and vengeful spirits will try to drag you to the grave. And in the end, you’ll find out what happened to those who set out to deface the cemetery.
While this doesn’t read as the most unique original house, it sounds like it will definitely have a classic horror element to it that is synonymous with Halloween. Graveyard Games joins the Halloween Horror Nights lineup with Ghostbusters, Stranger Things, Us, Universal Monsters, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Nightingales: Blood Pit, Depths of Fear, and Yeti: Terror of the Yukon. There is still one more house left to be announced, plus five scare zones, and entertainment. Halloween Horror Nights begins on September 6th and runs through November 2nd.